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Old 03-11-2011, 01:45 AM
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A tsunami hit the coast of northeast Japan on Friday in the aftermath of an 8.9 magnitude earthquake about 80 miles offshore. Television images showed waves of more than 12 feet roaring inland. CNN reported that air and land transportation was severely disrupted.
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There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries but the force of the waves washed away cars on coastal roads and crashed into buildings along the shore, The Associate Press reported.

A second major earthquake of 7.4 magnitude was reported as aftershocks shook the region.
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The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was magnitude 8.9, which the agency labeled a ďmegaĒ quake. The tremor occurred at about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo and at a depth of about 15 miles.

The quake occurred at 2:46 p.m. Tokyo time and its location was off Honshu, Japanís most populous island.

A tsunami warning was in effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Japanís meteorological agency warned that a tsunami as high as 20 feet could strike the coast near Miyagi prefecture, closest to the epicenter.
Heard about it on the radio and turned on the tv news. Saw someone waving a white cloth out his top floor window as cars and equipment floated past.
The US embassy has been evacuated. Keeping eye out for updates.

Hawaii is also under tsunami warnings at this time.
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There's some pretty freaky video on CNN. Fleets of ships, and debris being swept miles inland, bashing into stuff, and such.

They say the Tokyo stock exchange went for a massive dump.

The Haitian earthquake was a 7.

They're talking like you guys in Alaska should maybe worry a little too.
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This is horrible.

I'm afraid the death toll will rise significantly.
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Was Godzilla sighted anywhere in the area?
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It seems those tsunami warning networks are not what they're cracked up to be. Layer 8: US completes advanced tsunami warning network
Sensor Network Provides Advance Warning of Tsunamis
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And people had the nerve to criticize New Orleans for being 'below sea level' after Katrina ... HEY ... ! What about CALIFORNIA's coastal cities and tsunamis... ? Or FLORIDA's and hurricanes ... ? Funny how 'selective' people are in what their 'outrage' is caused by .... I guess it's okay to live in the Great Nort'west, tho', 'cuz it was Mutha Nay'cha what put the Cascadia range there ... never mind the volcanoes ... Folks, life is NOT risk-free or predictable ...
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