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Japan just hit by magnitude 8.9 earthquake

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Wuebit, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

  2. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    They were also hit by a rather large tsunami. You can really see it coming it at 2:11 mark.

    Really scary stuff. Hawaii seems to be expecting a wave at around 7AM EST.
  3. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Aye it's not looking good
  4. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Tsunami warnings have been issued for Hawaii, phillippines, taiwan, Russia, Australia, and more. Japan had a 20+ ft tsunami shortly after the initIal quake, and a few more since then. Been watching this on CNN since the quake happened about 3 hours ago.
  5. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    Scary to watch houses being swept away like that.
  6. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    This video is insane.

    It's absolutely terrifying to see that much water coming in that fast.
  7. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    That truck driver on the bridge at the end of the video is insane. He was driving right into the center of it. The rest of the drivers look like candidates for curiosity-killed-the-cat competition judging from the clip.
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  8. Salty

    Salty Active Member

  9. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    As a Koi keeper I have long standing ties and friends in Japan.

    Fortunately Niigata seems to have gotten off lightly, though you can see the effect it had in one Koi farm here.

  10. gib

    gib Active Member

    The sheer energy and power of earthquakes and tsunamis are mind boggling.

    Hopefully more people managed to get away from the main coastal areas as it struck during the afternoon, the devastation must be terrible :(
  11. Floris

    Floris Guest

  12. Umit

    Umit Active Member

    Terrible destruction... :(
  13. Floris

    Floris Guest

  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  15. trilogy33

    trilogy33 Well-Known Member

    Hadn't had the news on this morning, heard about it on the radio whilst out in town.
    Dreadful, truly dreadful.
  16. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    It was almost surreal, to watch live, as that wall of water crashed onto the land, and take whole buildings, bridges, cars, etc with it.
    Truly devastating.
  17. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Active Member

    Any news from Hawaii?
  18. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    None yet, except they're under a tsunami alert, due to hit sometime this morning.
  19. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Active Member

    No news at work...just wondering.
  20. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    If I hear of anything from Hawaii, I'll be sure to post it here for you.

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