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Willowway
03-11-2011, 07:22 PM
A 6.2 quake has now hit Nagano and apparently it is not an aftershock but on another fault line. This is going from awful to worse.

Vash01
03-11-2011, 07:25 PM
Now that is something to worry about- another fault line.

Nagano- place of the 1998 Olympics. Should look at my old tapes to see what it looked like. Hopefully the damage was not too severe.

Loves_Shizuka
03-11-2011, 07:26 PM
OMG there was a 6.6 quake in Nagano just now. :( :eek:

Willowway
03-11-2011, 07:29 PM
Because of the strict building codes in Japan, Nagano will weather a quake that size pretty well. The concern is that there might now be another active fault line and after shocks possibly along two fault lines. Way too much to deal with!

Frau Muller
03-11-2011, 07:30 PM
Oh no - a new one. The 'Ring of Fire' zone is awfully active - the recent quake in New Zealand and now these two.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110311/ts_nm/us_japan_quake_niigata

Vash01
03-11-2011, 07:30 PM
If any nation can bounce back from a catastrophe like this in a short time, it's Japan. They are such resilient people. They will overcome this, but right now all we can do is send whatever help we can, and pray for their safety.

MikiAndoFan#1
03-11-2011, 07:36 PM
OMG there was a 6.6 quake in Nagano just now. :( :eek:

Oh no. :(

fan
03-11-2011, 08:46 PM
maybe, instead of throwing small stuffed gifts at worlds, people can make a small donation to the japanese red cross honour of their favourite skaters?

rfisher
03-11-2011, 08:49 PM
maybe, instead of throwing small stuffed gifts at worlds, people can make a small donation to the japanese red cross honour of their favourite skaters?

A very sensible suggestion.

OliviaPug
03-11-2011, 08:55 PM
I am always of the mindset to take things moment by moment. Worlds can't reasonably be organized to take place at another venue in another country with such short notice. Worlds can go on as planned or they can be cancelled, and, as of this moment, both options are available.

The first priority is Japan and its people, and ensuring the necessary resources get to those who need them the most. As the days unfold, the picture will be clearer and a decision based on more information can be made.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan and all who this tragedy has affected.

O-

Doubletoe
03-11-2011, 09:00 PM
Just started watching this live news stream (sorry, it's in Japanese). http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tbstv In Tokyo today, trains are already up and running, although only at 50% of normal. Some flights are coming in and out of Narita Airport as well.

Here's a guy summarizing the live news in English:
http://yokosonews.com/live

SwingDancer
03-11-2011, 09:02 PM
At this point with all of the destruction and devistation, I think worlds should be moved or canceled. All attention must be focused on the rescuse and rebuilding effort, in the large sceam of life, figure skating is low on the priority list for Japan. Furthermore, the airport needs to be mobilized to receive rescue aid, not international competitors. Aid from Israel is already enroute to Japan. Including search and rescue teams.

WildRose
03-11-2011, 09:05 PM
Globe & Mail article:

I think its too early for us to tell, said Skate Canada chief executive officer William Thompson. Were going to see what happens over the next few days and how the situation is. Im just not confident at this point that we really know everything thats going on there. At the end of the day, whats most important to me to the safety of all of our team and athletes. If we feel its unsafe, well assess it at that point.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/tokyo-still-planning-to-host-world-figure-skating-championships/article1939033/

attyfan
03-11-2011, 09:06 PM
At this point with all of the destruction and devistation, I think worlds should be moved or canceled. All attention must be focused on the rescuse and rebuilding effort, in the large sceam of life, figure skating is low on the priority list for Japan. Furthermore, the airport needs to be mobilized to receive rescue aid, not international competitors. Aid from Israel is already enroute to Japan. Including search and rescue teams.

ITA that all facilities need to be focused on rescue and rebuilding, first. However, it may be too early to determine if cancelling Worlds is necessary. I don't know, for example, how soon all airports can be back up to full strength, or, how much of the available hotel space in Tokyo needs to be used to house rescue workers (or those made homeless by the quake).

rfisher
03-11-2011, 09:08 PM
ITA that all facilities need to be focused on rescue and rebuilding, first. However, it may be too early to determine if cancelling Worlds is necessary. I don't know, for example, how soon all airports can be back up to full strength, or, how much of the available hotel space in Tokyo needs to be used to house rescue workers (or those made homeless by the quake).

Since the quake was 300 mi north of Tokyo, I doubt they'll be using much of their hotel rooms to house the homeless or rescue workers.