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Massive earthquake hits Japan

Postby OMGeverynameistaken » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:51 pm

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiap ... ke/?hpt=T2

Looks like Tokyo got hit hard.

Tsunami warnings have been issued in several areas, including Hawaii, so if you happen to be there or on the Asian coast you should probably check and see if you need to evacuate.
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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:54 pm

I hope all our regional players and mods are okay.

Earthquakes would be a lot of fun for a guy like me if there weren't so many deaths. I suppose a zero death toll is too much to hope for. :(
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Postby Nightkill the Emperor » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:55 pm

Oh shit.

Considering Japan's location...

An 8.8? That's worse than Haiti!
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Postby Greed and Death » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:56 pm

Nightkill the Emperor wrote:Oh shit.

Considering Japan's location...

An 8.8? That's worse than Haiti!

Japan has a highly enforced building code though.
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Postby Garimidia » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:57 pm

Oh great.

Earthquake here a couple of weeks ago killing 160+, one in China this morning killing 25+, now one in Japan.

Hope everyone in Japan is okay, seriously. :(
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Postby Sunny Marionette » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:58 pm

Sending good thoughts everyone's way tonight. Wow. Really, really good thoughts.
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Postby Genivar » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:58 pm

Nightkill the Emperor wrote:Oh shit.

Considering Japan's location...

An 8.8? That's worse than Haiti!

The difference is that Japan is a first world nation with great health services and infrastructure.
Their one of the few nations which could react properly to getting hit by a natural disaster.
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Postby Zeth Rekia » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:59 pm

Yeah... hope they're okay. :(

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Postby Montanaa » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:59 pm

greed and death wrote:
Nightkill the Emperor wrote:Oh shit.

Considering Japan's location...

An 8.8? That's worse than Haiti!

Japan has a highly enforced building code though.


And this was a relatively deep depth of 20 miles.

EDIT: There is a crap-ton of aftershocks though.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.html
I hope the posters and mods in Japan and East Asian are alright...
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Postby OMGeverynameistaken » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:59 pm

Genivar wrote:
Nightkill the Emperor wrote:Oh shit.

Considering Japan's location...

An 8.8? That's worse than Haiti!

The difference is that Japan is a first world nation with great health services and infrastructure.
Their one of the few nations which could react properly to getting hit by a natural disaster.

According to another article I read (which also said the quake was 'only' 7.9) there's some pretty serious structural damage in Tokyo. Cell phone pictures of office buildings on fire and all that.
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Postby Cool Egg Sandwich » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:00 am

Montanaa wrote:
greed and death wrote:Japan has a highly enforced building code though.


And this was a relatively deep depth of 20 miles.


I read it was only 6mi. (10km) depth, but in any event my best wishes go out to everyone in Japan, and coastal communities in the Pacific. Our thoughts are with you tonight...
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Postby Genivar » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:01 am

OMGeverynameistaken wrote:
Genivar wrote:The difference is that Japan is a first world nation with great health services and infrastructure.
Their one of the few nations which could react properly to getting hit by a natural disaster.

According to another article I read (which also said the quake was 'only' 7.9) there's some pretty serious structural damage in Tokyo. Cell phone pictures of office buildings on fire and all that.

Fiscally, they'll recover. I just hope their weren't any deaths. :(
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Postby Anemos Major » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:01 am

Oh fuck, my family.

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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:02 am

Anemos Major wrote:Oh fuck, my family.


They are in my thoughts.
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Postby Zeth Rekia » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:03 am

Anemos Major wrote:Oh fuck, my family.

If you can call them maybe you should.....?
Or is that not possible?

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Postby Kiryu-shi » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:03 am

I know a lot of people in that specific area - does anyone have a good website to track damage, if such a thing exists? Google isn't giving me anything specific.
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Postby Forster Keys » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:04 am

I'm watching a tsunami sweep in right now on the news. It looks bad. The poor people. I hope they're OK.
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Postby Greed and Death » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:04 am

Zeth Rekia wrote:
Anemos Major wrote:Oh fuck, my family.

If you can call them maybe you should.....?
Or is that not possible?

Generally after these events the phone lines will be stuffed and the government will discourage family check ups so people needing emergency services may call. (like people using a cell phone when a leg is pinned beneath a building.)
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Postby Cool Egg Sandwich » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:05 am

Forster Keys wrote:I'm watching a tsunami sweep in right now on the news. It looks bad. The poor people. I hope they're OK.


It's on all the news channels, I've seen. Currently watching on CNN.
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Postby Zeth Rekia » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:06 am

greed and death wrote:
Zeth Rekia wrote:If you can call them maybe you should.....?
Or is that not possible?

Generally after these events the phone lines will be stuffed and the government will discourage family check ups so people needing emergency services may call. (like people using a cell phone when a leg is pinned beneath a building.)

Ohhhh, yeah... :?

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Postby Umbra Ac Silentium » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:06 am

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Oooh, that is no good. :( Hugs to anyone affected by this.

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Postby Genivar » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:07 am

Anemos Major wrote:Oh fuck, my family.

I can't find any mention of a death toll anywhere. It seems it only did structural damage.
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Postby New Hayesalia » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:07 am

This is a stupid planet.

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Postby Rolamec » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:07 am

Hope, they're okay. :(
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Postby OMGeverynameistaken » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:08 am

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/world/ ... .quake.cnn

Some reporting from CNN.

Also, apparently the quake was initially called a 7.9, but later upgraded to 8.8.

It wasn't very near to Tokyo, so that report I read earlier might've been about another city.

And while it's not exactly the time to be laughing, I did have to smile a bit at 'han-shoe.'
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