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BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami 11-Mar-2011

Sandra in Sydney 26 Mar 12 - 01:58 AM
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Sandra in Sydney 25 Mar 12 - 06:59 AM
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MMario 14 Apr 11 - 09:37 AM
gnu 14 Apr 11 - 09:34 AM
The Fooles Troupe 14 Apr 11 - 09:23 AM
gnu 13 Apr 11 - 10:07 AM
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gnu 11 Apr 11 - 06:49 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 11 Apr 11 - 05:44 AM
gnu 08 Apr 11 - 06:42 AM
Sandra in Sydney 08 Apr 11 - 04:24 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 07 Apr 11 - 03:25 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 07 Apr 11 - 02:02 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami 11-Mar-2011
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Mar 12 - 01:58 AM

in today's world newer news is more important the old news.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami 11-Mar-2011
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 25 Mar 12 - 09:06 AM

There have been sporadic reports of large clumps of Tsunami debris afloat, and apparently "somebody" is tracking the more significant ones. Earliest reports elicited serious concerns, but the later ones mostly pass with little comment. Whether that indicates a justified decrease in estimates of their effects or just a deficiency in public interest (affecting the cash paid for new reports by the media) is hard to assess.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami 11-Mar-2011
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 25 Mar 12 - 06:59 AM

Tsunami ghost ship appears off Canada A fishing boat lost during the Japanese tsunami disaster a year ago has turned up off Canada's west coast.

The 65-metre vessel was first spotted on Tuesday last week by a Canadian Forces aircraft on a routine surveillance patrol, but an aerial inspection has since suggested there was no-one on board.

A military photo shows the ship, streaked with rust but intact, floating 278 kilometres off the southern coast of Haida Gwaii islands, some 1,500 kilometres north of Vancouver.

Transport Canada says its Japanese owner has been notified and it is considering it an obstruction to navigation.

It also says the vessel is being monitored for pollution.

The ship is the first and largest item confirmed to have crossed the Pacific Ocean to North America from Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.

Near Midway Atoll in the deep Pacific, a Russian ship spotted an intact 20-foot Japanese boat from Fukushima last year, along with debris such as a television and other household appliances, the University of Hawaii said.

Ocean researchers based in Hawaii are monitoring the debris from the tsunami, which they earlier predicted would reach western North America early next year.

There have been reports of Japanese bottles and other items washing ashore, but it is not clear if they were from the tsunami.

Earlier this month, Canada's western province of British Columbia and the western US states of Washington, Oregon and California signed an agreement to coordinate management of the tsunami debris when it reaches shore, and to return items of sentimental value to Japan.

The Japanese fishing boat that was found this week is not expected to reach landfall for another 50 days, said a media statement by Washington Senator Maria Cantwell, who has a special interest in marine issues.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami 11-Mar-2011
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Aug 11 - 07:02 PM

This just came through in an email from the antique experts at Kovells:

A Stradivarius violin sold in London for over 9,808,000 British pounds (nearly 15.9 million U.S. dollars), the money all going to help victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami 11-Mar-2011
From: Bettynh
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 11:41 AM

Maybe in a half-billion years some creature will unearth their version of the Burgess shale.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami 11-Mar-2011
From: gnu
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 11:25 AM

Crack in ocean floor pic.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Aug 11 - 01:23 PM

Amazing!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 Aug 11 - 04:04 AM

Tsunami caused Manhattan-sized iceberg 13,000km away in Antarctica The tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 generated waves that hit an ice shelf in Antarctica 13,000 kilometres away, smashing parts of it into huge icebergs, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.

On March 12, ESA's Envisat Earth-monitoring satellite spotted icebergs that had broken from the Sulzberger ice shelf, and on March 16, the pieces were seen floating into the Ross Sea, it said.

The largest berg measured about 9.5kms by 6.5kms, making it slightly bigger in surface area than Manhattan, and had a likely depth of about 80 metres.

The tsunami was at least 23 metres high after it had been generated by an underwater quake of 9.0 magnitude, according to Japanese estimates published a week after the event.

Analysis of Envisat's radar pictures by experts in the United States suggests the waves were probably only about 30 centimetres high by the time they had crossed 13,000 kilometres of ocean.

Even so, the rhythmic up-and-down movement was enough to stress the ice shelf's rigid structure, causing chunks to break off at its edge, ESA said in a press release.

Research that linked the tsunami to the iceberg calving was carried out by a team led by Kelly Brunt, an ice specialist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland. Their study appears in an online publication, the Journal of Glaciology.

Ice shelves are thick floating beds of ice that are attached to the coastline. They are created by glaciers whose ice is discharged into the sea.

Reuters


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: MMario
Date: 14 Apr 11 - 09:37 AM

"2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake" is a kindle book produced by a twitter community in the two weeks post the march earthquake in Japan - all profits go to Japan Earthquake release.

I'm not sure if this counts if you purchase through the Mudcat Amazon link but it can't hurt...contributing twice with one purchase as it were....

My niece lives in Tokyo with her husband as does his family; and a short piece by her is included in it.

MMario


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: gnu
Date: 14 Apr 11 - 09:34 AM

Cooool...

http://mapserver.gis.ttu.edu/japanquake/


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 14 Apr 11 - 09:23 AM

Win 7 lets you have 'Desktop Gadgets' - Network and disk meters etc. There's a new one - an earthquake monitor - It just told me that 3 M5+ quakes occurred in the last few minutes off the east coast of Honshu Japan. Oo, there's another just in last 10 mins...

My new Book

How to stress yourself right out in one easy step ...


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: gnu
Date: 13 Apr 11 - 10:07 AM

"incredible" indeed!


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Apr 11 - 09:53 AM

Here's an incredible CNN story of survival by one Japanese boat captain and his subsequent efforts to help his island community after the earthquake and tsunami: Click here for story

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: gnu
Date: 11 Apr 11 - 06:49 AM

NHK...

A strong earthquake struck north-eastern Japan at 5:16 PM, local time, on Monday. The Meteorological Agency at one time issued tsunami warnings for the coastal areas of Ibaraki Prefecture.

The agency said the earthquake's magnitude was 7.0, and that its focus was in Fukushima Prefecture at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Intensities of 6 minus on the Japanese scale of 0 to 7 were registered in some areas of Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures, including Furudono Town, Nakajima Village and Hokota City. An intensity of 5 plus was registered in many areas in the southern Tohoku and northern Kanto regions.

The Meteorological Agency lifted the tsunami warnings about fifty minutes later. A tsunami advisory for the coastal areas of neighboring prefectures was also lifted.

Several minor quakes occurred following the major quake at 5:16. The agency is also warning of possible aftershocks with intensities of 6 plus or 6 minus.

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company, says radiation figures at monitoring posts around the plant remain unchanged. The utility firm also says outdoor workers had been ordered to temporarily evacuate.

Monday, April 11, 2011 18:46 +0900 (JST)


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 11 Apr 11 - 05:44 AM

News starting to arrive of another strong (depending on source 7.1-7.7 magnitude) shock in Fukushima prefecture.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: gnu
Date: 08 Apr 11 - 06:42 AM

... more than 2.6 million homes and offices without power as of noon, Friday.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Apr 11 - 04:24 AM

Strong quake strikes devastated Japan A powerful aftershock that rocked an area of Japan still reeling from last month's earthquake and tsunami disaster has killed four people and caused water leaks at a nuclear power plant.

The 7.1-magnitude aftershock is the biggest to hit Japan since the massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck almost a month ago, killing 12,608 people with a further 15,073 listed as missing.

The quake, which hit Miyagi prefecture, prompted Japanese authorities to warn that waves of up to two metres could hit the shoreline, but the tsunami warning was later cancelled. (more)


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 03:25 PM

Reports in NHK now confirm 27,000 dead or missing in the March 11 quake and tsunami.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 02:11 PM

I think the world should take up Adrien's (Beer) idea..and move all the Japanese to Canada, fast...

Or, let's open up the whole world to them, b because I've a nasty feeling that soon.......................


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 02:02 PM

The aftershock caused injuries in Miyagi and Aomori Prefectures, with many calls to fire departments.
Blackouts in several prefectures according to the nuclear regulator.
Nuclear stations in Ibaraki Prefecture were operating normally, but the Onagawa plant in Miagi Prefecture (suspended after March 11) two of three external power supply units failed.
TEPCO said external power supply at the No. 1 reactor, Higasidori nuclear station, was disrupted and the emergency generator is being used to cool the spent fuel pool.
In Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, external power supply was disrupted at the spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant of JNFL (Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd.) and the emergency generator is being used.

From Japan Times, April 8, 2011.

Digression-
General Electric seems to be closing its nuclear development plant and abandoning nuclear plant design and construction sales.

Some experts regard the nuclear plant design developed by GE as outmoded; it was the plant design used by GE, Hitatchi, and Toyota for many plants in Japan and elsewhere.
The problems in Japan seem to seal the fate of the GE design.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the one billion dollar GE nuclear branch will be phased out.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 01:19 PM

The tsunami warning has been lifted, but it now seems the power to the nuclear facility has had its power interrupted.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 11:37 AM

New Earthquake Hits Japan, Tsunami Warning Issued
Thanks for the heads up, Black.

VOA News April 07, 2011

A powerful earthquake has hit just off the northeast coast of Japan, sparking a new tsunami alert.

Japan's NHK television on Thursday immediately warned residents in the area to move to higher ground.

NHK said the tsunami could hit the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactor.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake registered 7.4 magnitude on the Richter scale.

Japan is still reeling form a massive 9.0 earthquake and massive tsunami that devastated swathes of the northeast on March 11.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Richie Black (misused acct, bad email)
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 11:28 AM

A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.4 shook northeast and eastern Japan late on Thursday, and a tsunami warning was issued for the northeastern coast of Japan, an area badly hit by the March 11 earthquake.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 04:40 AM

video - Tsunami dog Ban reunited with owner


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 02 Apr 11 - 05:34 AM

video - Tsunami dog found stranded at sea

Japan death toll tops 10,000

Grim search for dead continues in Japan

One of my Japanese friends just came back from a 4 week visit to her family who are on one of the southern islands & not directly affected by the disaster, but I haven't yet spoken to her about her trip.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: gnu
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 06:37 AM

Quake was about 2. People advised to still be careful.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: gnu
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 06:33 AM

NHK Japan... emergency earthquake warning issued for 3 prefectures (or cities? I can't repeat the names). People advised to prepare. They said they would report the intensity when the quake hits. They have been showing live views of one city and saying, "The lights are still on."

I'd make a link but I downloaded IE9 and

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/index.html


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Jack Campin
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 08:02 PM

Lots more geological maps here:

Potsdam University site on the Japanese quake


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Little Robyn
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 05:38 PM

Wow! Just watched the map from beginning to end.
The initial quakes were fairly localised but as the days go on, the quakes seem to be spreading out, further over the country, and stretching below Tokyo.
That's scary!
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 01:43 AM

from the economist

http://www.economist.com/node/18441143?story_id=18441143&fsrc=rss


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 09:11 PM

article about graft and mafia. I just wonder how involved they were in TEPCO. l mg


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 09:05 PM

I had another thought..if they have all this milk they can't sell, and the old people in the shelters have been deprived of both food and water, wouldn't it be better to give them the milk and spinach? There wouldn't be that much to worry about yet, and if it takes 20 years for problems to develop it seems it would be better to drink the milk now and at least be more comfortable. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 07:12 PM

More things I do not get..

They say planes are leaving Japan full of people and coming in empty. What about bringing in medicines, food? Blankets?

Why are they not evacuating people from shelters? Making arrangements in other countries if necessary for elder care. Certainly there are places not too far away..Philippines perhaps..where they would receive good care..and countries need cash..but at least get them where there is water and heat. IT is getting exponentially more complicated because of nuclear situation. WIthout that it would be easier.

I see lots of what looks like burnable wood and people are freezing, but I have seen no pictures of fires being built to warm water or whatever. I presume some wood is treated enough to not be burnable, but are there advisories as to what you can and can not burn? Some from inside houses..2 x 4s etc..might be OK.. I do not know. Who does know? Some of it looks pretty dry. I would think that outside fires of stuff that is not too toxic would be nice in freezing weather, at least for the younger people.

I am thinking beyond bribery and into more sinister explanations as to why electric company seems to own the government and call the shots as the country implodes. There was a recall sentiment on Kan right before the earthquake. He was not popular and was accused of taking a small bribe..I think about $3,000 US. From a South Korean, and taking bribes from foreigners is a very serious crime I believe. Why would a PM put his career on the line for such a small bribe? And not check out the briber's nationality at least...it sounds too dumb to be true...someone somewhere is pulling the strings on this.

And do not believe anyone who says they could not have predicted a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. Alaska in 1964 had a 9.2. Something is going on too complicated for someone as pretty as me to figure out but surely someone can. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: gnu
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 04:11 PM

Update from NHK... >10k dead; >17k missing.

Gosh.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: gnu
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 04:03 PM

What a gesture of kindness!

NHK today... 9737 dead; 16,423 missing.

One porpoise saved... how humbling.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 23 Mar 11 - 08:16 AM

Porpoise rescued from field after Japan tsunami Japanese animal rescue volunteers have saved a porpoise from a rice field after it washed two kilometres inland by the March 11 tsunami.

Ryo Taira and his group were in the devastated area around Sendai rescuing cats and dogs when they received a phone call that took them a while to comprehend, the Asahi daily reported.

"There's a dolphin in the rice fields!" said the caller, Masayuki Sato, 55, confusing the baby porpoise with the similar-looking sea mammal.

The volunteers rushed to the site at nearby Ishinomaki, where they saw the animal - a finless porpoise or Neophocaena phocaenoides - wriggling in a flooded rice field.

They made a stretcher from car parts and a futon mattress they found in the tsunami wreckage and tried to catch the porpoise with a net.

When the animal eluded them, Mr Taira waded into the field in his rubber boots and picked it up in his arms, the report said.

With local aquariums damaged by the disaster, the volunteers decided to cover the animal in wet towels, put it in their car and return it to the sea.

"Immediately after I spotted it, I realised I could not ignore it. I had to do something. This was also a victim of the tsunami," Mr Sato later told the Asahi.

He said he remembered seeing the animal rescuers' phone number on a poster in a quake and tsunami evacuation centre.

Mr Taira told the newspaper of his thoughts as he watched the animal swim off into the Pacific Ocean.

"I don't know if it will survive, but it's much better than dying in a rice field, right? It's good," he said.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 10:56 PM

Jack-

That is one scary dynamic map!

Here in Maine we just have the 12-foot tide to mull over.

Actually we do have earthquakes in Maine but they are less than 4 on the Richter Scale and are described as an attempt to restore isostatic equilibrium, as the crust rebounds in its quirky way from the huge weight of the glaciers that retreated from our fair state 12,000 years ago.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Jack Campin
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 08:57 PM

Quake map, by the guy who did the Christchurch one:

http://www.japanquakemap.com/


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 20 Mar 11 - 11:08 PM

I am very glad they were rescued..they were in a house and the boy made it to the roof. What I was trying to say is you are not going to find anyone in the actual mud at this point..still could find them in houses etc. Or there could be air pockets. But I would take people off of searching for bodies and still keep them searching buildings and even cars and boats...but main priority it seems has to be getting water to people..unless they do have snow..then get something to melt. Also there are lots of trees down..perhaps could be cut and made into bonfires outside shelters. I don't know. One man was shown freezing but sitting right next to a downed tree.

Also problems getting supplies are not necessarily roads..one shelter situation with elderly was helped by another nursing home in another part of state just chartering a couple of buses and taking in the elderly.

Food problems are exacerbated by trucks and drivers lost in tsunami. some roads are OK. There are lots of trucks and vehicles in Japan and lots of people can drive trucks and cars..you could pack a lot of medicine into cars and powdered food, peanuts etc.   Stuff is stuck in warehouses..good stuff. Gas is a problem but they say it takes so long for emergency vehicles to stand in line to get gas..why are they having to do that? Either put them to the front of the line or have certain stations reserved for emergency vehicles.

Also if cars are leaving with two people, give them extra gas for taking a refugee with them and taking out of the worst zones. They could drop at new shelters in better places.

I think that our mind's eye stays there are 40 foot chasms that must be lept to get some supplies in and only specially trained mountain goats can get there. Perhaps it is true but it sounds like that is not the main obstacle..and then you get to the 40 foot chasm and here is where the bamboo bridges come in again..or something..I really don't think this is the case..probably more just breakage etc.

Can they drill for water in some places?

Is there now rain?

Can buckets etc. be dropped? Sometimes it is not the water but the container..they have plastic bladders for this too..perhaps the water situation has been solved by now. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Naemanson
Date: 20 Mar 11 - 10:43 PM

On a side note the "miracle rescue" from Friday was not a rescue after all. The man had gone to see what was left of his home. He decided to stay there and went to sleep only to be "rescued" by excited rescuers. The press got excited and next thing you know you have a miracle.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Mar 11 - 08:53 PM

Brett-

I also liked seeing the "good news" that a grandmother and her grandson were rescued after 9 days. Amazing in an area with such devastation.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Naemanson
Date: 20 Mar 11 - 05:37 PM

HERE is a news story by an AP reporter who has covered various war zones. He is shocked by what he sees in Japan.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 20 Mar 11 - 07:08 AM

Weary firefighters battle Japan crisis


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Naemanson
Date: 20 Mar 11 - 05:38 AM

I have always been amused at people who hear early reports from areas that have hit by some form of disaster and then take those reports as gospell. What happened to "developing" news? Maybe there were no 30 meter waves. I have trouble with believing that myself but these are still early days and the true extent of the disaster has yet to be shown.

On the plus side heard earlier this evening that rescuers had pulled an 80 year old woman and a 16 year old boy out of the rubble 9 days after the quake! MG, that would be a rescue by the uniformed people you claim are wandering aimlessly and not helping with the disaster.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 19 Mar 11 - 10:30 PM

Record quake unleashes tsunami on Japan A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake rocked northeast Japan late on Friday afternoon, setting a nuclear plant ablaze and unleashing a 10-metre tsunami that tossed ships inland and left at least 110 people dead. (more)

Intense video shows height of Japan Tsunami


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 Mar 11 - 03:57 PM

Japan has provided shelter for 390,000 refugees, a tremendous job.
Over 100,000 buildings partly or wholly destroyed in Iwati and Miyagi Prefectures.
Fuel shortages have hampered efforts to deliver supplies to the shelters and to activate heavy equipment; priority measures enforced.

Removal of rubble has enabled Defense Forces to build and/or open roads to the coastal cities.
Myagi Prefecture is using helicopters to deliver supplies.
In coastal Ofunato, Iwati Prefecture, heavily damaged, schools have reopened.

Relief efforts are strong, but the magniture of the disaster makes them look ineffective.

The press concentrates on the effects on the elderly (Japan's aging population), a small number of whom succumbed even though removed to shelters.
Japan Times, March 17.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: Ebbie
Date: 19 Mar 11 - 03:14 PM

I am still waiting for links to the alleged 10 to 30 meter high tsunami waves.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: gnu
Date: 19 Mar 11 - 03:12 PM

Quite the anaolgy mg. Someone should scale the hill... it isn't a mountain. These people need help and why they are not getting it is a mystery... and sickening.


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 19 Mar 11 - 03:06 PM

They have world-famous mountaineers..if the roads are totally impassable do you think that a few mountaineers in relays could not get backpacks of medicines through somewhere? There has been time to get shiploads of them from Korea. Throw in some powdered milk. I would personally put on a backpack and see how far I got. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: 8.9 earthquake off Japan, tsunami
From: gnu
Date: 19 Mar 11 - 02:43 PM

The coverage on NHK World is heartwrenching. Why can't the big drug companies help with medicine... long lines of people.. every day as only one dose a day is given out... people are dying. Something is desperately wrong.


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