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I think 30 seconds can be the difference between life and death in some cases. It gives people the time to open there front door, move to a more secure area, etc, etc.
I think that by the time you realize what the meaning of the alarm is and that you stop doing whatever it is you are doing... You're 30 seconds are up... I imagine that some people might now of even heard it (fast asleep etc.). I do not mean to say that they should not have set off the alarm, but there is little you can do when it comes to natural diasters like these.
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Japan always has lots of earthquake, so i think their citizens really developed a habit when they hear the alarm. They'd know exactly what to do.
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For any one wanting to know how the reactors failed, here is a video that makes it easy to understand.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/wor...ner.nhk?hpt=C2
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You seem to have taken offence of me stating a fact pity.
I am not taking offence towards you stating a fact lol

I am merely pointing out that it is of little concern what the number is without knowing the degree of error associated to it. Please tell me the difference between an 8.9 and a 9.0 earthquake? It is all very blurry to me.

The fact that there is a discrepency between now and what was initially reported suggests that it is of little concern. I think we can all agree that 8.9 and 9.0 are pretty much the same lol (round up) haha

It would be a different story if they said, oh by the way, it was a 5.6 and not 8.9
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8.9 or 9.0... matters little to me. They are numbers based off a scale... Guess what? All recording apparatus have degrees of error; thus, we'll never really know exactly what it was. 8.9 is good enough for me.

The real tragedy lies in the tsunami.
But the richter scale is not linear. Unless the chart in wiki is wrong 9 is twice as powerful as 8.8. That would mean that the difference between 9 and 8.9 while less is still pretty significant. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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I think that by the time you realize what the meaning of the alarm is and that you stop doing whatever it is you are doing... You're 30 seconds are up... I imagine that some people might now of even heard it (fast asleep etc.). I do not mean to say that they should not have set off the alarm, but there is little you can do when it comes to natural diasters like these.
In my experience most of them know exactly what the alarm is, I saw it first hand. They basically opened the main front door and everyone got under a sturdy desk. It was just a false alarm or too small to feel. Just think if you heard the tsunami warning but your only way to get outside was your front door and it was busted/broken. Those 30 seconds could actually save you a lot of time opening your front door and get to higher ground.
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http://quinetiam.com/?p=125

Aircraft detects major radiation over Pacific! Not sure on source but worth a post!
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I am not taking offence towards you stating a fact lol

I am merely pointing out that it is of little concern what the number is without knowing the degree of error associated to it. Please tell me the difference between an 8.9 and a 9.0 earthquake? It is all very blurry to me.

The fact that there is a discrepency between now and what was initially reported suggests that it is of little concern. I think we can all agree that 8.9 and 9.0 are pretty much the same lol (round up) haha

It would be a different story if they said, oh by the way, it was a 5.6 and not 8.9
To be fair, the difference between 8.8 and 9.0 is double the strength. meaning a 9.0 is almost like 2 8.8 earthquakes. so yea, it does make a difference.
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i know everyone hates wiki, but it has the easiest to read chart at about the middle of the page

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