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Inside A Tokyo Grocery Store During The Quake

Hits: 17394 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: yzarc_jr
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Male, 18-29, Western US
 7 Posts
Sunday, March 20, 2011 7:01:01 PM
Clean Up on Isle.... I'm on lunch be back later..

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25200 Posts
Monday, March 14, 2011 5:36:35 PM
yet they tried to hold up the stock, dedication!

Male, 18-29, Canada
 190 Posts
Monday, March 14, 2011 9:55:08 AM
i love how the employees are desparatly trying to save the merchandise instead of getting the fark out of the building.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 439 Posts
Monday, March 14, 2011 7:05:19 AM
I don't understand earthquakes really, I get the theory behind them but my brain just doesn't like to think about it sensibly.

Female, 18-29, S. America
 126 Posts
Sunday, March 13, 2011 4:49:07 PM
scaaaary! ;-;

Male, 50-59, Western US
 909 Posts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 7:01:03 PM
So, grocery store employees routinely wear surgical masks?

Male, 18-29, Europe
 78 Posts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:28:17 PM
Hey! Not too much stock was lost considering it was an earthquake.. I heard them going straight to work at the tills shortly after the quake stopped lol! Some how i think they will bounce back :P

Male, 30-39, Western US
 44 Posts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:00:47 PM
Almost completely off topic, but I was surprised to see that the grocery store and set-up looked identical to any ginormous chain store here in the states. I'm not sure what I expected.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2764 Posts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 12:19:43 PM
Damn, and to think you'd have to deal with after shocks for quite a while after that...

Male, 18-29, Western US
 426 Posts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 11:23:38 AM
Best way to describe an earthquake is like trying to walk when a bus is moving, or when your on a cruise the waves are really heavy. Almost feels as if you yourself are dizzy and cant walk straight. IT's a very awkward feeling, I hate earthquakes. Stupid california.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 84 Posts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 9:50:27 AM
I'm guessing most of you (especially those living in Eastern US) have no idea what an earthquake feels like. Sometimes it's best to stay indoors under strong columns. Japan is a country that is prepared for earthquakes (most buildings specially in the cities, are built to resist quakes). Coming from a quake prone country, in certain cases they do recommend you stay inside and take cover under columns. Also, with a quake as strong as that one, it's pretty hard to walk.

Male, 30-39, Asia
 791 Posts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 8:37:12 AM
Just to answer some of the comments here. I have been in Tokyo for almost 10 years and I can tell you there are a lot of quakes. This quake felt just like all the other quakes that we shrug off as a minor annoyance. But the problem is it didn't stop after a 10 seconds like all the others, it just kept getting worse and worse. Most people were prepared for a small shake, but honestly by the time you realize it's not stopping you couldn't even walk without falling down. Really there is not much you can do but get into some immediate cover and ride it out. So I didn't see the reactions on the video as unusual.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 440 Posts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 7:19:39 AM
"... and trying to save corporate merchandise during an emergency rather than seeking safety. Dumbasses."

Japan has earthquakes quite often. There is nothing to immediately tell you how powerful the earthquake is going to be. Besides that, they are the ones that have to clean all that merchandise up after it falls.

Anyhow, Japanese people are short so they have short shelves.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 2402 Posts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:09:43 AM

Such hate out of the mouth. You need to take the 'wunderful' out of your name and put 'hateful'. Your racism is showing.

BTW moron where the freak are they gonna go? Outside in a city full of tall buildings raining concrete down. After all they were getting pounded at one time by 20 6.0 magnitude Eq's in one hour alone. After getting slammed by so many you just become numb and ride it out.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 2402 Posts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:00:22 AM
Damn that MF'er went on for 40 seconds. The energy released must have been several A bombs. To think they built nuke planets near the ocean and in Eq country. Nice call Japan now your going to have your Chernobyl. Future sushi will have to be screened as well.

Yet we are all worried about global warming. I doubt the population is going to make it through the radioactive and rare metals poisoning era alone.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1945 Posts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 1:39:20 AM
I personally would be running outside. Staying inside a building during an earthquake does not seem like a good idea.

Male, 18-29, Australia
 51 Posts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 1:23:08 AM
that stupid frickin' mask some of them wear over their mouths


Cartunze is right, the Japanese are trying not to spread disease. It's actual an act of consideration.

Male, 60-69, Western US
 834 Posts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 1:13:29 AM
To wnderfulbabs: You hate them because of the masks and because of their loyalty to the company? You are a big hater indeed. I wondered about the masks when I went to Japan. I thought they had a fear of germs and didn't want to catch other people's diseases. It turns out that the people wearing the masks are the ones with the cold or flu and didn't want the germs to spread to other people. How considerate is that?

Female, 18-29, Western US
 16 Posts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 1:04:02 AM
This makes me hate japanese people for two reasons: that stupid frickin' mask some of them wear over their mouths and trying to save corporate merchandise during an emergency rather than seeking safety. Dumbasses.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 56 Posts
Saturday, March 12, 2011 12:18:06 AM
And this was in Tokyo - not as close to the epicenter as other cities, where the magnitude was 8.3-8.9

Here's hoping the most people possible make it through all this. Good luck, Japan...if I could be there to help, I would.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 117 Posts
Friday, March 11, 2011 11:00:54 PM

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 338 Posts
Friday, March 11, 2011 10:48:43 PM
wine shelf accident? why does this look familiar?

Male, 30-39, Europe
 4015 Posts
Friday, March 11, 2011 9:19:29 PM
The epicenter was just 130 KM away from the nearst part pf Japan territory, is really close for sn earthquake with such strenght. If today we don't have a lot of dead peaople is just because japanese have create the best antiearthquake structures. The real killer in this targedy is the Tsunami not the eartquake.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 4015 Posts
Friday, March 11, 2011 9:11:58 PM
GParadox Going in to streeets is not the safest way cause buildings,or pieces of buildings( a window for example) can collapse on you anyway. A square would be better. The architraves like the door arch are the preferables spot where to stay during an eartquake. But this heve best efficency only if buildings are builded like in Japan.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 4015 Posts
Friday, March 11, 2011 9:05:33 PM
Yes they are so cold in that situation, but you must also think they are used to earthquakes,in Japan they are so frequents that all population is trained for that. Certainly this last event go over every prevision but japanese people have shown us great civilisation. Most of people have start to take cover just after several eartquake seconds and in neat way. The real disaster is not the eartquake,in fact we don't have notices about numerous building destroyed, real damage is the Tsunami. Major part of damages are done by the water cause we don't have a way yet to stop that kind of force of nature allready. Japanese have show to the world the best anti eartquake building knowledge.

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