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Japan just hit by magnitude 8.9 earthquake

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

  1. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Working out logistics at the moment. I may end up going a day or 2 early to check out tokyo before I meet up with the rest of the group.
  2. Mike Law

    Mike Law Active Member

    Sure you wanna come?

    Just now we had a 7.1 , not a nice experience!
    Tsunami alerts, although relatively small (50cm) to hit Japan northern coasts in about 20 minutes
  3. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  4. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    We felt a tiny quake in central Tokyo (2, maybe a 3), but we didn't see any Tsunami alert. Anything less than a strong 5 (Japanese scale) really doesn't phase me anymore.

    Anyway, for the guy coming to Japan, nothing really to worry about. I guess it depends on your mode of transportation to get up north. As of today, everything is running on a normal schedule.

    When a quake does it, depending on the size, trains may pause for a few moments and then resume if there's no immediate danger. I know a lot of people hop a Shinkansen from either Tokyo or Ueno to go north... others use buses.

    Nartia is further than Haneda of course, but only about 1 hour on average by train. I live a stones throw from Haneda, but it still takes me almost an hour to get there. (Tokyo Monorail, needs to be updated or replaced...) For Narita, I use a train called the Skyliner from Ueno station and it takes me a total of 1 hour 15 minutes from my door to the departure terminal at Narita.

    Good luck with your trip. :)
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  5. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If I was worried, I wouldn't be coming :D
  6. Mike Law

    Mike Law Active Member

    Yeah i live on the beach closer to today's shake than Tokyo.
    So a little jumpy when it comes to the alerts,

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