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Old 03-11-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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Earthquake in Japan a non-event in Tokyo?


So I contacted a friend whose son returned from Tokyo after a two-year stint there, asking what he thought of the quake.

She said her son has been working with the Tokyo office since 4:00AM (US time) today and no one there has even mentioned the earthquake North of there.

He thinks the US news reports have been hysterical.
 
Old 03-11-2011, 11:20 AM   #2
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Well I usually don't care for US news sources, so I prefer other sources. It is rather serious though since this quake was measured now as 8.9 and happened in more shallow waters, though the worst part was/is the tsunami.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709598
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/as...607470826.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english201...c_13773059.htm
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/

I hope AlexVader is ok...
 
Old 03-11-2011, 12:04 PM   #3
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I hope AlexVader is ok...
yeah, that crossed my mind too.
 
Old 03-11-2011, 12:16 PM   #4
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And mine.

Alex! Give us a shout from the front lines!
 
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bbc says: 350 dead, 500 missing.

I believe it will be worse than that tho.
 
Old 03-11-2011, 01:03 PM   #6
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Hi

I'm allrigh thanks...

Most casualties were caused by Tsunami, since Japanese Earthquake engineering is the top...

we have lived with eartquakes since... ever...

But this Eartquake was not as serious as the Kanto Earthquake...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1923_Gr...%8D_earthquake

but at that time, our civilian protection services, and building construction technique was not so evolved...

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Old 03-11-2011, 01:05 PM   #7
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Hi

I'm allrigh thanks...

Most casualties were caused by Tsunami, since Japanese Earthquake engineering is the top...

we have lived with eartquakes since... ever...

But this Eartquaque was not as serious as the Kanto Earthquake...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1923_Gr...%8D_earthquake

but at that time, our civilian protection services, and building construction technique was not so evolved...
Phew, thanks for checking with us, also I hope you are able to contact any of your friends & family.

Earthquakes like this though usually are the worst because of generating of tsunamis. This one is still pretty bad.

One big danger now is I heard about a nuclear power plant and it's water cooling, I hope that gets resolved.

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Old 03-11-2011, 01:21 PM   #8
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Phew, thanks for checking with us, also I hope you are able to contact any of your friends & family.

Earthquakes like this though usually are the worst because of generating of tsunamis. This one is still pretty bad.

One big danger now is I heard about a nuclear power plant and it's water cooling, I hope that gets resolved.
There is a serious concern about this...

If primary coolant circuits lose flow, there is severe thermal imbalance, this means deep s**t, remember Chernobyl... ?

But IMHO this is unlikely to happen since our systems are massively redundant, so, simultaneous failure of all support systems is an extremely unlikely event...
 
Old 03-11-2011, 01:28 PM   #9
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Yea redundancy is a good thing...

By the way just where in Japan are you?

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Old 03-11-2011, 01:33 PM   #10
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I live in Saitama, capital city of Saitama perfecture...

it is in Honshu, north of Tokyo
 
Old 03-11-2011, 01:40 PM   #11
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Ooh ok, I guess the tremors where you were may have seemed slightly weaker then. Sendai and Kessenuma really got the brunt of it.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:26 PM   #12
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The Tokyo subway shut down, leaving millions of people to either stay the night in the office or walk home. It's true there hasn't actually been much physical damage to buildings in Tokyo (they're very earthquake-resistant; the major damage further north is from the tsunami), but it's a big event nonetheless. Bears similarities to the July 7th bombings in London, that shut down the Underground.
 
Old 03-11-2011, 03:55 PM   #13
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Sorry to hear it...maybe a higher power is sending a message to the world!
 
Old 03-11-2011, 04:25 PM   #14
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... yeah...?! so why should Tokyo in Japan be the listener to such message...? why not Tripoli in Lybia, or PyongYang in DPRK...?
 
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It is happening in other parts of the world, maybe not those you mention at this time!
 
  


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