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gingercrush
03-11-2011, 06:53 AM
OMG the poor people. Having been through a 7.1 and 6.3 magnitude earthquake here in Christchurch that killed lives. I can't imagine how a 8.8 magnitude earthquake felt. And unfortunately Japan was hit by tsunami and more warnings has been made.

The earthquake itself was some distance but the sheer size and the tsunami has caused horrible damage.

Best wishes to those in Japan and elsewhere who are impacted by the Tsunami.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709598

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/11/japan.quake/?hpt=T2

Lanie
03-11-2011, 07:01 AM
I hope all our Japanese FSUers are safe. I have a friend studying in Tokyo, I hope he's okay.

I heard there will be tsunami warnings for the US West Coast.

BigB08822
03-11-2011, 07:05 AM
Apparently a bad tsunami has hit. Water rushing in at a mile a minute! :(

skatepixie
03-11-2011, 07:06 AM
I hope all our Japanese FSUers are safe. I have a friend studying in Tokyo, I hope he's okay.

I heard there will be tsunami warnings for the US West Coast.

So far just Hawaii.

But yeah. Thoughts and prayers for everyone in Japan.

gingercrush
03-11-2011, 07:07 AM
Oh god it looks absolute terrible on television. Reports of whole towns being swept away in Northern Japan.

Spinner
03-11-2011, 07:07 AM
The video feed on CNN is horrifying! The water is coming in so fast there's no escape. Most of the people aren't even aware what's happening until the water hits. {{{{{{{{People of Japan}}}}}}}}}} :fragile:

Spinner
03-11-2011, 07:08 AM
Oh god it looks absolute terrible on television. Reports of whole towns being swept away in Northern Japan.

The entire town of Sendai is lost :(

BigB08822
03-11-2011, 07:12 AM
I don't want to know what the death toll will be. The shots on CNN are horrifying. How populated is this area?

walei
03-11-2011, 07:12 AM
The entire town of Sendai is lost :(

O_O What!!!!?

julieann
03-11-2011, 07:12 AM
How terrible, the images are so scary :(

I wonder if some skaters are already there for worlds?

BigB08822
03-11-2011, 07:16 AM
Oh wow, I didn't even think about Worlds. I know that is the least important right now but I do wonder what they will do. Can it still go on as planned? I know Tokyo isn't decimated but will travel be shut down?

sammyf
03-11-2011, 07:18 AM
Oh wow, I didn't even think about Worlds. I know that is the least important right now but I do wonder what they will do. Can it still go on as planned? I know Tokyo isn't decimated but will travel be shut down?

This is just the next in a series of earthquakes they've had in that region over the last few days. Hopefully it won't mean there is more to come.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php

BigB08822
03-11-2011, 07:20 AM
This is just the next in a series of earthquakes they've had in that region over the last few days. Hopefully it won't mean there is more to come.

Unfortunately there is no way to tell. :(

Carmen Ovsiannikov
03-11-2011, 07:20 AM
Apparently a bad tsunami has hit. Water rushing in at a mile a minute! :(

There is actually live footage being shown on the Weather Channel right now. How frightening. All of the Pacific rim countries, Russia and Alaska are under tsumani warnings. So far no fatalities thank goodness. :eek: :(

Everyone will be in my prayers.

Buzz
03-11-2011, 07:22 AM
That was one monster quake. There are no words good enough right now to discribe what is happening right now. All I can say is may god be with all those effected by the quake.