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Old 03-11-2011, 07:50 AM   #1
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Massive earthquake in Japan-tsunami warning

for Hawaii and west coast US.

Tsunami Slams Northern Japan After Massive 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast - FoxNews.com

Looks terrible, hoping for the best for folks in those areas.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:07 AM   #2
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Japanese forum mebers, Nords and other Hawaiians ok?
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:19 AM   #3
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The Tsunami has been non event in Hawaii, thank god. Although the warning sirens going off all night have been a pain. But better safe than sorry.
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Thanks, just saw the news from Hawaii and looks like it was best that could be hoped for.
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Tsunami will hit these countries at given times. Share as soon as possible. | Dawn Wires: World News 2.0#
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:49 AM   #6
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I'm 100 yards from the ocean on Oahu, but up 8 feet or so. A few hours ago, I heard megaphones in the distance, presumably warning people to evacuate. But they didn't come up my street. The highest wave on this island reported was 3.3 feet --- not that high. It doesn't appear so far that much of significance will happen here. I'm sorry that Japan has suffered so.
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Tsunami waves hitting Hawaii not unusually high - latimes.com
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:01 AM   #8
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Checking in from Tokyo. The destruction' s widespread. Many lives lost. Much property destroyed. We won't know the full extent of the damage until the light of the morning, but we know it's bad. We are still having major aftershocks. It's 1am, and I'm beat, and almost afraid to go to sleep or fear of another major aftershock that would be cause for evacuation. I have Internet, but no phone, landline or cell. The iPhone has data service but no voice. But, we are safe...for now. DD lives in a beachside apartment in Hawaii. Sounds like she's ok.

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I am so glad that Oahu has been spared. Let's hope California will be, too.

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Checking in from Tokyo. The destruction' s widespread. Many lives lost. Much property destroyed. We won't know the full extent of the damage until the light of the morning, but we know it's bad. We are still having major aftershocks. It's 1am, and I'm beat, and almost afraid to go to sleep or fear of another major aftershock that would be cause for evacuation. I have Internet, but no phone, landline or cell. The iPhone has data service but no voice. But, we are safe...for now. DD lives in a beachside apartment in Hawaii. Sounds like she's ok.

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I am SO GLAD you checked in. My first thoughts were with you specifically, and with other members in Tokyo and I am glad you are OK. I'm sure there will be aftershocks. The loss of life and destruction seems tragic from what I can tell in the early news reports, although naturally we do not know as much as you do about it yet.
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Checking in from Tokyo. The destruction' s widespread. Many lives lost. Much property destroyed. We won't know the full extent of the damage until the light of the morning, but we know it's bad. We are still having major aftershocks. It's 1am, and I'm beat, and almost afraid to go to sleep or fear of another major aftershock that would be cause for evacuation. I have Internet, but no phone, landline or cell. The iPhone has data service but no voice. But, we are safe...for now. DD lives in a beachside apartment in Hawaii. Sounds like she's ok.

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There are tsunami warnings along the Oregon and Washington coast this morning and schools are closed. I expect it will be a non-event here.

My sympathy goes out to Japan for all the loss of life and injuries they have suffered.
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I am glad you and family are OK Rambler. An 8.9 is almost impossible to conceive. At least Japan is a very well developed wealthy country with the world's best quake building codes.

Here is a good, clear video from USA Today.

8.9 magnitude quake triggers deadly tsunami in Japan - USATODAY.com

I would imagine that this will be the largest insured loss ever, certainly the largest from a quake, though recent hurricanes have set some pretty high bars.

Imagine if the epicenter had been in Tokyo!

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I know that authorities have to treat this thing seriously, and I don't mean to joke about it, but we are being hit with a tsunami of overreaction here.

They shut off the power for a few hours this morning, schools and other things are closed, there's an emergency vehicle posted on our street, and so on. The radio stations are saying things like "We'll return in a moment to our live coverage of the tsunami warning."

I guess it's good that they get a chance to practice for a real tsunami.
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So glad to hear that you and your family are good, Rambler. Thanks for checking in.
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Checking in from Tokyo. But, we are safe...for now. DD lives in a beachside apartment in Hawaii. Sounds like she's ok.

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I thought about you too, glad you and family in HI are OK, thanks for checking in...
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Checking in from Tokyo. The destruction' s widespread. Many lives lost. Much property destroyed. We won't know the full extent of the damage until the light of the morning, but we know it's bad. We are still having major aftershocks. It's 1am, and I'm beat, and almost afraid to go to sleep or fear of another major aftershock that would be cause for evacuation. I have Internet, but no phone, landline or cell. The iPhone has data service but no voice. But, we are safe...for now. DD lives in a beachside apartment in Hawaii. Sounds like she's ok.

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Hope you have no more aftershocks or damage. My son lives in Osaka and he felt multiple tremors. This was a big earthquake.
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I'm glad so far everyone is allright.

Hope nobody's boat is getting damaged.

Tsunami arrives in Calif., knocks boats loose - San Jose Mercury News
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I've been watching the video coverage on the Weather Channel. The images of the ocean waves and surge coming ashore and the damage from the tsunami in Japan are just horrendous.
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8.9 ?
Wasn't sure that was possible.
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Now a M6.6 aftershock.
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