Japan hit by 8.9 earthquake w/tsunami

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  1. JeffyJosephNorCal

    JeffyJosephNorCal Formerly JeffyJosephNCa

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    We're starting to feel the after effects of the tsunami in Northern California, several boats in Santa Cruz Harbor have broken away and/or are capsized and are floating away.

    Just saw this pic on a newssite
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    All these new cars look like a school of dead fish
     
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    Much as I hate to admit Rush might be right on anything, all the major Japanese car manufacturers have shut down plants. I didn't find anything on which models of cars specifically are affected, that probably won't be known by anyone (except Rush of course) for at least a day. And this damage sounds like it's more from the earthquake itself and not the tsunami.

    Sony, Toyota Halt Plants as Quake Damages Japanese Factories - Businessweek
     
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    Good grief nefer your paranoia and fear of Limbaugh is funny, he's just reporting news passed on to him. Doesn't have anything to do with his POV on anything. :rolleyes:
     
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    Tsunami hits Crescent City California with 8 foot wave. Reports now say tsunami in Japan was 30-33 foot and that people around Nuclear Power Plant are being evacuated because of possible radiation leak due to pressure rising within the reactor. US Air Force has rushed in coolant to reactor.

    edit: now reports are saying that radioactive vapor is being released to ease pressure in containment vessel.
     
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    Flood damage... all for export...
     
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    Actually, Rimbaugh is probably quite pleased that Prius and Leaf plants are shutdown. He hates anything that is environmentally friendly or reduces profits for oil companies (standard Republican viewpoint).
     
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    Did the quake create a fissure in Fred's political house and when the tsunami hit it cause politics to leak down onto Fred's pancakes?
     
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    Toyota Statement Regarding Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan / Toyota Canada, Inc.

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    They're supposed to sway, no?
     
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    Looks like Crescent City had an 8 foot swell... lost 30+ boats... tots of crabbers gone/sunk... or listing.
     
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    My heart and thoughts go out to our Japanese brethren. I hope you and your families are safe and you have my deepest sympathy if you have lost a loved one.
     
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    Reports of hundreds dead and hundreds still missing. I hope and pray that's the extent but reports of up to four commuter trains completely missing leaves me doubtful. Now two nuclear power plants in trouble. :(
     
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    Is the area still underwater ?
     
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    Almost all public transportation in Japan shutdown, the land or large areas of the island of Japan has settled or sunk and the water brought in by the tsunami is not receding. IOW the coast and island of Japan has been changed forever. I caught part of a report that said a hole 50X100 miles has been ripped in the earth. Presumably underwater at the epicenter of the quake. Tsunami kills one in California, sweeps four into the ocean in Oregon.

    Now thousands confirmed missing . . . :(
     
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    yes and some have earthquake dampers


     
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    The quake was something like 80 miles off shore. They didn't have much time to react. Even if the crews did know, would they try to get their families and head for high ground or save the boat?
     
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    I think he was referring to those on the California coast.
     
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    That's the rupture zone under the earth. The subsidence in the mainland should be relatively local. NHK is not giving much of a big picture...

    Coastal towns suffered major damage..around Sendai. Water levels still high ..
    Train derailed around Shinchi...
     
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