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Date: 03/29/13 07:53 AM

29 Responses to Soil Liquefaction In Japan

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    avail9988 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2013 at 7:54 am
    Link: Soil Liquefaction In Japan - Soil Liquefaction in Japan
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    plimpslap Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2013 at 8:05 am
    what are the masks for?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 29, 2013 at 8:09 am
    Holy Doodlebugs! What the heck was THAT?

    It looked earthquake-like at first.
    Then it looked like a burst water pipe.
    But no pipe on Earth holds THAT much water! It must have been some sort of "underground river" which decided to come up.

    Meanwhile, 100s of Lutherans are carrying a cross along my street... O_o
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2013 at 8:09 am
    This incredible earthquake is happening and all I can think is why isn`t it the norm for people in America to wear masks when they are sick. Why is it so weird to see that in America?
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2013 at 8:10 am
    "Meanwhile, 100s of Lutherans are carrying a cross along my street."

    Looks like they`re finally coming for you 5Cats.
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    SminkyPinky Female 30-39
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    March 29, 2013 at 8:11 am
    holy crap
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 29, 2013 at 8:13 am
    @plimpslap: Air quality. Germ prevention. In an earthquake they put one on (lots of those in Japan) AND it`s just how they roll...

    As @markust mentions: if YOU are feeling ill? It`s kind-of expected that you should wear one to keep it from spreading.

    Naw, we Mennonites have been dealing with Lutherans for 300 years now, we have "their number" eh?

    (Not that I`m Mennonite or anything, just the genetic background...)

    There`s a BIG Lutheran Church at the end of my street...
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2013 at 8:18 am
    that can happen when you build a city on the sea
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 29, 2013 at 8:25 am

    No wonder they`re twisted. They live in some twilightesque land where the ground moves and nothing is securely-normal. Next video will be trees growing down from the sky.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2013 at 8:26 am
    see land reclamation
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2013 at 8:36 am
    Wow that`s crazy! I now have my doors open to all sexy Japanese girls who would like to get off that crazy island!!
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2013 at 9:11 am
    the saddest part of it is that the water ruins all the cleanliness..seriously...i can`t see a piece of trash , a leaf or anything on the ground
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    ledgehead Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2013 at 9:15 am
    Could this be the same reason for the sinkholes in Florida. The sink holes are the result of building on swamps?
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    FartCommandr Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2013 at 9:16 am
    Frikin` women, I swear. Yes a possible sink hole is a real threat, but come on, where are you going to run to? why do you need to scream and cry every little shake? Just enjoy it and stay away from the water coming up because that could be a sign of a sink hole. Otherwise, that is some awesome footage
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    March 29, 2013 at 9:19 am
    Is Japan built on Silly Sand??

    BTW- I was in a tram in Vegas where a Japanese woman was wearing a mask. Wondered if she was protecting me from her germs or if she was worried about our germs. Sometimes I`m tempted to wear a mask while I fly because people can be so gross, coughing and sneezing without bothering to cover their damn mouths!
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    March 29, 2013 at 10:23 am
    Calling Dr Davymid--- explanation please. I have no idea what I just watched but I would run fairly smartly- but I would not know which way to run!!!
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2013 at 10:27 am
    @FartCommandr
    this vidio is from the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 generated a huge tsunami
    thousands died. that way the woman are screaming and crying
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2013 at 11:39 am
    Damn, that is spooky shiznit
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    RAFTE Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    broken pipes
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    I was preparing in my head a decent rant about how this wasnt liquefaction until about halfway through this video.

    This has always been something I wanted to see, and now I have. I live in St Louis, everything is built on a combination of silt/clay/gravel. We are due for a decent earthquake and man o man, the liquefaction that would happen here would be devastating.

    Whats even worse, in a country like that, when you see water rise up, you know something just suddenly fell below the water line.
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    ak4775 Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2013 at 2:46 pm
    Mothra popped out right after this was shot.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    Calling Dr Davymid--- explanation please. I have no idea what I just watched but I would run fairly smartly- but I would not know which way to run!!!
    It`s not really anything to so with building on swamps, or reclaimed land. Soil liquefaction is just when water-saturated soil (this more likely to be silt or clay, judging by the grain size) loses all cohesive strength. Apply massive applied stress - usually due to earthquake P-waves - and the soil loses all shear strength and its effective stress drops to near zero. In other words, the soil ain`t soil any more as you would think of it, now it`s muddy water.

    Ironically, that would also accurately describe what I would be excreting if I were caught up in it.

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    kingdomCome Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2013 at 5:04 pm
    go home land, you`re drunk, you are not the sea, you`re land
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2013 at 7:27 pm
    I`m not convinced
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    mentott510 Male 60-69
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    March 29, 2013 at 7:36 pm
    It looks like the H-Man monster. (Hard to find 1960`s Japanese Sci-Fi flick.)
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    March 30, 2013 at 1:34 am
    thank You very much Sir. No point having a PHD in Earth Science (??) of I can`t use him now and then. where do I run? up down or stay put??
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2013 at 6:16 am
    Madduck my love, I`d stay put. If there`s a goddam earthquake going on, and you`re outdoors, you`re already in the best place. Worse that`s going to happen from this particular earthquake-related thing (soil liquefaction) is that your socks are going to get dirty. I`d be more shatting my pants about a potential tsunami about 5 minutes out. So after this, run inland, in your dirty socks. ;-/
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 30, 2013 at 10:41 am
    @davymid: Excellent explanation! I kinda sorta knew that stuff, but had no way of saying it coherently ;-) like you did!

    I`m so glad I live on the Canadian Shield!
    *kisses the ground*
    No earthquakes for 800 miles!
    *mwa! mwaa!*

    Also unrelated: I have "spell check" on my IE now! It`s amazing how many typos and spelling errors I make...
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    Fortitude Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2013 at 2:45 am
    I live in Christchurch New Zealand, we went through a 7.0 quake not long before the Japan one. All the land around my area is really sandy (I live near the beach) and our whole street was covered in silty water half up your shins

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