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Magnitude 8.9 earthquake rocks Japan

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Magnitude 8.9 earthquake rocks Japan

Los Angeles Times report.....
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-japan-quake-20110311,0,1950058.story
includes dramatic movie of Tsunami striking.....        Shocked
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It's just been announced that it is 8000 times more powerful than the recent problems in New Zealand.  An interesting thing in the news is that they are already out repairing electricity cables.
26 people are now known to have died.
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The West Coast of America and Hawaii are on full alert also.
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A new warning that New Zealand could be hit. Can they take any more?  The alert states that NZ could be hit at 6.15am.
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if this is accurate it is really serious http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/03/10/monster-earthquake-off-of-japanese-coast-7-9/
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UPDATE:  Japanese media reporting the city of Kurihara has been completely destroyed, population 77,000+
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Lots of significant aftershocks: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php
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NKH Steam if you can get over how bad the news anchor is, it's up to date Japanese news channel from Japan.  It isn't saying anything about Kurihara, my thoughts are with the people in Japan who must be terrified and awaiting possible after shocks Sad
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Just watching on TV horrendous Cry it is surprising how many tremors we get in the UK have a look at the "Earthquake" section on my website
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This is the 7th worst quake on record.
Japan seems to have been well prepared.  Their atomic plants, bullet trains etc. closed down automatically.  So far no problems have been encountered with the atomic plants.
It's just been announced a state of emergency has been declared at a nuclear plant because the cooling system has failed.
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Just clicked on another link to Ustream TV for japanese TV coverage.... and guess what..... 10 secs in and I see the "PlusNet" tv ad..... still showing it at £6.49  Embarrassed
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Wow....those were some serious aftershocks in jelv's link Shocked
...and recorded graphically http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/helicorder/heli.html click on 'View'.
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Try selecting Component Very Long Period and click View - then select yesterday to see what it normally looks like!
Looks like it's left the whole of the earth's crust ringing like a bell.
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Quite a contrast Shocked
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Quite a contrast Shocked

If you select Short View and view the 7th, then 8th and 9th, you can see the noise increasing. Maybe that is normal and not a reliable indicator of an impending quake.
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