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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:48 am

Good video.

Ah, Osaka girls. I like how she calls the driver an idiot just before that truck flips over.

News reports that they're running emergency shuttle busses to the airport now.

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Re: Japan

Post by sparks » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:17 am

Well, we could offer them some help in vaporizing cleaning up the rubble....
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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:08 pm

Jesus Christ. Now another big earthquake in Hokkaido.

I'm sure my religious relatives would be carrying on about "end times" if they weren't already dead.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/po ... ar-BBMVzdH
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Re: Japan

Post by Grammatron » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:18 pm

Maybe ed was right

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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:22 pm

Grammatron wrote:
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Maybe ed was right

No. Earthquakes are Gojira's territory.

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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:20 pm

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Jesus Christ. Now another big earthquake in Hokkaido.
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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:55 am

Apparently a good part of Hokkaido is without electricity. The news said it may last another week.

Hokkaido is about the size of South Carolina.

https://qz.com/1380699/pictures-damage- ... arthquake/

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Re: Japan

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:48 pm

Some of the shaking was quite severe. A 7 on the shindo scale, which is as high as it goes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Met ... sity_scale

So even though the magnitude wasn't apparently all that big, there was still some very intense shaking.

Although I guess these pictures illustrate that pretty well. Those telephone poles are made of steel-reinforced concrete.


At least it happened in the summer.
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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:08 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:48 pm
Some of the shaking was quite severe. A 7 on the shindo scale, which is as high as it goes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Met ... sity_scale

So even though the magnitude wasn't apparently all that big, there was still some very intense shaking.

Although I guess these pictures illustrate that pretty well. Those telephone poles are made of steel-reinforced concrete.


At least it happened in the summer.

And early morning when most people weren't out or on the roads.

Also, while downed power lines are likely part of the power outage problem, I heard news reports that said they had shut down one (or more?) of the electric plants in Hokkaido. But I've also heard from people I know up there who said it's starting to come back on in various places.

One person I spoke to who lives in an area rated "4" on the Japanese scale said it felt a lot stronger than that to her.

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:44 am

Yeah, they need to be careful about turning the power back on after an earthquake, because it could cause fires where there is damage. I was in my office in Tokyo back in 2011. I think that was a 5 in Tokyo IIRC, but it was certainly the most intense earthquake I've ever experienced. There was a major aftershock too, 7.9 magnitude which would be a major earthquake in its own right. That one was enough for us to evacuate the building. Also 2 others above 7, a 7.7 and a 7.4. And the smaller aftershocks continued for about a year I think.
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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:00 am

The 2011 earthquake was huge. I felt it all the way down in Osaka over 700 km (approx. 400 miles) away.

That was a very intense time. Not to make light of the earthquake and tsunami, but the progressively worsening nuclear plant disaster was also surreal. Every day I'd wake up and think "Well, the news can't get any worse than this." And every day it did. For a week.

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:07 am

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:03 am

Too soon.
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