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Old 03-10-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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holy Sh*t! Massive earthquake just hit Japan!

7.9 on the Richter scale!! My aunt is there and my mom is freaking out trying to reach her and her phone is dead. This JUST happened. My ex-gf just moved back there too and landed like a week ago. This is CRAZY! Call your family if you have anyone there ASAP.
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its 8.8 now

tsunami warning and everything

holy shit!!
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7.9 on the Richter scale!! My aunt is there and my mom is freaking out trying to reach her and her phone is dead. This JUST happened. My ex-gf just moved back there too and landed like a week ago. This is CRAZY! Call your family if you have anyone there ASAP.
I pointed out the problem with this argument.

edit* wow this isn't a joke thread, tsunami warnings issued for nearby coastal countries, maybe even Hawaii :S
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the guys over at lambo vancouver said there are 60-70 pre-orders already. don't quote me though.
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maybe hold off on the calling everyone you know in Japan part. Too many people using the phones for such purposes often jams systems meaning that people who are actually in need of help can't use the lines.
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holy hell, thats crazy
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Just watching the coverage on fox damn
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holy fuck a 8.8
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http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapc...ex.html?hpt=T1

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Tokyo (CNN) -- An 8.8-magnitude earthquake hit Japan early Friday, triggering tsunami warnings and sending people fleeing out of buildings in the capital.

The quake rattled buildings and toppled cars off bridges and waters underneath. In Tokyo, crowds huddled together and tried to reach relatives via cell phone.

Its epicenter was 373 kilometers (231 miles) from Tokyo, the United States Geological Survey said.

It triggered a tsunami warning for various countries, including Japan and Russia, the National Weather Service said.

"Earthquakes of this size are known to generate tsunamis potentially dangerous to coasts outside the source region," it said.
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maybe hold off on the calling everyone you know in Japan part. Too many people using the phones for such purposes often jams systems meaning that people who are actually in need of help can't use the lines.
you're right- I spoke too soon. Hold off for awhile. hope my aunt's OK.
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There was an earthquake of 6.x in the region several days ago too, iirc...
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yikes... that is massive. i heard they just had an earthquake off the coast what... yesterday? hope everyone was prepared!!
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Damn 8.8..I think the biggest earthquake ever recorded was 9.5.
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Wow, that's crazy hope it won't be too overly devastating!
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thats fricken huge. This will really show how all of this modern earthquake technology they have been using works at least. I so hope it won't be bad but I can't see how it won't be.
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Oh no, I have a good buddy living there. An 8.8 is very, very bad in a heavily populated place like that.
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I heard it was 5.8 or 6 a few days ago. But wow 8.8 is devastating...
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Waiting for someone to go "2012, dun dun dun". Though it's quite eerie as more quakes and disasters happen within a shorter time frame now. We just had the flood in Australia then New Zealand's quake and now this within a matter of 6 months.
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Turn on CNN right now, it's just wild I feel horrible for them right now.
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ohhh man...was just there in December too :/
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Largest recorded magnitude in history was 9.5; the earthquake that hit Indonesia was 9.1;
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not a good time for that............ sorry.
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Definitely should be a wake up call for us to prepare for "the big one" we're expecting/due
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