Tsunami Hit Northen Japan

A shelter from all those GPS talks. Share a joke or chat casually on other topics. Your post count will not increase if you post here :)

Moderators: Moderators, Regional Mappers

Forum rules
1. Be nice to each other and respect the moderators. Post in normal font size, color and weight. Follow Nettiquette
2. NO abuse, profanity and insults
3. NO debate on political, religious, racial and sexual matters
4. NO pornographic or nudity picture/video
5. NO spamming, cross posting and opening of duplicate topics
6. NO advertisement post or link
7. NO post/link to warez, cracks, serials or illegally obtained copyrighted content
8. Each message posted is owned by and is the opinion of the original poster. Neither mfm nor its owner or moderators are legally responsible for anything posted on the forum.
User avatar
alyem
Regional Mapper
Posts: 2140
Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:23 pm
Location: K. Lumpur (Nuvi 710, Legend Hcx) and Oregon 300

Tsunami Hit Northen Japan

Postby alyem » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:31 pm

2 and half hours ago.. a 10m Tsunami hit Northen Japan after a 8.9 earthquake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPH_Qlheats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXJvQlAhr4M
73, 9w2yyl
You need the MAP, We need your TRACK

User avatar
alyem
Regional Mapper
Posts: 2140
Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:23 pm
Location: K. Lumpur (Nuvi 710, Legend Hcx) and Oregon 300

Re: Tsunami Hit Northen Japan

Postby alyem » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:40 pm

Yesterday CNN new was expected the tsunami would be half of meter high..

But today.. it hit at 10 meter high..

By the CNN Wire Staff
March 9, 2011 -- Updated 1057 GMT (1857 HKT)
(CNN) -- A tsunami advisory has been issued in Japan after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan's main island of Honshu, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Wednesday.

The quake was centered 169 kilometers (105 miles) off the east coast of Honshu, directly east of the city of Sendai, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred about 8.8 miles below the earth's surface, the USGS said. The expected height of the tsunami was only expected to be 0.5 meters (19.6 inches).

CNN correspondent Kyung Lah said she could feel the earthquake in Tokyo, 267 miles southwest of the quake's epicenter, and said the shaking lasted as long as three minutes, but that there was no significant damage.

TV Asahi showed video of boats rocking back and forth, as well as images taken from shaken city cams as the earthquake hit.

CNN's Kyung Lah in Tokyo contributed to this report.
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiap ... /?hpt=Sbin
73, 9w2yyl
You need the MAP, We need your TRACK

User avatar
moeyhc
Valued Contributor
Posts: 2232
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:53 am
Location: Penang - Nuvi 300, 205W, 2575RLM, M1200, M1000B/C, Papago N1

Re: Tsunami Hit Northen Japan

Postby moeyhc » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:42 pm

I just called my friends in Tokyo and they are all safe and sound... The quake in Tokyo is around 5.0
Common Sense Is Not Common.

User avatar
tlchuan
Polygon Mapper
Posts: 2009
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:15 am
Location: Subang Jaya (x10 & Oregon 300)Garmin 255w sgmy, 2575RLM, Wayway 5035
Contact:

Re: Tsunami Hit Northen Japan

Postby tlchuan » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:47 pm

Hope Japan people is safe
Image

User avatar
sobamy
Polygon Mapper
Posts: 2045
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:51 am
Location: Selangor - Garmin Nuvi 1350 Nuvi 2575R

Re: Tsunami Hit Northen Japan

Postby sobamy » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:08 pm

The earthquake was reported by GDACS to be at 8.8.
I subscribed to GDACS and whenever there is any natural catastrophe around the world,
GDACS will SMS and email me. You can also subscribe to GDACS - it's free.
GDACS stands for Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
Below is their website:

http://www.gdacs.org/reports.asp?eventT ... &tsid=2371

OR

http://www.gdacs.org/


In view of the earthquake which may affect underground cables, access into their website may be slow.
~~ freely receive ~ freely give ~~

Image

User avatar
hbt
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:02 am

Re: Tsunami Hit Northen Japan

Postby hbt » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:32 am

it's a sad day for all mankind....let's pray for them.

on the GPS point of view... do you think this will affect GPS?

from cnn:

Quake moves Japan coast, shifts Earth's axis
CNN
Updated Mar 12, 2011 at 01:03pm IST


Tokyo: The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami on Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by eight feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.

"At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (eight feet), and we have seen a map from GSI (Geospatial Information Authority) in Japan showing the pattern of shift over a large area is consistent with about that much shift of the land mass," said Kenneth Hudnut, a geophysicist with the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Reports from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy estimated the 8.9-magnitude quake shifted the planet on its axis by nearly four inches (10 centimeters).
LOVE THY NEIGHBORS

User avatar
silverbeauty
Moderator
Posts: 3525
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:29 pm
Location: Sin-Ka-Pu-Ra Garmin Nüvi1350, 3790T, Fenix, eTrex HcX Panasonic ICE+Garmin Samsung Note3 Apple iPad3

Re: Tsunami Hit Northen Japan

Postby silverbeauty » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:11 am

I was in the Philippines when it happen. Everywhere, people were glued to any public television sets that was showing live coverage of the quake in Japan.


Return to “Free & Easy”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests