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Date: 03/11/11 05:34 AM

58 Responses to 8.9 Mag. Quake Hits Japan With Huge Tsunami

  1. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2011 at 5:40 am
    Link: 8.9 Mag. Quake Hits Japan With Huge Tsunami - It`s the NHK live feed. Comment with any other live-feed links you may have. YouTube has one running too.
  2. Profile photo of HtF
    HtF Female 18-29
    53 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 5:48 am
    Hawaii news coverage.http://www.kitv.com/video/27157579/detail.html
  3. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2011 at 5:49 am
    I used to live in Tokyo. My prayers to the people of Japan.
  4. Profile photo of bluevayero
    bluevayero Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 5:57 am
    lets hope noone is even hurt
  5. Profile photo of Trypno
    Trypno Male 18-29
    474 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 6:08 am
    Japan is saying it was a 7.9 earthquake, not 8.9, but still, they are being inundated by a massive Tsunami. I`m praying for those affected by this.
    Here`s what Al Jazeera English is saying
    http://english.aljazeera.net/
  6. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 6:12 am
    @Trypno

    "I`m praying for those affected"

    Because it is, quite literally, the very least you can do.

    Stop praying, all of you, and actually do something USEFUL. You know, like make a donation towards aid.
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    DeathToLems Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 6:23 am
    damn hope my friend is alright
  8. Profile photo of jakillz2
    jakillz2 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 6:28 am
    @bluevayero

    "lets hope noone is even hurt"

    Why do I find this ignorant?
  9. Profile photo of Trypno
    Trypno Male 18-29
    474 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 6:32 am
    @Musuko
    Thanks, because what we need now is a flame war from insensitive people such as yourself. If I had money I`d donate it, but since I don`t have money and I live in the US, all I can do is pray. non-nice individual
    Data from the Live Disaster Map

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  10. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    March 11, 2011 at 6:33 am
    Gerry - where are you? Check in.
  11. Profile photo of insanmonster
    insanmonster Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 6:37 am
    Here is what I have gathered so far,
    1) There are at least 60 people dead (unfortunately probably a lot more)
    2) This is the 7th most powerful earthquake in recorded history
    3)and this could be the most devastating earthquake in recorded history (it is the highest on the Richter scale in an area this populated)
    4) If you must reach loved ones and friends, e-mail them or skype them but try to keep off the phone/ save it for emergency use
    5)It hit North East Japan, Tokyo has been affected but no serious damage
    6) Hawaii has not been hit yet but they might be affected by a Tsunami so the coast is being evacuated currently

  12. Profile photo of Francakes
    Francakes Female 18-29
    157 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 6:39 am
    @ Musuko42

    You don`t have to STOP praying. Musuko42 is a jerk.

    And what makes you think Japan wants our handout anyway? This isn`t Nikki Manaj giving money to the babies in Hattie.
  13. Profile photo of insanmonster
    insanmonster Male 18-29
    291 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 6:39 am
    AlJazeera on Japan
  14. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 11, 2011 at 6:46 am

    I was up at 11 last night and watched it happen live on tv. Watched water rolling over their farmlands and city scapes. All the cars driving away and people running as if someone had yelled "GODZIRRA!"

    Seriously though, this is gonna hurt their movie industry. Probably delay those quality family films we`ve enjoyed here at IAB
  15. Profile photo of Ghostofme16
    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
    386 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 6:56 am
    Currently almost 300 dead... Hundreds more missing...
    Everyone looks so goddamn calm though! Like it happens all the time! O_o
  16. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2011 at 6:58 am
    8.9? Holy balls, that`s huge. Hope most people are OK, and thanks Crakr for providing the link so fast.
  17. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2011 at 7:03 am
    @Trypno- I agree. PLEASE no flame war over a natural disaster.
  18. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 7:15 am
    @Francakes- No, you don`t have to stop praying. It`s certainly not hurting anything. But musuku42 has a point- if you can afford to provide material assistance, you should. No matter how wealthy a country is, none are fully prepared to respond to a disaster of this magnitude without assistance from the Global community. There are numerous non-profit relief organizations who will be assisting people affected by this disaster for months and years to come- any one of them can use as much financial assistance as they can get.
  19. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 7:15 am
    Praying is great, it allows people to do absolutely nothing and still feel like they`ve contributed!
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    furryblob Male 18-29
    574 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 7:16 am
    Bloody hell, thats shocking :(
    also...

    @Trypno If you don`t want a flame war, then don`t start one, go `pray` if you want but don`t feel like thats doing something.
  21. Profile photo of FreeMark
    FreeMark Male 18-29
    25 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 7:22 am
    I`ll just leave this here.


  22. Profile photo of furryblob
    furryblob Male 18-29
    574 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 7:25 am
    @FreeMark Oh great, just what we need. The retarded trolls who think this is all a laugh. You`re the worst of the lot.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 7:25 am
    I forgot to take my Bean-O.
  24. Profile photo of DarthJay
    DarthJay Male 30-39
    339 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 7:26 am
    FreeMark...wow. Way. Too. Soon.
  25. Profile photo of FeeFee
    FeeFee Female 18-29
    583 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 7:31 am
    FreeMark...that is so tasteless. I am an awful person for cracking up.
  26. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 7:37 am

    The corporate controlled media don`t want you to know the truth.

    Here`s what really happened.


  27. Profile photo of shappy
    shappy Male 18-29
    757 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 7:38 am
    heres another live feed
  28. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 7:57 am
    @TKD_Master

    "Praying is great, it allows people to do absolutely nothing and still feel like they`ve contributed!"

    Exactly my point.

    And then when they publicly state that they`re praying, what they`re really saying is "look at me, look how great I am for caring...you know, in a way that costs me nothing and doesn`t do anything kind of way."

    If you`re feeling bad for what`s happening, then find a dollar or two and donate it. You`ll relieve your bad feeling (which is why you "pray" in the first place..it`s all about you), but you`ll be doing some actual useful good in the mix.

    But DON`T use it as an excuse to waggle your "sincerity" around by showing off how you closed your eyes and mumbled a few wishes to the empty air. If you must do it, keep it to yourself.

    Because I`m pretty sure the Bible mentions something about showing off (the widow`s mite).
  29. Profile photo of fnkychkn
    fnkychkn Female 40-49
    855 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 7:57 am
    damn I hope people find all their loved ones fast. How terrible.
  30. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 8:02 am

    wow, Musuko42. All that death and devestation and you`re worried
    someone might be wishing good magic on them.

    At least you got your priorities sorted out. . . NOT
  31. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 8:04 am
    Freemark,

    You`re a dick. Please stick to 4Chan.
  32. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 8:04 am
    rick rollin` doesn`t work anymore. You can see the name in the tab before you actually go to the page so you can just click it off... nice try though
  33. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 8:05 am
    So did they take the warning off California? Jeez, this morning the news made it sound like Hawaii was going to be wiped out and then CA was next. Stupid frantic news.
  34. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 8:05 am
    @Gerry1of1

    "wow, Musuko42. All that death and devestation and you`re worried
    someone might be wishing good magic on them."

    Worrying about the death and devastation isn`t going to make it go away now is it?

    Worrying about something you can do nothing to change is useless and mentally damaging.
  35. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 8:24 am
    "Way. Too. Soon."

    That poo makes me facepalm every time. When`s the right time to express one`s thoughts, no matter how retarded they may be? >.>

    That said, it`s all very humorous until it happens to you.
  36. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 8:28 am
    @Gerry1of1

    No, you got that backwards Godzillas next from the nuclear power plant that has no cooling going to its core all that has to happen now is somesort of reptile getting close to it. At least that what the movie tells me.
  37. Profile photo of FreeMark
    FreeMark Male 18-29
    25 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 8:30 am
    @davymid - "Freemark, You`re a dick. Please stick to 4Chan."

    Davymid, The best possible perspective is to stay positive in times of despair. Bringing humor into chaotic destruction simply lightens the mood by putting, even if for a brief second, a smile on peoples faces. I`ve been lurking iab for a long time, if I wanted to "stick to 4chan" I would. I went through and checked and I`ve been on this site longer than all but 2 of the people who posted on this thread(and they only had me beat by a month or so) So lastly, I didn`t call you any names so I`m not sure why you felt the need to toughen up and call me names over the internet. People laughed at it, shouldn`t you call them names as well?

    inb4 ban for speaking my mind and being right.
  38. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 8:33 am
    Musuko42 - "Worrying about the death and devastation isn`t going to make it go away now is it?

    Worrying about something you can do nothing to change is useless and mentally damaging."

    And you think bitching about people who have nothing but good wishes for victims of disaster is a productive thing to do?


  39. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 8:37 am
    Oystah - "did they take the warning off California"

    No. Tsunami is hitting mid California now {8:35 a.m. pacific} and is expected here in San Diego in about 45 minutes.

    but we`re only talking 3 foot waves. Though Crescent City got 8 foot swell. Mostly it`s just a little damage to small boats at dock.

    I haven`t heard of any damage in Hawai`i so I think it`s just the media hyping it up bigger than it is.
  40. Profile photo of Toider
    Toider Male 18-29
    452 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 8:42 am
    Japan has a lot of pride and unity as a country. I`m confident they`ll be able to overcome this.
  41. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 8:46 am
    @Gerry - thx for the update - I was worried about you! LOL!
  42. Profile photo of Kegomatix
    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 9:43 am
    "I went through and checked and I`ve been on this site longer than all but 2 of the people who posted on this thread(and they only had me beat by a month or so)"

    I got ya beat :P

    I think I`ve seen one other person that has been a member longer than myself.
  43. Profile photo of DJDoubleb
    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
    382 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 9:49 am
    Gerry, someday I hope to buy you a beer.
  44. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 10:03 am
    Cheese sauce rice monkey balls can`t we all just get along???
  45. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 10:31 am
    DJDoubleb - "someday I hope to buy you a beer"

    I admit I`ve seen better days, but I still can`t be had for the price of a beer!
    Like a salted peanut!
  46. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3822 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 10:32 am
    Fact: Speaking your mind is not an automatic qualifier for being right.
  47. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 10:41 am
    Davy: You`re all welcome, I was about to go to bed last night and channel surfed to CNN and went :-O

    Felt I had to share it, I hope those of faith will join me with a prayer for Japan right now.
  48. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Japan had a small radiation leak from the nuclear power plant.

    Radiation Leak

    And I just heard on the news they have to release radioactive vapor because the core is not cooling.

    Just what Japan needs.... more radiation.

  49. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 11:27 am
    Davymid, The best possible perspective is to stay positive in times of despair. Bringing humor into chaotic destruction simply lightens the mood by putting, even if for a brief second, a smile on peoples faces.
    Sure, and I could post the "Extreme Jenga twin towers" pic several hours after the attacks on 9-11. Look, this is a public forum - you`re free to post whatever you find funny, just as I`m free to call you a dick if I find it a bit sick.

    inb4 ban for speaking my mind and being right.
    Not how we roll around here, never has been, never will be. You should know that by now.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 11:51 am
    I`m gonna go ahead and claim the "been here longest" title.

    Instead of donating money, Musuko is gonna send over a shipment of Haterade.
  51. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    Here`s youtubes channel with a bunch of home footage youtube
  52. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 12:40 pm
    This one is crazy! If I saw this I`d be panicking Building Shaking
  53. Profile photo of rynEnigma
    rynEnigma Male 18-29
    193 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    This is what japan gets for that horrible dinosaur song posted just before this one.
    Whats that you say? too soon to make jokes, I think not.
  54. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 11:57 pm
    FYI my friends at the Pacific Tsunami warning center told me that almost every island in the Pacific rim were experiencing some seismic activity. They believe the crust had an uplift in the region. Needless the say all the islands (not just Hawaii) were on edge from the tsunami. As this was the second major one in the past year. They also think this activity is not over by a long shot yet.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    March 12, 2011 at 2:35 am
    My spouse came back from the Four Seasons Hualalai in Kona they had a nice 5 foot Tsunami and it basically flooded out the rooms and washed out everything into the ocean. The tourists are now being moved out and the Japanese want to go home today. However that went down the drain. All the flights to Japan from Honolulu were canceled for the next 48 hours.
  56. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 12, 2011 at 6:42 am
    USGS scientists are saying the Japanese coastline has moved 8 feet and they estimate the earth`s axis tilt has moved 4 inches.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    March 12, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:23:32 PM
    "USGS scientists are saying the Japanese coastline has moved 8 feet and they estimate the earth`s axis tilt has moved 4 inches. "

    That means the days are some seconds shorter now right
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 14, 2011 at 5:57 pm
    eeek....

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