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Re: 8.9 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby NileCat » Fri 03.11.2011 3:25 pm

Right now another big earthquake occurred in Nagano prefecture. Nagano is located at the center of Japan, it’s not Tohoku district. I don’t understand what’s happening here.
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Re: 8.9 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby phreadom » Fri 03.11.2011 3:28 pm

We've been following the aftershocks here: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/index.php?view=1
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Re: 8.9 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby NileCat » Fri 03.11.2011 3:52 pm

An emergency messaging service to reach someone who lives temporarily disconnected area is available. The telephone service(171) is unfortunately unavailable from overseas. The web version is here. https://www.web171.jp/top.php
If the user has left the message and if they haven’t set the password for it, you can browse their message by entering their phone number. The manual (in Japanese only) is here.
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Re: 8.9 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby Belz... » Fri 03.11.2011 5:53 pm

My thoughts go to all the people in Japan and the affected areas, and their loved ones. Please be safe !
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Re: 8.9 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby phreadom » Fri 03.11.2011 5:57 pm

To maybe help put in perspective how much worse the situation in Japan could be right now...

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Senda ... nd_tsunami

The Earthquake last year in Haiti was only a 7.0 magnitude... the one in Japan was 8.9 to 9.1. Even the local intensity on land, away from the epicenter was at least as bad as the very worse of the Haiti earthquake.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Haiti_earthquake

Not only that, but the big aftershocks in Japan seem to be around the 6.0 mark on average (high fives to low sixes)... in Haiti they were only around 4.5.

316,000 people died in Haiti. We can only hope that the number in Japan will be only a tiny fraction of that in the end. So far the numbers I'm hearing are only around between 1,000 and 2,000 maybe at most. This number may very well rise, but considering how much worse it was than Haiti, it could be vastly more terrible. :( This really is a testament to the Japanese people.

Thank their strict building codes, government working with the people, and world leading research into earthquake readiness and recovery.

It seems like from what I'm seeing so far that most of the damage has actually come from the tsunami rather than directly from the earthquake itself. :( It's such a terrible sight. :cry:

My heart goes out to all our friends in Japan right now.
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Re: 8.9 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby Hektor6766 » Fri 03.11.2011 7:32 pm

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Re: 8.9 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby Dustin » Fri 03.11.2011 7:34 pm

http://www.ustwrap.info/multi/foxtokimekitonight::tbstv

This has 2 streaming news connections side by side.
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Re: 8.9 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby NileCat » Fri 03.11.2011 8:03 pm

It’s 9:00 AM.
This earthquake is different from the one we had in 1995. We Japanese people were aware of the terror of the inland earthquakes. But this time, the major damages are caused by tsunami. Many cities over a wide range have been entirely destroyed.
In Tokyo where I live, most of the city functions seem to have returned to normal although we still have small afterquakes very often.
All the TV stations have been broadcasting about this disaster through night. But hundreds of people are missing still now.
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Re: 8.9 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby Dustin » Fri 03.11.2011 8:05 pm

It's terrible to see and hear about all the damage caused by this water!

Thanks for updating us in Tokyo!
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Re: 8.9 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby justinh » Fri 03.11.2011 9:10 pm

Thank you for taking time to keep us up to date. Stay safe!
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Re: 8.9 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby tuber97 » Sat 03.12.2011 1:13 am

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/aftershocks/?event=c0001xgp&source=us&title=M8.9%20NEAR%20THE%20EAST%20COAST%20OF%20HONSHU,%20JAPAN

Here is a link to a map from the USGS website showing the quake and the aftershocks so far. It's pretty disturbing, especially when you consider that a 6.0 knocks things off of shelves and can cause poorly structured buildings to collapse, and the earthquake today was about 32,768 times more powerful. I hope you and any of your family and friends in Japan are all right.
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Re: 8.9 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby persephonequinn » Sat 03.12.2011 2:23 am

Just watched the news, saying one of the nuclear plant leak,

check here
http://www.thehindu.com/news/internatio ... 531361.ece
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Re: 8.9 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby Dustin » Sat 03.12.2011 2:26 am

Remember the Damage in Haiti, that was 7 on the Richter Scale

************************I am getting conflicting reports of the strength.

8.8 Magnitude earthquake would be about 500 times as strong

9.0 Magnitude is about 1,000 times as powerful

9.1 is about 1400 times as powerful as Haiti's Earthquake
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Re: 8.9 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby persephonequinn » Sat 03.12.2011 2:55 am

tsunami alert is issued
2-3m at different part of Japan according to NHK live
check here
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/tsunami/
xx

now NHK is stating 8.8magnitude I am confused too
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Re: 8.9 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby NileCat » Sat 03.12.2011 2:40 pm

36 hours have passed since the earthquake hit Japan.
The problem at the nuclear plants seems to be under control. I’m relieved.
Regarding the total casualties in Tohoku district, I think it would take days to reveal an entire picture. The problem is that quite a few small towns by the sea have been totally vanished. When the public organizations such as town hall, police station and fire department have been all destroyed, there is no way to figure out the damage officially.
We have been receiving many helping hands from many foreign countries, from 56 countries from over the world. We are deeply grateful.
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