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Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:40 am
by Phoenix
A magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck offshore near Sendai.

This explains better than I can as to what is going on.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709598

Live updates:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12710020

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:47 am
by Kynan
:o tsunami for nz as well. Hope not.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:17 am
by Phoenix
Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre wrote:A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR
JAPAN / RUSSIA / MARCUS IS. / N. MARIANAS / GUAM / WAKE IS. /
TAIWAN / YAP / PHILIPPINES / MARSHALL IS. / BELAU / MIDWAY IS. /
POHNPEI / CHUUK / KOSRAE / INDONESIA / PAPUA NEW GUINEA /
NAURU / JOHNSTON IS. / SOLOMON IS. / KIRIBATI / HOWLAND-BAKER /
HAWAII / TUVALU / PALMYRA IS. / VANUATU / TOKELAU / JARVIS IS. /
WALLIS-FUTUNA / SAMOA / AMERICAN SAMOA / COOK ISLANDS / NIUE /
AUSTRALIA / FIJI / NEW CALEDONIA / TONGA / MEXICO /
KERMADEC IS / FR. POLYNESIA / NEW ZEALAND / PITCAIRN /
GUATEMALA / EL SALVADOR / COSTA RICA / NICARAGUA / ANTARCTICA /
PANAMA / HONDURAS / CHILE / ECUADOR / COLOMBIA / PERU

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:40 am
by Kynan
Ok so its a bit retarded

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:11 am
by Phoenix
Explain Kynan.

Note: Despite the ETA having passed, Neither the Northern Marianas nor the Marshall Islands have been hit.

Edit: State of Alert at one reactor, as the cooling system fails.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:01 pm
by Taskforce 58
Just to say that I hope all our fellow Japanese YS fans are OK. I've already heard from Akira that he is fine.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:03 pm
by Phoenix
Hawaii is now being hit.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:40 pm
by Justen Not Relevent
Apparently all US servicemen in Japan are okay, but they're still finding bodies. I hope Hawaii and the West Coast of the Americas doesn't get hit.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:47 pm
by Phoenix
BBC wrote:Japanese police have now confirmed that between 200 and 300 bodies have been found on the beach near Sendai, the closest city to the epicentre
and just a couple of minutes ago.
BBC wrote:Back to Japan now: The official Kyodo news agency is reporting that about 88,000 people are missing.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:40 pm
by Killer
God bless them, I give my condolences to the families, litterally can't believe it, 88,000 is alot of people, plus nuclear reactors? This could turn out real big. God bless.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:51 pm
by Phoenix
I'm relieved to say that every other source has a lower death toll and a far lower number of missing.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:38 pm
by Alpha Star
>>>>>>News update<<<<<<<
Sendai is under water! And we know people that lie in sendai, lets just hope the best for them :(

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:40 pm
by Phoenix
Oh god.
BBC NEWS wrote: 2132: The Tokyo Electric Power Company has said radiation may already have been released at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant.


2131: Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan has just announced that residents living within 10km (6.2 miles) of the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear station must evacuate their homes, according to the Kyodo news agency. Engineers are trying to fix the cooling system of one of the plant's reactors, which was damaged by the earthquake. The authorities had earlier told some 3,000 residents living within 3km (1.9 miles) to leave.
BBC NEWS wrote: 2139: Radiation levels at the damaged Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant are continuing to rise. The Jiji Press news agency says the levels are eight times above normal. Its report also cites a ministry official as saying there is a "possibility of a radioactive leak".

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:45 pm
by Taskforce 58

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:47 pm
by Gunny
This is disturbing on so many levels.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:50 pm
by Phoenix
For live updates: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698

From the BBC.

2149: The Kyodo news agency is now citing a safety panel as saying that the radiation level inside one of the reactors at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant is 1,000 times higher than normal.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:16 pm
by Kurosaki
Those convergent boundaries are a killer. Being a geologist, when you see the amount of destruction in developed countries like this compared to others (Haiti), you really get a sense for how fragile we are. I certainly hope they get the man-power and resources there soon to help clean up and help the afflicted.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:13 pm
by Shutter
Oh this is terrible. Hopefully the evacuation went as planned and the missing people are just out of touch.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:21 am
by Justen Not Relevent
I hope the reactor is fixed ASAP... and I hope no one gets radiation poisoning; that would be a horrible, horrible way to die

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:54 pm
by Iceman
Wow. Shit like this just shouldn't be allowed to happen, but it does. My condolences to all of the families affected, and god bless everyone who's missing - I hope we recover more breathing bodies than non-breathing bodies.

The nuke plant is a major disaster. That's a bfd. I hope the radiation doesn't hit Tokyo.

Edit:

http://edmonton.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local ... montonHome

Nuke plant just blew it's roof off. Radiation levels are up to 1k times it's supposed to be, but thankfully, the nuclear reactor itself was undamaged.