Sendai Earthquake: Tsunami Video

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    Mar 11, 2011 10:58 PM GMT
    Video from Austrian Broadcasting (Österreichischer Rundfunk, ORF) of the tsunami coming inland.

    http://iptv.orf.at/stories/2046982/
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    Mar 12, 2011 2:25 AM GMT
    that is surreal.
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    Mar 12, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    Wow, that is unbelievable! I pray that they will recover and that those who lost loved ones will be able to cope!
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    Mar 12, 2011 3:09 AM GMT
    i just saw that on TV while eating out with friends. We all stopped eating and dropped our jaws, literally. Same went with the rest of the restaurant.

    There was one guy laughing.... icon_evil.gif
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    Mar 12, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    I watched this with my friend earlier. Surreal
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    Mar 12, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    ddt8665 saidi just saw that on TV while eating out with friends. We all stopped eating and dropped out jaws, literally. Same went with the rest of the restaurant.

    There was one guy laughing.... icon_evil.gif


    Somebody was laughing? How awful! And what a douchebag!!!
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    Mar 12, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    Horrible tragedy.. the death toll is going to be horrendous. Thoughts and prayers go out to our friends in Japan. I hope the U.S. puts forth a tremendous response to help.

    Is it me or are these things happening more frequently?
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    Mar 12, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    Disturbing in the extreme.
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    Mar 12, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    sdgman saidHorrible tragedy.. the death toll is going to be horrendous. Thoughts and prayers go out to our friends in Japan. I hope the U.S. puts forth a tremendous response to help.

    Is it me or are these things happening more frequently?


    I don't know if they are happening more frequently, but bigger and more devastating. I think we are due for a big one here in the US and most likely CA has the greatest potential. Weather in general just seems to be more extreme and violent all over. We had the biggest blizzard ever this winter in the history of Milwaukee and weather has been colder than normal.
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    Mar 12, 2011 8:10 AM GMT
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    ddt8665 saidi just saw that on TV while eating out with friends. We all stopped eating and dropped out jaws, literally. Same went with the rest of the restaurant.

    There was one guy laughing.... icon_evil.gif


    Somebody was laughing? How awful! And what a douchebag!!!


    yeah we were eating wonton noodle soup (SangKee, best restaurant in Philadelphia imo) and half of the place was filled with Asians. That didnt really matter but there was this white guy just turned to the direction of the TV, watched the flood for like 10 secs and giggled, then returned to his noodles... like WTF is so funny
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    Mar 12, 2011 8:30 AM GMT
    i saw this at work as well.. it so unreal.. ive never seen anything like it.
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    Mar 12, 2011 8:40 AM GMT
    Massive Japan Quake: First Photos

    http://www.life.com/image/ugc1181551/in-gallery/57631/massive-japan-quake-first-photos#index/0
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    Mar 12, 2011 8:47 AM GMT
    sdgman saidHorrible tragedy.. the death toll is going to be horrendous. Thoughts and prayers go out to our friends in Japan. I hope the U.S. puts forth a tremendous response to help.

    Is it me or are these things happening more frequently?


    The following US Naval ships are underway....praise God for our Navy personnel!

    Here is a list of U.S. Navy vessels being positioned for earthquake and tsunami relief, according to the Pentagon.

    USS ESSEX, (an amphibious assault vessel -- complement: 1,200 (Navy) 1,800 (Marines) with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, this morning. The ship is making preparations to depart as early as Friday evening.

    USS BLUE RIDGE (command and control ship -- complement: approximately 1,500 all Navy), which arrived in Singapore this morning, is loading a Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief kit and making preparations to depart Saturday morning.

    The USS BOXER Amphibious Ready Group, which includes:

    * USS BOXER (amphibious assault ship complement: 1,174 Navy, 2,070 Marines).

    * USS GREEN BAY (amphibious transport dock - complement: approximately 360 crew -- can deliver a force of approximately 800 Marines).

    * USS COMSTOCK (amphibious dock landing ship - complement: approximately 347 Navy crew and approximately 400 Marines), is currently at sea in the Western Pacific en route to a scheduled replenishment in Guam.

    The USS RONALD REAGAN carrier strike group is now at sea in the Western Pacific en route to a scheduled port visit to South Korea, but is postured to respond if directed. The RONALD REAGAN is a nuclear-powered carrier with 3,200 Navy crew and 2,480 aviators and air wing personnel, and approximately 85 planes.

    The USS TORTUGA, (dock landing ship -- complement: approximately 410 Navy crew and 400 Marines) currently in Sasebo, Japan, is making preparations to get underway as early as Friday evening.

    The landing ships USS HARPER'S FERRY and USS GERMANTOWN were in the Pacific and have been redirected to Japan.

    The aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON is in maintenance and docked in Yokosuka, Japan.
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    Mar 12, 2011 8:54 AM GMT
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    sdgman saidHorrible tragedy.. the death toll is going to be horrendous. Thoughts and prayers go out to our friends in Japan. I hope the U.S. puts forth a tremendous response to help.

    Is it me or are these things happening more frequently?


    I don't know if they are happening more frequently, but bigger and more devastating. I think we are due for a big one here in the US and most likely CA has the greatest potential. Weather in general just seems to be more extreme and violent all over. We had the biggest blizzard ever this winter in the history of Milwaukee and weather has been colder than normal.


    Of course the potential for a major quake in CA is always there, but the difference is that they would likely not cause tsunamis like the one in Japan as in CA two tectonic plates are moving opposite to each other horizontally, while Japan is on the edge of a subduction zone. The Pacific NW is more in danger of tsunamis such as this as there we have the same scenario as in Japan with the Juan de Fuca plate being suducted under the North American plate.

    The other thing is because of cameras and media reporting more, we hear more about these things, not just from the media, but from amateur videographers as well.
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    Mar 12, 2011 9:37 AM GMT
    So scary in Hawaii because watching what happened in Japan didn't know WTH to expect. Lets just say, will sleep much better tonight.
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    Mar 14, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
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    Columbusite said
    ddt8665 saidi just saw that on TV while eating out with friends. We all stopped eating and dropped out jaws, literally. Same went with the rest of the restaurant.

    There was one guy laughing.... icon_evil.gif


    Somebody was laughing? How awful! And what a douchebag!!!


    yeah we were eating wonton noodle soup (SangKee, best restaurant in Philadelphia imo) and half of the place was filled with Asians. That didnt really matter but there was this white guy just turned to the direction of the TV, watched the flood for like 10 secs and giggled, then returned to his noodles... like WTF is so funny


    This is probably the reason why he laughed... http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1430939/
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    Mar 14, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
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    sdgman saidHorrible tragedy.. the death toll is going to be horrendous. Thoughts and prayers go out to our friends in Japan. I hope the U.S. puts forth a tremendous response to help.

    Is it me or are these things happening more frequently?


    I don't know if they are happening more frequently, but bigger and more devastating. I think we are due for a big one here in the US and most likely CA has the greatest potential. Weather in general just seems to be more extreme and violent all over. We had the biggest blizzard ever this winter in the history of Milwaukee and weather has been colder than normal.


    I understand the geological formation offshore west of Oregon/Washington is similar to that of Sumatra. Experts expect a similar monster quake to occur sometime in the future there. I guess that's why there are so many volcanoes up there.