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.
Our planet is not happy ,but we humans liked money more I guess
For anyone who is interested, President Obama’s news conference is starting.
Thanks for all the updates. I'm stuck here without TV so keep 'em coming.
Oh, great. California/Oregon border. 8 foot wave(s).
We are going to get property damage…
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!
Btw, clicking the Red Cross Donate Button will list a direct Japan-Donate link now.
I thought they were supposed to see Earthquakes coming, by monitoring tectonic plates? seems we are always helpless when these things actually happen lol
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.
Now the USGS is saying the earth’s crust has been ripped open.
Well, I’m going to hazard that the California tsunami damage won’t equal even one one-hundredth of the back-east weather damage.
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
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?
Nuclear energy accounts for about 35-40% of Japan's power needs - reducing dependence on oil imports.
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?
No more deliveries to Australia thank's we have had more than our yearly quota
If i'm not wrong then japanese are always prepared for these types of earthquakes. Tsunami on the other hand is completely different matter.
Not really a different matter as tsunami are caused by earthquakes.
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.
This was horrendous. Lost lives, homes, business places. Earthquake then tsunami - double whammy. What horror! We all have to be sympathetic.
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.
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.
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...
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
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...
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.
Actually, Japan has experienced earthquakes and tsunami often throughout its history.
http://www.stfrancis.edu/content/ns/bro … chart.html
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.
plates are on the move world wide. i fear we haven't seen huge.
a seduction zone flip is overdue .
"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."
by malonge 8 years ago
The devastation in Japan is heartbreaking and scary.
by DON BALDERAS 8 years ago
Was Japan's earthquake and tsunami experience a resolve to population explosion issue?
by Barry Rutherford 8 years ago
I know many Hubbers continue to be shocked at the massive level Nine (9) Earthquake that has befell Japan with the accompanying Apocalyptic Tsunami that followed. I know you want to help with a few dollars. I have put a link on my profile page to the right place.
by Joan1 8 years ago
If you believe in god, what is your explanation for the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan?Why did god let this happen?How can a god let so many innocent people (of which are a lot of children) die?
by dingdondingdon 8 years ago
I'm getting word from friends in Japan that another earthquake just hit Miyagi. And it was a big one. A tsunami warning has already been issued.Have the news updated on this yet? The BBC are currently silent on it (I assume because it literally just happened).
by Wendy Iturrizaga 9 years ago
HubMob weekly topic : Earthquakes and other natural disasters
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