Live footage has shown tsunami up to 10 metres hitting the shore of Japan. Earthquake 8.4 100 kms off the coast. This is huge.
we watched the tv in shock and awe, then I realised that it was not a movie and felt very sick
yes, just been reading about it. Is on the 'ring of fire' active system that New Zealand is on
10 confirmed dead already, but sheez we watched that wall of water cover an entire town and farming region.
Yes I have a hub on this topic.
Just remember if you live on the Pacific Coast get to higher ground as soon as possible. May God bless everyone who is being affected in Japan and along the Pacific coast right now.
Google search page has a tsnami alert reaching to Hawaii and New Zealand, so hopefully all the people there are checking their local news and heading to safety accordingly. Our prayers and thoughts for everyone!
It is one thing watching but those around the Pacific coasts should be very aware that a tsunami could be heading your way. I do not wish to be alarmists but it would be prudent to take precautions and check the bulletins on a regular basis.
I am sure I say from all hubbers that we are thinking of those affected, in a positive way.
sounds like many countries are on tsunami watch. Can't imagine the ripples would reach Australia/NZ
The Tsunami alert includes New Zealand.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4759908 … ew-Zealand
they say they are monitoring it, but should be less than a metre by time it gets to NZ and Australia, usually just resulting in unusual currents for a few days. The ones in danger are those closer like Hawaii, but many islands might be okay if water just goes around (unlike Japan which had big shelf of land with no-where for water to go)
There was a very small mention on BBC breakfast news that Hawaii might get some smaller waves hitting them (didn't think it sounded dangerous but the surfers might be rushing out to the beaches there now). I actually just emailed my Aunt who lives there to ask her if she has been given warnings or not, basically if it was alarmist reporting I got this morning or not. I think the point is this is going to be a huge disaster. My heart goes out to the people in Japan and everywhere that will be effected
The Pacific Tsunami Warning centres includes Australia but the Australian Centre says there is no warning. Definitely will be watching the reports closely.
8.9 earthquake. Very heavy damage from the quake and the resulting tsunami in the area north of Tokyo.
Tsunami warning for Hawaii as well.
The footage on the BBC this morming has been horrific, but so far the authorities have said that there has been multiple injuries but no fatalities
Seems like that whole fault line/volcanic system is becoming active
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … quake.html
not becoming active - already has been active for longer than humans have known about how earthquakes work
Deaths reported in the teens so far, but that is almost certain to go up quite a bit.
japan news reports they expect a couple thousand deaths/injured. Please pray for everyone there. My Mom's whole family lives in N.E. Japan. We live on westcoast (washington state) so we could be hit with sunami too.
We're in Oregon and have the tsunami warning, too.
I'm praying for everyone... especially the Japanese. The earthquake hit where I used to live in Japan, so it breaks my heart. I'm worried about my friends.
Blessings and prayers to all those families worrying about their loved ones.
Many parts of Tokyo without power (and Tokyo is NOT near the actual quake) with lots of people unable to get home.
The fatality count is going to go up dramatically... I watched trucks and cars driving to escape, not to mention people on foot just get swept away.... There was no chance of escape..
The Miyagi Prefecture is home to roughly 2 million people....tightly packed together (google earth the area...). I used the airport as a waypoint to measure (crudely) the area rapidly devastated (and still continuing now) by these waves...
This is going to be bad...
While the Tsunami warnings are sent out to all of us in the Pacific Basin, the height of the waves could vary from 30cm to 10 metres. Places such as the east coast of Australia and west coast of South America may be on the lower end of the scale.
Hawaii and Guam have evacuated the low lying areas in readiness.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/ … 1320110311
It looks awful - the pictures are jaw-dropping!! I hope there are not a lot of casualties. It does seem to have destroyed the homes and livelihoods of a whole lot of people - very sad! My heart goes out to those who've been affected. It must have been so sudden and shocking. Hopefully, more countries aren't affected in the upcoming hours!!
The BBC is reporting the fatalities are currently confirmed as 29, but expect the number to rise.
Places like the Philippines should at this moment be affected by Tsunami and I hope you guys are ok, as it is Friday evening at the end of a working week. Em and co don't even think about the local reef breaks! - Take care....
Thanks PD. I think they just announced that the first wave already probably reached the north part of our country. The most optimistic forecast is just 1 meter (shoulder level) and I really hope that is the only level it will reach.
My prayers go out to the people in Japan, especially to my countrymen.
You are most welcome Em... good to know you guys are ok. though I am a bit concerned that 1 mtre only comes up to your shoulders mate! Are you being compressed there by excessive gravity
Be Well and Take Care.
ooopppss, have to re - check. Not used to meters, but just feet. Anyway, just heard the news that the wave did not reach 3 and a half feet - which they said is only 1 meter. So I'm thankful for that.
and hey PD, 1 meter shoulder length is pretty normal here. Lots of my people don't reach 5 feet in height .
edit: I realized my post may be misplaced in this serious matter and I apologize if this is the case.
This is a very sad event. The power and destruction of nature can be incredible and shocking at times.
Thoughts and prayers for all those affected.
I just heard a report that there was a smaller quake in Hawaii, this is truly shocking, my heart goes out to those in Japan and around the pacific.
Warnings are coming that a smaller earthquake may hit Indonesia in half an hour to an hour.
Plastered on google's homepage.
"Tsunami Alert for New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, and others. Waves expected over the next few hours, caused by 8.9 earthquake in Japan."
The BBC has just reported 32 dead and that there are many missing. There is also an oil refinery just outside of Tokyo burning out of control, and some of the Japanese nuclear power plants have shut down automatically.
Let's hope that the missing are all found safe and that the number of fatalities does not go up.
BREAKING NEWS:At least 32 dead in Japan quake; Hawaii braces for tsunami
http://news.yahoo.com/ is providing good coverage.
Sort of puts things into perspective for me. What was it I was so worried about five hours ago?
My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this disaster!
Been watching this on the news this morning, and more waves expected to hit Hawaii and California later today. Unbelieveable to watch the power of the wave coming through. And Japan is actually a country that is prepared for earthquakes.
Prayers and best wishes to anyone who has been hit by this natural disaster.
Hi Fellow Japanese Hubbers and Friends and Family of Japanese
I would like to extend my sincere thoughts to those of my fellow hubbers who are either from Japan or have family or friends still living there.
I have seen some very devastating footage from Japan especially around the Tokyo, when the Tsunami hit. I am so so sorry to see this happen to such a very beautiful Country.
I wanted you to all know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I can't even imagine just what this must have felt like for those who were involved especially those who were seriously and critically injured or worse.
God Bless all of you
Love Beautybabe (Pam)xx
The initial reports are tragic with more to follow prettydarkhorse. Last update was 96 confirmed dead with many more still missing. Houses, buildings, factories even industries can be rebuilt. Loss of life is irreplaceable.
Good luck to everyone in the path of this terrible surge of water. Be safe!
To all affected in the Japan Earthquake.
We are still praying for you. I am sure our government will drop everything, unlike Hurricane Katrina, and give aid as need. I am sure you will start seeing money from the USA as soon as today, while us Americans had to wait weeks and if not months. I am not blaming you for anything that went wrong, but what would you do if your government said "They tried there hardest, but are seen weeks later giving to a different country within hours.
Unlike our citizens who where giving $1,000 debit cards then spent them mostly on drugs, I am sure you will not make the same mistake as our people did. No strip clubs or plastic surgery with the money our government gives you. If you do you are in the same category as Us Americans
8.9 with 7.4 aftershocks is scary! they just found 200 more bodies and there will be more found as time goes on.
Our thoughts are with all who are affected by this disaster.
They are now reporting problems with one of their nuclear plants.
This is the time to be united in prayer. Humankind as a nation, we are people with little power over the destructive forces of nature.
Praying here for all those affected. Especially our fellow hubbers in Hawaii and areas affected.
I am getting the very distinct impression that the cable news channels have doubled their usual number of commercials…
U.S. West Coast, waves to start hitting in about 10 minutes.
San Francisco in 30 minutes. I used to live there. There are a lot of sea-level locations there.
I think when it reaches the US mainland it will be only a ripple. You could probably go surfing.
Jeez, different stations are reporting different times. The spread is 20 – 35 minutes from this post.
Interesting that S.F. gets it first, and both north and south of there get it later. I would not have thought that.
I think Fox News will have a live shot of whatever comes rolling into SF.
there are so many earthquakes the past few years....
the earth is making some drastic shifts...wondering if the magnetic north pole shift has something to do with it?
no one is immune;even us in the mid west.
I hope no one had any family members in the areas affected
I don’t believe it, Fox and CNN broke to commercials….
This earthquake was in catastrophic magnitude and so far over 300 bodies found near the northeastern coastal area of Japan.
From Red Cross site.
"Inquiries concerning U.S. citizens living or traveling in Japan should be referred to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services at 1-888-407-4747 or 202 647-5225.
For inquiries about relatives living in Japan who are not US citizens, encourage the members of your community to keep calling or to try contacting other family members who live in the region. Even though communication networks overloaded right now, the situation may change and access to mobile networks and the internet may improve."
A wraparound wave apparently just went 500 feet inland in Hawaii.
With all our satellites and other technology, you’d think we’d be more coordinated in predicting tsunami arrival times.
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