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    9.0 Earthquake just hit Japan.

    Just got home from work and flicked on the news and there is live footage of tsunamis and the after effects of the Earthquake.
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    OMG. Not another disaster please.

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    The biggest fire I've ever seen in an oil refinery!!! Holy crap!!!!!

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    It has been 'upgraded' to 8.9! And that was a huge tsunami. The news will not be good I fear.
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    OMG 8.9!!
    There is water all over the streets and I'm literally watching cars get pushed inland!!
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    Buildings in Tokyo are on fire and were still swaying 30 minutes after the earthquake. My cousin's town, Iwaki in ###ushima Prefecture, has been hit by a 6 metre tsunami. She is luckily in Australia visiting at present, but quite concerned for her friends there.
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    Just saw live ariel view of cars driving along the road and getting washed off the road by tsunami

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    2011 is quickly turning into the year of natural disasters for developed countries.
    8.9 is holy heck of a rumble triggering the tsunami. The pacific is on alert so play, and stay safe this long weekend.
    Japan is well prepped for quakes but Tsunamis are difficult to prepare for . Some of the pics are scary indeed.

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    Terrible news. I work for a hay exporter and most of our customers are in Japan plus two of our staff are Japanese. Their families are in Tokyo and are OK, thank goodness, but we ship quite a bit to Sendai and surrounding areas which have been devastated. My heart goes out to all those who have been affected.
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    It looks really bad. BBC news coverage showing widespread devastation, with some NHK footage of debris meters high in towns. Sendai airport underwater (apparently 2 miles from Nikon's Sendai plant.)

    My sympathies and best wishes to all affected - I hope it isn't as bad as it looks, but I doubt it.
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    Nuclear power plant now at risk of overheating...

    Looks devastating where the tsunami went through
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    not looking good at all, wishing all well, I think we have a couple of members in Japan............
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    Absolutely amazing images.

    what a dreadful event. I hope that the casualties aren't as bad as they were in Kobe, considering the poulation density in the Tokyo area.
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    I think they are expecting about 1000 deaths, when you consider the scale of this and the density of population japans preparedness for this sort of thing, including building codes, tsunami warning systems must be admired

    By the way, the 15cm high tidal wave just hit nz

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    Sadly, from the NZPress site: 16.00pm: Japanese media reports say death toll from quake and tsunami is at least 1,300.

    An energy map from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows the intensity of the tsunami in the Pacific Ocean caused by the magnitude 8.9 earthquake. It is a frightening amount of power unleashed.

    japan 8.9 eneegy map.gif

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    Apparently this was the 7th biggest ever recorded quake in history at 8.9mw.

    Only 18 days ago we had the damaging Christchurch 6.3 quake and now this at the other end of the Pacific.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUGSnBIRDS View Post
    2011 is quickly turning into the year of natural disasters for developed countries.
    tbh im seeing a lot more people up in arms about this compared to the floods in pakistan


    man those poor developed nations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromeo View Post
    tbh im seeing a lot more people up in arms about this compared to the floods in pakistan


    man those poor developed nations
    Really? Between 2000 and 2010 the U.S gave $20.7 Billion (USD) Aid to Pakistan, $3Bill of that was in 2010. The UK has given 665Mill pounds. Have a look at this for Australia's aid to Pakistan. Australia has given $35Mill in Aid directly related to the floods. Or this announcement after the floods. With all due respect your post does nothing but incite and enflame. Next time add some factual information to your claims! The world has given a lot to Pakistan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Really? Between 2000 and 2010 the U.S gave $20.7 Billion (USD) Aid to Pakistan, $3Bill of that was in 2010. The UK has given 665Mill pounds. Have a look at this for Australia's aid to Pakistan. Australia has given $35Mill in Aid directly related to the floods. Or this announcement after the floods. With all due respect your post does nothing but incite and enflame. Next time add some factual information to your claims! The world has given a lot to Pakistan!
    With all due respect Rick. Maybe what Bromeo is trying to imply is that we did not see the media coverage on the same scale in Pakistan as what we are seeing in Japan. I dont see any mention of monetary aid in His/Her post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PH005 View Post
    With all due respect Rick. Maybe what Bromeo is trying to imply is that we did not see the media coverage on the same scale in Pakistan as what we are seeing in Japan. I dont see any mention of monetary aid in His/Her post.

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    Which would be because Pakistan does not have the TV networks, internet connections etc that Japan has, rather than anyone making a decision to specifically not report it. After all the media have to have access to the content to broadcast it, in the first place.

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