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PostSubject: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:58 am

These are probably the most terrifing pictures I've ever seen. The sheer power of this is just mind boggling. Mother nature is really playing up recently. I fear there is going to be more casualties than the tsunami of a few years ago.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709850
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:02 am

Shocked Shocked Shocked


Effing hell! Feel for anyone involved in that!

I think you're right about casualties. As horrific as the Indonesian (??) Tsunami was, it was at a beach resort so there wasn't as much of a built up area as there is here.

That is as you say terrifying indeed. What's going on with the planet? Have we really reached the tipping point?


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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:07 am

Maybe they're right about 2012. scared1
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:15 am

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Maybe they're right about 2012. scared1

Never seen that film, but watching the news over the last 12 months I don't need too..

Earthquakes, Tsunami's, Uprisings against oppressive regimes. A very unstable time indeed...
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:02 am

Just heard on the news that warnings have been made to Australia and the West Coast of America.
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:07 am

Roger. H wrote:
Just heard on the news that warnings have been made to Australia and the West Coast of America.


From the google home page...

Tsunami Alert for New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, and others. Waves expected over the next few hours, caused by 8.9 earthquake in Japan
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:49 am

One of my best mates wife is from Japan...called him this morning to find out if her family are ok. Would seem they are which is blessing...

West Coast of the USA is to be hit you say? That is not good. Lets hope it either doesn't happen, or by the time it reaches the West Coast it's faded away...
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:24 am

At 8.9 this is the 6th most powerful quake ever recorded.
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:27 am

Estimated to hit Hawaii in an hour's time, hopefully it wont be as powerful by then.
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:59 am

OMG!! Crying or Very sad I feel so bad for everyone. I just called my Family in California and woke everyone up Embarassed it's 5am there but I was worried about them. They were sleeping so they knew nothing about the TSUNAMI headed towards the west coast. They are near Chrissy's home. Chrissy How Are You???? group hug

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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:11 am

Roger. H wrote:
At 8.9 this is the 6th most powerful quake ever recorded.

Shocked 8,000 times more powerful than the N.Z. one, apparently.
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:15 am

Roger. H wrote:
Roger. H wrote:
At 8.9 this is the 6th most powerful quake ever recorded.

Shocked 8,000 times more powerful than the N.Z. one, apparently.


Shocked Shocked Crying or Very sad scared1
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:43 am

I'm good...

was shocked to hear what has been going on when I get in late last night...

Southern California is braced and ready for the first of 2 waves the largest to be about 7 ft...So it will cause flooding but they are not evacuating which is good. My brother lives a block from the beach in Ventura so he is keeping me updated and the coast gaurd said they are safe to stay.....

The warning for California is farther North from us so I am grateful for that and praying for everyone to just get through this so safely. Those poor people in Japan....that earthquake lasted for 5 min!!!!! I can't even fathum what that was like and I've been through a huge one.....
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:14 am

At least Japan is prepared for quakes. What with one of the strictest building codes going and Japanese efficiency they seem to have averted major loss of life and buildings collapsing.
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:25 am

Just watched some footage of people queueing up orderly to buy their supplies in a shop that's in virtual darkness because of power cuts. Can you imaging that happening here ?? All the chavs would be rushing in grabbing what they could and running out again !!
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:26 pm

Oh dear. Looks like the early reports of no major loss of life were a bit premature. Truely shocking pictures.

roger wrote:
Just watched some footage of people queueing up orderly to buy their supplies in a shop that's in virtual darkness because of power cuts. Can you imaging that happening here ?? All the chavs would be rushing in grabbing what they could and running out again !!

And thats Japan for you! They still have respect whereas our chavs have none.
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:35 pm

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I'm good...

was shocked to hear what has been going on when I get in late last night...

Southern California is braced and ready for the first of 2 waves the largest to be about 7 ft...So it will cause flooding but they are not evacuating which is good. My brother lives a block from the beach in Ventura so he is keeping me updated and the coast gaurd said they are safe to stay.....

The warning for California is farther North from us so I am grateful for that and praying for everyone to just get through this so safely. Those poor people in Japan....that earthquake lasted for 5 min!!!!! I can't even fathum what that was like and I've been through a huge one.....

Glad you are ok Girlfriend!!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:26 am

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Chrissy wrote:
I'm good...

was shocked to hear what has been going on when I get in late last night...

Southern California is braced and ready for the first of 2 waves the largest to be about 7 ft...So it will cause flooding but they are not evacuating which is good. My brother lives a block from the beach in Ventura so he is keeping me updated and the coast gaurd said they are safe to stay.....

The warning for California is farther North from us so I am grateful for that and praying for everyone to just get through this so safely. Those poor people in Japan....that earthquake lasted for 5 min!!!!! I can't even fathum what that was like and I've been through a huge one.....

Glad you are ok Girlfriend!!! Very Happy

Seconded!

Bit concerned about the Nuclear Power Stations.
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:25 am

Well, Japan has been well and truely hammered. Just as well they have high building codes or this could have been so much worse. Seems it's the tsunami that caused most of the damage and been responcible for most of the deaths.

But, yes, that nuclear power plant looks to be in trouble. Let's hope they manage to control it. Just goes to show though that no matter what you plan for sometimes you just can't plan for the unexpected.
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:49 am

No matter how crap or how hard done by we feel. No matter how much we think that life has shat on us. No matter how shit our job is or wish we had more money. We have F*** all to moan about when you think of what these people are going through at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:53 am

Roger. H wrote:
No matter how crap or how hard done by we feel. No matter how much we think that life has shat on us. No matter how shit our job is or wish we had more money. We have F*** all to moan about when you think of what these people are going through at the moment.

Very, very true. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:13 am

Pete wrote:
Roger. H wrote:
No matter how crap or how hard done by we feel. No matter how much we think that life has shat on us. No matter how shit our job is or wish we had more money. We have F*** all to moan about when you think of what these people are going through at the moment.

Very, very true. Embarassed
Ditto.

There is one thing that I do like about the UK...we are not on a fault line and our natural disasters pale in comparisom to others around the world. Yes, we have flooding, and I don't mean to down playing the effects that this has had on those it affected, but I have not seen entire buildings being flattened by tsunamis and 10,000 people unaccounted for in one area alone.

There was an earthquake in the West Midlands a few years ago and a few roof tiles fell off. Christchurch gets flattened.

Not really comparable.
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:41 am

I live in the land of earthquakes and ours seem like nothing compared to these countries....I am stunned at the loss and so impressed by the spirit and composure of these people..We have so much to learn from them...
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:21 pm

Chrissy wrote:
I live in the land of earthquakes and ours seem like nothing compared to these countries....I am stunned at the loss and so impressed by the spirit and composure of these people..We have so much to learn from them...
Like how to make sushi!...Mmm
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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami   Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:31 am

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Chrissy wrote:
I live in the land of earthquakes and ours seem like nothing compared to these countries....I am stunned at the loss and so impressed by the spirit and composure of these people..We have so much to learn from them...
Like how to make sushi!...Mmm

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