Earthquake, Tsunami hits Japan

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  1. ns1209 profile image67
    ns1209posted 8 years ago

    My thoughts are with everyone who has/will be affected by the tsunami and also the earthquake.  On the BBC they were just saying it is expected more than 1000 are thought to be dead in Japan alone.  There are also the nuclear problems which they are worried about too.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image75
      EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nuclear reactors in an earthquake zone... not a happy thought.

      1. profile image0
        Baileybearposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        sounds like a bad combination

  2. Eaglekiwi profile image76
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Our planet is not happy ,but we humans liked money more I guess sad

  3. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    For anyone who is interested, President Obama’s news conference is starting.

  4. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for all the updates. I'm stuck here without TV so keep 'em coming.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The West Coast vulnerability seems to have passed (famous last words), so my interest has dropped back to the same level as most others.

      Film at 11. smile

  5. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago
  6. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    Oh, great. California/Oregon border. 8 foot wave(s).

    We are going to get property damage…

  7. waynet profile image71
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    There's always something going on in the world. I like Japan too! Such a lovely place filled with happy and polite people. My thoughts are with them all!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, and now California is going to get another taste.

      This state is already stone-cold broke. This could really finish us off.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    Btw, clicking the Red Cross Donate Button will list a direct Japan-Donate link now.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    Jeez, those earthquakes just keep slamming away.

  10. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 8 years ago

    I thought they were supposed to see Earthquakes coming, by monitoring tectonic plates? seems we are always helpless when these things actually happen lol

    1. profile image47
      ShortStoryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Why "lol"?

      1. Richieb799 profile image78
        Richieb799posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I wasn't laughing at the situation, obviously my thoughts go out to those affected, I just fail to see why we let these things totally take us unarmed when we are supposed to have all of this hi tech monitoring equipment

  11. Vcize profile image60
    Vcizeposted 8 years ago

    What is with all the tsunami's lately?  Is it just that it's so much easier to find out about them now?  I sure don't recall hearing about yet another massive tsunami every couple of years back in the 80's or even 90's.

  12. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    Now the USGS is saying the earth’s crust has been ripped open.

  13. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    What's next? A volcano?

  14. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    Well, I’m going to hazard that the California tsunami damage won’t equal even one one-hundredth of the back-east weather damage.

  15. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 8 years ago

    Has anyone noticed theres about 12 low quality hubs that have been published this afternoon regarding this news? I was going to write a good one this morning when only one had been published, dunno if I'll bother now hmm

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I thought of putting all my brilliant posts in a hub, but revenue-wise it would be a total waste of time. I am reasonably certain that topical news hubs are not money makers.

  16. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    I nipped out to the village pub where they have Sky TV and was watching the news rolling in live.
    I see they are doing a controlled release of vapors from one of the nuclear power plants.
    God help the local people, but thanks to Nagasaki I've no doubt they know full well the results of nuclear contamination.

    I'm still wondering why on earth they chose to build ANY nuclear reactors along a fault line?

    1. SiddSingh profile image60
      SiddSinghposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nuclear energy accounts for about 35-40% of Japan's power needs - reducing dependence on oil imports.

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Right I can understand that. I can also understand that set-off costs aside, nuclear power offers the cheaper form of electricity.
        The Japanese aren't poor so they can afford the best.
        The start-up costs for a nuclear power plant (and they had 4 or 5) run to billions of dollars, but they could afford them, maybe looking to the long-term when the electricity they produced would be continuous and cheap.

        But if the whole of Japan is balanced on a fault-line, who on Earth persuaded the people to agree to their building?

        Did none of them remember Chernobyl?

  17. barryrutherford profile image75
    barryrutherfordposted 8 years ago

    DEAR GOD,

    No more deliveries to Australia thank's we have had more than our yearly quota

  18. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    If i'm not wrong then japanese are always prepared for these types of earthquakes. Tsunami on the other hand is completely different matter.

    1. profile image47
      ShortStoryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Not really a different matter as tsunami are caused by earthquakes.

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image75
        EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's certainly true.  However, while it's possible to protect against the worst effects of an earthquake (by making sure that buildings are constructed to a certain standard), it's impossible to build an adequate defence against a 20 foot high wall of water that's laden with cars and bits of house.

  19. CARIBQUEEN profile image80
    CARIBQUEENposted 8 years ago

    This was horrendous. Lost lives, homes, business places. Earthquake then tsunami - double whammy. What horror! We all have to be sympathetic.

  20. Bellamie profile image60
    Bellamieposted 8 years ago

    Japan had a 7.4 earthquake a few days ago and two cities were evacuated at that time.  Hopefully, a lot of them were still out of the area when the 8.9 (8.4 according to japan news)hit the bay area.

  21. profile image47
    ShortStoryposted 8 years ago

    And in Niigata, a 6+ hit a few hours ago and another just a few minutes ago. Nagano has also been hit with two in the 6+ range. Still a lot of energy looking for release it seems.

  22. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    And protecting against an earthquake of such a magnitude (they said it is in five strongest worldwide during the last 100 years) is not an easy task, if at all possible. Several generations of Japan people did not live through anything comparable...

    1. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      was it 1923 that 100,000 people were killed in Japan from their previous biggest quake?  They do get several over 7.  Japan is on intersection of 3 tectonic plates

      1. Misha profile image69
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        9 is about 100 times more powerful than 7 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_magnitude_scale

        And as I said, several generations passed since 1923...

        1. profile image0
          Baileybearposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          it was out to see, hence the tsunami.  If they got heaps at 9, don't think anyone would live there

  23. toknowinfo profile image85
    toknowinfoposted 8 years ago

    From core samples that have been studied, they guess the last time Japan was hit by an earthquake and tsunami was in the year 869. This one is the strongest probably in history.

    1. profile image47
      ShortStoryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, Japan has experienced earthquakes and tsunami often throughout its history.


      http://www.stfrancis.edu/content/ns/bro … chart.html

      1. Misha profile image69
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Not of that magnitude.

        1. profile image47
          ShortStoryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Not too often of that magnitude, to be sure.

  24. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 8 years ago
  25. profile image47
    ShortStoryposted 8 years ago

    Hundreds of people around Tokyo have spent the night stranded in, around, and outside train stations, bus stations, and taxi hubs waiting for a way to get home.

  26. aware profile image63
    awareposted 8 years ago

    plates are on the move world wide. i fear we haven't seen huge.
    a seduction zone   flip  is  overdue .

  27. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 8 years ago

    "St. Louis (KSDK) -- A professor of geophysics at St. Louis University Earthquake Center said the magnitude of the earthquake that hit Japan has been revised to 9.1 from the initial magnitude of 8.9."

 
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