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    Japan has suffered an earthquake recorded at magnitude of 8.9 followed by a Tsunami of 7-10 meters high.

    Al Jazeera is reporting 8 confirmed dead with that figure expected to rise.

    More here from storyful:-

    A massive earthquake has hit northeast Japan triggering a tsunami that has caused extensive damage. The city of Sendai, which is about 300 kilometres from Tokyo, was hit by a tsunami measuring between 7 and 10 metres. Reports suggest this was a 8.9 magnitude earthquake, putting it among the most severe ever recorded. The pacific rim has been put under a tsunami alert, with authorities in Hawaii expecting the arrival of wave in the early hours of Friday morning.
    http://storyful.com/stories/gjdi3z
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    Horrendous images on TV of the Tsunami.

    Later news will be painful to watch. Those poor unfortunate people!

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    Tsunami is biggest concern:-

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

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    Good article here with diagrams of how tsunamis are started, how to survive them.

    http://www.google.ie/imgres?imgurl=h...AY-DhQfhp-jyBg

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    There is some queer goings on underground in the last few years. There seems to be earthquakes happening, huge earthquakes, all the time. Or does this sort of thing always happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha View Post
    There is some queer goings on underground in the last few years. There seems to be earthquakes happening, huge earthquakes, all the time. Or does this sort of thing always happen?
    Appears to be cyclical. Remember this planet was never finished...it's still evolving!

    Great unfolding ONLINE tv News source.

    http://www.france24.com/en/

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    State of emergency declared at the Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima after its cooling system failed. No radiation leak reported (AP).

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLtqrKea1Zg"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLtqrKea1Zg[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ah Well View Post
    State of emergency declared at the Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima after its cooling system failed. No radiation leak reported (AP).
    The PM said this morning that there were no leaks to the outside, which suggested to me that there was damage.

    Also a fire was reported at one nuclear plant.

    This is a very big test. The Japanese have engineered their buildings to the highest standards of earthquake resistance, so that they are flexible and can absorb shock.
    I have no idea if nuclear power plants can be designed to wobble. Somehow it seems improbable.

    Fingers crossed.

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    Very good compilation from Tyler Durden on Zerohedge, with videos and graphs showing market reactions. Factories and oil refineries being closed. Internet still working. Prime Minister's declaration of state of emergency and appeals and advice to the population.

    The earthquake was only 10 metres below the surface.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/article/mas...oast-kan-mobil

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    RT @BreakingNews: Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' as attempts to cool reactor at northern plant 'not going as planned'
    Not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Not good.
    No .... sounds like possible wordspeak to dampen down a worse case scenario has been found out ...

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    Watching the news now, savage. I wonder whats going to happen to those nuclear plants? Seems to be a new disaster every month along with all those uprisings, crazy times.

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    Thinking very much of Japanese friends. Mobile phone lines are down and they can't even contact each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauriceColgan View Post
    Appears to be cyclical. Remember this planet was never finished...it's still evolving!

    Great unfolding ONLINE tv News source.

    http://www.france24.com/en/

    Thanks.

    It's moving all the time but we do seem to be having a run of earthquakes. I haven't been able to find any science-based articles on frequency.

    Some youtubes being uploaded in Japan now -

    http://www.youtube.com/user/NHKonline

    BBC reports - videos and live updates.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698
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