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post #201 of 2836
The BBC reporter says "its very difficult to find people who speak English." Well ya your in japan, why didn't you bring a translator with you. Or send a reporter who actually speaks the language of the country your in.
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post #202 of 2836
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Originally Posted by nikolauska View Post
Let's just hope we don't end up with another Chernobyl...
Looks like we already got one on our hands. Feel so bad for japan to bit hit like this without any notice.
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post #203 of 2836
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Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post
if japan was prepared for this then there would not have been thousands of lives lost they would of evacuated early. Japan is in the worse spot in the world but thye continue to build & expand.

When will they realize that where they are located isnt worth it.
Japan was as prepared as much as they could possibly have been. If they weren't then there would be FAR more people dead.

Take the earthquake in the Indian ocean a few years ago. That earthquake was around the same size as this one but the wave it caused hit poorer countries that were unprepared and hundreds of thousands of people died.

The earthquake in Haiti is another example. This earthquake was far more powerful then that one yet a lot more people were killed in Haiti because they were unprepared.

The Japanese are probably better prepared for this kind of situation then any other country, they have the best earthquake resistant buildings and tsunami defences in the world.
Edited by amorph - 3/12/11 at 6:51am
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post #204 of 2836
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Originally Posted by amurph0 View Post
Japan was as prepared as much as they could possibly have been. If they weren't then there would be FAR more people dead.

Take the earthquake in the Indian ocean a few years ago. That earthquake was around the same size as this one but the wave it caused hit poorer countries that were unprepared and hundreds of thousands of people died.

The earthquake in Haiti is another example. This earthquake was far more powerful then that one yet a lot more people were killed in Haiti because they were unprepared.

The Japanese are probably better prepared for this kind of situation then any other country, they have the best earthquake resistant buildings and tsunami defences in the world.
Actually the indian ocean earthquake was slightly bigger, it was a 9.1, this was a 9.0
post #205 of 2836
NEWS ADVISORY: 3 evacuees from area near Fukushima nuke plant exposed to radiation

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/

This is from Kyodo...

EDIT:
BBC as well:

Quote:
1459: At least three residents evacuated from a town near quake-hit Fukushima No. 1 plant have been exposed to radiation, both Kyodo and NHK report

Edited by Floy - 3/12/11 at 7:02am
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post #206 of 2836
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if you know anything about the pacific plate you know it moves every year, this quake just speeded that movement up.
Yeah it moves something like 92mm per year. It moved 8m in a few minutes.
post #207 of 2836
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Actually the indian ocean earthquake was slightly bigger, it was a 9.1, this was a 9.0
Thats why i said "around the same size".

I would call 9.0 and 9.1 to be around the same size.
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post #208 of 2836
This is precisely why I'm against nuclear power, because earthquakes and other acts of Nature are something you can't control, no matter how well you have safeguarded the process...
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Originally Posted by Tunapiano View Post
and no there is no way and never will be a way to detect an earthquake.
Detection in advance of arrival is, and was used in Japan. The southern regions had over a minute's notice because of an alert system set up: areas right near to the epicenter sent out an emergency warning through a special system they have.
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CNN reports another 6.4 magnitude aftershock stuck near the Fukushima Nuclear Facility.
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