1. Post #1
    CabooseRvB's Avatar
    September 2009
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    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/as...607470826.html

    [release]A 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck off the northeastern coast of Japan, triggering a six-metre tsunami warning.

    The quake shook buildings in the capital,Tokyo, for several minutes on Friday, and sent people out onto the streets.

    Japan's meteorological agency warned that a tsunami as high as 6 metres could strike the coast near Miyagi prefecture, closest to the epicentre.

    The agency said the quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres, about 125 kilometres off the eastern coast.

    Several earthquakes have hit the region in recent days, including a 7.3 magnitude quake on Wednesday.[/release]

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...l/7467288.html

    :siren: livestream

    http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/
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  2. Post #2
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    I hope everyone is okay. :frown:
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  3. Post #3
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    September 2009
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    [release]A powerful earthquake has struck off Japan, shaking buildings in Tokyo for several minutes and forcing people out of their homes, witnesses said.

    Japan issued its most serious tsunami warning, saying a wave as high as 6m (20ft) could strike the coast near Miyagi prefecture.

    US geology officials said the 7.9-magnitude quake struck about 250 miles (400km) from the capital at a depth of 20 miles.[/release]

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709598
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  4. Post #4
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    update the OP, itʻs now an 8.8

    i live in Hawaii and im freaking out just a little bit

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/

    oh and a recent 6.4 aftershock, damn it must be chaos
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  5. Post #5
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    January 2007
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    8.8?!

    This most likely won't end well.
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    Oh shittt...
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  7. Post #7
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    October 2010
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    Watching this on :foxnews:

    Edited:

    Because that's all that's on at 10:44 PM.

    Edited:

    Saw it on my local news and it didn't seem all that bad, but holy shit, on this channel I'm seeing flooded parking garages and burning buildings.
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  8. Post #8
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    June 2010
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    -snip my god I'm an idiot that doesn't know math for jack shit-

    Hope everyone's ok, 8.8 is the largest I've heard in my lifetime.
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  9. Post #9
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    January 2007
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    whoa holy fuck 8.8

    tokyo magnitude 8.0
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  10. Post #10
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    November 2008
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    Fox isn't showing any damaged buildings or fires.

    But on my local channel im seeing boats getting carried away.
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  11. Post #11
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    September 2008
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    Fox isn't showing any damaged buildings or fires.
    CNN is showing a few little clips of the buildings. Lots of flooding footage too.
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  12. Post #12
    Dennab
    June 2010
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    everyone hit the deck oh god
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    January 2007
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    http://twitpic.com/48dj2o

    my friend sent me a picture
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    Wow it must be horrible for them right now!
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  15. Post #15
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    January 2007
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    8.9 now.
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  16. Post #16
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    November 2008
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    Im hearing it just got updated to a 8.9 now
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  17. Post #17
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    September 2009
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    USGS escalated the quake to 8.9
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  19. Post #19
    Dennab
    June 2010
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    hit the deck^2
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  20. Post #20
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    September 2009
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    Just watched the river flooded, what the fuck they got the cars on the roads.
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    March 2009
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    :ohdear:

    this is very very bad.
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  22. Post #22
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    October 2010
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    Holy fuck, did you guys see the video of the tusnami wave viewed from a helicopter? Fuckin meat grinder going along the country side.

    Edited:

    Fuck.
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    Dennab
    June 2010
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    Holy fuck, did you guys see the video of the tusnami wave viewed from a helicopter? Fuckin meat grinder going along the country side.

    Edited:

    Fuck.
    posttttttt
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    June 2008
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    The Quickening.
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    January 2007
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    Holy fuck, did you guys see the video of the tusnami wave viewed from a helicopter? Fuckin meat grinder going along the country side.

    Edited:

    Fuck.
    Theres a house on fire in that video.
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  26. Post #26
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    September 2009
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    Anybody know the status of the U.S. military forces stationed in Okinawa?
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  27. Post #27
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    October 2009
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    Glorious Nippon why do you flood.

    Start the engines of the mechas and use them to form a giant dam
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  28. Post #28
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    January 2007
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    got a live broadcast from my friend's friend but i don't understand japanese

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  30. Post #30
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    July 2007
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    http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

    this should be in the op
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    November 2010
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    I just saw aerial footage of the tsunami. It's huge!
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    http://twitpic.com/48dj2o

    my friend sent me a picture
    Oh crap.

    Those cars are floating like rubber bath ducks.
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    FUJI building is on fire._.
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  34. Post #34
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    FUJI building is on fire._.
    The tsunami will fix that.

    In all seriousness, this looks like it will go down in the history books as one of the worst tital wave disasters, thoughts go out to our wacky friends out there.
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  35. Post #35
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    September 2009
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    Why are those fucking cars still out there, didn't they evacuate in time?

    Edited:

    13 foot waves are now approaching shores.
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  36. Post #36
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    July 2010
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    I just watched a Modern Marvels that said somewhere in Japan they had the ability to pump out 200 tons of water per second to prevent flooding

    WHY ISN'T IT WORKING?!
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  37. Post #37
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    May 2008
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    Woah. That is awful :(
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  38. Post #38
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    July 2010
    423 Posts
    Holy hell, with how many cars being washed away it looks like a sea port.. this is abysmal

  39. Post #39
    OvB
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    March 2007
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    Anybody know the status of the U.S. military forces stationed in Okinawa?
    My brother use to be stationed in Yokota.


    This is bad. :ohdear:
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  40. Post #40
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    September 2009
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    My brother use to be stationed in Yokota.


    This is bad. :ohdear:
    http://www.yokota.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123246246

    [release]3/11/2011 - YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- At approx 1450L Yokota experienced a 5.0 earthquake (locally).

    All emergency services are standing by as necessary, dial 911 if you require assistance.

    At this time no damage or injuries have been identified at Yokota.

    Personnel are asked to minimize travel at this time.

    What to Do During an Earthquake



    If aftershocks occur, minimize your movements to a few steps to a nearby safe place and if you are indoors, stay there until the shaking has stopped and you are sure exiting is safe.[/release]
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