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Yunaonlyhope
03-14-2011, 01:37 AM
Another aftershock a few minutes ago. This time from Ibaraki (north of Tokyo) and recorded at 6.2MM.

Flatfoote
03-14-2011, 01:40 AM
The CNN reports of the subway in Tokyo being closed Monday morning came directly from NHK TV and showed pictures of crowds of commuters being turned away. It is not sensationalism, it's just a report, from Japanese TV, of what is happening.

Thank you for clarifying that. Like I said in the post where I shared what I guess I wasn't supposed to share, I missed the exact details, as I was multitasking at the time. I never thought I'd get hand slapped for sharing such a simple post. Though I guess I should have known better; having tried to read/keep up on this thread since it started. I certainly won't make that mistake again!

SwingDancer
03-14-2011, 01:51 AM
THIS JUST IN TOKYO HIT


SkyNewsBreak Sky News Newsdesk
AFP: A strong tremor has been felt in Tokyo from an offshore earthquake


I have been in constact with my friends in the IDF search and rescue team, that has been in Japan since the begining, they were the first international relief workers to arrive in Japan. They said it was bad.

rfisher
03-14-2011, 01:52 AM
Um. Minam is in Tokyo and she said it wasn't that bad.

GarrAarghHrumph
03-14-2011, 02:01 AM
THIS JUST IN TOKYO HIT


SkyNewsBreak Sky News Newsdesk
AFP: A strong tremor has been felt in Tokyo from an offshore earthquake


I have been in constact with my friends in the IDF search and rescue team, that has been in Japan since the begining, they were the first international relief workers to arrive in Japan. They said it was bad.


Um. Minam is in Tokyo and she said it wasn't that bad.

I understand from the news that it was a 6.2 tremor, off-shore 87 miles NE of Tokyo. It shook tall buildings, but did not require a tsunami warning.

GarrAarghHrumph
03-14-2011, 02:04 AM
As expected, the stock market in Japan has fallen; that should also happen to other stock markets as they open. Especially hard hit are the Japanese auto makers, where work has been suspended.

I don't expect this will last. Personally, I think the stocks will rebound.

Willowway
03-14-2011, 02:05 AM
About the aftershocks - those poor folks are just not catching a break at all. They can't even take a breath before more...

rfisher
03-14-2011, 02:06 AM
I understand from the news that it was a 6.2 tremor, off-shore 87 miles NE of Tokyo. It shook tall buildings, but did not require a tsunami warning.

I'm sure it's relative. To a Japanese citizen it was probably no big deal. Happens all the time. I'm certain it seemed different to a foreigner. I don't think a 6.2 tremor is considered to be that serious of a quake.

nro
03-14-2011, 02:08 AM
Though some crazy fan will feel "salt in the wound", most Japanese fan will not feel so.

Skaters have trained so hard for this biggest and most important event in a season, we hope they can attend. So if there is a country agree to hold this event in such a short time to prepare, it is a good resolution.
Thank you, Reiko.


I will totally support the decision of not helding it in Tokyo if is not safe enough, but I dont think the championship should be cancelled. The skaters (and fans) can perfectly wait another month or a bit more till the new host gets it under way even if it interferes with their "peaking training" schedule.
I agree. It may not be convenient for skaters to have it a month or two later but given the circumstances, I'm sure no one will complain.

Parsley Sage
03-14-2011, 02:09 AM
I'm sure it's relative. To a Japanese citizen it was probably no big deal. Happens all the time. I'm certain it seemed different to a foreigner. I don't think a 6.2 tremor is considered to be that serious of a quake.

The recent quake in New Zealand was 6.3

nro
03-14-2011, 02:15 AM
Oh no.. the new quake may have triggered another tsunami.

rfisher
03-14-2011, 02:16 AM
The recent quake in New Zealand was 6.3

I should have clarifed, it's not that serious of an off shore quake. A 6.3 in the New Madrid fault near downtown Memphis would be a calamity. Off shore in Japan, it means a few buildings shake. The numbers really are relative.

blue_idealist
03-14-2011, 02:16 AM
Oh no.. the new quake may have triggered another tsunami.

Uh oh.. hope not.

Sasha'sSpins
03-14-2011, 02:16 AM
He didn't experience it though. He was in Fukuoka which is 1,300km from Tohoku.

Anyway, he has deleted the tweets from his account so either he himself realised or someone else did that what he said was not appropriate.

How do you know for sure the tweets were deleted for the reason you stated? :confused:

AragornElessar
03-14-2011, 02:28 AM
CBC ~ Japan quake death toll soars (http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/03/13/japan-quake131.html)

The picture that goes along w/that is just jawdroppingly unbelievable.