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Old 03-11-2011, 02:15 AM   #1
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Default 8.9 EQ - off coast of Honshu Japan

Trying to get info. CNN saying it shook a few minutes. Showing a city with a large fire - not sure which city.
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:20 AM   #2
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not sure what city is being shown but a bunch of cars are in a harbour - looks like a marina - doesn't look like there was a tsunami but I'm not sure what's going on here.
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:21 AM   #3
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Major tsunami warning posted - possibly 3 meter waves

First wave MAY have hit - still trying to figure this out.
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Fox said smoke was in tokyo. Sad pictures
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24 km depth, watching tsuami wave now live

- wow

Now sure what community
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:24 AM   #6
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20 feet (6 meter) potential waves:
http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=13110884
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USGS is reporting it as an 8.8 - not reviewed yet.

CNN live with this - fire in Tokyo, I think & watching tsunami roll in to... not sure.

Widespread tsunami warnings to most of Pacific.
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USGS saying 8.8 - rated a 'great earthwuake'... watching first tsunami wave recede.

Oh man - more to come.

Hope the rest of the Pacific has been alerted.
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There was some mention that it may have been 8.8 but the man being interviewed said that was unlikely
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Yep- the news just acknowledged the usgs 8.8. Even Russia was alerted to tsunami potential:

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/as....quake/?hpt=T2
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6.4 aftershock just hit.
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UPDATED -- A major earthquake has hit Japan this evening creating a massive tsunami up to 10 metres high which is currently roaring down the coastline taking boats, cars and powerlines with it.

This is unfolding right now.

It is late in the afternoon on Friday local time.

USGS has just said the earthquake has been upgraded to an 8.8 quake at a depth of 24 kms to the north east of Japan.

CNN reporting Tsunami Watches now in force for eastern Russia, Hawaii, Indonesia, Marshall Islands and Papua New Guinea and the Philippines.
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Buoy measuring the tsunami wave at 3.5' amplitude AT SEA. Will be much higher if/when it hits.

Watches/warnings as follors:

***Warning: Japan, Russia, Marcus Is., N. Marianas, Guam, Wake Is., Taiwan A Tsunami Watch is in Effect For Yap, Philippines, Marshall Is., Belau, Midway Is., Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Johnston Is., Solomon Is., Kiribati, Hawaii For All Other Areas Covered by This Bulletin... It is For Information Only at This Time.***


http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/?region=...1.03.11.064306
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Reviewed by USGS, as per CNN - upgraded to 8.9.
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Watching the tsnuami wave inland - unfreaking-real.

Not to want to add to food woes but it swallowed up a ton of farmland & continues to do so. Boats are still being carried inland - hundreds of polytunnels of crops being engulfed. Fires - I can't believe what I'm seeing live.
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Go to CNN NOW - you won't believe what you're seeing live.
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Tsunami hits Japan after 8.8 magnitude earthquake


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...arthquake.html
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Another big wave about to hit = live
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Oil refinery on fire.
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Unrelated but there was a Friday, March 11, 2011 China rescuers search town after quake kills 25


http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world...wn-868074.html
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Sendai airport - underwater. Don't see any planes - suspect they've been washed inland.

Japan already asking for international help.

Several major aftershocks: 6.4, 6.4, 6.8, 7.1, 6.3, 6.3

Major fire at a refinery near Tokyo - storage tank on fire - surrounded by other tanks.

Crap, crap, crap.
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Video large oil refinery going to blow
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THE world could be in for a bumpy ride next week with an "extreme supermoon" predicted to cause weather chaos.


The moon will pass just 221,567 miles away on March 19 - its closest for 18 years.
Some amateur scientists warn it could trigger extreme conditions all over the world, from earthquakes to tsunamis.


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...her-chaos.html
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http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php...1.03.11.064306

Tsunamis predicted to hit the Philippines in about 2 hours and Indonesia an hour later.
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5 Nuclear Power Stations turned off............. There is a stong probability that a tsunami will reach the West Coast of U.S.A. .......Tsunami alerts down my way too.
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