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    8.8 magnitude earthquake off Japanese Coast

    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/as....quake/?hpt=T2
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    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.

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    Apparently a bad tsunami has hit. Water rushing in at a mile a minute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
    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.

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    Oh god it looks absolute terrible on television. Reports of whole towns being swept away in Northern Japan.

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    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}}}}}}}}}}

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingercrush View Post
    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

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    I don't want to know what the death toll will be. The shots on CNN are horrifying. How populated is this area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinner View Post
    The entire town of Sendai is lost
    O_O What!!!!?

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    How terrible, the images are so scary

    I wonder if some skaters are already there for worlds?

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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    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/earthquak...quakes_big.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammyf View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    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.

    Everyone will be in my prayers.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carmen Ovsiannikov View Post
    So far no fatalities thank goodness.
    I hate to be the pessimist but I can't imagine everyone got out of the way of all of that water. There was apparently some warning but still only a few minutes. No way did everyone get to higher ground. I just hope the fatalities are minimal, considering...
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    We've had a number of Japanese journalists here because many Japanese died in the CBD. They in a building called the CTV building where many were studying English.

    We've had a warning here for parts of New Zealand. I'm guessing its a precaution at this stage. But very scary and I feel so sorry for those in Japan.

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    What awful news to wake up to My thoughts are with the people of Japan.

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    Wow. I know there's gonna be casualties, but I'm praying there aren't. They mentioned the place Sendai on the news and I looked it up because I've heard of it before- it turns out it's Arakawa's hometown. I hope and pray for her family's safety.

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    They said that Hawaii should get the first wave at 2:59 AM local time. I guess that is a few hours from now as it isn't even that time yet on the East coast of the US. I remember a few months ago they watched Hawaii as a tsunami hit but it was really nothing at all. I hope this won't be bad for anyone else, Japan has suffered enough for everyone.
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