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Offline Tamashii

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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 10:07:25 AM »
Yeah, those waves are affecting us in San Fran as well.

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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 10:29:55 AM »
8.9 on the Richter Scale, that's devastating... I hope the Death toll won't reach much higher than it is at present...

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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 11:00:50 AM »
When I first heard about it and asked: What scale? I couldn't believe it.. damn 8.9
Lets just hope they prepared enough for this kind of thing.

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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011, 04:21:18 PM »
How soon is too soon for a Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 joke?

In all seriousness, I have friends who are heavily affected by this disaster. I'd love it if everyone donated to the Red Cross (http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_main&s_src=F8HWA002) or any other charitable organization of your choice. Without Japan, this website would have never existed... so help them out in their time of need. I did.
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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011, 04:52:06 PM »
Jesus Christ. I've got calls and mails by some of my friends who have been affected by the disaster as well. I'll be donating to one of the funds sometime tomorrow, whenever I get the chance to go out. Wishing all for the best for the victims of the earthquake / tsunami.

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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 04:54:54 PM »
In all seriousness, I have friends who are heavily affected by this disaster. I'd love it if everyone donated to the Red Cross (http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_main&s_src=F8HWA002) or any other charitable organization of your choice. Without Japan, this website would have never existed... so help them out in their time of need. I did.
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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2011, 11:17:22 PM »
I know the numbers haven't stopped going up yet, but if you think about it, a magnitude 8.9 earthquake and resulting Tsunami driving 6 miles inland resulting in so few deaths is a minor miracle.  Not trying to take anything away from the tragedy of those who have died, but look at Indonesia and Samoa.  The Japanese were better prepared, obviously, but not everything went to plan either and things are still looking much rosier than they could have been.

I'm paying attention now to the stories around the nuclear plants.  Ye gods if the reports about radiation leaking out are true.
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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2011, 01:09:30 AM »
I would like to quote what my friend told me concerning Japan and earthquakes:
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Japan is probably the most well-equipped country in dealing with earthquakes.
I do agree with him, but to see that we're talking about a magnitude 8.9 earthquake, there's only so much a country can do against.

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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2011, 01:32:42 AM »
There is something to be marveled at and yet feared by this event. It is a wonder that Japan has had far fewer deaths than many other lesser natural disasters in less prepared locations, and yet even with such preparation we are still so much at the mercy of Nature that it still comes crumbling down with the current mortality rate and situation.

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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2011, 02:04:53 AM »
I also forgot to add: I can imagine how badly flooded and chaotic the hospitals and medical sites would be right now. Worse, I have a lingering fear that being a graying population won't make things easier either.

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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2011, 04:21:53 AM »
Tokyo wasn't hit terribly bad. People are gathering food and water just in case. Right now the most dangerous areas are farther in the north in Fukushima/Ibaraki/Iwate/Miyagi. The official death count is 250+ now, with the missing persons count around the same amount. Projected deaths at 1000+. Rescue and emergency crews are still clearing roads and getting in; electricity in some areas is starting to come back after a day of no energy.

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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2011, 10:53:11 AM »
There is a second nuclear crisis.

10,000 are feared dead now.

There is a threat of another 7.0 in the next few days, along with continuous 5.0, 6.0 aftershocks.

It's not improving.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/13/japan-earthquake-tsunami-nuclear-crisis

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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2011, 07:28:06 PM »
For the record, our old friend and former reviewer Kurier is in Japan as of right now and he is okay.

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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2011, 06:18:31 AM »
There is a second nuclear crisis.

10,000 are feared dead now.

There is a threat of another 7.0 in the next few days, along with continuous 5.0, 6.0 aftershocks.

It's not improving.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/13/japan-earthquake-tsunami-nuclear-crisis
I'm just baffled and horrified by this 10000 number.  Just yesterday the reports were of a possible 2000 dead.  Now that number's been just about confirmed and some of the more extreme estimates are touting numbers in the tens of thousands.  We can only hope it doesn't reach that.

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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2011, 03:34:30 PM »
I'm not surprised that the number has skyrocketed. In tsunamis, bodies begin to wash ashore as the water recedes; this was the case in the Christmas Tsunami back in '04 as well. Grizzly, but unfortunately true.

Secondly, there's no risk of a nuclear meltdown or any sort of large-scale disaster. If anyone would like to learn more about this, I'd like to direct you here:

http://bravenewclimate.com/2011/03/13/fukushima-simple-explanation/

Though the explosions are rather troubling and reflect a lack of accountability and transparency on TEPCO's part, they are not serious. I can only hope that scaremongering doesn't kill off new nuclear power plants. If anything, it's disgusting that the media is so obsessed with two nuclear reactors when there are thousands dying from non-nuclear related calamity just nearby.
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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2011, 04:02:22 PM »
Akira, by now you should be fairly cynical to people with agendas using any event or excuse to push their beliefs into the open forum.  Doesn't matter how unethical or shameful it is to use the misery and suffering of an entire nation to your advantage, as the ends justify the means with these jackals.
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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2011, 05:36:34 PM »
Yeah, definitely, but it doesn't make it any less repulsive.

Keep those donations coming--- the big crunch is coming up. What's going to happen when supermarkets are empty and gas pumps are dry?
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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2011, 08:20:25 PM »
I think the long term problems are much more dire.  Japan was already in a bit of a debt crisis, and the spending they're going to have to do to replace infrastructure and the loss of those power plants is not going to help.  The economic situation will get much worse and could last decades...
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Re: Japan Hit By Biggest Earthquake in its History
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2011, 04:56:53 PM »
This is just a horrible case where everything that could go wrong does. And I was shocked that the media kept on going on about the nuclear reactors, by all means when the crisis is all over you can debate over the safety issues raised, but I concur with Akira, anti-nuclear supporters using this situation to "prove a point" when there are thousands of Japanese washing up on the shore is horrifying. Japan will be in trouble for a long time, well after this crisis is over.
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