Major Earthquakes in Japan

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    An 8.9 off the northeastern coast, Tsunami warnings in effect. They just reported another quake somewhere in the 7 range. I was watching CNN until I realized I was watching people die (from floods.) They had no idea what hit them.

    The floods hit the farmland and their currency already went down. This is gonna destroy their country not on physically but their economy. Very sad.
     
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    It's the like the beginning of the end. Birds and fish dying, major catastrophes around the world...
     
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    Scary stuff..

    praying for them all over there, second one within few days now.
     
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    The whole Northern Pacific is on Tsunami alert. The only positive is that most people will have a chance to be prepared this time. The destruction local to the quake looks terrifying.
     
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    This was a big one. I felt it all the way here in Nagoya. I didn't realize how big it was in Kanto until I turned on the news though.

    One of my Tokyo friends was injured by some falling glass. Sad stuff.
     
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    Hope you and your friend are ok. I'm sorry to hear about your friend
     
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    Well, luckily for me, the earthquake wasn't so strong in my area. I felt it, but beyond the duration of the quake, there was nothing remarkable about it.

    I didn't realize how powerful it was until I turned on the TV. Really shocking stuff.
     
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    Wow, it's becoming quite an epidemic of high profile big quakes :(

    Thankfully here in Christchurch we didn't have to deal with a Tsunami which seems to be the killer in this case, not the quake itself.

    For those of you living in California, which also shares the Pacific Ring of Fire with NZ and Japan, this should be a good wakeup call to make sure that you have your emergency supplies sorted. Make sure to have an emergency meet point discussed with your family so everyone knows to head there and wait. Make sure you have insurance, too!
     
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    It is now nearly 9.30am Western European/UK time. The newws is saying that this is the sisth biggest earhquake ever recordede, and the tsunami is expected to be one of the biggest and most far-reaching. Expected to be higher than many of the low-lying Pacific islands. It's due to hit Hawaii in four hours time.
     
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    US news is saying seventh but I'm not really looking to argue here. Focus needs to be on Tsunami warnings


    http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/
     
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    this was all predicted too....

    2011 will be one of the worst, severe winters in recent history. At the end of winter, a number of Earthquakes will hit the West Coast of the U.S. Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the coastal and mountain areas of Japan, Indonesia, China, Russia, Europe, India and the Middle East!!!!!!!!!!!


    Specifically, Southern California, Washington, British Columbia and Japan will be hit with at least one major quake sometime in the second and third quarter of 2011.

    2011 Earthquake/Environmental Predictions#1, by R.K. Shannon, Tekontah


    http://liveworldpress.wordpress.com...nmental-predictions1-by-r-k-shannon-tekontah/
     
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    Tsunami looks horrendous. Don't know what to say really, other than all the best to them, and my thoughts go out to everyone over there.

    Seems to be a fair bit of activity in that region at the moment - like an earthquake cluster. Presumably it's a knock-on effect from the other ones?
     
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    My thoughts are with all of those affected.
     
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    Earthquakes can't be predicted. The closest to a prediction that scientists can give is a general assumption of when to expect a quake based on previous behaviour of a known fault. Of course, there are plenty of faults that they don't know about and they can strike out of the blue, such as what happened here in Christchurch NZ.
     
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    Those are aftershocks. You'll generally get hit by a bunch of them after the initial quake and they can then continue for months. Christchurch is still getting aftershocks 7 months on from our 7.1 quake in September, ontop of aftershocks from the 6.3 in Feb.
     
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    Watching the BBC news images it's hard (once again) to take in the magnitude of these events. Not to make light of it but it's so devastating it's unreal, like watching a movie. I'm almost expecting to see Godzilla appear.
    Just hope the people in the provincial areas will leave their homes and possessions to get to safety and that those nuclear power plants don't fail.
    We are very lucky in the UK not to have to live with these geo seismic threats. I thank whatever I do or don't believe in that my headaches today will be small ones.
     
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