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Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:02 am

Anyone else living in Japan affected by this? This has been a horrible situation...my power just came on 1 hour ago...and I am one of the lucky ones as millions still don't have power. I live between Tokyo and Miyagi (Tochigi prefecture) and it was massive...I was working in my office and it turned everything over very violently and broke several windows...it was surreal. I've felt earthquakes many times in Japan, but never anything close to this...it felt like Godzilla himself was approaching or Baragon was burrowing close by.

Anyways, hope any other posters on here who are living in Japan are safe and ok.
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Postby Jim Ballard » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:21 am

Haven't been affected here too badly (North-East Tokyo), but the quake was really intense. Couldn't stand up anymore when it peaked. Apartment was making so much noise I thought it was going to crumble. Can't believe we're still getting aftershocks even now.

Crappy experience I hope we don't have to go through again any time soon.

Hope all your friends and family are okay.
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Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:12 am

Rolling black outs have started today...not sure when it will start here (it was suppose to start this morning, but has been delayed several times)...
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Postby mekakong » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:32 am

Its been OK here in Nagoya. The first quake was pretty scary wasn't it. It wasn't so strong here, but the strongest I've ever felt. The freaky thing was how long it was. It felt like it slowly got stronger then very slowly tailed off.

How are you with all the nuclear uncertainty? I live here which is probably twice as far away as Tokyo and nobody feels very safe about it. I've heard and read that people have decided to get away from the Tokyo area altogether.
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Postby armandv » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:34 pm

Wells Fargo Bank has an arrangement with the American Red Cross where people can donate to Japan earthquake relief:

http://armandsrancho.blogspot.com/2011/ ... japan.html
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Postby sachiel » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:04 am

I heard that for those living in Tokyo and surrounding areas like Shizuoka, that aftershocks are still going on. A 6.4 aftershock occured a few days ago in Shizuoka that caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages?

ALso for those of you guys living in Tokyo, what's your own opinion on the likelihood of Mt. Fuji erupting? Apparently the last time we had a large 8.4 earthquake and large 15 m tall Tsunami in Japan, it was followed by Mt. Fuji erupting 45 days later. The 1707 great earthquake....*shudders*
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Postby armandv » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:10 am

Mt. Fuji erupting? Anything's possible. It is not dead, just dormant.
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Postby armandv » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:20 pm

Japan's tourism woes continue for no reason:

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Postby mr.negativity » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:36 pm

Strong earthquake rattles disaster-weary Japan


(AP) TOKYO — A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 hit Japan's northeastern coast on Sunday, prompting a brief tsunami warning for the area still recovering from a devastating quake and killer wave four months ago.

Residents in coastal areas were warned to evacuate for about two hours after the quake, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake hit at 9:57 local time (0057 GMT), and a warning of a tsunami was issued for most of the northeastern coastline. The epicenter of the quake was in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan's main island, Honshu, at a depth of about 20 miles.

Japanese officials predicted the quake could generate tsunami of up to 20 inches, but the initial waves were only about 4 inches. The tsunami warning was lifted after the forecast arrival time of the waves passed in most areas without any tsunami being recorded.

Japan's Meteorological agency at first estimated the strength of the quake at 7.1, but later revised that to 7.3. It also revised the depth estimate from 10 to 30 kilometers.

Japan's northeastern coastline was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11 that left nearly 23,000 dead or missing and touched off a nuclear crisis at a badly damaged facility in Fukushima.

Officials said there were no reports of abnormalities at the Fukushima plant caused by Sunday's quake, though workers were instructed to move to high ground. Airports in the area were also functioning normally.

Japan is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries. Dozens of strong aftershocks have been felt since the March 11 disaster, which measured a 9.0 magnitude and was the strongest in Japanese history.

Sunday's quake registered 4 on the Japanese scale of 7, meaning it was felt as moderately strong. Because of the damage from the March quake and tsunami, however, many buildings in the area are structurally weak and seawalls have been destroyed, making the region more vulnerable to relatively weaker quakes.
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