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TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED FOR JAPAN, RUSSIA AND OTHER REGIONS

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Quake overview: 8.9, 6.4, 6.4, 6.8, 7.1, 6.3, 6.3, 5.8, 5.9, 6.3, 6.1, 6.1, 5.9, 5.8: /RT @mpoppel:

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	MAG 	UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s 	LAT
deg 	LON
deg 	                                                                DEPTH
                                                                       km 	 Region
MAP 	5.6 	2011/03/11 07:56:15  	  37.130 	142.305  	34.0  	 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 	5.7 	2011/03/11 07:54:44  	  37.742 	141.565  	45.3  	 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 	5.8 	2011/03/11 07:42:55  	  36.406 	141.919  	29.9  	 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 	5.9 	2011/03/11 07:38:26  	  39.250 	142.783  	29.1  	 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 	6.1 	2011/03/11 07:28:12  	  36.802 	141.911  	24.0  	 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 	6.1 	2011/03/11 07:25:33  	  37.916 	144.621  	15.0  	 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 	6.3 	2011/03/11 07:14:59  	  36.648 	141.811  	25.0  	 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 	5.9 	2011/03/11 07:13:47  	  36.051 	142.347  	28.5  	 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 	5.8 	2011/03/11 07:10:59  	  37.899 	142.734  	30.0  	 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 	6.3 	2011/03/11 06:57:14  	  35.758 	140.992  	30.2  	 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 	6.3 	2011/03/11 06:48:47  	  37.993 	142.764  	22.3  	 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 	7.1 	2011/03/11 06:25:50  	  38.106 	144.553  	19.7  	 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 	6.8 	2011/03/11 06:15:45  	  36.126 	140.234  	30.2  	 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 	6.4 	2011/03/11 06:07:21  	  36.401 	141.862  	35.4  	 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 	6.4 	2011/03/11 06:06:11  	  39.025 	142.316  	25.1  	 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 	8.9 	2011/03/11 05:46:23  	  38.322 	142.369  	24.4  	 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

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UPDATE:

UPDATE 6 -- Enormous earthquakes, huge tsunamis devastate Japan

2011-03-11 14:45:02 GMT+7 (ICT)

TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- A series of enormous earthquakes struck off the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan on early Friday afternoon, seismologists said, generating huge tsunamis that devastated coastlines and has prompted tsunami warnings for dozens of countries.

The initial 8.9-magnitude earthquake at 2.46 p.m. local time (0546 GMT) was centered about 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Sendai in Japan, on the nation's main island of Honshu. It struck about 24.4 kilometers (15.2 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The USGS estimated that approximately 2.5 million people would have felt severe shaking, which could result in heavy damage. Another 11 million could have felt strong to very strong shaking.

Numerous large aftershocks struck soon after, the largest being a 7.1 on the Richter scale. In all, the aftershocks measured 6.4, 6.4, 6.8, 7.1, 6.3, 6.3, 5.8 and 6.3. One of the aftershocks, which had a 6.8 magnitude, struck only 67 kilometers (42 miles) northeast of the capital of Tokyo.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) immediately issued a tsunami warning, and large tsunamis could be seen hitting northeastern coastlines and regions near Tokyo, submerging entire cities and villages. In Tokyo, where people fled from buildings, fires were seen burning and clouds of black smoke were rising above the city's skyline.

There was no immediate information about casualties, but fears are that countless of people have been killed. Numerous buildings and bridges have collapsed.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also issued a tsunami warning for Japan, Russia, Marcus Islands, Northern Marianas, Guam, Wake Islands, Taiwan, Yap, Philippines, Marshall Islands, Belau, Midway Islands, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Johnston Islands, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Howland-Baker, hawaii, Tuvalu, Palmyra Islands, Vanuatu, Tokelau, Jarvis Islands, Wallis-Futuna, Samoa, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Tonga, Mexico, Kermadec Islands, Fr. Polynesia, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Antarctica, Panama, Honduras, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.

"Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter and could also be a threat to more distant coasts," the center said in a bulletin.

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-- © BNO News All rights reserved 2011-03-11

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Is the Thai Gulf safe? On the map it looks like it could be hit almost directly. I'm not saying it could still cause damage but it's relatively close compared to many other countries that are already on the warning list.

no way............Thai Gulf won't get this Tsunami ..

And the basis for this statement...?

Sulawesi is on the warning list, 4000 km from the location, expecting 60 cm to 1 meter of water. The southern part of the Gulf is 4500 km from the epicenter. I don't really want to rely on the local Thai authorities when it comes to events like this. I calculated that the first wave might arrive between 10 and 11 tonight.

Edited by AgentSmith

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Japan gov't operating under assumption this is biggest-ever quake in country's history: /RT @mpoppel: RT @W7VOA:

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Is the Thai Gulf safe? On the map it looks like it could be hit almost directly. I'm not saying it could still cause damage but it's relatively close compared to many other countries that are already on the warning list.

no way............Thai Gulf won't get this Tsunami ..

Maybe a rise in water levels but not a "wave" per se....

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Reuters: All ports in Japan closed following earthquake off eastern coast of the country: /RT @SkyNewsBreak: Reuters

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Does the The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issue alerts for Thailand? If not, what agency does?

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8.8!

dam_n that's a huge earthquake.

I've been hearing that there are minor earthquake swarms occurring around the world an they are supposed to peak next week. It also predicted that one of the first ones would be in Japan.

I can't believe they were correct.

Prepare for possibly one hell of a week.

. 8.9 is really strange. Let's hope that not so many people are suffering..:jap:

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Is the Thai Gulf safe? On the map it looks like it could be hit almost directly. I'm not saying it could still cause damage but it's relatively close compared to many other countries that are already on the warning list.

no way............Thai Gulf won't get this Tsunami ..

And the basis for this statement...?

Sulawesi is on the warning list, 4000 km from the location, expecting 60 cm to 1 meter of water. The southern part of the Gulf is 4500 km from the epicenter. I don't really want to rely on the local Thai authorities when it comes to events like this. I calculated that the first wave might arrive between 10 and 11 tonight.

If you're concerned, better safe then sorry..

Edited by WarpSpeed

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Is the Thai Gulf safe? On the map it looks like it could be hit almost directly. I'm not saying it could still cause damage but it's relatively close compared to many other countries that are already on the warning list.

no way............Thai Gulf won't get this Tsunami ..

And the basis for this statement...?

Sulawesi is on the warning list, 4000 km from the location, expecting 60 cm to 1 meter of water. The southern part of the Gulf is 4500 km from the epicenter. I don't really want to rely on the local Thai authorities when it comes to events like this. I calculated that the first wave might arrive between 10 and 11 tonight.

angles: curves : hopefully :(

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BREAKING -- Tsunami watch now issued for California, Oregon, Washington, B.C. and Alaska /RT @mpoppel:

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Just saw on a Thai news site (not sure if it can be named or linked to here) that Thai officials are saying it will not affect Thailand.

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5TH LARGEST QUAKE RECORDED SINCE 1900...The Wall Street Journal - 11 March 2011

QUOTE FROM ARTICLE:"The quake was originally reported at a magnitude of 7.9 but was later upgraded to 8.9. That makes it the fifth largest recorded world-wide since 1900, according to the U.S. Geological Service, larger than the 7.9-magnitude Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated Tokyo in 1923 or the 6.8 magnitude quake that hit Kobe in 1995."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704399804576193650432765520.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

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Is the Thai Gulf safe? On the map it looks like it could be hit almost directly. I'm not saying it could still cause damage but it's relatively close compared to many other countries that are already on the warning list.

no way............Thai Gulf won't get this Tsunami ..

And the basis for this statement...?

Sulawesi is on the warning list, 4000 km from the location, expecting 60 cm to 1 meter of water. The southern part of the Gulf is 4500 km from the epicenter. I don't really want to rely on the local Thai authorities when it comes to events like this. I calculated that the first wave might arrive between 10 and 11 tonight.

Okay Commander. We won't go fishing tonight, having a beer instead...:jap:

Edited by sirchai

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