Quake/Tsunami Thread

Above the post update [rdbrewer]: Video from YouTube. For those of you who have been up, you have probably seen most of these scenes already. The footage of the big wave starts at about 2:10.

I want to underscore what they've been saying all night, that the Japanese prepare and drill for this kind of thing. Also, even though the epicenter was only 100km off the coast, the first places hit had about 30 minutes warning. They know because--according to the report I saw--there was a "trial run" a couple of days ago after a 7.2 magnitude quake struck in the same spot. The reason why there was that much warning is because the high speed one hears about (700-800 mph) is the speed of the wave in the open ocean. Near the shore, the waves slow down and pile up. So, again, the people closest to the epicenter had about 30 minutes warning. That doesn't sound like much, but the Japanese know what they're doing. So it might not be as bad as it seems.

Just unbelievable.

As of 3:35am EST, there have been 7 quakes (5.8-6.2) in the last hour, the last HOUR alone. And those are just aftershocks.

In the US...

Hawaii is under a tsunami warning and sirens are going off in Honolulu.

Here's time information for Hawaii and Pacific rim.

Alaska and mainland US are under various advisories or watches.

Starting to see reports that west coast is being bumped up to a Tsunami Warning.

If you are out that way, keep up with your local news for information and potential instructions. This isn't a joke guys. The tsunami(s) may not be as large by the time they get across the Pacific, water is powerful stuff. It doesn't take 12-15 feet waves to ruin your day.

Time information here.

Right now, parts of Japan have simply been devastated. There's no real handle on casualties yet but it's pretty clear those will be significant.

I fear this is going to be a common story.

@AlBoeNEWS: Japan Meteorological Agency: Town of Kurihara has been completely destroyed

If this is the same town (and judging by the map it's in the right area), the population is in the neighborhood of 77,000.

God help them all.

Update [rdbrewer]: Genghis sent this comprehensive list of media outlets in Japan.

Posted by: DrewM. at 03:42 AM



Comments

1 Someone tell the news idiots to stop comparing earthquakes from other regions and countries with different infrastructures.

A quake six times more powerful in Japan doesn't mean it'll have six times more casualties than the one in Indonesia or Haiti.


Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 03:46 AM (qzcNU)

2 Fuck you whale! Fuck you Dophrin!

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 11, 2011 03:47 AM (YX6i/)

3 Hawaiin live beach cams: http://www.mybeachcams.com/hawaii/

Hawaiin DOT traffic cams: http://www.eng.hawaii.edu/hawaiidot/index.html

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 03:47 AM (6Lzbz)

4 Much of that farmland we all witnessed the tsunami washing over may not be agriculturally useful for generations. The city of Kurihara is completely GONE.

Posted by: Chris R at March 11, 2011 03:47 AM (QiNmA)

5 Apparently this is the largest quake in all of Japan's recorded history. But, like Chile, it's the tsunamis doing the most damage.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 03:48 AM (QxGmu)

6 Kurihara is apparently, like, gone. Population of 77,012.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 03:49 AM (qzcNU)

7 The farmland will be fine in a month. The lack of farmers will be the problem.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 03:50 AM (6Lzbz)

8 If I binged correctly Kurihara looks to be inland a bit.

Posted by: some wench at March 11, 2011 03:50 AM (bqjJT)

9 Crap. Costal OR and Northern CA tsunami watch now upgraded to tsunami warning!

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 03:51 AM (QxGmu)

10 Just unbelievable.


Oh, you don't know the half of it!

Posted by: Raymond Burr at March 11, 2011 03:52 AM (VW6xC)

11 Holy shit what is that whirlpool on CNN????

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 03:53 AM (6Lzbz)

12 REUTERS:

Red Cross says biggest concern is tsunami, wave now higher than some Pacific islands

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 03:53 AM (qzcNU)

13 It is Godzilla!!!

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 03:53 AM (6Lzbz)

14 Landfalls for Northern CA expected between 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM local time.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 03:53 AM (QxGmu)

15 "The city of Kurihara is completely GONE."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurihara,_Miyagi

Seventy-seven thousand people live there.

Posted by: Purple Fury at March 11, 2011 03:54 AM (Kg/NF)

16 From @PacificFleet on twitter: No decisions have been made to get ships underway from Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: Annabelle at March 11, 2011 03:54 AM (4kxCX)

17 West Coast and Alaska WARNING

Posted by: curious at March 11, 2011 03:54 AM (k1rwm)

18 As I said in the other thread an old friend whose husband is stationed at ford island and on duty is saying they are expecting a one-half meter wave. She says she would update as necessary.

Fox is reporting higher as I type so just keep hoping for the best!!

Posted by: Doc at March 11, 2011 03:55 AM (jGXQI)

19 Low lying coral atolls in the Pacific are in the greatest danger. There's just nowhere to go. Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Tuvalu, FSM, etc. could be simply wiped out by this.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 03:55 AM (QxGmu)

20 I just read a post on another blog from a guy in guam and he was freaking out saying they have 25 minutes before it hits.

Posted by: curious at March 11, 2011 03:56 AM (k1rwm)

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 03:56 AM (6Lzbz)

22 If you like your beach front property, you can keep your beach front property.

Posted by: Barack Obama at March 11, 2011 03:57 AM (A8IGL)

23 1
Someone tell the news idiots to stop comparing earthquakes from other regions and countries with different infrastructures. A quake six times more powerful in Japan doesn't mean it'll have six times more casualties than the one in Indonesia or Haiti.

Dude, stop harshing our buzz!

Posted by: The War Between the Undead Sheens at March 11, 2011 03:57 AM (VW6xC)

24 From wikipedia
Based upon data from the Japan Meteorological Agency, it is estimated the town of Kurihara has been completely destroyed.
Um, what is that data? Are we talking a helicopter flyover or what?

Posted by: Methos at March 11, 2011 03:59 AM (uqJo6)

25 apan Meteorological Agency: Town of Kurihara has been completely destroyed

So we haven't seen anything close to the worst damage yet.

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 11, 2011 03:59 AM (xx42+)

26 Another 6.5 quake.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:00 AM (qzcNU)

27 Okay, idiot here. What is UTC time?

Posted by: Tesch at March 11, 2011 04:00 AM (DBqKN)

28 UTC = Universal Time = Greenwich/London Time.

Posted by: Al at March 11, 2011 04:01 AM (MzQOZ)

29 Coordinated Time Universal.

Don't ask.

Posted by: Purple Fury at March 11, 2011 04:01 AM (Kg/NF)

30 UTC is Greenwich time. East coast of US is five hours behind UTC time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:01 AM (qzcNU)

31 UTC = Coordinated Universal Time. Politically correct terminology for Greenwich Mean Time.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 04:02 AM (QxGmu)

32 coordinated universal time

Posted by: curious at March 11, 2011 04:02 AM (k1rwm)

33 Courtney Friel is in Hawaii. She's reporting from the ground for FOX.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:03 AM (qzcNU)

34 Tsunami warning now covers all coastal California, to the Mexico border.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 04:04 AM (QxGmu)

35 I hope NCJ and his Ladies are safe.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:04 AM (A8IGL)

36 Thanks all. I shouldn't be this sleepy/hungover for work.

Posted by: Tesch at March 11, 2011 04:04 AM (DBqKN)

37 Am I seeing cars and trucks moving on that road on FOX and then getting washed away?

Posted by: Meremortal at March 11, 2011 04:05 AM (ZIIsz)

38 I hope NCJ and his Ladies are safe.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:04 AM (A8IGL)
He reported from high ground, already.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 11, 2011 04:05 AM (YX6i/)

39 37 - yes

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 04:05 AM (6Lzbz)

40 Long-time lurker, living in Funabashi, Chiba prefecture, Japan. My little group here is OK, and my employees at the office in Tokyo (I was off today) are waiting for the trains to come back up in true Moron fashion at a standing bar.
The aftershocks have been about as bad as the worst quake I've experienced before today. I can't imagine how bad it is in Sendai. If you know someone in Japan, keep in touch with them. I'm seeing a lot of infrastructure damage on TV here in the Tokyo metro, and that could mean a severe food and water issue in the coming weeks (over 30 million in commuting distance of Tokyo).Fortunately, we had just gotten back from our monthly run to Costco (although the one in Machida doesn't look like it made it).

Posted by: JPinJP at March 11, 2011 04:06 AM (E0P2n)

41 I hope NCJ and his Ladies are safe.
Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:04 AM (A8IGL)

They're OK. Left for a friends house at higher ground.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 11, 2011 04:06 AM (ZIIsz)

42 Meremortal - these were live images when it happened.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 11, 2011 04:06 AM (YX6i/)

43 Officially 6th largest earthquake in the world since 1900.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 04:06 AM (QxGmu)

44 He reported from high ground, already.
Good. Thanks for the heads up.
How are your people? Do you have boats out there?

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:06 AM (A8IGL)

45 #37

Yep. We watched houses and bridges washed away before.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:07 AM (qzcNU)

46 The following list gives estimated times of arrival for
locations along the North American Pacific coast from a
tsunami generated at the given source location. The
list is ordered by arrival time starting with the earliest.
Since tsunami speed is directly related to
water depth, tsunami ETAs can be computed independent of
tsunami amplitude. THE LISTING OF A TSUNAMI ARRIVAL TIME
BELOW DOES NOT INDICATE A WAVE IS IMMINENT. The listed arrival
time is the initial wave arrival. Tsunamis can be dangerous
for many hours after arrival, and the initial wave is not
necessarily the largest.

Posted by: curious at March 11, 2011 04:07 AM (k1rwm)

47 JPinJP, thanks for checking in. Stay safe.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 04:08 AM (QxGmu)

48 39 37 - yes
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 04:05 AM (6Lzbz)
God help them please, but that doesn't look survivable.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 11, 2011 04:08 AM (ZIIsz)

49 How are your people? Do you have boats out there?

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:06 AM (A8IGL)
Yeah, just got off the phone with a Captain in Adak. They're jogging in the harbor waiting to see if they'll be ordered to leave. Everyone else is at sea, so perfectly safe... except for the weather.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 11, 2011 04:09 AM (YX6i/)

50 FOX repeats: 3 meter wave expected in Hawaii.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:09 AM (qzcNU)

51 Posted by: JPinJP at March 11, 2011 04:06 AM (E0P2n)

Stay safe. There has been too many greater than 6 after shocks that makes me worry that you might get another really big one before this is over.

Posted by: curious at March 11, 2011 04:09 AM (k1rwm)

52 We need to find coverage in Guam.

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 11, 2011 04:09 AM (xx42+)

53 Posted by: JPinJP at March 11, 2011 04:06 AM (E0P2n)
Thanks and good luck. Post when you can please.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 11, 2011 04:10 AM (ZIIsz)

54 I'm not usually in my robe at 1am.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 11, 2011 04:11 AM (YX6i/)

55 Take it easy, JP.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 11, 2011 04:11 AM (YX6i/)

56 Anyone else find it odd that we've heard from South Korea, which is sending rescue crews, and Russia...but we haven't even been told that Obama has been woken up yet?

Hey, leader of the free world: Lead the free world.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:11 AM (qzcNU)

57 Wish I could short the insurance co's....

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 04:11 AM (6Lzbz)

58 Posted by: Papa Editor at March 11, 2011 04:09 AM (YX6i/)
Good to hear.
Looking at those sets rolling into Sendai is INSANE.
I would imagine parts of the Japanese Coast were just liquified by the quake and the Tsunami is just going to pull them out to sea...awful way to go.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:11 AM (A8IGL)

59 I got off the phone with a friend in Japan, he says they're alright. Man, I was freaked out.

I was surprised we even got a phone connection. Well, NOW maybe I can try to sleep. God watch over these poor souls.

Posted by: Crazee at March 11, 2011 04:12 AM (xsoRi)

60 US EMBASSY TOKYO: Prepared to mobilize US forces to assist in search and rescue.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:12 AM (qzcNU)

61 Kurihara, japan is about 20 miles inland.

Posted by: Flounder at March 11, 2011 04:12 AM (Kkt/i)

62 42 Meremortal - these were live images when it happened.
Posted by: Papa Editor at March 11, 2011 04:06 AM (YX6i/)
I've been sitting here watching it over and over for quite some time and just realized those were vehicles with people in them. I wonder how many of those houses had people in them.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 11, 2011 04:13 AM (ZIIsz)

63 Anyone else find it odd that we've heard from South
Korea, which is sending rescue crews, and Russia...but we haven't even
been told that Obama has been woken up yet?

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:11 AM (qzcNU)
Uh, no.

Posted by: H. Rodham-Clinton at March 11, 2011 04:13 AM (YX6i/)

64 Why can't I just dream about eating my waffle?

Posted by: Barry Soetoro at March 11, 2011 04:13 AM (QxGmu)

65 And yes I know, things could get worse for him. I'd rather not think about it, though. There's nothing I can do.

Posted by: Crazee at March 11, 2011 04:14 AM (xsoRi)

66 Qadaffi is one lucky mofo. The world forgot about that shit in 10 minutes...

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 04:14 AM (6Lzbz)

67 Hey, leader of the free world: Lead the free world.

Eh, let Sarkozy deal with it. TOTUS says I'm talking about oil tomorrow, so that's what I'm talking about.

Posted by: Barry the Magnificent at March 11, 2011 04:14 AM (uqJo6)

68 Commercial aircraft are now being diverted to America's Yokota Air Base.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:15 AM (qzcNU)

69 MAP2.8 2011/03/11 09:10:26 19.355-155.000 5.4ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP2.5 2011/03/11 09:07:01 19.347-154.989 0.1HAWAII REGION, HAWAII
MAP2.8 2011/03/11 09:05:23 19.373-155.001 8.5ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP3.3 2011/03/11 09:03:38 19.349-154.950 31.4HAWAII REGION, HAWAII
MAP4.5 2011/03/11 08:58:26 19.330-154.983 10.2HAWAII REGION, HAWAII

Posted by: curious at March 11, 2011 04:15 AM (k1rwm)

70 Thanks JPinJP, it helps to have someone there since the MBM isn't exactly on the ball

As for SoCal, there isn't a lot of low lying ground there except for along the PCH. Not greatly life threatening unless you go there to watch it

Posted by: kbdabear at March 11, 2011 04:17 AM (vdfwz)

71 Barry's only really concerned about the BIG questions, like is Barry's Hawaiian vacation house safe?

Posted by: some wench at March 11, 2011 04:17 AM (bqjJT)

72 Posted by: Meremortal at March 11, 2011 04:13 AM (ZIIsz)
Wewatched countless dozensof people die in that footage...
it's hard to reconcile the visual with the idiotic play by play we were / are getting from the talking heads.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:17 AM (A8IGL)

73 "Did you see the mountain o shit burry that city?"

Yes, Mardi Gras ended a couple days ago.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 04:17 AM (6Lzbz)

74 Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:17 AM (A8IGL)

I was exhausted and then I started watching this and I think it's the kind of thing you can't really comprehend, it's too much to process.

Posted by: curious at March 11, 2011 04:18 AM (k1rwm)

75 Wewatched countless dozensof people die in that footage...Possibly hundreds. Sendai has a population of around 100,000.

Posted by: Barry Soetoro at March 11, 2011 04:19 AM (QxGmu)

76 Barry's only really concerned about the BIG questions, like is Barry's Hawaiian vacation house safe?

And, uh, the old paper medical records. For, uh, no reason, just don't want to, uh, miff the Mormons.

Posted by: Barry the Magnificent at March 11, 2011 04:19 AM (uqJo6)

77 Tsunami warning sirens sounding in Hawaii again.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:19 AM (qzcNU)

78 I just saw the video of the giantwhirlpool.That was sobizarre I don't even know what to say.

Posted by: Annabelle at March 11, 2011 04:19 AM (4kxCX)

79 damn sock

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 04:20 AM (QxGmu)

80 82 - I wondered if I was the only one. It was literally the size of the Superdome.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 04:20 AM (6Lzbz)

81 ''Anyone else find it odd that we've heard from South Korea, which is
sending rescue crews, and Russia...but we haven't even been told that
Obama has been woken up yet?""



Well when you don't believe in American exceptionalism, you can't have America doing anything exceptional.

Posted by: Berserker at March 11, 2011 04:21 AM (gWHrG)

82 "Hey, leader of the free world: Lead the free world."

I'm working on it! I'm working on it! Mon Dieu!

Posted by: Nicolas Sarkozy at March 11, 2011 04:23 AM (mEyVv)

83 "No Whirlpools at the Superdome, yet.
"But they are raping everyone up in here. We need to get these people some help!"

Posted by: Shepherd Smith at March 11, 2011 04:23 AM (A8IGL)

84 Everything's fine. Obama will make the waters recede.

Posted by: Fervent Obama Voter at March 11, 2011 04:24 AM (mEyVv)

85 The Fox anchor keeps saying 3 feet. It's meters, though, right? Could she really be getting it this wrong?

Posted by: Kensington at March 11, 2011 04:25 AM (mEyVv)

86 sorry, Sendai's population is 1 million, not 100,000.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 04:26 AM (QxGmu)

87 Could she really be getting it this wrong?
Yes.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:26 AM (A8IGL)

88 Japan PM says to issue Nuclear Emergency Statement At 0930 GMT - AFP

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:26 AM (qzcNU)

89 Fox has been saying feet instead of meters all night.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 04:26 AM (QxGmu)

90 It is reported that black tsunami victims in Japan have begun eating corpses to survive.

Posted by: Randall Robertson at March 11, 2011 04:26 AM (mEyVv)

91 GUAM info

Posted by: curious at March 11, 2011 04:27 AM (k1rwm)

92 Could she really be getting it this wrong?

Watch - Warning
Feet - Meters

They're just words - do we really need to pay attention to what we say?

Posted by: some wench at March 11, 2011 04:27 AM (bqjJT)

93 @47, @52, @56, @73
Thanks. Shouldn't have taken a natural disaster to get me to post, but shoganai (can't be helped).
Heard from a buddy who's a Navy doc at Yokosuka, and everything seems OK there. He expects that they will be be called in shortly. ANOTHER aftershock in between posts, but they do seem to finally be lessening in intensity. There was one about 45 min ago centered in Fukushima that was a 5.5 on the Japanese scale.
Here in Chiba we have an oil refinery burning out of control, and a fire at one of the ironworks (again, according to the local news). My mother-in-law says she saw the glow from the refinery from here, which is a fair distance.
We're all looking at the bright side...if we've been through this one, we should get a breather for a while.

Posted by: JPinJP at March 11, 2011 04:27 AM (E0P2n)

94 Fox does not excel at this sort of thing...sadly.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:28 AM (A8IGL)

95 This has to be one of the worst things I've ever seen. Just horrible.

We've seen Chile and New Zealand and Japan hit repeatedly by big quakes in the last couple of years. I have an awful feeling that the west coast of the US is living on borrowed time. I'm in Western Washington and this is freaking me out.

JPinJP please stay safe.

Posted by: Nunya Bizness at March 11, 2011 04:28 AM (0xIGv)

96 Man, the BBC coverage is terrifying.

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 04:28 AM (AkdC5)

97 ABC has been doing (surprisingly) well with their coverage.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 04:29 AM (QxGmu)

98 101

Man, the BBC coverage is terrifying.

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 04:28 AM (AkdC5)

I was watching it live before and saying that on the other thread. I am sick as a dog now, it is horrible, they got close enough to really feel the magnitude

Posted by: curious at March 11, 2011 04:30 AM (k1rwm)

99 We're all looking at the bright side...if we've been through this one, we should get a breather for a while.
Knock on some wood.
Glad to hear thatyou and your family are safe.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:30 AM (A8IGL)

100 Dear God is Fox brutal. I had to turn it off a while ago, if the anchorskirt (who was that?) said "you know" one more time I was going to snap.




Posted by: GT at March 11, 2011 04:32 AM (Vyrg6)

101 JAPANESE Government warns of additional tsunami strikes.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:34 AM (qzcNU)

102 Somebody reported earlier that one of the CNN anchors could be heard laughing.

Posted by: Patrick at March 11, 2011 04:34 AM (vw0I1)

103  

Posted by:          at March 11, 2011 04:35 AM (MNeEH)

104 I've lived in SF and LA and when we have our Big One it is going dwarf the cost of Katrina in dollars and lives. I was in SF in 1989 and the thing I remember most is the sound it made... an incredibly loud grinding I thought would never stop.

Posted by: GT at March 11, 2011 04:35 AM (Vyrg6)

105 There seems to be some confusion about the Sendai nuclear power plant. It's not located in or near the major city of Sendai on the NE coast of Japan; it's in
Satsumasendai in the southernmost part of the country. So damage to it should be negligible.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 04:36 AM (QxGmu)

106 our Big One it is going dwarf the cost of Katrina in dollars and lives.
meh...it's just California.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:36 AM (A8IGL)

107 PACIFIC FLEET: American naval ships will be kept in port.

In Guam, authorities are clearing beaches and preparing for an impact.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:38 AM (qzcNU)

108 Fox does not excel at this sort of thing...sadly.

In their defense, the talking skirt was only supposed to be giving 30 second Charlie Sheen updates every hour tonight.

Posted by: Methos at March 11, 2011 04:38 AM (uqJo6)

109 "the anchorskirt (who was that?)"

That's just Shep.

Posted by: Kensington at March 11, 2011 04:38 AM (mEyVv)

110 Magnitude 4.5 - HAWAII REGION, HAWAII

2011 March 11 08:58:25 UTC

Posted by: curious at March 11, 2011 04:39 AM (k1rwm)

111 In their defense, the talking skirt was only supposed to be giving 30 second Charlie Sheen updates every hour tonight.


Who was that excrescence anchoring?

Posted by: GT at March 11, 2011 04:39 AM (Vyrg6)

112 IAEA: Four nuclear power plants nearest quake epicenter were shut down safely.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:39 AM (qzcNU)

113 In their defense, the talking skirt was only supposed to be giving 30 second Charlie Sheen updates every hour tonight.

"yeah, you know" lemme interrupt someone who MAY actually know something about the topic to correct a pacific/east coast time conversion that a effed up a moment ago.

Posted by: some wench at March 11, 2011 04:39 AM (bqjJT)

114 Methos:"In their defense, the talking skirt was only supposed to be giving 30 second Charlie Sheen updates every hour tonight."

Sure, but how long does it take to get Megyn Kelly into the studio? Shouldn't the anchors be volunteering to come in and cover this?

Posted by: Kensington at March 11, 2011 04:40 AM (mEyVv)

115 Well, she pretty much just blew her big shot.

Posted by: Tesch at March 11, 2011 04:41 AM (DBqKN)

116 Ok why is Hawaii getting all these eqrthquakes all of a sudden? It's making me so worried.

Posted by: curious at March 11, 2011 04:41 AM (k1rwm)

117
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The U.S. Navy is bracing itself for a
possible tsunami strike following a massive earthquake Friday in Japan,
command officials said.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:41 AM (qzcNU)

118 I'm in Western Washington and this is freaking me out.
Being in Seattle I've thought about that too. If anything happened here, we're all stuck. There are so few ways out of this areathere might as well be none.

Posted by: Annabelle at March 11, 2011 04:42 AM (4kxCX)

119 Sure, but how long does it take to get Megyn Kelly into the studio?
Shouldn't the anchors be volunteering to come in and cover this?

Or being told to get their ass to work.

Posted by: GT at March 11, 2011 04:42 AM (Vyrg6)

120 IAEA: Four nuclear power plants nearest quake epicenter were shut down safely.

Well, if the IAEA says so, I guess there's no need to worry.

Posted by: Methos at March 11, 2011 04:43 AM (uqJo6)

121 Posted by: Brian

Hey, know what, fuck you.

Posted by: goldbricker esq at March 11, 2011 04:43 AM (S59+B)

122 US evacuates Misawa Air Base.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:43 AM (qzcNU)

123 Waves are hitting ports in Taiwan.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:45 AM (qzcNU)

124 Look at this list, hawaii has had 14 earthqaukes while they are waiting for their tsunami....

Posted by: curious at March 11, 2011 04:45 AM (k1rwm)

125 How hard is it to look at a video and describe what you see?
"Ooh. There's a bridge.
The water looks like it's rising.
Cars and boats are floating by...that's a fucking building!
Holy shit. That bridge just fucking collapsed! Did you see that!?
What's the Japanese term for 'High-Speed K-Turn'?
Sure, these Japanese know how to drive...
Oooh, waves on a Beach. Is that the Bonsai Pipeline?
No. Oh, sorry. Apparently that's in Hawaii.
Is that the Fucking 'Love Boat'?
Right there - Laying in the middle of the highway...".

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:46 AM (A8IGL)

126 REUTERS: Fire breaks out at Tohoku Elec Onagawa nuclear plant

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:47 AM (qzcNU)

127 Posted by: curious at March 11, 2011 04:45 AM (k1rwm)

California native, here -- if you live in an earthquake-prone area, anything under a 3 doesn't count.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 11, 2011 04:48 AM (kaalw)

128 This is obviously Sarah Palin and the Tea Party's fault. Their lack of civility has caused Neptune, the god of the sea, to expend its wrath on Japan.

Posted by: Xoxotl at March 11, 2011 04:48 AM (CbVPH)

129 I was at work when the Nisqually quake hit Western Washington in 2001. It was a 6.8. At first we thought it was a semi-truck going by on the street, but when the building kept shaking my co-worker and I ran outside. The ground was literally "rolling" like waves on water. Telephone poles were going up and down and rocking side to side at the same time. It was both scary and fascinating. I was transfixed watching it while my co-worker was crying.

Posted by: Nunya Bizness at March 11, 2011 04:48 AM (0xIGv)

130 Would it be so hard to say, "these pictures are just stunning, lets just watch them for a moment."

Posted by: some wench at March 11, 2011 04:48 AM (bqjJT)

131
All the peeps on another message board I'm monitoring keep swearing Al Jazeera has the best coverage.

:\

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 11, 2011 04:49 AM (bAySe)

132 California native, here -- if you live in an earthquake-prone area, anything under a 3 doesn't count.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 11, 2011 04:48 AM (kaalw)
And, BTW, anything over a 7 is "oh, shit."

Posted by: cthulhu at March 11, 2011 04:49 AM (kaalw)

133 This is obviously Sarah Palin and the Tea Party's fault. Their lack of
civility has caused Neptune, the god of the sea, to expend its wrath on
Japan.

We need to get Kratos to deal with that shit.

Posted by: Methos at March 11, 2011 04:49 AM (uqJo6)

134 Here's a fucking idea, how about we hold off on the fucking jokes for 10 seconds.



Posted by: goldbricker esq at March 11, 2011 04:51 AM (S59+B)

135 The ground was literally "rolling" like waves on water. Telephone poles
were going up and down and rocking side to side at the same time. It was
both scary and fascinating. I was transfixed watching it while my
co-worker was crying.

In 89 I swear the "waves" in the street (I ran out of the house) were at least six feet high.

Posted by: GT at March 11, 2011 04:51 AM (Vyrg6)

136 Assholes.

Posted by: goldbricker esq at March 11, 2011 04:51 AM (S59+B)

137 9-foot wave hits Russian island.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:52 AM (qzcNU)

138 California native, here -- if you live in an earthquake-prone area, anything under a 3 doesn't count.

And anything between 3 and 5 is considered a foot massage.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 04:52 AM (QxGmu)

139 Al Jizz-Ear-Eye Alternate Headline :
Japanese Women Cause Massive Tsunami with Risque Fashions- Film at 11.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:52 AM (A8IGL)

140 136
Would it be so hard to say, "these pictures are just stunning, lets just watch them for a moment."

To my knowledge, the last practitioner of this art form is Vin Scully. When he dies, it goes with him.

Posted by: GT at March 11, 2011 04:53 AM (Vyrg6)

141 9-foot wave hits Russian island.
It's not the wave.
It's the Undertow that gets you.

Posted by: Old Pet Cemetery Type Guy at March 11, 2011 04:54 AM (A8IGL)

142 REUTERS: Fire breaks out at Tohoku Elec Onagawa nuclear plant
Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:47 AM (qzcNU)
Okay, they better get that shitput out quick.

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 04:54 AM (AkdC5)

143 I'm watching a tape posted on the Guardian of the tsunami as seen by helicopter. I think, well, everyone was warned to evacuate but I see cars driving on roads in the distance and those waves don't stop. They go so far inland and you can see more waves in the distance.


Posted by: moron at March 11, 2011 04:54 AM (nEa/y)

144 The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is having issues with its cooling system.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:55 AM (qzcNU)

145 Here's a fucking idea, how about we hold off on the fucking jokes for 10 seconds. Feel free to be serious anytime you'd like.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:55 AM (A8IGL)

146 It seems that the height of the wave is less significant than the amount of water behind it driving the thing forward. The waves we're seeing in some of these shots don't seem high, but they do seem to endlessly move forward across the land.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 04:55 AM (QxGmu)

147 Feel free to be serious anytime you'd like.



Posted by: garrett

Don't push it shitsfuckosd0

Posted by: goldbricker esq at March 11, 2011 04:56 AM (S59+B)

148 The U.S. military says it can account for all military servicemen. No injuries.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:57 AM (qzcNU)

149 Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 04:55 AM (QxGmu)
They are talking + /- 10 meters on the East Coast of Japan...that's pretty fucking big.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:57 AM (A8IGL)

150 BREAKING NEWS: Tsunami reaches up to 5 km inland in Fukushima Pref. Kyodo News

Posted by: GT at March 11, 2011 04:58 AM (Vyrg6)

151 Wow:

http://twitpic.com/48f1g3

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 04:58 AM (qzcNU)

152 Must. Sleep. Hold the fort, morons.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 11, 2011 04:58 AM (ZIIsz)

153 Posted by: goldbricker esq at March 11, 2011 04:56 AM (S59+B)
Fuck Off.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:59 AM (A8IGL)

154 BBC is showing the waves still moving inward. This is fucked up.

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 04:59 AM (AkdC5)

155 Being in Seattle I've thought about that too. If anything happened
here, we're all stuck. There are so few ways out of this areathere
might as well be none.

Too true. What really kills me about this area are the "Volcano Evacuation Routes" in the Tacoma-Puyallup area. Like that's going to work. If/when Mt. Rainier decides to blow those roads will be express lanes for mud and lava not cars. One and a half million people living in the shadow of a 14,000 foot volcano. I don't like those odds.

Posted by: Nunya Bizness at March 11, 2011 04:59 AM (0xIGv)

156 Posted by: goldbricker esq at March 11, 2011 04:51 AM (S59+B)

Cope however you can. This one is a monster.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 11, 2011 05:00 AM (kaalw)

157 158 - does the FoxNews chick have a helmet on yet too?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 05:00 AM (6Lzbz)

158 Posted by: garrett

No, Fuck you. Fuck you for making light of the situation. Fuck you cunt.

Fuck YOU ass.

Posted by: goldbricker esq at March 11, 2011 05:01 AM (S59+B)

159 Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 04:59 AM (A8IGL)

Different people have different ways of showing concern. There's a lot to be concerned about.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 11, 2011 05:02 AM (kaalw)

160 UPDATE 1-Hawaii orders evacuations in Pacific tsunami threat

Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:43am EST

* Hawaii and Guam residents told to leave coastal areas

* Tsunami could wash over some Pacific islands - Red Cross (Adds Guam details, Red Cross warning)

HONOLULU, March 10 (Reuters) - Hawaii ordered evacuations from coastal areas due to the threat of a tidal wave set off by Friday's earthquake in Japan as a tsunami warning was extended to the whole of the Pacific basin, except mainland United States and Canada.

Authorities also ordered evacuation from low-lying areas on the U.S. island territory of Guam in the western Pacific, where residents there were urged to move at least 50 feet (15 meters) above sea level and 100 feet (30 meters) inland.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 05:02 AM (if2zg)

161 Check this shit out!
http://tiny.cc/xfpva

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 05:02 AM (AkdC5)

162 goldbricker: You know who this benefits?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 05:02 AM (6Lzbz)

163 BBC is showing the waves still moving inward. This is fucked up.

Is that new or the farms we've been watching?

Posted by: Methos at March 11, 2011 05:02 AM (uqJo6)

164 They're now diverting Tokyo-bound flights to Anchorage, Alaska.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 05:03 AM (qzcNU)

165 10,000 people live on Tuvalu and this highest elevation on the entire island is 15 feet above sea level.

Posted by: GT at March 11, 2011 05:03 AM (Vyrg6)

166 Hey goldbricker, some of us have been blogging this shit for almost four hours now. People will cope, blow off steam, and deal using gallows humor if they need to. You showing up right now to give everyone a manners lesson is about as useless as tits on Joe Biden.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 05:04 AM (QxGmu)

167 10,000 people live on Tuvalu and this highest elevation on the entire island is 15 feet above sea level.

It's hard to even think about that and what that could mean.

Posted by: some wench at March 11, 2011 05:05 AM (bqjJT)

168 goldbricker: You know who this benefits?


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 05:02 AM (6Lzbz)
I don't know, you typing hemorrhoid? Who? Who the fuck finds this fucking funny?

Posted by: goldbricker esq at March 11, 2011 05:05 AM (S59+B)

169 Posted by: goldbricker esq at March 11, 2011 05:01 AM (S59+B)
Oooh, insults from the sanctimonious.
Bring it on, assmunch.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 05:05 AM (A8IGL)

170 Thats the spirit, goldbricker! Don't let this crisis go to waste.Silence them with yourOUTRAGE!!!1!!111!!!!!

Posted by: Rahm E. at March 11, 2011 05:05 AM (LJAdd)

171 Is that new or the farms we've been watching?
Posted by: Methos at March 11, 2011 05:02 AM (uqJo6)
That part was new.

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 05:05 AM (AkdC5)

172 A plastic helmet can save you from anything.

Posted by: FlaviusJulius at March 11, 2011 05:02 AM (qIHlG)
Amen.

Posted by: OSHA at March 11, 2011 05:05 AM (YX6i/)

173 The tsunami warning issued late on Thursday for Hawaii prompted civil defense officials to order all Hawaiian coastal areas evacuated. The warning said that all islands in the Hawaiian chain were in the path of potential damage from a tsunami generated by the quake.

The government advisory put the estimated arrival time in Hawaii of a first tsunami wave 3 a.m. local time, the advisory said.

The state civil defense agency ordered all coastal areas for the entire state evacuated no later than 2 a.m. local time. The evacuation zone includes the famous Waikiki Beach, the main hotel and tourist hub in Honolulu on the island of Oahu, and traffic in the area soon grew heavy.

Lines of cars began to form at gasoline service stations on Oahu as motorists gassed up their vehicles.

In the town of Kailua, police with bullhorns were urging people to higher ground.

Ocean waves up to 6 feet (2 meters) above normal sea level were detected by deep-ocean gauges near Wake island, Midway and Guam in the North Pacific, said Chip McCreary, a spokesman for the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The island of Kauai is expected to be first hit because the tsunami was advancing from the west and would likely take 20 to 30 minutes to cross the entire state, McCreary said. (Writing by Steve Gorman; editing by Anthony Boadle)

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 05:06 AM (if2zg)

174 Bring it on, assmunch.

Posted by: garrett

On my list.

Posted by: goldbricker esq at March 11, 2011 05:07 AM (S59+B)

175 Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 05:05 AM (A8IGL)

You're helping how, exactly?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 11, 2011 05:07 AM (kaalw)

176 Jesus.

http://tinyurl.com/4795lak

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 05:07 AM (qzcNU)

177 Does Fox and Friends always start at 5am EST? Might explain why they didn't call in any of the bigger names.

Posted by: Methos at March 11, 2011 05:08 AM (uqJo6)

178 Posted by: goldbricker esq at March 11, 2011 05:07 AM (S59+B)

Take a break, walk away, breathe.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 11, 2011 05:08 AM (kaalw)

179 Finally, the real journalists have arrived. Fox Friends!

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 05:08 AM (6Lzbz)

180 What really kills me about this area are the "Volcano Evacuation Routes" in the Tacoma-Puyallup area.
Heh, no kidding. A million people on I-5 trying to get to Canada. Good luck with that.

Posted by: Annabelle at March 11, 2011 05:08 AM (4kxCX)

181 Utility reports fire at turbine building at nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan - AP

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 05:09 AM (qzcNU)

182 Posted by: cthulhu at March 11, 2011 05:02 AM (kaalw)
I appreciate this.
If he bothered to read the thread, he would see that there's as much serious concern and informationas there is maudlin humour, herein.
Fuck him. He's being a little bitch.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 05:09 AM (A8IGL)

183 The island of Kauai is expected to be first hit because the tsunami was
advancing from the west and would likely take 20 to 30 minutes to cross
the entire state, McCreary said. (Writing by Steve Gorman; editing by
Anthony Boadle)

The good news for Kauai is that it's west coast is so geographically isolated that it's practically uninhabited.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 05:09 AM (QxGmu)

184 Holy debris flows!!!!

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 11, 2011 05:10 AM (YX6i/)

185 You're helping how, exactly?
I'm not keeping him from praying.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 05:10 AM (A8IGL)

186 tits on Joe Biden.

I'd hit it.

Posted by: Standard moron comical response #18932 at March 11, 2011 05:11 AM (uqJo6)

187 I know you feel bad, but goldbricker, chill out. You're being a troll.

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 11, 2011 05:11 AM (xx42+)

188 And now David Cameron has made a statement.

Russia.

South Korea.

Great Britain.

Odumbass is still getting his beauty sleep.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 05:11 AM (qzcNU)

189 100 times the Hatian earth quake?
I'll donate way more than that.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 05:11 AM (A8IGL)

190 The good news for Kauai is that it's west coast is so geographically isolated that it's practically uninhabited.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 05:09 AM (QxGmu)
The bad news is that it's a bunch of little coves up against cliffs, and people sometimes do campouts in them.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 11, 2011 05:12 AM (kaalw)

191 Jeebus. Floating fire!!!

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 11, 2011 05:12 AM (YX6i/)

192 170
goldbricker: You know who this benefits?




Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 05:02 AM (6Lzbz)



Wisconsin unions?

Posted by: schizoid at March 11, 2011 05:12 AM (m449E)

193 You're being a troll.


Posted by: rdbrewer

I'm the troll, I'm the troll. Are you shitting me?

Posted by: goldbricker esq at March 11, 2011 05:12 AM (S59+B)

194 On my list.
Adopting the new tone of the Left?

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 05:13 AM (A8IGL)

195 Count the number of curse words, Einstein.

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 11, 2011 05:13 AM (xx42+)

196 #207

Not just an ablaze tsunami. But an ablaze tsunami with whir;pools.

It's like a Michael Bay movie.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 05:14 AM (qzcNU)

197 Dang BBC feed is breathtaking

Posted by: some wench at March 11, 2011 05:14 AM (bqjJT)

198 Devastation.

http://twitpic.com/48f5lj/full

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 05:15 AM (qzcNU)

199
TOTUS just woke me up

Posted by: Presendt at March 11, 2011 05:15 AM (1rflU)

200 BBC Feed

Posted by: some wench at March 11, 2011 05:17 AM (bqjJT)

201 Devastation.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 05:17 AM (qzcNU)

202 Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 05:13 AM (A8IGL)Posted by: goldbricker esq at March 11, 2011 05:12 AM (S59+B)


Equal and opposite, and both need to chill. Anyone have any news?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 11, 2011 05:17 AM (kaalw)

203 They keep showing the shots of the debris flow and you can see the vehicles drying to get out and you know they didn't make it... oh my gawd.

Holy crap! There were people on the ground running in the same vicinity. Oh my. Oh my. Poor souls.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 11, 2011 05:17 AM (YX6i/)

204 Obama is no doubt waiting for the speech writers to craft the greatest post catastrophe speech ever in the history of bad stuff.

Seriously dude, what's taking so long? The decision is made for you: Tsunami=Bad.
You're against tsunamis.

Posted by: Tesch at March 11, 2011 05:18 AM (DBqKN)

205 The bad news is that it's a bunch of little coves up against cliffs, and people sometimes do campouts in them.

Didn't think about the campers. Shit, those people may not even have radios. And cell phone coverage on that side of the island is non-existent.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 05:18 AM (QxGmu)

206 2 hrs, 45 minutes until Hawaii is hit.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 05:19 AM (qzcNU)

207 If those nuclear plants remain safe this better be the final nail in the debate.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 05:19 AM (6Lzbz)

208 I'll just write it myself... The tsunami acted stupidly. We still don't have the whole story regarding the earthquake, though.

Posted by: TOTUS at March 11, 2011 05:19 AM (YX6i/)

209 Didn't think about the campers. Shit, those people
may not even have radios. And cell phone coverage on that side of the
island is non-existent.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 05:18 AM (QxGmu)
I hope someone's swinging a chopper over that way. There's no way to get word in time by land or sea.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 11, 2011 05:20 AM (kaalw)

210 GOOD NEWS:

Miyagi
prefecture nuclear plant fire update: Smoke seen at building separate
from reactor; no reports of radioactive leaks, injuries - AP

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 05:21 AM (qzcNU)

211 PE, what footage showed people on foot?

I'm kind of glad I have an old pair of contacts in. Not sure I want to see the fine detail.

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 11, 2011 05:21 AM (xx42+)

212 Obama is no doubt waiting for the speech writers to craft the greatest post catastrophe speech ever in the history of bad stuff.

Please. Who here seriously thinks anyone bothered waking him up yet?

Posted by: Methos at March 11, 2011 05:22 AM (uqJo6)

213 I hope someone's swinging a chopper over that way. There's no way to get word in time by land or sea.
It's close to Barking Sands. Maybe someone launched a chopper with a loudspeaker telling folks to climb to higher ground.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 05:22 AM (QxGmu)

214 The debris flow they're showing on FOX right now.

Posted by: TOTUS at March 11, 2011 05:22 AM (YX6i/)

215 KITV ABC Hawaii Liveblog

LEAVE ALL COASTAL EVACUATION ZONES IMMEDIATELY. REFER TO HAWAIIAN TELECOM OR PARADISE PAGES FOR EVACUATION MAPS.
by Brent Suyama at 3/11/2011 9:04:10 AM

Hilo Airport is closed
by Brent Suyama

http://bit.ly/dG4NVj

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 05:23 AM (if2zg)

216 US NAVY is preparing ships to depart ports in Malaysia and elsewhere. Headed to disaster zone.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 05:23 AM (qzcNU)

217 Russia.South Korea.Great Britain.Odumbass is still getting his beauty sleep.
Did his phone ring at 3 am? Then it's not his fault.

Posted by: dudeinsantacruz at March 11, 2011 05:24 AM (dGdcX)

218 It's the one where all you see is a debris flow... barely tell there's water. There's a small strip of road and a side road not yet covered... but you know it wasn't long before they were. They always cut it off before they show the road getting completely taken over.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 11, 2011 05:24 AM (YX6i/)

219 US NAVY ships are leaving Guam in preparation for tsunami.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 05:24 AM (qzcNU)

220 I'm so sad right now. I spent three years living in Japan (2 in Kyoto and 1 in Sendai...didn't do Tokyo - too expensive) doing the whole English teacher thing right after college and I've gone back every year or two since to visit the friends I made. The trip is a lot more affordable when you don't have to pay for a hotel.

I gotta be honest, I don't give a flying fuck about Haiti or Bangladesh or wherever the last big one was. Sure, I gave some money, but didn't think twice about it afterward. This though...this hit somewhere I love - my 2nd home, as far as I care. Thankfully for them, unlike us, the Japanese have their shit together when it comes to stuff like this.

Posted by: Jarrod at March 11, 2011 05:25 AM (OzXHr)

221 They always cut it off before they show the road getting completely taken over.
You can see it washing away...guys on the flatbed watching it rolling in.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 05:27 AM (A8IGL)

222 JAPANESE MEDIA:

Fukushima prefecture has seen 500 homes from five coastal areas swept away.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 05:28 AM (qzcNU)

223 Just then?

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 11, 2011 05:28 AM (xx42+)

224 The sound alone as it approaches has got to make you shit your pants.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 11, 2011 05:28 AM (YX6i/)

225 and the KITV Hawaii live video feed:

http://bit.ly/dShe3D




Airports in Hawaii closing, flights headed toward the islands are being told to turn around. Navy ships staying put in port, including CVN Lincoln.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 05:29 AM (if2zg)

226 Yeah, just then. Adam Housley's icon was covering where they were running.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 11, 2011 05:29 AM (YX6i/)

227 PE, yeah, I had a morbid curiosity about the sound. Probably like an unending string of car wrecks and thunder.

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 11, 2011 05:29 AM (xx42+)

228 The sound alone as it approaches has got to make you shit your pants.
Like a Class IV Rapid chasing you.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 05:30 AM (A8IGL)

229 It's close to Barking Sands. Maybe someone launched a chopper with a loudspeaker telling folks to climb to higher ground.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 05:22 AM (QxGmu)
I'd call the Kauai rescue folks up to remind 'em, but I don't want to be jogging their elbow right now....and, frankly, if they're prioritizing a couple of dozen campers against a few hundred people in a town, who am I to question their judgment? Fortunately, it's early March, so there shouldn't be too many people out there -- it just strikes me as a pretty uncomfortable situation.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 11, 2011 05:30 AM (kaalw)

230 Isn't it spring break? Won't there be a lot more kids in HI?

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 05:34 AM (AkdC5)

231 Yeah, I know what you mean cthulhu. For that matter, I hope the folks on Niihau are prepared. They'll get hit first.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 05:34 AM (QxGmu)

232 Authorities confirm: Hundreds of homes washed away.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 05:35 AM (qzcNU)

233 Can't imagine an 8.9, just can't. Anyone who has everbeen in Tokyo knows what it must have been like there.
I am far away enough from the coast here in CA not to have to worry about the tsunami watch but am going to stock up on some E supplies in case we get any activity here.
Prayers for the Japanese and any in the path of the tsunami now.

Posted by: Who Knows at March 11, 2011 05:37 AM (rZgW4)

234 You guys are going to love this....turns out that there was a scheduled tsunami drill on March 23 at 11 am. http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/

Posted by: cthulhu at March 11, 2011 05:38 AM (kaalw)

235 BBC is showing many, many cars justfloating in the water. This is just horrific.

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 05:43 AM (AkdC5)

236 246
Yeah, I know what you mean cthulhu. For that matter, I hope the folks on Niihau are prepared. They'll get hit first.


Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 11, 2011 05:34 AM (QxGmu)
I've gone through a bit of a disaster in Hawaii, myself -- involving two weeks of unscheduled medical treatment for my better half -- and the easy, laid-back stuff only goes so deep. There are tough people there that can come together in the other flavor of "aloha" -- not the kum-ba-ya BS, but the "we'll all hang together or we'll all hang separately" kind. They have my thoughts and prayers, but also my confidence that they'll pull through this.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 11, 2011 05:44 AM (kaalw)

237 Ok, I just heard "climate change" on BBC. That's my cue to shut off the laptop andgo to bed. Goodnight all.

Posted by: Annabelle at March 11, 2011 05:44 AM (4kxCX)

238 Video of the whirlpool briefly shown on CNN a couple hours ago:

http://tinyurl.com/5rm8aoc

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 05:47 AM (6Lzbz)

239 Time for me to sack it, I'm afraid. Best wishes for everyone in the Pacific -- keep posting status so we know how you're doing.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 11, 2011 05:50 AM (kaalw)

240 Man, this is just awful. I can't Imagine a quake that big, and I've been in a 6.7.
The death toll is going to be staggering. And Japan is about to go through one of it's longest nights ever. No power, probably no water, fires out of control, and after-shocks that keep coming.
I just hope that the U.S. Navy sends as much help as possible, assuming HI gets spared major damage.

Posted by: HH at March 11, 2011 05:51 AM (6oDXl)

241 The images they're showing on BBC are just incredible.

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 05:52 AM (AkdC5)

242 Foxnews should be ashamed of their coverage... "Some airport"???

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 05:54 AM (6Lzbz)

243 somewhere in Heaven, Curtis LeMay and Bull Halsey are looking down at this in both dumbstruck awe and professional jealousy....

(posted just for goldbrick, so he could shit another one)

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 11, 2011 05:55 AM (d1FhN)

244 I work in Atsugi Japan, and we felt it at about a 6.6 over 100 miles away. Watching the Japanese news service the casualties on this one are going to be horrendous.
The Navy base where I work is organizing now to send help and relief it they need us.

Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 05:56 AM (mvLi7)

245 Foxnews should be ashamed of their coverage...

Yes. It is brutal.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 05:57 AM (A8IGL)

246 Jost posted on Drews twitter feed that NNK is reporting that a Nuclear Power Plant has been shut down because the pump that cools the fuel doesn't have enough power to cool it down. Officially calling a Nuclear Emergency.

Posted by: ScottInMiami at March 11, 2011 05:58 AM (8PBQG)

247 I'm flipping to CNBC's coverage in honor of Goldbrick so I can learn how to profit from this disaster.

(not really a joke, that's what they're talking about)

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 06:00 AM (6Lzbz)

248 " Officially calling a Nuclear Emergency."

Well there goes hope of ubiquitous nuclear power in my lifetime...

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 06:01 AM (6Lzbz)

249 The Blaze has a video of people standing on a bridge as the waves are coming in and buildings and huge boats are being washed up to and under the bridge.
Jeebus. I would have wet my pants.
http://tiny.cc/ym9fo

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 06:02 AM (AkdC5)

250 I was going to put up new video from Russia Today, but it's pretty much just one panning shot from ground level. Russia Today, the only outfit without a helicopter. Prolly just some grimy dude with a beard and a hangover filming from the roof.

In Russia zone flood news team.

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 11, 2011 06:06 AM (xx42+)

251 That was the Sendai Airport.
Posted by: FlaviusJulius at March 11, 2011 06:05 AM (qIHlG)
Huh? It said it was the town of Kamaishi.

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 06:07 AM (AkdC5)

252 269 Oh, sorry.

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 06:09 AM (AkdC5)

253 Holy crap! That whirlpool left at the epicenter is unbelieveable, looks like an space based view of a hurricane.

Posted by: ScottInMiami at March 11, 2011 06:10 AM (8PBQG)

254 Governor Neil Abercrombie made the following statement from the State Civil Defense Emergency Operations Center:

“Residents should take this tsunami warning seriously. All state and county agencies and law enforcement are doing what needs to be done to ensure public safety.
“This is a time to be sensible and act with aloha. Please be mindful of your neighbors, especially for the elderly who may need kokua at this time. If you are in a tsunami inundation zone, please make your way to higher ground or go to your nearest shelter.”

by Brent Suyama at



Democrats -- inclusive PC speak, even in a disaster.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 06:11 AM (if2zg)

255 the cause of this is obvious: Godzilla is awakening to save us all.....

i only hope he can defeat Michelle in mortal combat or mankind is doomed.

/cue Blue Oyster Cult

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 11, 2011 06:12 AM (d1FhN)

256 and from Guam Homeland Security:

TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED FOR GUAM
Residents advised to avoid low-lying, coastal areas

The Governor has closed all beaches on the island. No residents are to be on the shores until further notice.

The government is initiating an evacuation of low-lying areas throughout the island. The island’s mayors, Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association and public safety officials are evacuating residents.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 06:13 AM (if2zg)

257 Jost posted on Drews twitter feed that NNK is reporting that a Nuclear
Power Plant has been shut down because the pump that cools the fuel
doesn't have enough power to cool it down.

That is bullshit. There is no pump that cools the core. Do not believe anything coming in to the news assholes because they are too stupid to tie their own shoes.

Posted by: Vic at March 11, 2011 06:13 AM (M9Ie6)

258 Their land management puts ours to shame.
Have You No Shame? Sir!

Posted by: Barrister ShitsaBrick at March 11, 2011 06:14 AM (A8IGL)

259 The Governor has closed all beaches on the island. No residents are to be on the shores until further notice.
We're not worried.

Posted by: Brown Tree Snake at March 11, 2011 06:16 AM (A8IGL)

260 Still feeling aftershocks in the Yokohama area!

Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 06:18 AM (mvLi7)

261 BBC just reported that Barky hasrisen from his slumber and made a statement.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 06:20 AM (A8IGL)

262 Anyone here now from Japan?

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 11, 2011 06:20 AM (0GFWk)

263 BBC just reported that Barky has risen from his slumber and made a statement.
Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 06:20 AM (A8IGL)

Bullshit. Some flunky issued a statement

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 11, 2011 06:21 AM (0GFWk)

264 Tsunami ETA for here in Waikiki is about 3am or so local time. Wave
estimates from 2ft to 3 meters. We have what is called a vertical
evacuation, 4th floor or higher, because streets get jammed if thousands
of people try to leave Waikiki which is enclosed by the Ala Wai canal
with only a few bridges. I live along the canal, about 5 blocks inland,
4th floor, so I'm going to sit tight.

Posted by: davidt at March 11, 2011 06:21 AM (9Pzy7)

265 I work at Naval Station Atsugi in Japan
We got shaken around pretty good down here.

Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 06:21 AM (mvLi7)

266 Obama calls the US-America relationship "unshakeable". I'm serious.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 06:22 AM (qzcNU)

267 US-Japan, that is.

FOX: Obama wasn't woken up until 4AM.

Posted by: Benson at March 11, 2011 06:22 AM (qzcNU)

268 263
I'm flipping to CNBC's coverage in honor of Goldbrick so I can learn how to profit from this disaster.

(not really a joke, that's what they're talking about)


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 11, 2011 06:00 AM (6Lzbz)
It seems the answer is "buy Yen."http://www.finviz.com/futures.ashx

Posted by: schizoid at March 11, 2011 06:23 AM (m449E)

269 At 4:00 AM ET, President Obama was informed about the 8.9 earthquake and then tsunami in Japan by Chief of Staff Bill Daley, according to the White House. The President issued a statement shortly after 6:00 AM:

"Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the people of Japan, particularly those who have lost loved ones in the earthquake and tsunamis. The United States stands ready to help the Japanese people in this time of great trial. The friendship and alliance between our two nations is unshakeable, and only strengthens our resolve to stand with the people of Japan as they overcome this tragedy. We will continue to closely monitor tsunamis around Japan and the Pacific going forward and we are asking all our citizens in the affected region to listen to their state and local officials as I have instructed FEMA to be ready to assist Hawaii and the rest of the US states and territories that could be affected."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 06:23 AM (if2zg)

270 Vic, that is coming straight from Japanese Government officiials on NNK Worldwide. Being reported on BBC right now.

Posted by: ScottInMiami at March 11, 2011 06:24 AM (yTWOs)

271 Obama calls the US-America relationship "unshakeable"

That means you're screwed.

Posted by: England, Israel, etc at March 11, 2011 06:26 AM (uqJo6)

272 I work at Naval Station Atsugi in Japan
We got shaken around pretty good down here.
Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 06:21 AM (mvLi7)

We're hearing here that all Naval and Marine Units are safe and accounted for. Has everyone been put on alert? I'm in a Naval Medical Unit here Stateside. So far my phone hasn't rang

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 11, 2011 06:26 AM (0GFWk)

273 What a freakin toolbox.

Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 06:26 AM (mvLi7)

274 So far everyone is just standing by here and in Yokosuka. No recall alerts have been issued but we are waiting. Probably wont see any coordinated action until DC wakes up and gets moving

Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 06:28 AM (mvLi7)

275 So far everyone is just standing by here and in Yokosuka. No recall alerts have been issued but we are waiting. Probably wont see any coordinated action until DC wakes up and gets moving
Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 06:28 AM (mvLi7)

Well stay safe over there

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 11, 2011 06:30 AM (0GFWk)

276 Vic, that is coming straight from Japanese Government officiials on NNK Worldwide. Being reported on BBC right now.

So what. As I said there is no "pump" that cools the core. What has happened is that they have lost "off-site" power. It means NOTHING.

Posted by: Vic at March 11, 2011 06:30 AM (M9Ie6)

277 Vic, that is coming straight from Japanese Government officiials on NNK Worldwide. Being reported on BBC right now.
Nuclear Reactor backups that I'veseenare Battery Powered. Huge Fucking Batteries. Daisy Chains of them.
Their size and number usually leads to them being stored at or below ground level. Ihaven't read reports of thefacility flooding, but even a few Batteries tipped over can break the chain and disrupt backup power for a few hours or more.
A fire in the Backup system could destroy it, totally.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 06:31 AM (A8IGL)

278 Re: The Nuke plant. From the Telegraph liveblog:

09.46: A fire broke out at Tohoku Electric Power's Onagawa nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, Kyodo news agency has reported.

Reuters reports that prior to the Kyodo report, the company had said it had not received information on whether there had been any problems at the nuclear power plant after the disaster.

Meanwhile, Fukushima Prefecture, the site of a Tokyo Electric Power nuclear power plant, said the plant's reactor cooling system was functioning, denying an earlier report that it was malfunctioning.

10.54: Further to our post at 0946, Japanese officials have admitted that a key cooling system at a nuclear reactor are "not working".

11.06: Further to our 10.54 post, Japan issues state of emergency at the nuclear plant after cooling system failure, according to an AP snap. There have been no radiation leaks so far.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 06:31 AM (if2zg)

279 So far everyone is just standing by here and in Yokosuka. No recall alerts have been issued but we are waiting. Probably wont see any coordinated action until DC wakes up and gets moving
Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 06:28 AM (mvLi7)

Well stay safe over there

Will do. Thanks

Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 06:32 AM (mvLi7)

280 Will do. Thanks
Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 06:32 AM (mvLi7)

Are you Navy or DOD civilian employee?

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 11, 2011 06:34 AM (0GFWk)

281 MSNBCAOLHUFFPO:

TOKYO — The Japanese government issued a state of emergency at a nuclear power plant Friday after a cooling system failure in the wake of the giant earthquake and tsunami off the east coast of the Pacific nation.

An administrator at the Tohoku Electric Power Co's Onagawa facility said the process for the cooling reactor is "not going as planned," adding that "nuclear emergency situation" has been declared. The company asked people nearby to stay calm, the official TV news channel NHK reported.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 06:34 AM (if2zg)

282 People who don't know shit about nuclear power plants should keep their mouths shut.

Batteries do not provide power to pumps that "cool the core". They provide temporary power to some instrumentation systems and normally diesel generators keep them charged if all other power is lost.

Posted by: Vic at March 11, 2011 06:35 AM (M9Ie6)

283 Well stay safe over there Will do. Thanks
It might choke Artie, but it ain't gonna choke Stymie!

Posted by: another Rascal at March 11, 2011 06:35 AM (A8IGL)

284 Yeah those Japanese officials and nuclear plant workers should just keep their fucking mouths shut.

Posted by: ScottInMiami at March 11, 2011 06:40 AM (8PBQG)

285 Shut up, Brian @ Fox. We don't need updates on the death toll every few freakin' minutes. We know it's going to be bad.

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 06:40 AM (AkdC5)

286 They provide temporary power to some instrumentation systems and normally diesel generators keep them charged if all other power is lost.
I never claimed they 'cooled' anything, Vic. I merely pointed out that the emegency shutdown procedures are monitered and operated through a Battery Backup System that can be easily disrupted by a large earthquake, or a fire.
FYI - I disassembled the off-sitebackup system for the Shoreham Plant in Newark, NJ.piece by piece.
I know how it was layed out and whateach piecedid. That was how I was able to maximize the scrap value of the job.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 06:40 AM (A8IGL)

287 Kent: On the line with us now is plant owner C. Montgomery Burns. Mr. Burns?

Burns: Oh, hello, Kent. [as loud rhythmic buzzing continues in the background] Right now, skilled nuclear energy technicians are calmly correcting a minor, piffling malfunction. [rapid-fire shots of havoc in the plant]

But I can assure you and the public that there is absolutely no danger whatsoever. [air raid siren wails] Things couldn't be more ship-shape. [cut to Burns' office, where he is busy donning a radiation suit]

Kent: Uh, Mr. Burns, people are calling this a meltdown.

Burns: [laughs] Oh, meltdown. It's one of those annoying buzzwords. We prefer to call it an unrequested fission surplus.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 06:42 AM (if2zg)

288 TETSUOOOOOOO!!!!!

KANEDAAAAAAA!!!!!

Posted by: GOLDBRICKIRAAAAA!!!!! at March 11, 2011 06:42 AM (VW6xC)

289 Didn't know until now that a tsunami was a series of waves, lasting hours. BBC feed is actual news reporting vs local morning TV "news" stations.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 11, 2011 06:45 AM (XBM1t)

290 Hawaii update
Just woke up on the couch
We're still here so still waiting be back in an hour, d
We set the alarm

Posted by: Ncj the non-terrorist cabbie at March 11, 2011 06:46 AM (scSOm)

291 How much longer before it reaches HI?

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 06:47 AM (AkdC5)

292 How much longer before it reaches HI?
Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 06:47 AM (AkdC5)

I heard 8:00 AM EST. So about an hour

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 11, 2011 06:48 AM (0GFWk)

293 40 aftershocks greater than 5? Jeebus on a cracker.

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 06:49 AM (AkdC5)

294 Yeah those Japanese officials and nuclear plant workers should just keep their fucking mouths shut.

Yes, as a matter of fact they should.

A loss of off-site power for more than 10 minutes is classified as an "emergency" here in the U.S. but as far as "safety" goes it means very little.

News assholes like the ignorant Doosey family whose education is limited to "journalism" only come on to hype the evil "nuclear menace" while showing videos of entire towns being swept away by floods.

The stupid on network news is epic.

Posted by: Vic at March 11, 2011 06:49 AM (M9Ie6)

295 Western Island of Kaui in a little over an hour, Oahu abot 15 or 20 minutes later.

Posted by: davidt at March 11, 2011 06:50 AM (9Pzy7)

296 There you go with your projection. Why bring up the Doosey family? Did I mention FoxNews once? I reported what Japanese officials and reactor officials reported, not what reporters said they heard from these officials. If you have a problem with what experts are reporting then please, take it up with them. For the love of god.

Posted by: ScottInMiami at March 11, 2011 06:53 AM (8PBQG)

297 Midway records 8-foot wave, weather service says

By Star-Advertiser staff
POSTED: 12:25 a.m. HST, Mar 11, 2011

The first wave of the tsunami has passed through Midway Island with a more than 8-foot wave measured, the National Weather Service said about 1:25 a.m.Hawaii time.

Eariler in the evening, coastal gauges at Wake Island and Saipan showed arriving wave heights of about 1.6 feet and 2.5 feet respectively, said Pacific Tsunami Warning Center geophysicist Gerard Fryer.

For Hawaii, that means, so far, "it looks like the largest waves, in Haleiwa and Hilo, will be about 2 meters (more than 6 feet)," Fryer said.

Fryer said scientists are actually analyzing two models -- one that shows waves of up to 2 meters and one showing half of that.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 06:54 AM (if2zg)

298 I need a tsunami app for my iphone

Posted by: Ncj the non-terrorist cabbie at March 11, 2011 06:56 AM (scSOm)

299 Retired Navy. Now a DOD employee

Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 06:56 AM (mvLi7)

300 Will do. Thanks
Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 06:32 AM (mvLi7)

Are you Navy or DOD civilian employee?

Retired Navy. Helo crewman. Now a DOD employee.

Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 06:57 AM (mvLi7)

301 One hour till I call my insurance agent

Posted by: Ncj the non-terrorist cabbie at March 11, 2011 06:58 AM (scSOm)

302 I need a tsunami app for my iphone
Posted by: Ncj the non-terrorist cabbie at March 11, 2011 06:56 AM (scSOm)
Are you where you can see a wave coming?

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 06:59 AM (AkdC5)

303 One hour till I call my insurance agent
George Lynch?

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 07:00 AM (A8IGL)

304 Gee some nameless turd named "Scott" is going to explain to Fox what it means when the "cooling system has failed".

The most likely thing is that power was lost to the "Reactor Coolant Pumps" which are large pumps that provided forced flow through the core and the Steam Generators during normal operation.

So they interpret that to mean that the pumps needed to "cool the core" have failed. Those pumps do not "cool the core".

Posted by: Vic at March 11, 2011 07:00 AM (M9Ie6)

305 I've got my boogie board ready.

Posted by: davidt at March 11, 2011 07:01 AM (9Pzy7)

306 Those pumps do not "cool the core".
New research shows that seminal pumpings can help with that.

Posted by: Peter North in a Lab Coat at March 11, 2011 07:02 AM (A8IGL)

307 God you're pathetic Vic.

Posted by: ScottInMiami at March 11, 2011 07:03 AM (yTWOs)

308 We got a 2 meter tsunami in Enoshima, 20 air miles south of Tokyo. No word on damage yet. The quay walls protecting the Japanese coastline are generally pretty impressive.

Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 07:03 AM (mvLi7)

309 328 yep but it's too dark
329 heh, Ali brought her guitar with...I trained her well

Posted by: Ncj the non-terrorist cabbie at March 11, 2011 07:03 AM (scSOm)

310 No snorkel.

Posted by: davidt at March 11, 2011 07:04 AM (9Pzy7)

311 Posted by: ScottInMiami at March 11, 2011 07:03 AM (yTWOs)

I never called you personally stupid but since you want to start a flame war over your ignorance I'll give you the hearty "fuck you" too.

Posted by: Vic at March 11, 2011 07:04 AM (M9Ie6)

312 heh, Ali brought her guitar with...I trained her well
I really didn't think there was a chance that she wouldn't.
Lord knows I'd grab two if I had to run out the door.

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 07:05 AM (A8IGL)

313 Shit, I surf there all the time.

Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 07:06 AM (mvLi7)

314 328 yep but it's too dark 329 heh, Ali brought her guitar with...I trained her well
Posted by: Ncj the non-terrorist cabbie at March 11, 2011 07:03 AM (scSOm)
Well, I'm praying that it will be like the last time you guys had to scramble, but if it's not, at least you'll be safe.

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 07:06 AM (AkdC5)

315 Or are you the "Scott" who is calling in to "advise" the Fox Doocey stupids?


Posted by: Vic at March 11, 2011 07:07 AM (M9Ie6)

316 Posted by: Vic at March 11, 2011 07:04 AM (M9Ie6)

Yeah reporting the words of government officials is ignorance. Go fuck yourself Vic.

Posted by: ScottInMiami at March 11, 2011 07:07 AM (yTWOs)

317 341 T put all her shoes up high in the closets to make sure they are safe

Posted by: Ncj the non-terrorist cabbie at March 11, 2011 07:08 AM (scSOm)

318 Posted by: Vic at March 11, 2011 07:04 AM (M9Ie6)

One other thinig. Flame war? Really? Put some clothes on, get out of your moms basement.

Posted by: ScottInMiami at March 11, 2011 07:09 AM (8PBQG)

319 She leftthe Puccis!?

Posted by: garrett at March 11, 2011 07:10 AM (A8IGL)

320 T put all her shoes up high in the closets to make sure they are safe
Posted by: Ncj the non-terrorist cabbie at March 11, 2011 07:08 AM (scSOm)
Well, at least, she was taking care of the important stuff!

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 07:10 AM (AkdC5)

321 344 341 T put all her shoes up high in the closets to make sure they are safe
Posted by: Ncj the non-terrorist cabbie at March 11, 2011 07:08 AM (scSOm)
Priorities

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 11, 2011 07:10 AM (XBM1t)

322 339. I grabbed the guns myself
I must admit, T is walking around with a thigh holster on and she looks hot with it!!

Posted by: Ncj the non-terrorist cabbie at March 11, 2011 07:11 AM (scSOm)

323 TOKYO, March 11 (Reuters) - A ship carrying 100 people was swept away by the tsunami which smashed into northeastern Japan on Friday following a massive earthquake, Kyodo news agency reported.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 07:13 AM (if2zg)

324 25 min till the outer islands catch it

Posted by: Ncj the non-terrorist cabbie at March 11, 2011 07:14 AM (scSOm)

325 Im watching Japanese news, and although they are being as vague as possible, I think the body count on this is going to be horrendous.

Posted by: Stimey at March 11, 2011 07:15 AM (mvLi7)

326 TOKYO, March 11 (Reuters) - A ship carrying 100 people was swept away by the tsunami which smashed into northeastern Japan on Friday following a massive earthquake, Kyodo news agency reported.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 07:13 AM (if2zg)
From some of the video I've seen, I don't think that was the only ship with people on it that was swept away.

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 07:15 AM (AkdC5)

327 Bill Daley wrote the statement, woke him up, and said "This is what you are to say."

Then Obama went back to bed. We won't hear from again until the news conference. It's obvious (if Obama wan't wakened until 4AM) that Mullen and the rest of the Navy headed out for disaster aid without asking for permission. They learned their lesson on waiting on Obama to act from his behavior on Libya.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 11, 2011 07:16 AM (Fo83G)

328 25 min till the outer islands catch it
Posted by: Ncj the non-terrorist cabbie at March 11, 2011 07:14 AM (scSOm)
Do you think there are campers on Kauai would they have been warned?

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 07:16 AM (AkdC5)

329 More sirens going and some dickhead is shooting off fireworks
Stupid mokes

Posted by: Ncj the non-terrorist cabbie at March 11, 2011 07:17 AM (scSOm)

330 Telegraph:

11.20: The Japan earthquake was 8,000 times bigger than the one that rocked Christchurch last month, experts say

It is the biggest since records began 140 years ago in a country that is is used to such disasters because of its position on the boundary of the Pacific and Eurasian tectonic plates.

Dr Brian Baptie, of the British Geological Survey's Worldwide Earthquake Locator at Edinburgh University, said it surpasses the Great Kanto quake of September 1, 1923, which had a magnitude of 7.9 and killed more than 140,000 people in the Tokyo area.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 07:18 AM (if2zg)

331 Some of the video is surreal.

Posted by: ScottInMiami at March 11, 2011 07:18 AM (yTWOs)

332 356. Yeah, the CDC here is pretty good, they send out the police and force evacuations if need be.
Everyone should be good.
They are getting ready to pull the police soon

Posted by: Ncj the non-terrorist cabbie at March 11, 2011 07:20 AM (scSOm)

333 OMG! Refineries on fire, nuke plants shut down! This is a lesson for America. We must get rid of them. It's time for Americans to realize that governing is hard work, and that
a president can't just wave a magic wand and fix everything.

Posted by: Ellie Light at March 11, 2011 07:24 AM (IhHdM)

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335 Anyone else find it odd that we've heard from South Korea, which is
sending rescue crews, and Russia...but we haven't even been told that
Obama has been woken up yet?

You fool. Don't you know that the Fuhrer left specific instructions not to be awakened? Besides, everyone knows the real invasion is coming at the Pas de Calais. This is a diversion.

Posted by: Iron Balls McGinty at March 11, 2011 07:25 AM (Gkhxf)

336 Vice President Biden expressed his concerns for those affected by the earthquake in the Japan at the start of a meeting with Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat.

"The thoughts and prayers of the American people and I'm sure the Moldovan people when they find out are with our friends in Japan" who he said had suffered through a "mega-earthquake."




See Japan. No worries. Moldova gots ya back.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 07:30 AM (if2zg)

337 URGENT: 2,000 residents near Fukushima nuclear plant advised to evacuate
FUKUSHIMA, Japan, March 11, Kyodo




"unrequested fission surplus."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 07:40 AM (if2zg)

338 Train unaccounted for in tsunami-hit coastal area of Miyagi
SENDAI, March 11, Kyodo

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 07:42 AM (if2zg)

339 Train unaccounted for in tsunami-hit coastal area of MiyagiSENDAI, March 11, Kyodo
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 07:42 AM (if2zg)
Dear God.

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 07:43 AM (AkdC5)

340 Laurie, everyone has moved to the Top Headline thread. You're doing great work keeping me updated, though.

Posted by: Steph at March 11, 2011 07:45 AM (AkdC5)

341 More on the Fukushima syndrome:


Reactor cooling equipment fails at TEPCO

The government has declared an emergency situation at one of Tokyo
Electric Power company's nuclear power plants in quake-stricken
Fukushima Prefecture. It says no radioactive materials have been
leaked.



Tokyo Electric said an equipment failure has made it impossible to cool two reactors at the Fukushima Number One plant.



The firm says it does not have enough electric power to cool the
reactors, which automatically stopped operating when the quake struck.



The government has taken precautionary measures to ensure the safety of
nearby residents. But it says that the residents should remain calm,
and that currently no evacuation is needed.



The power company is sending eight power generators to the site, and the Ground Self Defense Force is sending one more.

Friday, March 11, 2011 19:53 +0900 (JST)


This apparently was followed by the evacuation order mentioned above.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 11, 2011 07:46 AM (if2zg)

342 Tsunami wath for Hawaii live feed on Fox.com count down to minus 3 minutes

Posted by: sonnyspats at March 11, 2011 08:04 AM (oNphh)

343 Not to worry, Fox has Jeraldo on the job now.

Posted by: Vic at March 11, 2011 08:08 AM (M9Ie6)

344 This is so awful. It's like Christchurch, but somehow even BIGGER. I've been on and off in tears since 2am, and could barely sleep last night. I have a soft spot for Japan and the Japanese, and seeing such destruction and the potential for even more loss of life...
God protect and save them, and rest the souls of those who have been lost.

Posted by: MWR at March 11, 2011 08:20 AM (4df7R)

345 Ii was just woken up by a reverse 911 call warning about a tsunami strike that may happen in 2 hours. I live in Eureka CA

Posted by: SGT Ted at March 11, 2011 08:24 AM (arV2e)

346 Now the tsunami sirenis going off.

Posted by: SGT Ted at March 11, 2011 08:30 AM (arV2e)

347 Is it too much to ask for this to end with San Francisco being wiped off the face of the earth?

Posted by: Jack Burton at March 11, 2011 08:33 AM (6B32N)

348 376 Is it too much to ask for this to end with San Francisco being wiped off the face of the earth?

Question - What do we call the new body of water formed by California falling into the ocean? The Gulf of Nevada or Arizona Bay?

Posted by: Bilbo Hicks at March 11, 2011 08:35 AM (b8JnP)

349 The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

BFD, it's an earthquake. I've lived through Thundersnow.

Posted by: Sonny Elliot at March 11, 2011 08:47 AM (9AlLz)

350 Monty has been right all along, DOOM DOOM DOOOM

Posted by: wildwood at March 11, 2011 08:50 AM (VSWPU)

351 A friend is vacationing on Maui right now. She updated her FB status 4 hours ago to "waiting for tsunami to hit, please pray for us." I'm hitting refresh constantly in hopes of an update.

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at March 11, 2011 08:50 AM (EYqhE)

352 380 A friend is vacationing on Maui right now. She updated her FB status 4 hours ago to "waiting for tsunami to hit, please pray for us." I'm hitting refresh constantly in hopes of an update.

Alohapundit at Hotair is claiming that the tsunami expected to hit Hawaii was a flop, so she should be fine.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at March 11, 2011 08:53 AM (b8JnP)

353 My prayers for Japan. Stay safe on the West Coast and in Hawaii. Horrible. Thanks, Drew for the post.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at March 11, 2011 08:54 AM (oTjfX)

354 I think your cowardly friend is Maui is fine. It is impossible for a tsunami to travel through large bodies of water.

Posted by: Johnson Stroker at March 11, 2011 08:57 AM (9AlLz)

355 Thank you Brandon in Baton Rouge!

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at March 11, 2011 08:57 AM (EYqhE)

356 Praying for the Japanese people.

I had a simply wonderful young woman from Japan working in my lab back in the day. She's since moved back, but I think she's closer to Tokyo.

Posted by: Y-not at March 11, 2011 09:02 AM (pW2o8)

357 Monty has been right all along, DOOM DOOM DOOOM
Ok, then--to the Bridge of Khazad Dum it is.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 11, 2011 09:09 AM (B+qrE)

358 has anyone explained that thing that looked lied a giant whirlpool that CNN was showing last night. I think I just saw it again but this time with a cruise ship in the picture. It looked like water looks when it's going down your sink drain, it was very odd.

Posted by: curious at March 11, 2011 09:16 AM (k1rwm)

359 Last night I saw something about Russia evacuating people, have there been any tv reports or videos out of Russia yet, they're pretty close to the northeast coast of japan.

Posted by: curious at March 11, 2011 09:18 AM (k1rwm)

360 "I had a simply wonderful young woman from Japan working in my lab back in the day. "

When you two parted ways, was it a happy ending?

Posted by: Johnson Stroker at March 11, 2011 09:25 AM (9AlLz)

361 Heh... they'll NEVER find his birth certificate NOW!!!!

Posted by: Governor Neil Abercrombie at March 11, 2011 09:44 AM (wNDLL)

362 Screw YOU birthers ............ !

Posted by: Governor Neil Abercrombie at March 11, 2011 09:44 AM (wNDLL)

363 Not to worry, Fox has Jeraldo on the job now.

Why? Do we have secret bases in Japan for him to reveal?

Posted by: Honey badger still trying to digest Justin Bieber at March 11, 2011 09:48 AM (F/4zf)

364 Obama calls the US-Japan relationship "unshakeable"

For what THAT's worth. Bad choice of words too.

Posted by: Toyota Motor Company at March 11, 2011 10:00 AM (vdfwz)

365 Accuweather had a post on the Super Moon (dated Mar 1 2011) and how it is correlated to be near the last major earthquake
SuperMoon coming Mar 19 (and another next month). and the Earthquake/Tsunami last night
Last Super Moon was Jan 10 2005, and there was anEarthquake/Tsunami Dec 26 2004 in Indonesia
Correlation or random chance x2?
And then what are the chances of another earthquake etc event next month?

Posted by: Cromagnum at March 11, 2011 10:06 AM (yx3Z/)

366 Even heathen Japanese gods hatz teh ghey.

Posted by: Westboro Baptist Church at March 11, 2011 10:11 AM (3nrx7)

367 The party's off, guys.

Posted by: Annette Funicello at March 11, 2011 10:17 AM (xs5wK)

368 siren went off again. any minute now.

Posted by: SGT Ted at March 11, 2011 10:18 AM (arV2e)

369 My thoughts and prayers go out to the Japanese. I was fortunate enough to take a trip there (and Korea) a little over a year ago.
The professionalism and efficiency of the Japs was amazing...very refreshing. I have no doubt they'll pull through something like this.

Posted by: The Flying Dutchman, aloft on winged klompen at March 11, 2011 10:22 AM (7j9DG)

370 Prayers for your safety SGT Ted!

Posted by: sock puppeh at March 11, 2011 10:30 AM (VcPAo)

371 The wife works for GE nuke. They had maint. teams on site at the time of the quake. They are safe. They are going to have to flood the reactor to cool it. The big problem is they are having a problem with the back up Gens. They need them to pump water. They think they have it solved. This will ruin the reactor but stop the meltdown. She just boarded a plane going some damn place.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at March 11, 2011 10:38 AM (oBXlb)

372 BBC reporting a burst dam in N. Japan.

Of course.

Posted by: eman: United People's Front of Wisconsin at March 11, 2011 10:42 AM (azrS2)

373 Watching North West Cable News(NWCN), they have the news idiots positioned up and down the coast. LOL. Plenty of academia's finest calling in to the network, not one of the PhD's have a fucking clue if/when/how/what will hit the US coast. Doctor?....doctor?...doctor?....complete clusterfuck.

Posted by: Barbarian at March 11, 2011 10:46 AM (EL+OC)

374 Acadamias finest, There's an oxymoron for ya.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at March 11, 2011 10:51 AM (oBXlb)

375 The Koch brothers are to blame for this.

Posted by: HufferPoo at March 11, 2011 11:03 AM (8PLOi)

376 88, 000 missing? I just read that on the blog Patterico from Business Insider.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at March 11, 2011 12:52 PM (oTjfX)

377 This sucks.

Did Obama really say "unshakeable?" That dude could fuck up a free lunch.

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Posted by: beats by dre at March 14, 2011 07:20 AM (teg4S)

379 I am sick now. It is horrible, they got close enough to really feel the magnitude.
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