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Sunday, March 13, 2011

THE NEWS OUT OF JAPAN CONTINUES TO GET WORSE

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JAPAN BRACES FOR EXPLOSION AT SECOND REACTOR...



Japan quake: Toll may cross 10,000 in Miyagi alone

TOKYO: The toll from a magnitude-8.9 earthquake in Japan could exceed 10,000 in the hardest-hit prefecture of Miyagi alone, police said on Sunday, as other officials tried to reassure the public that reactors at two damaged nuclear power plants posed no immediate danger.

"I have no doubt" that the death toll would rise above 10,000 in the prefecture, public broadcaster NHK quoted police chief Takeuchi Naoto as saying.

About 800 deaths had been confirmed so far in Miyagi and other areas in northeastern Japan, which were hit Friday by the quake and a tsunami. No contact could be established with about 10,000 residents of the town of Minamisanriku.

Police said earlier that more than 2,000 people had been killed or were unaccounted for in the affected regions, the Kyodo News agency reported.

A municipal official in Futaba town in Fukushima prefecture told Kyodo that about 90 percent of the houses in three coastal communities had been washed away by the tsunami.
NORTH-EASTERN Japan can expect another monster earthquake large enough to trigger a tsunami within days, the head of the Australian Seismological Centre says.

The director, Kevin McCue, said there had been more than 100 smaller quakes since Friday, but a larger aftershock was likely.

''Normally they happen within days,'' he said. ''The rule of thumb is that you would expect the main aftershock to be one magnitude smaller than the main shock, so you would be expecting a 7.9.
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''That's a monster again in its own right that is capable of producing a tsunami and more damage.''

The Japanese quake was the result of a process called thrust faulting. A piece of the Earth's crust broke away at the juncture of the Eurasian and Pacific plates and was thrust underneath the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido.

The US Geological Survey estimated the quake moved the Japanese coast about 2.4 metres.

''It basically pushed the sea floor up and down on opposite sides of the fault by 10 metres, causing the tsunami,'' Dr McCue said. ''It is a sudden rupture that has occurred, but it has occurred because the two plates are converging at about eight centimetres a year and have been for about 100 years. That eight metres is released suddenly when the plate snaps and breaks and produces the earthquake.''


Japan Death Toll Could Top 10,000 Amid Fears of Nuclear Meltdowns

LATEST UPDATE: Japanese authorities race to combat the threat of multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns, as nearly 170,000 evacuate the quake and tsunami-ravaged area in fear of radiation exposure ...
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8 Comments:

Blogger Always On Watch said...

I have to wonder what all this shifting will do to the Ring of Fire as a whole.

Sunday, March 13, 2011 4:27:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Here in California, they talk about Earthquakes as something akin to pressure relievers on the San Adreas Fault.

But, this earthquake sounds like it may have created even more instability.

What do I know?

Sunday, March 13, 2011 4:33:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

Has anyone blamed Bush yet?

Sunday, March 13, 2011 11:34:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Hah. Funny. I was wondering about that too.

Sunday, March 13, 2011 11:53:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lost city of Atlantis 'could be buried in southern Spain'

"There were earthquakes and one of them caused a tsunami that razed everything..."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/7019522/Lost-city-of-Atlantis-could-be-buried-in-southern-Spain.html

Monday, March 14, 2011 10:17:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Atlantis ‘found’ in Spain 11,000 years after tsunami

The tsunami that destroyed the legendary city would have reached 60 miles inland

Scientists say they have discovered Atlantis, the legendary island and mighty military power destroyed by a tsunami 11,000 years ago, in mudflats in southern Spain.



Speaking to Reuters about his discovery, Freund said: "This is the power of tsunamis. It is just so hard to understand that it can wipe out [a city] 60 miles inland, and that's pretty much what we're talking about."

Depending on land elevations, a tsunami of that scale would presumably dwarf the 10-metre wave that hit Japan on March 11 and travelled six miles inland.

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/76348,news-comment,news-politics,atlantis-found-in-spain-11000-years-after-tsunami

Monday, March 14, 2011 10:22:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ISLAM,stands for: IDIOT SHIT LICKING ASSHOLE MUSLIMS.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 6:15:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

LOL

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:42:00 am  

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