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« on: March 11, 2011, 09:16 PM »
Thoughts and prayers to everyone in Japan...just awful :-[

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Re: Japan
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 11:33 PM »
8.9 earthquake and 23 ft tsunami.  What a horrible event.

The worst part must be enduring the aftershocks, wondering when it'll finally end.

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 11:36 PM »
I finally saw some footage of this tonight.  Just scary crazy what happened (and is still happening) there.  The tsunami video looks like something out of a scifi flick.  Saw on the news that you can text 'JAPAN' to donate $10 to the Red Cross. 
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Re: Japan
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2011, 01:20 AM »
Revised to 9.1 and Japan's nuke reactors are on the cusp of meltdown.
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Re: Japan
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2011, 01:54 AM »
Yes,if the nuclear reactor does meltdown the tsunami damage will be least of their problems.
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Re: Japan
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011, 09:27 AM »
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Re: Japan
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2011, 05:18 PM »
It's amazing how few people died because of Japan's emergency preparness drills and high building standards. If it was anywhere else in the world, it will be millions dead. It's the tsunamis that cause the most damage. I guess they learned from that previous huge earthquake and all of those giant monster attacks.
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Re: Japan
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2011, 06:41 PM »
I don't think was have any good estimates of the dead from the areas that were hit by the tsunami.  That had less than 5 minutes warning between the quake and the wave.  I don't think they evacuated.
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Re: Japan
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2011, 03:54 AM »
We got the tsunami here in San Diego and some dumb ass 59 year old woman and a few of her family members got pulled in to the sea and had to be rescued. A few boats got thrashed and a bait barge/Pier broke apart.
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Re: Japan
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2011, 12:04 PM »
Take the Off Topic portion of this discussion to the Slap Fight and Eye Poke Section.

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Re: Japan
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2011, 12:07 PM »
We got the tsunami here in San Diego and some dumb ass 59 year old woman and a few of her family members got pulled in to the sea and had to be rescued. A few boats got thrashed and a bait barge/Pier broke apart.

Why was the woman a dumb ass?   ???
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Re: Japan
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2011, 01:02 PM »
Those poor people....
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Re: Japan
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2011, 01:19 PM »
We got the tsunami here in San Diego

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Re: Japan
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2011, 04:20 PM »
We got the tsunami here in San Diego and some dumb ass 59 year old woman and a few of her family members got pulled in to the sea and had to be rescued. A few boats got thrashed and a bait barge/Pier broke apart.

Why was the woman a dumb ass?   ???

Because the entire West Coast had the tsunami warning for several hours, but people still disregarded it and headed for the beaches to watch. There was no reason other than her own stupidity that she should've been close enough to the water to get pulled in by the tsunami. And yes, the CA coast DID get the tsunami. At a fraction of the magnitude that Japan received, and with hours of warning, but it did, indeed, hit the CA coast. Initial estimates are $50 million in damage from the tsunami in California.
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2011, 04:28 PM »
Except it was mostly northern California. The waves were alot smaller down south simply because they traveled farther.
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