Earthquake in Japan Magnitude 9.0 (Japan ups nuke crisis to lvl7)

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Reporting from Beijing and Tokyo
An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, shaking office buildings in Tokyo and setting off a devastating tsunami that swept away cars and boats.

The quake — the world's fifth largest since 1900, according to the U.S. Geological Survey — struck at 2.46 p.m. local time.
There was a 7.2 off Honshu your Wednesday sometime early morning. I was having a teleconference meeting when they had to rush out because the building was shaking.
Finaika said:
Ok so what should I do now? I'm currently in my apartment, should I go out or something? Help GAF!
I'm just chilling lol. My bathroom and kitchen are a fucking mess now though -_-

These aftershocks aren't helping matters.


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I was just gonna post about this!! One of my best friends is stationed in Japan and said he felt it... like 5 minutes of intense shaking he added. Wow.


Finaika said:
Ok so what should I do now? I'm currently in my apartment, should I go out or something? Help GAF!
Go sleep in a field far from tall stuff and wires.
God damn, a friend of mine is teaching in Japan. Fucking worried as shit for him. He lives on a small island. I don't know if it's on the west or east coast though!

Of course, the phone call is sent straight to voice mail.

Edit: Appears to be on the west coast of Japan. I feel a little better now.
Japan's meteorological agency warned that a tsunami as high as 20 feet (6 meters) could strike the coast near Miyagi prefecture, closest to the epicenter. Smaller tsunamis of up to 50 centimeters reached some coastal communities, the agency said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami warning was in effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas. A tsunami watch has been issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and U.S. state of Hawaii.

The quake struck at 2:46 p.m. at a depth of 10 kilometers, about 80 miles (125 kilometers) off the eastern coast, the meteorological agency said. The area is 240 miles (380 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo.
Wheew. 80 miles offshore makes a big difference.

It shouldn't be too bad then . . . unless they get a Tsunami.
it looks like a few buildings in odaiba are burning and miyagi is expecting a 10meter tsunami it sounds like

they are showing live footage of the tsunami in iwate right now. maybe 12 feet high it looks like
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