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Re: Japanese Tsunami

Postby wrveres » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:44 am

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Re: Japanese Tsunami

Postby wrveres » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:46 am

StlSluggers wrote:Not sounding good for that second nuclear facility.

They also upgraded the official size of the quake to 9.0. :-/
they have had 140 plus major after shocks too. Many between 6-7. You know what a 6.0 would do to Missouri?
I also heard that some communities only got 60 seconds notice.
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Re: Japanese Tsunami

Postby wrveres » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:18 am

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Re: Japanese Tsunami

Postby wrveres » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:36 am

The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.
"At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (8 feet), and we have seen a map from GSI (Geospatial Information Authority) in Japan showing the pattern of shift over a large area is consistent with about that much shift of the land mass," said Kenneth Hudnut, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). link


"By changing the distribution of the Earth's mass, the Japanese earthquake should have caused the Earth to rotate a bit faster, shortening the length of the day by about 1.8 microseconds," Gross told SPACE.com in an e-mail. More refinements are possible as new information on the earthquake comes to light, he added. The scenario is similar to that of a figure skater drawing her arms inward during a spin to turn faster on the ice. The closer the mass shift during an earthquake is to the equator, the more it will speed up the spinning Earth. link
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Re: Japanese Tsunami

Postby Pogotheostrich » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:37 am

wrveres wrote: You know what a 6.0 would do to Missouri?

Destroy a lot of meth labs. :-D
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Re: Japanese Tsunami

Postby StlSluggers » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:12 pm

wrveres wrote:wow 8-o

that pic of Kashima in Minamisoma is sad :-/
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Re: Japanese Tsunami

Postby StlSluggers » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:11 pm

"At the risk of raising further public concern, we cannot rule out the possibility of an explosion," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a news briefing.

He said if there was an explosion, "there would be no significant impact on human health."

Edano said neither Fukushima Dai-ichi reactor was near the point of complete meltdown, and he was confident of escaping the worst scenarios.

also, let me continue my never-ending rant against sensationalist editors and their headlines

the headline on that article only mentions the probability of an explosion. it, nor the subtitle, never once mention that he also said it wouldn't hurt anyone and that a meltdown wasn't on tap

but i clicked the link, so i guess i fed the machine
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Re: Japanese Tsunami

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:29 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
wrveres wrote:wow 8-o

that pic of Kashima in Minamisoma is sad :-/

Why more so than the others? I checked them all out and I couldn't pin point what you're seeing in that one.
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Re: Japanese Tsunami

Postby StlSluggers » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:45 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:
wrveres wrote:wow 8-o

that pic of Kashima in Minamisoma is sad :-/

Why more so than the others? I checked them all out and I couldn't pin point what you're seeing in that one.

Because I knew saying that would really get under your skin.
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