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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #75 on: February 22, 2011, 12:28:22 AM »
That's not good at all. :(
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« Reply #76 on: February 22, 2011, 12:30:43 AM »
"Our fans are pretty good. They don't give away too much. Sometimes people love dropping spoilers, but our fans are good. They tend to do it in such a way that doesn't ruin it for fans who don't want to know."--Phil Keoghan

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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #77 on: February 22, 2011, 01:08:35 AM »
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #78 on: February 22, 2011, 04:51:32 PM »
The new earthquake was not as strong as the previous one. This earthquake was much closer to Christchurch and much shallower.........with means lots more damage.
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #79 on: February 22, 2011, 05:19:08 PM »
I also understand that the soil type underneath Christchurch was also a factor, in that the soil behaved like a liquid which amplified the shock waves from the epicenter.

(This is similar to the factors that aggravated the Port au Prince earthquake at the beginning of 2010.)
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #80 on: February 23, 2011, 08:38:57 AM »
I thought about Phil when I heard of the 2nd Christchurch earthquake. I feel for everyone there.
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #81 on: March 09, 2011, 07:10:39 AM »
TOKYO -- A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has hit northern Japan, prompting the country's meteorological agency to issue a tsunami alert for the northeastern coast.

It warns that a tsunami of about 20 inches (50 centimeters) will hit the coast around noon Wednesday.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/08/earthquake-japan-tsunami-alert_n_833245.html
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #82 on: March 09, 2011, 12:26:02 PM »
That's a tiny-whiny tsunami (20 inches). One gets larger waves from a category one tropical cyclone.
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #83 on: March 10, 2011, 03:13:14 PM »
In Yunnan, China today, a 5.8 earthquake hit Yunnan so far 25 people died and 250 injured.

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Yingjiang of Yunnan earthquake has caused 25 deaths of 250 people were injured
2011-03-11 00:06:05 Source: Xinhua (Guangzhou) keep abreast of mobile phone to read news 39

Core Tip: As at 23:30 on the 10th, at 12:58 on March 10 Yingjiang of Yunnan's 5.8 earthquake occurred has caused 25 deaths, 250 injured, 134 seriously injured. 1039 houses collapsed, 3147, severe damage to the 4994, 22054, mild damage to the 7532, 24950.

Kunming, March 10 Xinhua reporter learned from the Yunnan Civil Affairs Department, as at 23:30 on the 10th, at 12:58 on March 10 Yingjiang of Yunnan's 5.8 earthquake occurred has caused 25 deaths, 250 people were injured, 134 seriously injured. 1039 houses collapsed, 3147, severe damage to the 4994, 22054, mild damage to the 7532, 24950.

Meanwhile, the Yunnan Civil Affairs Department, and increased deployment of 2,000 blankets, 2,000 pieces of coat, is now stepping up transported to disaster areas. The rescue team are being rushed to the relief work Yingjiang.

http://news.163.com/11/0311/00/6UQSQNS000014JB5.html (Chinese)
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #84 on: March 10, 2011, 03:38:05 PM »
Oh no. :(
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #85 on: March 11, 2011, 12:26:12 AM »
A 7.9  8.8 magnitude earthquake has struck offshore from the Pacific coast of Japan, and has generated a tsunami. CNN is airing the feed live as I type this. The estimated potential is for wave heights of 6 meters, or about 19 feet.
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #86 on: March 11, 2011, 12:38:34 AM »
God, this is a lot of terrible, terrible news.

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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #87 on: March 11, 2011, 01:51:37 AM »
I'm watching something live on YouTube about the tsunami. It's a very disturbing scene. Water rushing through the country, fire along with it. :(

They're saying the earthquake is at an 8.9 now.

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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #88 on: March 11, 2011, 01:53:20 AM »
I've been watching the live feed from Japan, and whoo man, it's bad, especially for such a densly populated country...

Like REALLY bad, massive flooding, fires and other damage from the quake.  I think that since it was relatively close to shore the quake still had pretty damaging effects.  It was far enough out to generate a legitimate tsunami, but close enough so that no one could really perpare in Japan for it.

Praying hard for that country, and also that the tsunami dissipates before it reaches other regions (Hawaii, S. Pacific, Taiwan, Western US even...).

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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #89 on: March 11, 2011, 01:59:52 AM »
I've been watching the live feed from Japan, and whoo man, it's bad, especially for such a densly populated country...

Like REALLY bad, massive flooding, fires and other damage from the quake.  I think that since it was relatively close to shore the quake still had pretty damaging effects.  It was far enough out to generate a legitimate tsunami, but close enough so that no one could really perpare in Japan for it.

Praying hard for that country, and also that the tsunami dissipates before it reaches other regions (Hawaii, S. Pacific, Taiwan, Western US even...).


Me too.. I really surprise.. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami warning was in effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas. A tsunami watch has been issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and the U.S. state of Hawaii.

The quake struck at a depth of six miles (10 kilometers), about 80 miles (125 kilometers) off the eastern coast, the agency said. The area is 240 miles (380 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo.
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #90 on: March 11, 2011, 02:04:48 AM »
I've been watching the live video from Japan as well and my heart goes out to the Japanese people. The tsunami looks every bit as bad as and perhaps worse than the one several years back after the earthquake in Indonesia. I expect this will affect numerous other countries in the Pacific basin as well. This is a sad day indeed. My thoughts and prayers are with the people in that region.

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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #91 on: March 11, 2011, 02:34:48 AM »
Prayers for those affected.  :'( :(
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #92 on: March 11, 2011, 02:59:48 AM »
I dont get cable, so I cant watch CNN. I just saw pictures of people on the top of an airport terminal bldg. I assume it is Haneda Sendai Airport. I would think Narita is too far inland to be under water like in the photos.
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #94 on: March 11, 2011, 03:42:45 AM »
These earthquakes are caused by the collision of two oceanic plates. The events started at March 9, 2011 at 2:45 UTC. It stared with a 7.2 quake


Number of quakes                Richter Scale
1                                           7.2
15                                         5.0-5.9
4                                           6.0-6.9
1                                           5.0

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6                                          6.0-6.9
1                                          8.9
6                                          6.3-7.1
2                                          5.8-5.9
3                                          6.1-6.3
6                                          5.4-5.9
3                                          6.2-6.5
3                                          5.4-5.9

That is total of 51 earthquakes greater than 5.0. I filtered out the quakes that were less than 5.0 I am sure there were many smaller pre-shocks and after-shocks too. The average time between quakes is about 5 minutes.

This information is from the NEIC in Boulder Colorado.
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #95 on: March 11, 2011, 04:01:39 AM »
Anyone know of a live web cam for Kansai Airport in Osaka......it is built on a man made island in Osaka Bay.
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #96 on: March 11, 2011, 04:30:25 AM »
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #97 on: March 11, 2011, 06:58:33 AM »
My heart goes out to everyone in Japan and China affected by these disasters. Christchurch is also just beginning its recovery....Such a sad time.
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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #98 on: March 11, 2011, 08:30:17 AM »
Here's some video of the tsunami hitting an airport in Sendai:



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Re: TAR Disaster Curse
« Reply #99 on: March 11, 2011, 08:31:26 AM »
The tsunami was crazy...

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/11/japan.tsunami.damage/index.html?hpt=C1

Did anybody see the video???

Omg.. it's scary...

Heart and prayers goes out to EVERYONE who's affected! :'( :'( :'( :'(


 

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