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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


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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
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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
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Re: Tsunami Hit Northen Japan

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

Hope Japan people is safe

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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



In view of the earthquake which may affect underground cables, access into their website may be slow.
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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
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).

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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.

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