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(Huffington Post) NewsFlash 7.3 earthquake off the coast of Japan. Tsunami warning issued for Miyagi prefecture. For non-Japanese, that's the one with Sendai and the Fukushima plant   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 121
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2012-12-07 04:12:38 AM
Wax on. Wax off.
 
2012-12-07 04:31:43 AM
Not this shiat again...
 
2012-12-07 04:32:31 AM
Ah, there's a thread. Just submitted a link to this myself.
 
2012-12-07 04:33:55 AM

starsrift: Not this shiat again...


this.
 
2012-12-07 04:33:57 AM
24.media.tumblr.com

RIP MIYAGI SANohgoddamnitaverageamericanguy...
 
2012-12-07 04:34:27 AM
We're farked.
 
2012-12-07 04:35:06 AM
So.. not so much with the one with comments.

Ok.

*shrug*

Damn Japan .. y'all just can't catch a break can you?

1m wave might be nasty.. I dunno.

Couple decent aftershocks already too... Stay safe!
 
2012-12-07 04:35:57 AM
I've been watching the NHK World web cast. The general impression I've gotten is that it shook pretty good, and there was a little wave on the beach, but overall this was pretty meh. Also it happened at night, so even if it was really bad, there are no dramatic videos of water swallowing greenhouses and parking lots like there were in 2011.

You know, the kind of facts that are going to be ignored by the US news media who are going to start labeling this a disaster and tards will start shoveling money to people peddling fake radiation drugs to protect against the non-existent glowing green cloud floating this way over the Pacific.
 
2012-12-07 04:36:12 AM
Is okay, just one meter in Ishinomaki with no damage.
Tokyo got shaken (not stirred) but nothing even shook past Aichi going to the west.
 
2012-12-07 04:38:46 AM

Korb: I've been watching the NHK World web cast. The general impression I've gotten is that it shook pretty good, and there was a little wave on the beach, but overall this was pretty meh. Also it happened at night, so even if it was really bad, there are no dramatic videos of water swallowing greenhouses and parking lots like there were in 2011.

You know, the kind of facts that are going to be ignored by the US news media who are going to start labeling this a disaster and tards will start shoveling money to people peddling fake radiation drugs to protect against the non-existent glowing green cloud floating this way over the Pacific.


I'm only saying this because I care - there are a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market today that are just as tasty as the real thing.
 
2012-12-07 04:38:51 AM
Now show me "Paint the Fence".
 
2012-12-07 04:40:41 AM
In honour of Tokyo. Link. That should make it all better.
 
2012-12-07 04:41:07 AM

Korb: I've been watching the NHK World web cast. The general impression I've gotten is that it shook pretty good, and there was a little wave on the beach, but overall this was pretty meh. Also it happened at night, so even if it was really bad, there are no dramatic videos of water swallowing greenhouses and parking lots like there were in 2011.

You know, the kind of facts that are going to be ignored by the US news media who are going to start labeling this a disaster and tards will start shoveling money to people peddling fake radiation drugs to protect against the non-existent glowing green cloud floating this way over the Pacific.


Well to be fair, the tsunami hasn't hit yet. AFAIK, anyway. But that's where the real devastation comes from.
 
2012-12-07 04:42:00 AM
Now Japan-San know balance:

gonzotennis.com
 
2012-12-07 04:43:04 AM

starsrift: Not this shiat again...


Ditto.
 
2012-12-07 04:44:32 AM

Korb: I've been watching the NHK World web cast. The general impression I've gotten is that it shook pretty good, and there was a little wave on the beach, but overall this was pretty meh. Also it happened at night, so even if it was really bad, there are no dramatic videos of water swallowing greenhouses and parking lots like there were in 2011.


While a 7 pointer isn't anything to shake a stick at, it's far from a 9-pointer. I think the real question is... Is this just a prelude?
 
2012-12-07 04:45:45 AM
This is sure to anger Gamera.
 
2012-12-07 04:45:57 AM
Aftershocks of 6.2, 5.5, a couple of 4.7s...
Small waves have already hit - 20cm to 1m.
Tokyo Electric Power says workers reach safe position inside Fukushima nuclear plant, didn't evacuate.
No injuries reported yet.
Those in affected areas still being advised to move to higher ground.
 
2012-12-07 04:51:14 AM
This is feels like last year.

I won't be surprised if there's another, bigger quake in the next couple days.

Time to double-check the emergency bag.
 
2012-12-07 04:51:52 AM

starsrift: Is this just a prelude?

 
 
I think that is the concern. The day started with a shake and they're still coming. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/
 
2012-12-07 04:53:30 AM

Korb: The general impression I've gotten is that it shook pretty good


Yep. Pretty long, though.
 
2012-12-07 04:53:53 AM

wakitu: starsrift: Is this just a prelude?
 
 
I think that is the concern. The day started with a shake and they're still coming. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/



Dammit!  :-(
 
2012-12-07 04:54:12 AM

FetusAGoGo: This is feels like last year.

I won't be surprised if there's another, bigger quake in the next couple days.

Time to double-check the emergency bag.


You in Tokyo?
 
2012-12-07 04:55:15 AM

doglover: Korb: The general impression I've gotten is that it shook pretty good

Yep. Pretty long, though.



You okay?  You're one of the first I thought about when news of the earthquake hit fark. 
 
2012-12-07 04:57:19 AM
Why is there a link to something other than the USGS when there's a huge earfquake?
 
2012-12-07 05:00:48 AM
Earthquakes and aftershocks so far, all located off the east coast of Honshu, Japan:

Magnitude & date/time
4.8 2012/12/07 09:23:04
4.7 2012/12/07 09:13:23
4.7 2012/12/07 09:01:53
5.5 2012/12/07 08:48:15
6.2 2012/12/07 08:31:14
7.3 2012/12/07 08:18:24
4.8 2012/12/06 20:32:05
4.5 2012/12/06 10:17:35
4.7 2012/12/03 04:57:12
4.8 2012/11/30 11:42:58
 
2012-12-07 05:01:04 AM

GreatGlavinsGhost: Why is there a link to something other than the USGS when there's a huge earfquake?


Words are sometimes nice; good to hear a bit more of the story. USGS is still easy enough to find, eh?
 
2012-12-07 05:01:05 AM
Wow, my first two weeks living in Japan. This is about to get interesting. Definitly felt it.
 
2012-12-07 05:03:07 AM

wakitu: GreatGlavinsGhost: Why is there a link to something other than the USGS when there's a huge earfquake?

Words are sometimes nice; good to hear a bit more of the story. USGS is still easy enough to find, eh?


I think the thread provides words, especially if a FARKer can give a first-hand account.
 
2012-12-07 05:03:14 AM
Maybe they'll get some radiation on their irradiated land.
 
2012-12-07 05:03:44 AM

GaryTheEMT: Wow, my first two weeks living in Japan. This is about to get interesting. Definitly felt it.


That's a fine welcome! Not on the coastal lowlands, I hope!
 
2012-12-07 05:03:57 AM

GaryTheEMT: Wow, my first two weeks living in Japan. This is about to get interesting. Definitly felt it.


Where are you (like I'd know) and how far away is it from the epicenter?
 
2012-12-07 05:04:48 AM
I just oiled my generator up and fired up the big screen....
gonna have sex with my dead dog and watch CNN....


/hurricane sandy joke
 
2012-12-07 05:05:23 AM

GreatGlavinsGhost: Why is there a link to something other than the USGS when there's a huge earfquake?



Because the USGS is notoriously slow about putting up the earthquakes that happen in this part of the world (although they may have gotten better since 2011). And because the JMA and High-net (Japanese EQ tracking sites) both get fuxored pretty quickly.
 
2012-12-07 05:06:09 AM

GreatGlavinsGhost: I think the thread provides words, especially if a FARKer can give a first-hand account.


It really is the place to be when things go down. Watched some biggies from the sidelines through Farkers' words.
 
2012-12-07 05:06:54 AM

wakitu: Watched some biggies from the sidelines through Farkers' words.



Ditto
 
2012-12-07 05:08:48 AM

Bathia_Mapes: doglover: Korb: The general impression I've gotten is that it shook pretty good

Yep. Pretty long, though.


You okay?  You're one of the first I thought about when news of the earthquake hit fark.


I was in my underwear by the door. Sounds desperate, but my shower's actually next to the door.

The quake hit right before an after work shower and I was just about ready to start when it hit.


Nothing too bad. Just long. Very minor wigglin' in Tokyo. But minor wigglin' for a long time.
 
2012-12-07 05:10:15 AM
Incredibruuu!
 
2012-12-07 05:10:53 AM

doglover: Bathia_Mapes: doglover: Korb: The general impression I've gotten is that it shook pretty good

Yep. Pretty long, though.


You okay?  You're one of the first I thought about when news of the earthquake hit fark.

I was in my underwear by the door. Sounds desperate, but my shower's actually next to the door.

The quake hit right before an after work shower and I was just about ready to start when it hit.


Nothing too bad. Just long. Very minor wigglin' in Tokyo. But minor wigglin' for a long time.



Glad you're okay.  I knew you were in Tokyo, but I wasn't sure if the earthquake was felt there or not.
 
2012-12-07 05:10:58 AM
Yeah, this was a long slow roll.  At first I wasn't even sure that it was an earthquake, then I was like... Oh yeah.  We can stop now.  :oD
 
2012-12-07 05:11:10 AM
Basically this was a minor quake in Tokyo. There were literally HUNDREDS just like it after the big one in 2011. That one was all up and down. Up and down is what breaks buildings. Side to side is what happened today.

No idea how it was out in Fukushima area. But everyone on facebook seems OK.
 
2012-12-07 05:11:15 AM
Pray for Maru!
 
2012-12-07 05:11:46 AM

doglover: Bathia_Mapes: doglover: Korb: The general impression I've gotten is that it shook pretty good

Yep. Pretty long, though.


You okay?  You're one of the first I thought about when news of the earthquake hit fark.

I was in my underwear by the door. Sounds desperate, but my shower's actually next to the door.

The quake hit right before an after work shower and I was just about ready to start when it hit.


Nothing too bad. Just long. Very minor wigglin' in Tokyo. But minor wigglin' for a long time.


The Chiba side seems to have shaken quite a bit more than way over here in Tokyo.
 
2012-12-07 05:11:56 AM

Bathia_Mapes: doglover: Bathia_Mapes: doglover: Korb: The general impression I've gotten is that it shook pretty good

Yep. Pretty long, though.


You okay?  You're one of the first I thought about when news of the earthquake hit fark.

I was in my underwear by the door. Sounds desperate, but my shower's actually next to the door.

The quake hit right before an after work shower and I was just about ready to start when it hit.


Nothing too bad. Just long. Very minor wigglin' in Tokyo. But minor wigglin' for a long time.


Glad you're okay.  I knew you were in Tokyo, but I wasn't sure if the earthquake was felt there or not.


Indeed it were.
 
2012-12-07 05:12:23 AM

DaCricket: Yeah, this was a long slow roll.  At first I wasn't even sure that it was an earthquake, then I was like... Oh yeah.  We can stop now.  :oD



How close are you to the epicenter? 
 
2012-12-07 05:12:37 AM
I'm south of Tokyo and I felt it. 
 
www.jma.go.jp

(From the JMA)
 
2012-12-07 05:13:02 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: Bathia_Mapes: doglover: Korb: The general impression I've gotten is that it shook pretty good

Yep. Pretty long, though.


You okay?  You're one of the first I thought about when news of the earthquake hit fark.

I was in my underwear by the door. Sounds desperate, but my shower's actually next to the door.

The quake hit right before an after work shower and I was just about ready to start when it hit.


Nothing too bad. Just long. Very minor wigglin' in Tokyo. But minor wigglin' for a long time.

The Chiba side seems to have shaken quite a bit more than way over here in Tokyo.


It was in the ocean, wasn't it? That makes sense the closer places would shake more.
 
2012-12-07 05:13:35 AM

DaCricket: Yeah, this was a long slow roll.  At first I wasn't even sure that it was an earthquake, then I was like... Oh yeah.  We can stop now.  :oD


MINUTES of earthshake is FOREVER! Glad it was more of a roller.


 
 
2012-12-07 05:14:00 AM

doglover: FetusAGoGo: This is feels like last year.

I won't be surprised if there's another, bigger quake in the next couple days.

Time to double-check the emergency bag.

You in Tokyo?


I live in Tochigi. I'm about 3 hours north of Tokyo.
 
2012-12-07 05:14:04 AM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

Can't wait til he wakes up

Link
 
2012-12-07 05:14:17 AM

doglover: Bathia_Mapes: doglover: Bathia_Mapes: doglover: Korb: The general impression I've gotten is that it shook pretty good

Yep. Pretty long, though.


You okay?  You're one of the first I thought about when news of the earthquake hit fark.

I was in my underwear by the door. Sounds desperate, but my shower's actually next to the door.

The quake hit right before an after work shower and I was just about ready to start when it hit.


Nothing too bad. Just long. Very minor wigglin' in Tokyo. But minor wigglin' for a long time.


Glad you're okay.  I knew you were in Tokyo, but I wasn't sure if the earthquake was felt there or not.

Indeed it were.



Helluva way to start your evening. 
 
2012-12-07 05:15:55 AM

doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: Bathia_Mapes: doglover: Korb: The general impression I've gotten is that it shook pretty good

Yep. Pretty long, though.


You okay?  You're one of the first I thought about when news of the earthquake hit fark.

I was in my underwear by the door. Sounds desperate, but my shower's actually next to the door.

The quake hit right before an after work shower and I was just about ready to start when it hit.


Nothing too bad. Just long. Very minor wigglin' in Tokyo. But minor wigglin' for a long time.

The Chiba side seems to have shaken quite a bit more than way over here in Tokyo.

It was in the ocean, wasn't it? That makes sense the closer places would shake more.


The thing that gets me is that Chiba is pretty close, only a few dozen miles away from Shibuya, but the intensity was much different. You can see the shindo difference on the map DaCricket just posted.
 
2012-12-07 05:16:50 AM

FetusAGoGo: doglover: FetusAGoGo: This is feels like last year.

I won't be surprised if there's another, bigger quake in the next couple days.

Time to double-check the emergency bag.

You in Tokyo?

I live in Tochigi. I'm about 3 hours north of Tokyo.


Our own canary in the mine!
 
2012-12-07 05:17:35 AM

Bathia_Mapes: doglover: Bathia_Mapes: doglover: Bathia_Mapes: doglover: Korb: The general impression I've gotten is that it shook pretty good

Yep. Pretty long, though.


You okay?  You're one of the first I thought about when news of the earthquake hit fark.

I was in my underwear by the door. Sounds desperate, but my shower's actually next to the door.

The quake hit right before an after work shower and I was just about ready to start when it hit.


Nothing too bad. Just long. Very minor wigglin' in Tokyo. But minor wigglin' for a long time.


Glad you're okay.  I knew you were in Tokyo, but I wasn't sure if the earthquake was felt there or not.

Indeed it were.


Helluva way to start your evening.


Kinda. After the big one, and the weeks of aftershocks, it takes at least a 6 locally to get me out of bed. If then. I literally slept through a few of those back then.

I'd rate it as a Japanese 4 or 3 in Tokyo. It wasn't very impressive. I think a bicycle may have fallen over.
 
2012-12-07 05:19:23 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: FetusAGoGo: doglover: FetusAGoGo: This is feels like last year.

I won't be surprised if there's another, bigger quake in the next couple days.

Time to double-check the emergency bag.

You in Tokyo?

I live in Tochigi. I'm about 3 hours north of Tokyo.

Our own canary in the mine!


Japanese farkers untie!
 
2012-12-07 05:20:06 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: FetusAGoGo: doglover: FetusAGoGo: This is feels like last year.

I won't be surprised if there's another, bigger quake in the next couple days.

Time to double-check the emergency bag.

You in Tokyo?

I live in Tochigi. I'm about 3 hours north of Tokyo.

Our own canary in the mine!


Sendai and Tokyo and about equidistant to me. Things shook like hell here on 3/11, but it was nothing compared to up north. Thankfully I'm landlocked, so I don't have to worry about tsunami.
 
2012-12-07 05:20:26 AM

doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: FetusAGoGo: doglover: FetusAGoGo: This is feels like last year.

I won't be surprised if there's another, bigger quake in the next couple days.

Time to double-check the emergency bag.

You in Tokyo?

I live in Tochigi. I'm about 3 hours north of Tokyo.

Our own canary in the mine!

Japanese farkers untie!


Can't tonight... Company nomikai...
 
2012-12-07 05:21:36 AM
Remember Pearl Harbor!

upload.wikimedia.org 
 
2012-12-07 05:30:29 AM
Is it the Mayan thing starting??
 
2012-12-07 05:30:58 AM
Stay safe all you farkers in Japan! Glad to see a few of you checking in already. I know it wasn't exactly a doozy, but still.
 
2012-12-07 05:35:29 AM

fusillade762: Is it the Mayan thing starting??


The "Mayan thing" will be the 5th such thing and the last 4 didn't end the world.

Their calendar is just circular. No one has an apocalypse theory about clocks because their circle is complete in 12 hours. If they took a few hundred years to cycle, that would be the Mayan calendar.
 
2012-12-07 05:38:04 AM

GreatGlavinsGhost: Why is there a link to something other than the USGS when there's a huge earfquake?


Not everyone took "Rocks for Jocks" i.e.: first year Earth Science in college. ...Or even went to college. The USGS is fun but not exactly easy to read. Thanks to Farkers, when an earthquake makes it to the main page people like me learn a lot but without having to put on pants and go to class. I glean what the USGS is saying based on some of the posts that link to it, in the thread.
 
2012-12-07 05:39:19 AM
wait? what? it ain't the 21st yet.


/waits on big one
//chuckles
///slashies!
 
2012-12-07 05:48:40 AM
Just another Japan farker checking in from the west side of Tokyo. This was a tiny little roller, roughly some 1/1000th the strength of last year's. 1m waves are surf levels, to boot, though the towns that were rebuilt did undergo an evacuation for safety's sake/good practice, there was no actual danger in the Ishinomaki area.
 
2012-12-07 05:50:12 AM

Achnaeteon: west side of Tokyo


Wherebouts?
 
2012-12-07 05:50:19 AM

DaCricket: I'm south of Tokyo and I felt it. 
 
[www.jma.go.jp image 600x490]

(From the JMA)



Holy crap! That picture looks like a lightning strike picture around here! Since lightning makes me scream and carry on like a 2 year old, you people are really lucky I'm nowhere near there. Sending good thoughts your way, Ring of Fire dwellers.
 
2012-12-07 05:54:22 AM

Bennie Crabtree: GreatGlavinsGhost: Why is there a link to something other than the USGS when there's a huge earfquake?

Not everyone took "Rocks for Jocks" i.e.: first year Earth Science in college. ...Or even went to college. The USGS is fun but not exactly easy to read. Thanks to Farkers, when an earthquake makes it to the main page people like me learn a lot but without having to put on pants and go to class. I glean what the USGS is saying based on some of the posts that link to it, in the thread.


This one is a bit better Link
 
2012-12-07 05:57:35 AM
Poor Japan.

Since they now have to import oil to power their now extremely shaky export industry instead of using nuclear power, they are one farked country. Not to mention the whole country and all its people are being slowly irradiated.

Birth defects and cancer rates will be skyrocketing. As they will (but to a lesser extent) to anyone living on the West Coast of the US.

Funny to see all the countries around the world quietly re-defining their official definition of what an unsafe level of radioactivity is. Must be a coincidence.
 
2012-12-07 05:57:42 AM

GaryTheEMT: Wow, my first two weeks living in Japan. This is about to get interesting. Definitly felt it.


Ooh, lucky you! Welcome to Japan!

Didn't feel a damn thing here. Found out about it while I was waiting for medicine and suddenly noticed there was a tsunami warning for that area.

/Hikone, nearish Kyoto
 
2012-12-07 05:59:02 AM

DaCricket: GreatGlavinsGhost: Why is there a link to something other than the USGS when there's a huge earfquake?


Because the USGS is notoriously slow about putting up the earthquakes that happen in this part of the world (although they may have gotten better since 2011). And because the JMA and High-net (Japanese EQ tracking sites) both get fuxored pretty quickly.


Bennie Crabtree: GreatGlavinsGhost: Why is there a link to something other than the USGS when there's a huge earfquake?

Not everyone took "Rocks for Jocks" i.e.: first year Earth Science in college. ...Or even went to college. The USGS is fun but not exactly easy to read. Thanks to Farkers, when an earthquake makes it to the main page people like me learn a lot but without having to put on pants and go to class. I glean what the USGS is saying based on some of the posts that link to it, in the thread.


It just kinda seems to me to be like when someone links to a site that links to a YouTube video. Why not link directly to the source? Maybe there were a few links submitted and the mods picked the HuffPo one?
 
2012-12-07 06:00:12 AM

doglover: Achnaeteon: west side of Tokyo

Wherebouts?


Just outside Shinjuku nowadays. We oughta get a small Tokyo Fark offkai going.
 
2012-12-07 06:01:57 AM

Achnaeteon: Just outside Shinjuku nowadays.


Holy carp. So close. We shoudl totally get something going.
 
2012-12-07 06:04:07 AM

Goodfella: Poor Japan.

Since they now have to import oil to power their now extremely shaky export industry instead of using nuclear power, they are one farked country. Not to mention the whole country and all its people are being slowly irradiated.

Birth defects and cancer rates will be skyrocketing. As they will (but to a lesser extent) to anyone living on the West Coast of the US.

Funny to see all the countries around the world quietly re-defining their official definition of what an unsafe level of radioactivity is. Must be a coincidence.


Yeah.
 
2012-12-07 06:06:52 AM
I was in a hovercraft 300 metres from the epicenter and felt nothing.
 
2012-12-07 06:07:59 AM

ransack.: I was in a hovercraft 300 metres from the epicenter and felt nothing.


But was it full of eels?
 
2012-12-07 06:09:06 AM
So, Cascadia, how's that seismic gap treatin' ya anyway?
 
2012-12-07 06:15:21 AM
IJN thread!!!!

img.photobucket.com
Class & type: Sendai class cruiser
Displacement: 5195 tons (standard)
Length: 152.4 meters
Beam: 14.2 meters
Draught: 4.9 meters
Propulsion: 4 shaft Parsons geared turbines
10 Kampon boilers
90,000 shp
Speed: 35.3 knots (65.4 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km) at 14 knots (26 km/h)
Complement: 452
Armament: 7 × 5.5-inch (140 mm) guns (7x1)
2 × 80 mm guns,
4 × 610 mm torpedo tubes (4x2)
48 mines
Armor: 64 mm (belt)
29 mm (deck)
Aircraft carried: 1 x floatplane, 1 catapult
 
2012-12-07 06:18:31 AM

GreatGlavinsGhost: DaCricket: GreatGlavinsGhost: Why is there a link to something other than the USGS when there's a huge earfquake?


Because the USGS is notoriously slow about putting up the earthquakes that happen in this part of the world (although they may have gotten better since 2011). And because the JMA and High-net (Japanese EQ tracking sites) both get fuxored pretty quickly.

Bennie Crabtree: GreatGlavinsGhost: Why is there a link to something other than the USGS when there's a huge earfquake?

Not everyone took "Rocks for Jocks" i.e.: first year Earth Science in college. ...Or even went to college. The USGS is fun but not exactly easy to read. Thanks to Farkers, when an earthquake makes it to the main page people like me learn a lot but without having to put on pants and go to class. I glean what the USGS is saying based on some of the posts that link to it, in the thread.

It just kinda seems to me to be like when someone links to a site that links to a YouTube video. Why not link directly to the source? Maybe there were a few links submitted and the mods picked the HuffPo one?



At this point not one of the submissions links to USGS. 
 
2012-12-07 06:18:39 AM

http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww121/TheStefanAnomaly/Gojira04.jp g

i712.photobucket.com
Soon.
 
2012-12-07 06:28:09 AM
Dammit! Stay safe, J-Farkers! Get to high ground, and carry those that can't get there along with you!
 
2012-12-07 06:29:39 AM
Um...

Updated at 5:40 a.m. ET: Tsunami waves up to 3 feet high hit the coast of Japan Friday, after a strong earthquake in the sea that shook buildings 300 miles away in Tokyo.

Never mind!

/too much morning and nowhere near enough coffee
 
2012-12-07 06:30:59 AM

Goodfella: Poor Japan.

Since they now have to import oil to power their now extremely shaky export industry instead of using nuclear power, they are one farked country. Not to mention the whole country and all its people are being slowly irradiated.

Birth defects and cancer rates will be skyrocketing. As they will (but to a lesser extent) to anyone living on the West Coast of the US.

Funny to see all the countries around the world quietly re-defining their official definition of what an unsafe level of radioactivity is. Must be a coincidence.


Enenews (Energy News) is still following Fukishima. They're experiencing a medical disaster in the aftermath. Truly terrifying stuff.
 
2012-12-07 06:37:36 AM
well shiat
 
2012-12-07 06:38:58 AM

wakitu: Aftershocks of 6.2, 5.5, a couple of 4.7s...
Small waves have already hit - 20cm to 1m.
Tokyo Electric Power says workers reach safe position inside Fukushima nuclear plant, didn't evacuate.


i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-07 06:39:15 AM
Any godzilla jokes yet?
 
2012-12-07 06:40:26 AM

Bontesla: They're experiencing a medical disaster in the aftermath. Truly terrifying stuff.


sauce?


/I'm requesting the source for you people with social lives.
 
2012-12-07 07:15:36 AM

doglover: fusillade762: Is it the Mayan thing starting??

The "Mayan thing" will be the 5th such thing and the last 4 didn't end the world.

Their calendar is just circular. No one has an apocalypse theory about clocks because their circle is complete in 12 hours. If they took a few hundred years to cycle, that would be the Mayan calendar.


You're not helping the crazies relax... It'll be noon in just five hours!!!
 
2012-12-07 07:17:24 AM

AbbeySomeone: Bennie Crabtree: GreatGlavinsGhost: Why is there a link to something other than the USGS when there's a huge earfquake?

Not everyone took "Rocks for Jocks" i.e.: first year Earth Science in college. ...Or even went to college. The USGS is fun but not exactly easy to read. Thanks to Farkers, when an earthquake makes it to the main page people like me learn a lot but without having to put on pants and go to class. I glean what the USGS is saying based on some of the posts that link to it, in the thread.

This one is a bit better Link


that one's awesome, Thanks Abbey
 
2012-12-07 07:38:56 AM
Any updates on Omarian's condition?

/Praying
 
2012-12-07 07:49:19 AM

fredbox: So, Cascadia, how's that seismic gap treatin' ya anyway?


That's actually what I was wondering. I wonder how the stresses are transferred between faults.
 
2012-12-07 07:50:41 AM
I know who can save Tokyo!

www.hemmy.net


Oh no! It's da Chronic!
 
2012-12-07 07:52:57 AM
the Mysql prefecture??

SELECT COUNT(*) FROM DEAD_PEOPLE
 
2012-12-07 07:58:02 AM
Groan. I have a buddy in Sendai. Off to the email.
 
2012-12-07 07:58:14 AM

doglover: Bontesla: They're experiencing a medical disaster in the aftermath. Truly terrifying stuff.

sauce?


/I'm requesting the source for you people with social lives.


I listed it in that message.... I didn't link (on my phone ).
Enenews (Energy News) and they cite their sources, too.
 
2012-12-07 08:06:02 AM

Bontesla: doglover: Bontesla: They're experiencing a medical disaster in the aftermath. Truly terrifying stuff.

sauce?


/I'm requesting the source for you people with social lives.

I listed it in that message.... I didn't link (on my phone ).
Enenews (Energy News) and they cite their sources, too.


...I feel like I've just visited the Free Republic. Dear god.
 
2012-12-07 08:21:14 AM
Radiation makes white people green, does that mean Japanese people glow blue?
 
2012-12-07 08:25:55 AM
Matsumoto, Nagano here. I actually felt this. I felt like I was dizzy but then my blinds in my class were rocking and my student looked up at my like there was something wrong with our lesson. Then he said ... "Oh... Earthquake". Kinda just felt like I had gotten off of a spinning ride a few moments ago at an amusement park.. Just minor blind shaking. My lawn chair was OK.
 
2012-12-07 08:38:01 AM
On a semi-unrelated note, is there some law somewhere requiring at least one use of the word 'temblor' in every article about an earthquake? I mean, I know there aren't a lot of synonyms for 'earthquake', but...

/Seriously, though, hope folks are/continue to be safe.
 
2012-12-07 08:48:56 AM

ransack.: Radiation makes white people green, does that mean Japanese people glow blue?


I hope so. Then all we need to do is find out if it makes black people glow red, so we can have the most awesome half-time shows.

/Jumbotrons are people!
 
2012-12-07 08:55:05 AM
starsrift
Not this shiat again...

Again? Still. Did you think Fukushima Daiichi was resolved just because it wasn't in the news anymore?
 
2012-12-07 08:58:02 AM
See what happens when you bomb Pearl Harbor?
 
2012-12-07 09:01:33 AM
Tsunami warning lifted. (LA Times Link)
 
2012-12-07 09:05:11 AM
Muthafarkin' DugTrio are at it again aren't they?
 
2012-12-07 09:16:07 AM
i.ytimg.com

March 16 2014
 
2012-12-07 09:23:26 AM

RanDomino: starsrift
Not this shiat again...

Again? Still. Did you think Fukushima Daiichi was resolved just because it wasn't in the news anymore?


Don't make me post a picture of bananas again, Domino.
 
2012-12-07 10:09:56 AM
custommaps.files.wordpress.com
Won't someone think about the radiation???
/sorry, had to be that guy...
//it's Friday and I'm loopy
 
2012-12-07 10:44:35 AM
NOT the news story I want to wake up to first thing in the morning. O_O

\ Glad to know there wasn't any major damage.
 
2012-12-07 10:58:46 AM

Achnaeteon: Just another Japan farker checking in from the west side of Tokyo. This was a tiny little roller, roughly some 1/1000th the strength of last year's. 1m waves are surf levels, to boot, though the towns that were rebuilt did undergo an evacuation for safety's sake/good practice, there was no actual danger in the Ishinomaki area.


Mmmm safety sake
 
2012-12-07 11:01:30 AM
Anybody posed Karate Kid references yet? Hmmm?

Also, this -- every time I hear or read about a "prefecture"....

www.heshone.com
 
2012-12-07 11:16:08 AM

Korb: I've been watching the NHK World web cast. The general impression I've gotten is that it shook pretty good, and there was a little wave on the beach, but overall this was pretty meh. Also it happened at night, so even if it was really bad, there are no dramatic videos of water swallowing greenhouses and parking lots like there were in 2011.

You know, the kind of facts that are going to be ignored by the US news media who are going to start labeling this a disaster and tards will start shoveling money to people peddling fake radiation drugs to protect against the non-existent glowing green cloud floating this way over the Pacific.


Or, alternately, everyone will say "Fukashima? ...No damage. Mmkay. We're all good then." And go back to whatever they were doing.

/Which, let's face it, the rest of us are doing
//Earthquakes suck, but they're part of life.
 
2012-12-07 11:25:43 AM

LadyBelgara: Bontesla: doglover: Bontesla: They're experiencing a medical disaster in the aftermath. Truly terrifying stuff.

sauce?


/I'm requesting the source for you people with social lives.

I listed it in that message.... I didn't link (on my phone ).
Enenews (Energy News) and they cite their sources, too.

...I feel like I've just visited the Free Republic. Dear god.


Meh. Sources are cited. If it interests you then you should do independent research anyway and find alternate sources to help flesh out your knowledge. There isn't any reason why this is a poor place to start. The problem I find is that you get a lot of first responders giving their observations so you have to weight that accordingly until their observations can be independently tested.
 
2012-12-07 12:16:38 PM
I am a non-Japanese person.
 
2012-12-07 12:30:25 PM
GAW-ZIRRA!
 
2012-12-07 12:47:40 PM
img341.imageshack.us

IJN Musashi
 
2012-12-07 01:48:10 PM
To hell with Iran. God is trying to take out Japan's nuclear capabilities.
 
2012-12-07 02:28:50 PM
This is proof that god is a woman. A man would never remember Japan's 71st anniversary with Pearl Harbor.
 
2012-12-07 03:33:51 PM
For those that would like to know just how many earthquakes Japan has seen recently, I present:

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center's map of the event.
 
2012-12-07 04:58:23 PM
Stay safe, doglover!
 
2012-12-07 05:53:17 PM

Argus Prescott: Matsumoto, Nagano here. I actually felt this. I felt like I was dizzy but then my blinds in my class were rocking and my student looked up at my like there was something wrong with our lesson. Then he said ... "Oh... Earthquake". Kinda just felt like I had gotten off of a spinning ride a few moments ago at an amusement park.. Just minor blind shaking. My lawn chair was OK.


Dammit. For just a moment I thought this post was about Matsumoto Hitoshi.

/love that guy
//Hamada's cool too
///... but only when he's not being a dick
/V ...which is never... but cool anyway
 
2012-12-08 07:18:00 AM
www.troll.me
 
2012-12-10 05:03:00 PM

AbbeySomeone: Bennie Crabtree: GreatGlavinsGhost: Why is there a link to something other than the USGS when there's a huge earfquake?

Not everyone took "Rocks for Jocks" i.e.: first year Earth Science in college. ...Or even went to college. The USGS is fun but not exactly easy to read. Thanks to Farkers, when an earthquake makes it to the main page people like me learn a lot but without having to put on pants and go to class. I glean what the USGS is saying based on some of the posts that link to it, in the thread.

This one is a bit better Link


that's great thank you!
 
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