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young_gunner913
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:04 AM
I'm watching the footage on the news right now and this is devastating. People are running and driving off as fast as they can in cars. They don't know it's coming and it's already swept up so many things.

edificio
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:18 AM
It's absolutely horrific. The tsunami moving so fast across that farmland. Can't help thinking about the people. :sad:

~{X}~
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:18 AM
I'm reading it was an 8.9 on MSNBC.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:20 AM
You can see the tsunami waves moving in :eek:

dkat84
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:28 AM
:sad:

Polikarpov
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:28 AM
Harrowing images. Some of the houses were burning as they were being swept away by the water. It's so bone chilling at the possibility that there are actually people dying on live TV. The tsunami is also expected to affect us here in the Philippines at 9:55 pm GMT.

Prayers to everyone,especially to the Japanese people!

Scotso
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:29 AM
This is horrible.

young_gunner913
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:37 AM
Palawan in the most danger, I think. Hopefully it won't affect us here too much.

This is terrible news. :sad: I hope there aren't too many casualties.

Stay safe. :sad:

~{X}~
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:46 AM
Tsunami watch is out for the entire Pacific practically.

dkat84
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:47 AM
Australia just got issued tsunami warning and I live on the east coast. We've got the reef so I'm sure we'll probably be fine, but that big an earthquake still makes you worry.

Serenita
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:51 AM
:sad:

doomsday
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:53 AM
This is sad.

RVD
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:56 AM
The quake went on for over a minute!
That's incredible.
Those were some harrowing videos I watched.
But then the tsunami hit and man oh man....
My heart goes out to all of the Japanese affected.

Initially, I thought this 8.9 magnitude was the largest.
Then I checked and discovered that the largest recorded was one in Chile in 1960, and was 9.5!! :eek:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:59 AM
A tsunami warning siren is blaring in all of Hawaii.

Lin Lin
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:10 AM
too sad,feel sorry for the people:sad:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:14 AM
The first tsunami wave is expected to hit the Philippines in 40 minutes

Polikarpov
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:14 AM
Yeah, I just Googled and the island I'm on isn't in any real threat (nor Palawan). But 19 other provinces are. :help: Thanks for the thoughts though. :hug:

Yeah, the eastern provinces especially. I didn't know you are from the Philippines.

Damn, the oil refinery in Chiba burning is really scary.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:17 AM
Another explosion at the oil refinery

the smoke has darkened the sky to look as if it's nighttime

akosiirwyn
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:18 AM
The quake went on for over a minute!
That's incredible.
Those were some harrowing videos I watched.
But then the tsunami hit and man oh man....
My heart goes out to all of the Japanese affected.

Initially, I thought this 8.9 magnitude was the largest.
Then I checked and discovered that the largest recorded was one in Chile in 1960, and was 9.5!! :eek:

According to CNN reporters, it lasted for at least 3-4 minutes.. This is devastating.
My thoughts are with the Japanese people..

To everyone in countries with tsunami warnings, please be alert and stay safe.

Lin Lin
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:19 AM
Scary:sad:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/imagegallery/store/phpz0kgqF.jpg

doomsday
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:27 AM
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/imagegallery/store/phpz0kgqF.jpg

:eek::eek:

Lin Lin
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:30 AM
The tsunami will reach Taiwan in less than 1 hour:eek::sad:

Lennval
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:36 AM
too sad :sad:

Pops Maellard
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:39 AM
Oh dear. :sad:

SELVEN
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:45 AM
I'm watching TV live now,the Tsunami is so scary.God bless Japanese.:o

Lin Lin
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:47 AM
I'm watching TV live now,the Tsunami is so scary.God bless Japanese.:o

which channel are you watching?

Lin Lin
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:48 AM
17 confirmed dead already:sad:

Rafito.
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:50 AM
Was just watching LIVE footage from the helicopter and seen at least 20 cars get washed away from a road. It's so sad all these disasters occurring and we are only 3 months into the year.

SELVEN
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:54 AM
which channel are you watching?

CCAV4 ,but it's over now.

Lin Lin
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:57 AM
CCAV4 ,but it's over now.

thanks for telling:),I switched to Phenix TV now:)
this is really too sad:sad:

duhcity
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:59 AM
I have relatives in Taiwan. Hope they're safe

Hayato
Mar 11th, 2011, 08:01 AM
Absolutely terrifying watching those waves and the people's reactions during the earthquake. At least the Japanese are well prepared for earthquakes, not just the people with helmets and kits, but the cities and buildings too. Especially compared to Chile. Thank god my brother is alright in Hokkaido. Praying for everyone in Japan and nearby Pacific areas.

duhcity
Mar 11th, 2011, 08:12 AM
CNN says there was a 6.9 Afterschock

SELVEN
Mar 11th, 2011, 08:24 AM
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Mikey.
Mar 11th, 2011, 08:29 AM
This is so awful! Watching a tsunami of that speed is just really scary!

There have been so many devastating earthquakes as of late... :scared:

Curcubeu
Mar 11th, 2011, 08:56 AM
It's so cruel to live in a region where earthquakes belong to "normal life". The people in Japan must always be aware that an earthquake can happen any minute and that the next tsunami is around the corner then... :awww:

I hope and pray for all people being affected by this chaos that they are all ok, though it's hard to believe that more than a million of people can flee from the big waves into the mountains in less than an hour... :sobbing:

:hug: to all people from Japan or countries at the Pacific coast on this board!

Let's hope that the things there don't get worse and that the tsunami wave will be smaller than expected! :)

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:05 AM
Malaysia will get tsunami too.:scared: My hometown is located at the South China Sea.:sad:

olivero
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:09 AM
The images in the news are absolutely scary!
Poor Japan :sad: hopefully it won't bring large damages to other countries.

Hachiko
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:21 AM
Very scary. My whole room shook for several minutes but fortunately nothing was damaged.

I'm really worried for my friends in Tokyo though. Haven't been able to get in touch with them.

~{X}~
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:27 AM
:hug:

SELVEN
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:29 AM
Very scary. My whole room shook for several minutes but fortunately nothing was damaged.

I'm really worried for my friends in Tokyo though. Haven't been able to get in touch with them.

:hug:

Veritas
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:35 AM
Very scary. My whole room shook for several minutes but fortunately nothing was damaged.

I'm really worried for my friends in Tokyo though. Haven't been able to get in touch with them.

How's Sendai holding up?? The waves hitting it were absolutely horrifying :eek:

Poor Japan :sad: It's been reported that the death toll has hit about 18 so far. I seriously hope there won't be anymore.

JN
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:54 AM
Unbelievable. My thoughts and prayers to all affected.

Drimal
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:59 AM
That's scary numbers. My thoughts go to the victims of this natural disaster. :sad:

A nuclear power station is burning 300 kilometers above Tokyo. :scared:

ce
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:01 AM
omg :scared:

Noctis
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:26 AM
:sad: :sad: :sobbing: Why Japan why GOD I hate you ,yo fucking retard douchebag goto hell. :sobbing:
I have so many penpals and friends in Japan.

Praying for them now :tears
Manga and Anime is gunna be delayed aswell. But I hope people is ok.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:27 AM
I have plenty of friends in Osaka and Tokyo. I have heard from them are they are fine. Thoughts go out to people who have families and friends living in the affected area. It's truly frightening. What is happening with our world. :sad:

The quake went on for over a minute!
That's incredible.
Those were some harrowing videos I watched.
But then the tsunami hit and man oh man....
My heart goes out to all of the Japanese affected.

Initially, I thought this 8.9 magnitude was the largest.
Then I checked and discovered that the largest recorded was one in Chile in 1960, and was 9.5!! :eek:

The Indian Ocean one in 2004 was like 9.3 if I remember correctly.

Wigglytuff
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:27 AM
Very scary. My whole room shook for several minutes but fortunately nothing was damaged.

I'm really worried for my friends in Tokyo though. Haven't been able to get in touch with them.

Best wishes. I hope you and them are safe! One of my best friends from college is in japan. No word but he near Kyoto.

Wigglytuff
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:31 AM
The new York times has been useless. They are my home page but I only heard it here. Likewise when the drama was going in Wisconsin yesterday the lead story was about a shop owner in NYC who was suing her condo over a door. :bitchslap:

Noctis
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:32 AM
Some of my firends is stranded :sad:

Noctis
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:36 AM
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I got good updates,Some of them still hasnt responded :(

Noctis
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:47 AM
I am happy, yhat this didnt happen on they graduation day atleast.

young_gunner913
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:49 AM
I just saw on the news the waves that could hit California's coasts could be 4-7 feet tall. Not good. :tape:

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:50 AM
best wishes to everyone and God bless....can't begin to imagine...will be praying :hug:

Noctis
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:59 AM
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Stamp Paid
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:17 AM
Thank God for Japan's preparedness!

young_gunner913
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:41 AM
Hearing reports that the tsunami is losing strength and 6 ft waves are predicted for Hawaii and 3 ft waves are predicted for the west coast.

Noctis
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:59 AM
My friend said many people died :hug:

eck
Mar 11th, 2011, 12:06 PM
Thoughts and prayers goes out to everyone affected. :sad:

galadriel
Mar 11th, 2011, 12:14 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

Reptilia
Mar 11th, 2011, 12:31 PM
This is really devastating. :sad: Thoughts are with Japan!

Pureracket
Mar 11th, 2011, 12:39 PM
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A tsunami carries boats across waters in Kamaishi city port in Japan on Friday, in this still image taken from video footage. (Staff / Reuters



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A tsunami carries buildings across waters in Kamaishi city port in this still image taken from video footage, Friday. (Str / Reuters)

Pureracket
Mar 11th, 2011, 12:40 PM
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Evacuated employees are pictured near toppled tanks a brewery in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Pacific basin except for the mainland United States and Canada following a huge earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. REUTERS/KYODO



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A truck is stuck on a road crack after a powerful earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Pacific basin except for the mainland United States and Canada following a huge earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. REUTERS/KYODO



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People take shelter as a ceiling collapses in a bookstore during an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japanon Friday. (Kyodo / Reuters)

Milito22
Mar 11th, 2011, 12:41 PM
the end is near...:tears:

Pureracket
Mar 11th, 2011, 12:41 PM
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Streets are flooded after an earthquake in Oarai City in Ibaragi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO


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Cars and airplanes swept by a tsunami are pictured among debris at Sendai Airport, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

John.
Mar 11th, 2011, 12:49 PM
This is just horrific :sad: My prayers are with them

Jorn
Mar 11th, 2011, 12:54 PM
The tsunami now hit Hawaii...

Jorn
Mar 11th, 2011, 12:56 PM
Even here in Copenhagen they fell move after the quake...

So sad for Japan and who well get hit... :sad:

Noctis
Mar 11th, 2011, 01:06 PM
My friend confirmed 200-300 people have been drowned in Sendai :sad:

Curcubeu
Mar 11th, 2011, 01:16 PM
:sobbing:

I don't know why this catastrophe is touching me more than the one in Haiti... :shrug:

Maybe because I like Japan more... :tears:

Morning Morgan
Mar 11th, 2011, 01:19 PM
The silver lining is tsunami warnings are going out much faster, lesson learnt from the Indian Tsunami in 2004.

Stay safe everyone, especially those in the Pacific region.

doomsday
Mar 11th, 2011, 01:32 PM
:sobbing:

I don't know why this catastrophe is touching me more than the one in Haiti... :shrug:

Maybe because I like Japan more... :tears:

Maybe it's that because there were many more victims in Haiti.

*Nefertiti*
Mar 11th, 2011, 01:36 PM
so devastating :sad:

*Nefertiti*
Mar 11th, 2011, 01:38 PM
I am scared that all nuts talking about 2012 are going to be right

New_balls_please
Mar 11th, 2011, 01:46 PM
Horrific :sad:

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:17 PM
The silver lining is tsunami warnings are going out much faster, lesson learnt from the Indian Tsunami in 2004.

Stay safe everyone, especially those in the Pacific region.

:secret: I believe it was Indonesia?

SELVEN
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:26 PM
:secret: I believe it was Indonesia?

He means Indian Ocean?:shrug:

young_gunner913
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:36 PM
California local news stations need to stop flipping out. Sensationalism is NOT what people need right now. :o

Ashi
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:36 PM
I don't want to watch the news anymore. :bigcry: This is just terrible.
Thankfully alert's have gone out unlike the last time.

They say the west coast of india is safe. Phew!

Super Dave
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:39 PM
California local news stations need to stop flipping out. Sensationalism is NOT what people need right now. :o

If Hawaii wasn't majorly affected, how will California be?

Morning Morgan
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:40 PM
:secret: I believe it was Indonesia?

Yes I meant the ocean. Tsunamis are always named after the ocean that is carrying the waves, since they travel huge distances. Which incidentally in that case, reached India and Sri Lanka.

Jorn
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:41 PM
Info from Danish TV: The Tsunami hit Hawaii with 1-2 meters waves, but not so worse then expected, but may be even worse when it hits California in 1-2 hours time.

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:42 PM
Yes I meant the ocean. Tsunamis are always named after the ocean that is carrying the waves, since they travel huge distances. Which incidentally in that case, reached India and Sri Lanka.

Ah, I see.:p Sorry.:hug:

Pasta-Na
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:43 PM
:sad: :hug:

M2k
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:47 PM
I just saw on the news the waves that could hit California's coasts could be 4-7 feet tall. Not good. :tape:

I just woke up to the news about what happenned in Japan and the waves are bout to hit us here in California .

M2k
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:52 PM
Wait! If it didn't do any damage in Hawaii, it probably means we are spared here in the west coast? right?
All the tv stations are freaking out, I don't want to see the tv anymore.

Super Dave
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:56 PM
Wait! If it didn't do any damage in Hawaii, it probably means we are spared here in the west coast? right?
All the tv stations are freaking out, I don't want to see the tv anymore.

I said the same thing but now I'm reading that Oregon is expecting a surge of 7.5 feet; I've heard 5' in Cali...

Live video:

http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=stream2&hpt=T1

A Magicman
Mar 11th, 2011, 02:56 PM
Wait! If it didn't do any damage in Hawaii, it probably means we are spared here in the west coast? right?
All the tv stations are freaking out, I don't want to see the tv anymore.

Have you removed the millions of dead fish in LA yet? They will be spilled around everywhere.

ys
Mar 11th, 2011, 03:00 PM
It looks bad. But not as bad. I've seen worse.

M2k
Mar 11th, 2011, 03:01 PM
I said the same thing but now I'm reading that Oregon is expecting a surge of 7.5 feet; I've heard 5' in Cali...

Live video:

http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=stream2&hpt=T1

Well the local station says it will hit us at any moment. :confused: I guess will find out in a few minutes.

Update in 20 minutes it will hit S. California

Ashi
Mar 11th, 2011, 03:04 PM
Experts say that the intensity and height of the waves depends on the local weather in the surrounding regions and other factors when the waves travel. So we can't be sure.

Morning Morgan
Mar 11th, 2011, 03:16 PM
Erm, is that a person I see walking along the beach in the CNN live feed?!

Super Dave
Mar 11th, 2011, 03:24 PM
Erm, is that a person I see walking along the beach in the CNN live feed?!

Yep, and a dog. :facepalm:

Super Dave
Mar 11th, 2011, 03:26 PM
The waves are definitely getting bigger.

Morning Morgan
Mar 11th, 2011, 03:30 PM
It's the sudden retreat, exposing wide stretches of land that is the main sign. When are the waves suppose to reach?

And the camera is following them. Can someone just go down and tell them to stay away? Unless it;s one of those automated cameras.

Super Dave
Mar 11th, 2011, 03:37 PM
If the dog starts flipping out, you'll know something's up :unsure:

Super Dave
Mar 11th, 2011, 03:53 PM
Now another person, and they're all in the water, and the waves are definitely bigger. I guess they haven't watched the news.

Halepsova
Mar 11th, 2011, 03:56 PM
My beloved Odaiba was burned. :sad:

hurricanejeanne
Mar 11th, 2011, 04:21 PM
Absolutely horrific. Prayers and thoughts to all those are in Japan and surrounding areas.

The Ring of Fire has been on steriods of late, very very scary.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 11th, 2011, 04:24 PM
I've stopped watching the news. Can't bear watching the footages anymore—too frightening. Tsunami hits and people are still driving on the road, they had no idea what was coming for them..

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 11th, 2011, 04:28 PM
I've stopped watching the news. Can't bear watching the footages anymore—too frightening. Tsunami hits and people are still driving on the road, they had no idea what was coming for them..

Hachiko
Mar 11th, 2011, 04:42 PM
How's Sendai holding up?? The waves hitting it were absolutely horrifying :eek:

Poor Japan :sad: It's been reported that the death toll has hit about 18 so far. I seriously hope there won't be anymore.

Thanks everyone for your concern. :hug:

Sendai was the worst hit I believe. :sobbing: I expect the death toll will rise to around 1000 over the next few days.

It's been so surreal to watch it all unfold over the news having felt the earthquake firsthand. Quite unbelievable. Up here in Hakodate there's been sirens and helicopters around all night. I can't imagine the horrific chaos in Iwate, Miyagi and Aomori right now.

Ashi
Mar 11th, 2011, 04:48 PM
Thanks everyone for your concern. :hug:

Sendai was the worst hit I believe. :sobbing: I expect the death toll will rise to around 1000 over the next few days.

It's been so surreal to watch it all unfold over the news having felt the earthquake firsthand. Quite unbelievable. Up here in Hakodate there's been sirens and helicopters around all night. I can't imagine the horrific chaos in Iwate, Miyagi and Aomori right now.
:hug: All you people are in our prayers.

Jorn
Mar 11th, 2011, 04:51 PM
News are now more than 1000 are dead, but they also say 88.000 are missing :sad:

2 trains are gone missing also hit by the water...

Stamp Paid
Mar 11th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Oh no!!! :sad:

M.P
Mar 11th, 2011, 04:59 PM
when the tsunami hit California?

njnetswill
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Just horrific. My thoughts are with the Japanese people.

Ferg
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:09 PM
Saw the footage just now when Ive come in from school. Absolutely fucking terrifying. I cant imagine what its like for the people.

Stamp Paid
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:10 PM
I hope that nuclear reactor doesnt become a tragic situation.
Crazy how 1 day can completely change everything about your world.

Jorn
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:20 PM
The only good about it was the Tsunimi was weaker when hit Hawaii and USA...

Here from Japan.

http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/900/3/620x411-c/3900708-tsunami.jpg

njnetswill
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:35 PM
8000 times more powerful than the earthquake that hit Christchurch, to give a sense of scale.

Ferg
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Was the tsunami only 13 feet? It looks like so much more.

Ferg
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Was the tsunami only 13 feet? It looks like so much more.

skanky~skanketta
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:39 PM
The last tsunami was too horrific. I cant bear see the photos or images of this one. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected.

azdaja
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:42 PM
Was the tsunami only 13 feet? It looks like so much more.
i'm hearing of waves of up to 10m, so that would be twice as much.

horrible stuff. sometimes the forces of nature can show how fragile our existance actually is.

njnetswill
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:43 PM
Was the tsunami only 13 feet? It looks like so much more.

I think that tsunamis get higher as they approach land, as the seafloor rises. Reports said that the waves were about the height of a three-story building in some places.

*Nefertiti*
Mar 11th, 2011, 05:51 PM
News are now more than 1000 are dead, but they also say 88.000 are missing :sad:

2 trains are gone missing also hit by the water...

thats just so sad
my prayers to everyone there
i hope US, Russia and China send aid, ships and helicopters to risk trapped people

Curcubeu
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:11 PM
another afterschock of 6.6 :tape:

Oh dear... :sad:

AnywhereButHome
Mar 11th, 2011, 06:18 PM
The only good about it was the Tsunimi was weaker when hit Hawaii and USA...

Here from Japan.

http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/900/3/620x411-c/3900708-tsunami.jpg

Oh GOD!!!:o:sad::o

My prayerss are with every1 in Japaen :sad:

Bismarck.
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:02 PM
I can see the death toll reaching at least 3000, but I hope I'm wrong.

Nicolás89
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:18 PM
Thank God for Japan's preparedness!

If there's 1 country in the world that is really prepared for a quake it definitely is Japan, all my thoughts are with its people.

Just Do It
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:22 PM
Can you imagine what would happen if something like this would happen near Indian or Indonesian coast ?

mykarma
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:27 PM
Several of my friends haven't been able to get through to Japan and are so worried about their families. :sad:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:28 PM
A man was swept away to sea in Northern California while taking pictures of the tsunami

*Nefertiti*
Mar 11th, 2011, 07:31 PM
A man was swept away to sea in Northern California while taking pictures of the tsunami

Yeah, it's the perfect time to take photos :rolleyes:

njnetswill
Mar 11th, 2011, 08:15 PM
Can you imagine what would happen if something like this would happen near Indian or Indonesian coast ?

I think we all remember the 2004 tsunami.

Nicolás89
Mar 11th, 2011, 08:30 PM
All this brings back so many memories. :lol:
I'm so surprised of how composed the Japanese really are, I remember last year after the quake in Chile it was all chaos and huge riots in the streets and now I see on the news people just standing there waiting for it to be over and then going home, after they are safe then buying stuff on groceries, people here took whatever they could, literally stealing everything they saw. Bravo!

Mistress of Evil
Mar 11th, 2011, 08:40 PM
NO words :sad:

Mynarco
Mar 11th, 2011, 08:40 PM
2132: The Tokyo Electric Power Company has said radiation may already have been released at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant.

EDIT:

2139:Radiation levels at the damaged Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant are continuing to rise. The Jiji Press news agency says the levels are eight times above normal. Its report also cites a ministry official as saying there is a "possibility of a radioactive leak".

njnetswill
Mar 11th, 2011, 08:55 PM
All this brings back so many memories. :lol:
I'm so surprised of how composed the Japanese really are, I remember last year after the quake in Chile it was all chaos and huge riots in the streets and now I see on the news people just standing there waiting for it to be over and then going home, after they are safe then buying stuff on groceries, people here took whatever they could, literally stealing everything they saw. Bravo!

The Japanese culture of societal harmony is really to be respected in times like these. :worship:

No one is blaming anyone, no one is being selfish and opportunistic, no one is losing their temper even though it is such a stressful time. People in my country and lots of other countries can learn a lot from the Japanese.

Mynarco
Mar 11th, 2011, 08:55 PM
2149: The Kyodo news agency is now citing a safety panel as saying that the radiation level inside one of the reactors at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant is 1,000 times higher than normal.

Curcubeu
Mar 11th, 2011, 08:57 PM
I'm scared... :unsure: :scared:

*Nefertiti*
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:00 PM
I am scared too, I hope no leaks happen, this is just so dangerous.

Bismarck.
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:02 PM
The plant is designed that if any leaks/explosions happen, then a dome will seal itself over the reactor to prevent the spreading of harmful particles (or so I've heard).

Guys, try not to get too worked up over this. :hug:

*Nefertiti*
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:08 PM
The plant is designed that if any leaks/explosions happen, then a dome will seal itself over the area to prevent the spreading of harmful particles (or so I've heard).

Guys, try not to get too worked up over this. :hug:

So why don't the dome seal it now, there is already so much fear.

Nicolás89
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:10 PM
I heard the Japanese goverment is not evacuating people near the plant though. Anyone can confirm this?

Bismarck.
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:15 PM
So why don't the dome seal it now, there is already so much fear.

Becuase no huge amount of radiation has escaped yet and the reactor is still functioning. If it explodes, then safety measures are deployed because sealing the area off effectively renders it inactive for years and years.

MS
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:16 PM
This is just terrible :sad:

Was so touched after the Christchurch quake, as I was there at the end of the year and have been up in the cathedral tower that has been destroyed, but this Japan things looks just so scary....:sad:

edificio
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:23 PM
:sobbing:

I don't know why this catastrophe is touching me more than the one in Haiti... :shrug:

Maybe because I like Japan more... :tears:

:help::facepalm:

RVD
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:23 PM
2149: The Kyodo news agency is now citing a safety panel as saying that the radiation level inside one of the reactors at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant is 1,000 times higher than normal.Natural disasters are catastrophic. But it's the aftermath of natural disasters, like the above, that I fear the most.
Loss of electricity...ruptured gas mains...no water pressure.
And that could stretch on from weeks to months.

*Nefertiti*
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:24 PM
Becuase no huge amount of radiation has escaped yet and the reactor is still functioning. If it explodes, then safety measures are deployed because sealing the area off effectively renders it inactive for years and years.

Thanks for the information. I hope no leak happens. God bless them and all my hopes and prayers for everyone there to be safe.

Curcubeu
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:27 PM
:help::facepalm:

Oh damn! I'm just honest and I think other people have similar opinions if they are honest. :rolleyes:

Can't you read? I didn't say in any word that the poor people in Tahiti didn't have my pity... :help:

RVD
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:32 PM
I want to personally thank ALL of the posters here who are providing real-time updates and accurate information.
My local news stations here in California are...in a word...USELESS!
This site is one of the BEST when it comes to providing and locating information.

edificio
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:35 PM
Oh damn! I'm just honest and I think other people have similar opinions if they are honest. :rolleyes:

Can't you read? I didn't say in any word that the poor people in Tahiti didn't have my pity... :help:

I'm not convinced that honesty is as valuable here as you think. Also, you had mentioned Haiti, not Tahiti. If you feel more this time, that's okay, but then you seem to imply that you value some great tragedies over others because you like the country better? I don't get it. No matter. Just made me "facepalm."

Bismarck.
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:36 PM
RVD, if you can use the BBC website, then do so immediately. I don't enjoy their normal news broadcasting, but in breaking situations like these then they are phenomenal online with real-time information.

www.bbc.co.uk/news

*Nefertiti*
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:48 PM
Both reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant have been damaged & officials say they have 'lost control' of the pressure. (Reuters)

RVD
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:50 PM
I'm not convinced that honesty is as valuable here as you think. Also, you had mentioned Haiti, not Tahiti. If you feel more this time, that's okay, but then you seem to imply that you value some great tragedies over others because you like the country better? I don't get it. No matter. Just made me "facepalm."When I read that, I just about posted a nasty reply to that post. But then I quickly realized that this just isn't the time or place to confront such overt discriminatory and prejudicial attitudes. What he / she posted was outrageous, but then some people are just that ugly inside.RVD, if you can use the BBC website, then do so immediately. I don't enjoy their normal news broadcasting, but in breaking situations like these then they are phenomenal online with real-time information.

www.bbc.co.uk/newsGoing there RIGHT NOW!
Thanks. :wavey:

Curcubeu
Mar 11th, 2011, 09:55 PM
I'm not convinced that honesty is as valuable here as you think. Also, you had mentioned Haiti, not Tahiti. If you feel more this time, that's okay, but then you seem to imply that you value some great tragedies over others because you like the country better? I don't get it. No matter. Just made me "facepalm."

You understand me wrong! I have contact with many people in Japan and so I'm more affected by that. Please, don't argue about that! Sorry, if I hurt somebody's feeling, but now we should hope that things will get better for the people in Japan and for them in Haiti (sorry for the typo)! :)

eck
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:19 PM
Seeing the pictures on BBC is just heartbreaking. :hysteric:

mykarma
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:35 PM
It looks bad. But not as bad. I've seen worse.
Oh my. :help:

Halardfan
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:38 PM
How wide an area would be threatened if the nuclear plants meltdown? My fiancé lives in Osaka. What should I tell her to do at this moment?

ampers&
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:54 PM
News are now more than 1000 are dead, but they also say 88.000 are missing :sad:

2 trains are gone missing also hit by the water...
Where are you getting your information from? :o Just about every post I've read from you here is making the tragedy seem much worse than it actually is.

mykarma
Mar 11th, 2011, 10:58 PM
Oh damn! I'm just honest and I think other people have similar opinions if they are honest. :rolleyes:

Can't you read? I didn't say in any word that the poor people in Tahiti didn't have my pity... :help:
Somethings are better left unsaid. :rolleyes:

njnetswill
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:07 PM
Where are you getting your information from? :o Just about every post I've read from you here is making the tragedy seem much worse than it actually is.

Credible news sources have been using the 88,000 number, including the BBC. The trains and the ship carrying 100 people have been mentioned all day long as well.

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:08 PM
All my thoughts are with Japan after todays tragedy :hug: . Hopefully there will be some sort of Haiti like relief effort to help out Japan in the coming weeks.

mykarma
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:09 PM
MSNBC had live pictures and it was horrible. Cars, ships, and houses being pushed around like little toys. The showed the inside of office buildings where walls and ceilings were falling apart. I've never seen anything like this not even in the movies. So sad.

RVD
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:17 PM
MSNBC had live pictures and it was horrible. Cars, ships, and houses being pushed around like little toys. The showed the inside of office buildings where walls and ceilings were falling apart. I've never seen anything like this not even in the movies. So sad.Yeah. I've watched nearly a dozen unedited clips and have to say that they were the most incredible images I've ever viewed.
This one Japanese township being completely swept away in a matter of seconds, was absolutely heartrending. I can only hope that all of the inhabitants were sheltered away somewhere safe when the waves hit. I mean, there was nothing left but rubble.

ampers&
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:20 PM
Credible news sources have been using the 88,000 number, including the BBC. The trains and the ship carrying 100 people have been mentioned all day long as well.
Trains and ship, yes, I won't deny that, but I've been on the BBC News site for hours and that 88,000 number hasn't popped up once. :shrug: Only that "About 300 people are known to have died and more than 500 are missing. Japanese media says the death toll will exceed 1,000." Same from CNN. Either way, hoping that it's not that tragic but sensationalism really, really bothers me. :o

Mynarco
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:24 PM
0014: Japan declares a state of emergency at the Fukushima-Daini power plant, where three of its reactors failed, the Associated Press reports. It says a state of emergency is already in place at the nearby Fukushima-Daiichi plant, where two reactors failed.

RVD
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:30 PM
0014: Japan declares a state of emergency at the Fukushima-Daini power plant, where three of its reactors failed, the Associated Press reports. It says a state of emergency is already in place at the nearby Fukushima-Daiichi plant, where two reactors failed.Oh no!
I was afraid of this since there is no way to cool the reactors after the loss of electricity and generators (according to the BBC report I watched on TV).

Nicolás89
Mar 11th, 2011, 11:59 PM
Trains and ship, yes, I won't deny that, but I've been on the BBC News site for hours and that 88,000 number hasn't popped up once. :shrug: Only that "About 300 people are known to have died and more than 500 are missing. Japanese media says the death toll will exceed 1,000." Same from CNN. Either way, hoping that it's not that tragic but sensationalism really, really bothers me. :o

I've also heard 88000 people are missing. 1500 dead.

*Nefertiti*
Mar 12th, 2011, 12:00 AM
BBC is giving honest news and analysis about the reactors. We need to know the truth before deciding our conclusions. Nuclear energy is clean and necessary but this cooling effect fail is scary and we deserve to know.
The only good thing about this quake is that it happened in Japan, if it were in any other country, millions would have been killed.
I just hope nothing happens in the reactors and I pray that Japan can make the situation more stable today.

*Nefertiti*
Mar 12th, 2011, 12:01 AM
Analysts say Japanese officials may only have hours to cool reactors disabled by the earthquake and tsunami or face a nuclear meltdown.

Please everyone, pray for them.

Sp!ffy
Mar 12th, 2011, 12:39 AM
^Oh no... :sad:

Several of my teachers have been showing footage in class but I havent really had a chance to see all the damage until now.

And my local news have made such a big deal about all the damaged boats that were damaged here in S Cal....as if theyre nearly as important as the victims in Japan. Although one person is reported missing....

PhilePhile
Mar 12th, 2011, 12:43 AM
Japan Earthquakes - Kesennuma city in a major fire
KSP-g8jbARI

mykarma
Mar 12th, 2011, 12:53 AM
0014: Japan declares a state of emergency at the Fukushima-Daini power plant, where three of its reactors failed, the Associated Press reports. It says a state of emergency is already in place at the nearby Fukushima-Daiichi plant, where two reactors failed.
Yeah, they've asked the people that live near the plant to evacuate

SELVEN
Mar 12th, 2011, 12:55 AM
a nuclear meltdown...
hell no...

*Nefertiti*
Mar 12th, 2011, 12:57 AM
Japan Earthquakes - Kesennuma city in a major fire
KSP-g8jbARI

devastating

Morning Morgan
Mar 12th, 2011, 01:57 AM
Hopefully the nuclear situation gets arrested asap.

young_gunner913
Mar 12th, 2011, 02:15 AM
Can we get an update on that situation? Now that our local news stations have finally worn themselves out, the national news isn't really giving me anything I haven't heard or relevant to the nuclear situation.

eck
Mar 12th, 2011, 02:31 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698

"The earthquake sparked 206 separate fires, Japanese broadcaster reports on its website...."
:speakles:

young_gunner913
Mar 12th, 2011, 05:43 AM
California manages 1 casualty. The fool ignored warnings to stay away from the coast and tried taking pictures of the waves and got swept away and local news stations have reported his confirmed death.

claypova
Mar 12th, 2011, 07:39 AM
Japan :sobbing: hope everyone who is still alive is safe :unsure:

all these earthquakes :tears:

there was another one in Hawaii :(

Safe-From-Harm
Mar 12th, 2011, 07:44 AM
I saw some videos of it... it looks scary and nature is really cruel sommetimes.#

God Bless all the people there!

Mikey.
Mar 12th, 2011, 09:10 AM
"This clip from Russia Today shows the exact moment when the explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant occurred."

KDZEG_zBBMw

This is freaking me out so much!

Bismarck.
Mar 12th, 2011, 09:50 AM
Where are you getting your information from? :o Just about every post I've read from you here is making the tragedy seem much worse than it actually is.

The Kyodo news agency reported 88000 as a figure of missing persons, but that was immediately after the events had occurred so it's a figure that will have been revised several times over as people have escpaed the danger zone. Still, I think the figure will still be far higher than what they are saying now.

That explosion at the nuclear plant freaked me out, too. I hope there hasn't been too much of a radiation leak into the atmosphere.

Bismarck.
Mar 12th, 2011, 09:54 AM
California manages 1 casualty. The fool ignored warnings to stay away from the coast and tried taking pictures of the waves and got swept away and local news stations have reported his confirmed death.

What an idiot.

Mikey.
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:19 AM
Japanese authorities say troops have found between 300 and 400 bodies in the coastal city of Rikuzentakata, which was devastated by the tsunami. The death toll from the disaster is expected to be at least 1300. (AFP)

http://www.news.com.au/world/magnitude-quake-strikes-japan/story-e6frfkyi-1226019903430#ixzz1GNoutAPs

Damn :sad:

Mikey.
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:22 AM
Radiation is reportedly leaking from the nuclear plant as engineers scramble to determine if the facility has gone in meltdown. (Sky News)

http://www.news.com.au/world/magnitude-quake-strikes-japan/story-e6frfkyi-1226019903430#ixzz1GNp96hk7


This is just getting worse and worse every time I visit news websites... :unsure:

Mattographer
Mar 12th, 2011, 11:17 AM
OK, I'm not a scientist but who's brilliant idea was it to build nuclear plants on the Ring of Fire? :o

I hope everyone's OK over there :sad:

Mattographer
Mar 12th, 2011, 11:26 AM
Never mind, someone explained to me how it works with nuclear plants. It has nothing to do with the tsunami or earthquake.

Noctis
Mar 12th, 2011, 11:30 AM
:sad: i just donared 30,000 yen hope that helps,the country made me happy in a way that no one could.

C. Drone
Mar 12th, 2011, 12:17 PM
Never mind, someone explained to me how it works with nuclear plants. It has nothing to do with the tsunami or earthquake.

not really clear right now, but its possible the tsunami/saltwater damaged backup diesel-generators, which were turn on to cool the reactors after shutdown.
even then, 3rd-4th or 5th level active/passive emergency solutions should be there. But this is a 40y old plant, who knows...

Bismarck.
Mar 12th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Reports coming in of 10000 people missing in Minamisanriku.

Bismarck.
Mar 12th, 2011, 12:41 PM
Four trains remain unaccounted for. There has been another earthquake in Fukushima in the past 30 minutes.

Mynarco
Mar 12th, 2011, 01:04 PM
:sad: i just donared 30,000 yen hope that helps,the country made me happy in a way that no one could.

Rich :worship:

tennis-insomniac
Mar 12th, 2011, 01:08 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698

to follow the news of situations

Zhao
Mar 12th, 2011, 01:12 PM
will this translate into an economic downturn in Asia? :scared:

A Magicman
Mar 12th, 2011, 02:12 PM
will this translate into an economic downturn in Asia? :scared:

Don't think so.

As perverted as it might sound, but this might give Japan a boom in economics which it really needed for 2 decades now. Just as countries being devestated from a war are experiencing long periods of economic growth afterwards.

Unless you're Haiti or something.

crazillo
Mar 12th, 2011, 02:25 PM
Japan :sad:
I love this country...

Mynarco
Mar 12th, 2011, 02:36 PM
will this translate into an economic downturn in Asia? :scared:

Japan needs to rebuild the country -> a huge boost in GDP

Super Dave
Mar 12th, 2011, 02:39 PM
Over 80 aftershocks, many measuring quite high...the nuclear plant...more tsunamis possible...very uncertain near future. :sad:

Jogi
Mar 12th, 2011, 02:43 PM
the pictures make me feel sick, this is so terrible and frightening :sad:

M.P
Mar 12th, 2011, 03:06 PM
heard that the water not going away possible those city will forever under water :o

Halardfan
Mar 12th, 2011, 03:28 PM
The parade of experts on the nuclear accident on the news channels are wearing me down.

Such an array of opinions...from it being a catastrophe in the making to it being a contained incident where the worst is now over.

It changes moment to moment. What worries me is that the positive voices are generally spokespeople for Pro-nuclear groups who I simply don't trust.

harloo
Mar 12th, 2011, 04:03 PM
The footage is devastating and I said a prayer for Japan last night. Watching all those houses, cars, and buildings being destroyed by this Tsunami was dreadful. My heart goes out to all the families who lost their loved ones. I was trying to find somewhere to donate to the relief fund but I don't trust Red Cross after all the reports of how they operate.

Betten
Mar 12th, 2011, 04:12 PM
This is terrible news :sad:

And this was in Japan, where people are prepared for earthquakes. Other vulnerable places, like California or the other countries in the ring of fire, would do well to take extra precautions.

Halardfan
Mar 12th, 2011, 04:17 PM
There was an extremely gloomy expert on TV who suggested the Japanese government are hiding the truth on the nuclear accident and it's effects for fear of panic. I hope he is wrong.

Noctis
Mar 12th, 2011, 04:18 PM
earthquake came again :( ( not big )

my friend just posed :(

*Nefertiti*
Mar 12th, 2011, 04:20 PM
Japan nuclear agency rates nuclear plant accident in Fukushima at 4 on 0-7 international scale

*Nefertiti*
Mar 12th, 2011, 04:22 PM
There was an extremely gloomy expert on TV who suggested the Japanese government are hiding the truth on the nuclear accident and it's effects for fear of panic. I hope he is wrong.

I really hope he is wrong. An earthquake and a tsunami are destructive but a nuclear catastrophe poisons people for generations. We need to pray for people in Japan.

Serenaluv
Mar 12th, 2011, 04:49 PM
The nuclear plants are ok for now, the media is reporting explosions, but they really don't have a clue what they are talking about atm. Yes there was an explosion but it was related to the generators and the reactor garbage container, not the reactor itself. The reactor core got a 1.5 meter thick special cast around it to prevent leakage, ONLY when it would become very unstable, the temperature would rise high enough to melt through it, and atm, we aren't even close to it.

They are also pouring ocean water around all problematic reactors to start cooling and stabling procedures, which are common techniques. To conclude, the reactors are unstable compared to normal state, but not unstable as in a way it will become a nuclear meltdown anytime soon. It could become one though, it'll take about 11 to 14 days to cool it down by using ocean water, but I read there's a massive amount of international material coming to aid Japan in doing so.

As for the radiation, it's bad, however the government has started giving out iodine tablets to reduce the chances of radiation being absorbed by the human body.

Japanese governments aren't denying the severity of the nuclear plants at all, It's just the Japanese mentality, they do not accept faillure and will stay coordinated and won't give into panic and paranoia, not like other countries, where if this would have happened, they would be running around like headless chicken and making a bad situation even worse.

Also, I read that japan moved with 2.4 meters and the earth's axis got tilted with a tiny fraction. I hope Japan can be trouble free for a while now so they can focus on helping people, and getting those nuclear threats eliminated. Though my gut tells me more quakes and tsunami's will happen in the next days :(

Serenaluv
Mar 12th, 2011, 04:58 PM
OK, I'm not a scientist but who's brilliant idea was it to build nuclear plants on the Ring of Fire? :o

I hope everyone's OK over there :sad:

The Japanese power plants can resist shallow earthquakes up to 12, those quakes are classified as those that tear buildings and countries apart.

The earthquakes on itself wasn't powefull enough to do enough damage to the nuclear plants, however the tsunami, thats another case.

It's assumed that a tsunami has a force of one tonne per sq cubic of water, so you are talking about a brutal wall travelling around 500mph coming to land. On top of that there were multiple tsunami waves... by the time the first one hit land, the second one already rolled over the first, doubling it's force & height & speed, combine that with all the weight in front of all the debris it carries with it... and add on top of that the cohesion of water. This is what basically caused all havoc in Japan.

Also, the tsunami disabled the emergency generator systems, thats the reason why the plants are in trouble atm.

mykarma
Mar 12th, 2011, 05:54 PM
This is terrible news :sad:

And this was in Japan, where people are prepared for earthquakes. Other vulnerable places, like California or the other countries in the ring of fire, would do well to take extra precautions.
Actually it was the Tsunami that caused most of the devastation which no one can prepare for. It's mind boggling trying to understand the despair the Japanese people must be going through.

*Nefertiti*
Mar 12th, 2011, 06:03 PM
The nuclear plants are ok for now, the media is reporting explosions, but they really don't have a clue what they are talking about atm. Yes there was an explosion but it was related to the generators and the reactor garbage container, not the reactor itself. The reactor core got a 1.5 meter thick special cast around it to prevent leakage, ONLY when it would become very unstable, the temperature would rise high enough to melt through it, and atm, we aren't even close to it.

They are also pouring ocean water around all problematic reactors to start cooling and stabling procedures, which are common techniques. To conclude, the reactors are unstable compared to normal state, but not unstable as in a way it will become a nuclear meltdown anytime soon. It could become one though, it'll take about 11 to 14 days to cool it down by using ocean water, but I read there's a massive amount of international material coming to aid Japan in doing so.

As for the radiation, it's bad, however the government has started giving out iodine tablets to reduce the chances of radiation being absorbed by the human body.

Japanese governments aren't denying the severity of the nuclear plants at all, It's just the Japanese mentality, they do not accept faillure and will stay coordinated and won't give into panic and paranoia, not like other countries, where if this would have happened, they would be running around like headless chicken and making a bad situation even worse.

Also, I read that japan moved with 2.4 meters and the earth's axis got tilted with a tiny fraction. I hope Japan can be trouble free for a while now so they can focus on helping people, and getting those nuclear threats eliminated. Though my gut tells me more quakes and tsunami's will happen in the next days :(

Thank you for the information

tennis-insomniac
Mar 12th, 2011, 06:05 PM
7FizI7iv-pg

I can not stand the old surfer guy, didn't he know Tsunami can get you killed in a second.

*Nefertiti*
Mar 12th, 2011, 06:17 PM
7FizI7iv-pg

I can not stand the old surfer guy, didn't he know Tsunami can get you killed in a second.

Really, people in California have to remember they live in a dangerous area, they can be hit be a strong quake or a tsunami and they have to follow the orders. I cannot believe some of them didn't care and continued surfing :rolleyes:, one woman saying they were ordered to go to a safer area but she didn't move and stayed with her child at the beach grrrrr :mad:

Apoleb
Mar 12th, 2011, 07:00 PM
Really, people in California have to remember they live in a dangerous area, they can be hit be a strong quake or a tsunami and they have to follow the orders. I cannot believe some of them didn't care and continued surfing :rolleyes:, one woman saying they were ordered to go to a safer area but she didn't move and stayed with her child at the beach grrrrr :mad:

Natural selection doing its job. :shrug:

Beat
Mar 12th, 2011, 07:20 PM
two friends of mine are currently travelling across japan. i have no idea where they were at the moment of the earthquake and i didn't get an answer to the text message i sent them (which is probably not surprising). i desperately hope they're o.k.

Jorn
Mar 12th, 2011, 07:42 PM
There may be many ppl alive they now say are missing, they find people who drove in cars but now are still alive, as the water don't get into the car. They now search the swamped areas...

But they report 10.000 ppl missing in just one town :sad:

Bismarck.
Mar 12th, 2011, 08:13 PM
Goodness me. The tsunami swept away hundreds of homes in a town in Peru, apparently.

Srodgers
Mar 12th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Thoughts and prayers for all of those affected :hug:

RVD
Mar 12th, 2011, 08:54 PM
The nuclear plants are ok for now, the media is reporting explosions, but they really don't have a clue what they are talking about atm. Yes there was an explosion but it was related to the generators and the reactor garbage container, not the reactor itself. The reactor core got a 1.5 meter thick special cast around it to prevent leakage, ONLY when it would become very unstable, the temperature would rise high enough to melt through it, and atm, we aren't even close to it.

They are also pouring ocean water around all problematic reactors to start cooling and stabling procedures, which are common techniques. To conclude, the reactors are unstable compared to normal state, but not unstable as in a way it will become a nuclear meltdown anytime soon. It could become one though, it'll take about 11 to 14 days to cool it down by using ocean water, but I read there's a massive amount of international material coming to aid Japan in doing so.

As for the radiation, it's bad, however the government has started giving out iodine tablets to reduce the chances of radiation being absorbed by the human body.

Japanese governments aren't denying the severity of the nuclear plants at all, It's just the Japanese mentality, they do not accept faillure and will stay coordinated and won't give into panic and paranoia, not like other countries, where if this would have happened, they would be running around like headless chicken and making a bad situation even worse.

Also, I read that japan moved with 2.4 meters and the earth's axis got tilted with a tiny fraction. I hope Japan can be trouble free for a while now so they can focus on helping people, and getting those nuclear threats eliminated. Though my gut tells me more quakes and tsunami's will happen in the next days :(The Japanese power plants can resist shallow earthquakes up to 12, those quakes are classified as those that tear buildings and countries apart.

The earthquakes on itself wasn't powefull enough to do enough damage to the nuclear plants, however the tsunami, thats another case.

It's assumed that a tsunami has a force of one tonne per sq cubic of water, so you are talking about a brutal wall travelling around 500mph coming to land. On top of that there were multiple tsunami waves... by the time the first one hit land, the second one already rolled over the first, doubling it's force & height & speed, combine that with all the weight in front of all the debris it carries with it... and add on top of that the cohesion of water. This is what basically caused all havoc in Japan.

Also, the tsunami disabled the emergency generator systems, thats the reason why the plants are in trouble atm.Thank you for this magnificent series of information! Especially the bolded text.

If the Earth tilted, even a tiny fraction, we will likely witness weather patterns that are completely out of the norm in various regions, since the Earth's magnetic field will have altered. The animals may also react in response to this same change in the magnetic field as well.
It's near impossible to predict all that will change when nature alters the face of the planet.

Serenaluv, is there any information on the direction in which Japan moved?
It almost sounds as if the parts of Japan that are currently under water will remain so, and in essence Japan will have just decreased in land mass.
Do you also get that sense as well?

Betten
Mar 12th, 2011, 09:16 PM
Has anybody else seen this? It makes me feel very cold inside.

http://i.imgur.com/9xBIp.jpg

Emina.
Mar 12th, 2011, 09:29 PM
There was an extremely gloomy expert on TV who suggested the Japanese government are hiding the truth on the nuclear accident and it's effects for fear of panic. I hope he is wrong.

:scared:

Bismarck.
Mar 12th, 2011, 09:30 PM
Has anybody else seen this? It makes me feel very cold inside.

http://i.imgur.com/9xBIp.jpg

Even if they are joking, that is beyond repulsive.

Ferg
Mar 12th, 2011, 09:33 PM
Thats fucking disgusting. I stopped after reading 5 of them.

Just Do It
Mar 12th, 2011, 09:36 PM
LOL If people all over the world would wish something bad to happen to USA as a payback what they did to their country ... boy that would be a long list.

M2k
Mar 12th, 2011, 09:36 PM
Those people have no heart :sad:

RVD
Mar 12th, 2011, 09:36 PM
Unfortunately, there are quite a few heartless people in the world.
Some rather sick in the head, as well.
But I'm thankful that there are far more people with a heart and a mind to assist those in need during a catastrophe such as this. Regardless of past conflicts.
If we as humans only value ourselves national entities, then we can't rightly claim to be civilized.

Bismarck.
Mar 12th, 2011, 09:39 PM
It's a shame, because these people give Americans a bad name globally even though the majority of them are compassionate towards other nationalities (or so I'd like to think).

matthias
Mar 12th, 2011, 09:56 PM
i feel so sorry for the japanese people
german tv showed some pictures just with "teardrop" by massive attac and it made me cry
i specially feel so sorry for all the kids and older people

and it seems like they are really clueless with the power plant :help:
:sad:

matthias
Mar 12th, 2011, 09:59 PM
Japan nuclear agency rates nuclear plant accident in Fukushima at 4 on 0-7 international scale
i don´t expect them to tell the truth

they said on german tv the nuclear plant was supposed to be turned of end of april
and the company wasn´t trustworthy in the past

Serenaluv
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:12 PM
Thank you for this magnificent series of information! Especially the bolded text.

If the Earth tilted, even a tiny fraction, we will likely witness weather patterns that are completely out of the norm in various regions, since the Earth's magnetic field will have altered. The animals may also react in response to this same change in the magnetic field as well.
It's near impossible to predict all that will change when nature alters the face of the planet.

Serenaluv, is there any information on the direction in which Japan moved?
It almost sounds as if the parts of Japan that are currently under water will remain so, and in essence Japan will have just decreased in land mass.
Do you also get that sense as well?

Luckily the earth only tilted by 4inch, which is too small right not to determine whether side-effects might occur, but it surely will have an effect on some of the tectonic plates, but really very very minor as someone said on CNN.

I'm not sure which direction it moved, but this picture has been released by nasa, and I really can't tell whether its the sea, or the land itself :lol:

http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/12/japan.earthquake.tsunami.earth/t1larg.japan.nasa.afp.gi.jpg

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/12/japan.earthquake.tsunami.earth/index.html?hpt=T1

Serenaluv
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:14 PM
i feel so sorry for the japanese people
german tv showed some pictures just with "teardrop" by massive attac and it made me cry
i specially feel so sorry for all the kids and older people

and it seems like they are really clueless with the power plant :help:
:sad:

They aren't clueless, thats just how the international media makes it look, they are gonna restore power to the cooling-generators soon and new generators are on the way.

There's only one thing they have to do, cool the reactors, when the temperature is low enough they can start fixing the plants itself.

Dodoboy.
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:14 PM
Disgusting comments about Pearl Harbour, literally physically shaking I'm so repulsed!

A Magicman
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:22 PM
They aren't clueless, thats just how the international media makes it look, they are gonna restore power to the cooling-generators soon and new generators are on the way.

There's only one thing they have to do, cool the reactors, when the temperature is low enough they can start fixing the plants itself.

Thank you. All the German anti-nuclear dudes come out of their holes pointing at Japan saying "let's stop nuclear power now".

All in all, this thing shows exactly the opposite: it takes more than an 8.9 earthquake and a major tsunami to provoke the worst case scenario.

Serenaluv
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:26 PM
i don´t expect them to tell the truth

they said on german tv the nuclear plant was supposed to be turned of end of april
and the company wasn´t trustworthy in the past

Their plants withstand hundreds of quakes a year, they have the best security protocols in the world, I don't think the media is on the right end as usual. If this had happened in any other country in the world, the plants would have collapsed during the quake.

There have been some hidden emergencies and failures of the plants in the past, that were hidden from the public eye. However, these were IMES-1 and IMES-2 classified faillures, which basically isn't that serious. INES-1 and INES-2 faillures happen on a yearly basis and untill now have never led to a nuclear meltdown or anything serious for that matter.

Apoleb
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:31 PM
US nuclear experts warn that pumping sea water to cool a quake-hit Japanese nuclear reactor is an "act of desperation" that may foreshadow a Chernobyl-like disaster, AFP reports. "The situation has become desperate enough that they apparently don't have the capability to deliver fresh water or plain water to cool the reactor and stabilise it, and now, in an act of desperation, are having to resort to diverting and using sea water," said Robert Alvarez, who works on nuclear disarmament at the Institute for Policy Studies

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698

Serenaluv
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:32 PM
Thank you. All the German anti-nuclear dudes come out of their holes pointing at Japan saying "let's stop nuclear power now".

All in all, this thing shows exactly the opposite: it takes more than an 8.9 earthquake and a major tsunami to provoke the worst case scenario.

Yes, the plants itself are built to withstand 12.0 quakes, and those are classified as earthquakes that can tear countries and continents apart, however I doubt a quake like that will ever happen nor that the plant will be still existing :lol:. Just shows how good they are protected against it.

I would vote in favor against nuclear energy, however, a good and environment friendly replacement must be found first. Nuclear powerplants are very environment friendly (not the waste it creates though, however they have found new ways to reuse it for other uses). BUT, if nuclear powerplants would be globably shut down, we'd need a lot of metals to replace it with, which would probably be a lot worse on the environment on short term.

ampers&
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:33 PM
I've also heard 88000 people are missing. 1500 dead.Media sensationalism. :shrug: But luckily for all of us, the potential "nuclear explosion" is a far more interesting story to sensationalize. Anything for ratings, I suppose. (I know there is a threat, but seriously...... watching CNN International yesterday was disgusting.)
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Also disturbed by the Pearl Harbor comments. But there are ignorant, disrespectful, hateful and seemingly inhumane people everywhere on Earth. An unfortunate part of being human, I suppose.

Serenaluv
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:34 PM
US nuclear experts warn that pumping sea water to cool a quake-hit Japanese nuclear reactor is an "act of desperation" that may foreshadow a Chernobyl-like disaster, AFP reports. "The situation has become desperate enough that they apparently don't have the capability to deliver fresh water or plain water to cool the reactor and stabilise it, and now, in an act of desperation, are having to resort to diverting and using sea water," said Robert Alvarez, who works on nuclear disarmament at the Institute for Policy Studies

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698

They are wrong, it's a common and temporary fix untill the cooling generators are back on, various scientists have been saying that the past days.

The ONE AND ONLY thing one must do is cool or stable the reactors and nuclear fuel rods temperatures. In case of emergency, like right now, they have no choice to cool it like this, UNTIL the cooling liquids and new generators have arrived from the USA and other countries. Latests reports have shown that the temperatures are stable for now and barely dropping.

Serenaluv
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:42 PM
Has anybody else seen this? It makes me feel very cold inside.

http://i.imgur.com/9xBIp.jpg

I hope (not really, but im so upset), that they all get cancer and can see how it will affect your body and see themselves what they are wishing upon Japan. What Japan did back then was bad, what the usa did was worse, however in a war there's no form of respect for everyone, whats in the past, should stay in the past, forgiven but not forgotten.

(to accentuate again, i don't wish cancer upon anyone, some of my relatives died of it, so yeah, emotional reaction -_-)

SVK
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:48 PM
I´m disgusted how everybody there is mentioning Pearl Harbor and wishing them "bad luck" when USA made something much worse then:help:

Apoleb
Mar 12th, 2011, 10:49 PM
Also disturbed by the Pearl Harbor comments. But there are ignorant, disrespectful, hateful and seemingly inhumane people everywhere on Earth. An unfortunate part of being human, I suppose.

I thought they were entertaining because they were too stupid. No need to get upset about them. There are a lot of deranged/stupid people, especially on the internet.

"that tsunome that place in japan someone told me thats playback for pearl harbor"

*Nefertiti*
Mar 12th, 2011, 11:13 PM
Meltdown may be occurring at nuclear plant, Japanese official says

Dave.
Mar 12th, 2011, 11:15 PM
Disgusting comments about Pearl Harbour, literally physically shaking I'm so repulsed!

This, literally. Like did they all forget (or even know about) Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Apoleb
Mar 12th, 2011, 11:25 PM
They are wrong, it's a common and temporary fix untill the cooling generators are back on, various scientists have been saying that the past days.

The ONE AND ONLY thing one must do is cool or stable the reactors and nuclear fuel rods temperatures. In case of emergency, like right now, they have no choice to cool it like this, UNTIL the cooling liquids and new generators have arrived from the USA and other countries. Latests reports have shown that the temperatures are stable for now and barely dropping.

I am reading the AP report. The explosion happened in the first place because of the way the plant was being cooled; water broke down to hydrogen which then reacted with oxygen and resulted in the explosion. This does seem like a desperate measure and not a very calculated response to emergency. They again mention another source that using salt water seems desperate. I hope that's not the case.

Serenaluv
Mar 12th, 2011, 11:43 PM
I am reading the AP report. The explosion happened in the first place because of the way the plant was being cooled; water broke down to hydrogen which then reacted with oxygen and resulted in the explosion. This does seem like a desperate measure and not a very calculated response to emergency. They again mention another source that using salt water seems desperate. I hope that's not the case.

And I got my sources from the Japanese media and my friends that live near Sendai and Tokyo. The explosion you describe is when the reactor core gets in touch with earth mineral (water, ground) and starts to fuse towards an explosion. The reactor core is still in its cast, various sources and the internation atomic agency verified that earlier.

The explosion that happened today was related to one of the nuclear fuel rods that came in touch with water, which is something entirely different than the reactor core on its own.

Serenaluv
Mar 12th, 2011, 11:44 PM
Meltdown may be occurring at nuclear plant, Japanese official says

Yeah I just read it too, there's no stopping it now.

Srodgers
Mar 12th, 2011, 11:47 PM
Meltdown :scared: Im not exactly sure what that means. :confused:

Serenaluv
Mar 12th, 2011, 11:59 PM
Meltdown :scared: Im not exactly sure what that means. :confused:

Thats when the reactor itself becomes so hot that it melts through the cast that prevents it from sending out radiation.

When that part is exposed it can explode in connection with certain minerals and emit all radiation into the atmosphere by that same explosion :(

*Nefertiti*
Mar 13th, 2011, 12:03 AM
Lets all pray they can control the situation, I guess I am in panic right now

*Nefertiti*
Mar 13th, 2011, 12:06 AM
Are you Japanese Serenaluv

Serenaluv
Mar 13th, 2011, 12:06 AM
Lets all pray they can control the situation, I guess I am in panic right now

Same, my friends already lost their homes, nobody died of their family though, but now, I'm worried again for them and all other ppl :(

Serenaluv
Mar 13th, 2011, 12:07 AM
Are you Japanese Serenaluv

No but I have friends there and just feel horrible for Japan, like it's hiroshima all over again :(

*Nefertiti*
Mar 13th, 2011, 12:12 AM
No but I have friends there and just feel horrible for Japan, like it's hiroshima all over again :(

I am not Japanese too but I am so worried. I hope nothing serious happens and your friends feel safe. They also evacuated most of the residents in the last hours. They are getting consulting from many experts and may be they can still prevent it.

Keep praying everyone.

Serenaluv
Mar 13th, 2011, 12:31 AM
I am not Japanese too but I am so worried. I hope nothing serious happens and your friends feel safe. They also evacuated most of the residents in the last hours. They are getting consulting from many experts and may be they can still prevent it.

Keep praying everyone.

Well I just learned they have safety feature built in, a huge containment box below the reactor, if it meltdowns, it'll fall into that and prevent it from leaking heavy amounts of radiation? Dunno what happens after that though.

Yeah I'm praying a lot lately, I hope they can still prevent it

njnetswill
Mar 13th, 2011, 12:42 AM
Those Pearl Harbor comments are exactly why I hate so many of my fellow human beings. And I don't use the word hate lightly.

moby
Mar 13th, 2011, 01:08 AM
i don´t expect them to tell the truth

they said on german tv the nuclear plant was supposed to be turned of end of april
and the company wasn´t trustworthy in the past
Which genius thought that building a nuclear reactor along the Ring of Fire was a good idea?
6 reactors in 2 plants now...