Massive 8.9 quake rocks Japan

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  1. GrauGeist

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    My best wishes thoughts turn to Nihhon, with luck it isn't as bad as could be; I hope all the Japanese, forum members, their families, friends etc aren't affected badly and hopes the faults will stablise somewhat now.
     
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    Unbelievable scenes on the News....thoughts and wishes from Oz to or Japanese friends and their families...
     
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    #4 Shinpachi, Mar 11, 2011
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    Quakes are still coming one after another in the north-eastern part of the islands.
    I and my family are OK but how some friends in my hometown there are is unknown as they are in blackout at the moment. I believe they would be fine too.

    I know it's inappropriate to compare but, to make the situation easier to be understood, total damage would be far less than that of bombing by the B-29s during 1944-45.

    Thanks for your care guys.
    :)
     
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    Glad you are ok Shinpachi, take care my friend....
     
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    Awful,truly awful.poor poepel.
     
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    Glad to hear you and your family are okay, Shinpachi. I hope you get some good news from your friends soon.
     
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    My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected. I know Shinpachi's from Japan and has checked in, do we have any other members in that part of the world?
     
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    I'm happy to hear that you and your family is okay, Shinpachi-san.
    I sure hope that you'll soon get a lot of good news about your friends.
    I send my best wishes and prayers for you and your people over there.
     
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    Take care Shinpachi. I hope the tremors go away quickly.
     
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    Take care, stay safe Shinpachi, your family and your friends!
     
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    #12 Shinpachi, Mar 11, 2011
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    Thanks everyone.
    According to the news, more than eight million households are in blackout there now.
    Railroads in Tokyo are all stopping to check security.
     
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    Good to hear you are OK Shinpachi. My thoughts and prayers to all affected.
     
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    Just flipped on the news, terrible sights to see, Hang tough Japan......
     
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    Been watching the videos throughout the day here at work.

    Keep us posted Shinpachi, and you, your family, friends and countrymen are in our prayers.
     
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    #16 Shinpachi, Mar 11, 2011
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    To the worse, the first nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture is in danger of meltdown.
    At 21:23 JST, evacuation order has been just issued for the residents of about 1,500 within the radius of 3km.

    Power supply to the coolant pump stopped by the earthquake.
    Standby generators were out of order by the seawater.
    Backup battery is just running out.
    Spare generators were brought in but the cooling water level is said continuing falling.
     
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    Shinpachi, what time was it there when the earthquake hit?
     
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    It was 14:45, Thor.
     
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    Japan is in our prayers today. Keep us posted. We are with you in spirit if not in person.
     
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    I believe ppopsie is, not sure about any others, though.
     
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