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8.8 earthquake in japan , tsunami warnings indonesia, russia

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x-scratch    134

was updated to a 8.9 link

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team_NOOB    17

watching this on the news right now.. the wave of debris sweeping across the land was incredible.

hope casualties are minimal

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Biotoxic_hazard_835    154

WOW !! I am watching on CNN and the footage is frightening.

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mudslag    10,456

WOW !! I am watching on CNN and the footage is frightening.

hard to believe whats going on

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homeboyrocketshoulders    10

Been watching it on the news, footage is crazy.

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ArKeYa    12

Been following this on tv too for half an hour now. Can't believe the live video of actual tsunami advancing through the land, buildings, etc.

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acnpt    39

They were just reading out the expected arrival times of the Tusamani waves on CNN :(

Holy ****, massive fire at an LPG refinery.

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Vykranth    527

This just awful. This is probably one of the greatest ever recorded earthquake. The video of the tsunami wave sweeping the land is scary.

I hope that the international community is already scrambling relief efforts to help the Japanese people.

Still, I fear that there will be a lot of casualities.

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DanielG    0

I hope the victims will get help as soon as possible :/

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BlueScreenOfDeath    416

Check out the after shocks:

MAG ----UTC DATE-TIME ----LAT deg ----LON deg ----DEPTH ---- Region

6.3 2011/03/11 07:14:59 36.648 141.811 25.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

5.8 2011/03/11 07:10:59 37.899 142.734 30.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

6.3 2011/03/11 06:57:14 35.758 140.992 30.2 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

6.3 2011/03/11 06:48:47 37.993 142.764 22.3 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

7.1 2011/03/11 06:25:50 38.106 144.553 19.7 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

6.8 2011/03/11 06:15:45 36.126 140.234 30.2 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

6.4 2011/03/11 06:07:21 36.401 141.862 35.4 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

6.4 2011/03/11 06:06:11 39.025 142.316 25.1 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

8.9 2011/03/11 05:46:23 38.322 142.369 24.4 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

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Biotoxic_hazard_835    154

USGS says it's the seventh strongest earthquake ever recorded. It's perplexing to see how fast and far inland the tsunami water was moving.

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LiveAndFight    7

My cousin lives in Utsunomiya is there bad damage there?

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Paul Ferson    51

There are so many major events happening in the world, and it's only three months into 2011. We've already had revolution in the Middle East, a massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and I imagine there will be much more still. I know the 2012 stuff is probably a conspiracy and all the rest, but with all this happening at once you have to wonder... It's a shame that Japan was struck by two more catastrophes, but there is little that we can do to stop them from running their course. :(

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Chr1zt1an    8

My cousin lives in Utsunomiya is there bad damage there?

Well here's an image, don't know if it helps...

Location (Lat/Long): 36.1255 | 140.2337

Country: Japan

Province: Kanto

Region: Near The East Coast Of Honshu

eq104722.png

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CUBBYJR2005    13

very scary watching it on CNN and my prays go out to the people in Japan. Also guessing the doomsday people will use this and say the end of the world is coming May 11,2011 or Dec 21,2012 and say this is proof.

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ghostrider86    3

There are so many major events happening in the world, and it's only three months into 2011. We've already had revolution in the Middle East, a massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and I imagine there will be much more still. I know the 2012 stuff is probably a conspiracy and all the rest, but with all this happening at once you have to wonder... It's a shame that Japan was struck by two more catastrophes, but there is little that we can do to stop them from running their course. :(

This stuff happened before and it will happen again. We just have much more sources of information (TV channels, Internet, Facebook, Twitter) so we learn about events much faster than we used to. The last major earthquake in Japan was in 1995 (?) - there was over 6000 casualties. Did you heard about it? Be cause I did not.

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Paul Ferson    51

This stuff happened before and it will happen again. We just have much more sources of information (TV channels, Internet, Facebook, Twitter) so we learn about events much faster than we used to. The last major earthquake in Japan was in 1995 (?) - there was over 6000 casualties. Did you heard about it? Be cause I did not.

It was the Kobe earthquake, wasn't it? I didn't hear about it because I wasn't alive at the time. :p

Yeah, it has happened before, but being able to find out more about it within minutes of it happening makes it appear more dangerous. While it is dangerous it appears more-so now that we can find out what is happening almost as soon as it happens.

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Skyfrog    814

Those videos are terrifying, seeing it washing over busy highways and cars disappearing, whole towns. :(

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RoomKid    15

This is sad :(

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CentralDogma    145

God...

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mdtaUK    58

I am due to fly out to Tokyo on the 23rd for 10 days. My first time visiting the country. I do hope we don't have casualties in the hundreds.

Japan, we are thinking of you!

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ghostrider86    3

It was the Kobe earthquake, wasn't it? I didn't hear about it because I wasn't alive at the time. :p

Yeah, it has happened before, but being able to find out more about it within minutes of it happening makes it appear more dangerous. While it is dangerous it appears more-so now that we can find out what is happening almost as soon as it happens.

I think it's great that you can learn about something minutes after it happened. It gives you time to do something. I just hope that just after the earthquake enough people have been informed (by SMS, Twitter, Phone, Internet, TV) about possibility of tsunami waves that they had time to do something about it and evacuate in time.

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Reacon    135

I think it's great that you can learn about something minutes after it happened. It gives you time to do something. I just hope that just after the earthquake enough people have been informed (by SMS, Twitter, Phone, Internet, TV) about possibility of tsunami waves that they had time to do something about it and evacuate in time.

Something happens in Japan, and the entire country knows in minutes - you can bet on it. Out here, in Montana, however, we hear week old stories as "breaking news".

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