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Title: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Mimi on March 11, 2011, 05:02:31 AM
A massive earthquake has hit the north-east of Japan, triggering a tsunami that has caused extensive damage.

Japanese television showed cars, ships and even buildings being swept away by a vast wall of water after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake.

The quake has sparked fires in several areas including Tokyo. At least 32 people were killed, officials said.

It struck about 250 miles (400km) from the capital at a depth of 20 miles. There have been powerful aftershocks.

The tremor, measured at 8.9 by the US Geological Survey, hit at 1446 local time (0546 GMT). Seismologists say it is one of the largest earthquakes to hit Japan for many years.

Roland Buerk BBC News, Tokyo

When the earthquake hit, buildings in Tokyo swayed. Walking was like crossing the deck of a ship at sea.

People poured down from their offices and stood in the street staring up.

A large fire seemed to have broken out in one part of the city and, in another place, injured people were being brought out of a station.

The authorities immediately issued a tsunami warning.

In Tokyo, public transport has been suspended, elevators are switched off in many buildings and thousands of people have gathered in squares and around train stations.

A tsunami warning was extended across the Pacific to North and South America

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709598
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Mimi on March 11, 2011, 05:05:18 AM
North Shores of Hawaii have been evacuated in preparation for tsunami.

Kyodo news agency said a 10-metre wave (33ft) struck the port of Sendai in Miyagi.

Japan's NHK television showed a massive surge of debris-filled water sweeping away buildings, cars and ships and reaching far inland.

Motorists could be seen trying to speed away from the wall of water.

Farmland around Sendai was submerged and the waves pushed cars across the runway of the city's airport. Fires broke out in the city's centre. The BBC

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Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Mimi on March 11, 2011, 05:06:09 AM
In addition to the U.S. West Coast, tsunami warnings are also in effect for Hawaii. The first wave is estimated to arrive at approximately 3:07am HST for Kauai, 3:21am for Oahu, 3:27am HST for Maui and 3:46 HST for the Big Island.  weather.com

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From The Weather Channel's Dr. Knabb:

-These waves are about a 7-8 hour travel time from the earthquake center to Hawaiian coast.
-Very long, fast moving waves moving about 50mph when they reach Hawaiian islands. It doesn’t take 20 or 30 foot tsunami waves to cause inundation. Even just 3 feet of water can cause major problems.
-Inundation could wrap around the islands of Hawaii, not just the Western coast.
-Several minutes of inundation at a time. Ranging anywhere from 5-15 minutes each.
-West coast a couple hours after Hawaii.
-A cubic yard of water weighs about 1700 pounds. So just the sheer weight of all this water is remarkable.

The BBC: New Zealand later downgraded its alert to a marine threat, meaning strong and unusual currents were expected.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Mimi on March 11, 2011, 05:08:17 AM
CNN videos: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/11/japan.quake/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Mimi on March 11, 2011, 05:17:54 AM
From The Weather Channel:

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Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 11, 2011, 07:17:15 AM
After the great flood that destroyed all living things upon the earth, the tower of Babel was under construction so that when the next flood came they would be above it. Today, there are those who suppose they can build bridges and buildings to withstand earthquakes and fires. But, they cannot. It will be seen that man is not above God and judgment will come to those who reject God's mercy.

Japan is not a "Protestant" nation. God has had His hand over professing Christian nations, but that is soon to come to an end.  Japan has earthquake "proofed" her buildings to a greater extent than any nation. When judgments come, none will be able to withstand that which Satan is sure to bring and God will allow.

Those who say that there are no more earthquakes today than in the past will soon cease speaking such foolishness. They are signs of the times, signs of the soon coming of Christ. Let us look up for our redemption draweth nigh.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 11, 2011, 08:01:52 AM
Video of Quake and Tsunami (http://remnant-online.com/)
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: LindaRS on March 11, 2011, 08:43:34 AM
Fifth largest recorded quake in the last hundred years. Reports of 88,000 missing and rising, towns on fire, farmland destroyed. But the fear that the nuclear reactors could over heat is a grave concern.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Ed Sutton on March 11, 2011, 08:51:52 AM
CNN Video links that auto play new videos in sequence.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/ireports/2011/03/11/bts.irpt.japan.quake.mcdonald.cnn?hpt=C2
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 11, 2011, 09:00:16 AM
(http://remnant-online.com/Images/japan_fire.jpg)

It is another disaster of great magnitude. They will continue to increase as signs of the end.  May 21 is not the end. Harold Camping is a false prophet and has proved it in the past. 2012 is not the end. But, earthquakes and other "natural disasters" as well as other troubles, economic and terrorism and war are all indications that judgment is in the land. God is allowing this as His Spirit is being withdrawn and the winds are being let loose.  

Warnings are still in effect for the West Coast of US.

40 aftershocks. This is the largest quake to ever hit Japan. A train is reported missing in Japan. The number of deaths will increase dramatically from the tsunami having hit densely populated cities.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: colporteur on March 11, 2011, 10:21:08 AM
Is a 9.5 the highest recorded quake ? I wonder how long before we see a 10.   If I understand correctly a 10 would be many times higher than a 9.5 though I have heard many different calculations as to how much higher that would be. It probably matters not as enough 9.0s in the right spots will certainly get everyone's attention.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 11, 2011, 10:32:08 AM
Based on U.S. Geological Survey documents.

Great earthquakes occur once a year, on average. The largest recorded earthquake was the Great Chilean Earthquake of May 22, 1960 which had a magnitude (MW) of 9.5.[8]

The following table lists the approximate energy equivalents in terms of TNT explosive force[9] – though note that the energy is that released underground (i.e. a small atomic bomb blast will not simply cause light shaking of indoor items) rather than the overground energy release. Most energy from an earthquake is not transmitted to and through the surface; instead, it dissipates into the crust and other subsurface structures.
Richter
Approximate Magnitude    Approximate TNT for
Seismic Energy Yield    Joule equivalent    Example
0.0    15.0 g (0.529 oz)    63.1 kJ    
0.5    84.4 g (2.98 oz)    355 kJ    Large hand grenade
1.0    474 g (1.05 lb)    2.00 MJ    Construction site blast
1.5    2.67 kg (5.88 lb)    11.2 MJ    World War II conventional bombs
2.0    15.0 kg (33.1 lb)    63.1 MJ    Late World War II conventional bombs
2.5    84.4 kg (186 lb)    355 MJ    World War II blockbuster bomb
3.0    474 kg (1.05×103 lb)    2.00 GJ    Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb
3.5    2.67 metric tons    11.2 GJ    Chernobyl nuclear disaster, 1986
4.0    15.0 metric tons    63.1 GJ    Small atomic bomb
4.5    84.4 metric tons    355 GJ    
5.0    474 metric tons    2.00 TJ    Seismic yield of Nagasaki atomic bomb (Total yield including air yield 21 kT, 88 TJ)
Lincolnshire earthquake (UK), 2008
Ontario-Quebec earthquake (Canada), 2010[10][11]
5.5    2.67 kilotons    11.2 TJ    Little Skull Mtn. earthquake (Nevada, USA), 1992
Alum Rock earthquake (California, USA), 2007
Chino Hills earthquake (Los Angeles, USA), 2008
6.0    15.0 kilotons    63.1 TJ    Double Spring Flat earthquake (Nevada, USA), 1994
6.3    42.3 kilotons    178 TJ    Christchurch earthquake (New Zealand), 2011
Rhodes earthquake (Greece), 2008
6.4    59.7 kilotons    251 TJ    Kaohsiung earthquake (Taiwan), 2010
6.5    84.4 kilotons    355 TJ    Caracas earthquake (Venezuela), 1967
Eureka earthquake (California, USA), 2010
6.6    119 kilotons    501 TJ    San Fernando earthquake (California, USA), 1971
6.7    168 kilotons    708 TJ    Northridge earthquake (California, USA), 1994
6.8    238 kilotons    1.00 PJ    Gisborne earthquake (Gisborne, NZ), 2007
6.9    336 kilotons    1.41 PJ    San Francisco Bay Area earthquake (California, USA), 1989
Pichilemu earthquake (Chile), 2010
7.0    474 kilotons    2.00 PJ    Java earthquake (Indonesia), 2009
Haiti earthquake, 2010
7.1    670 kilotons    2.82 PJ    San Juan earthquake (Argentina), 1944
Christchurch earthquake (New Zealand), 2010
7.2    938 kilotons    3.98 PJ    Vrancea earthquake (Romania), 1977
Baja California earthquake (Mexico), 2010
7.5    2.67 megatons    11.2 PJ    Kashmir earthquake (Pakistan), 2005
Antofagasta earthquake (Chile), 2007
7.8    7.52 megatons    31.6 PJ    Tangshan earthquake (China), 1976

Hawke's Bay earthquake (New Zealand), 1931
Luzon earthquake (Philippines), 1990
Sumatra earthquake (Indonesia), 2010
8.0    15.0 megatons    63.1 PJ    Mino-Owari earthquake (Japan), 1891
San Juan earthquake (Argentina), 1894
San Francisco earthquake (California, USA), 1906
Queen Charlotte Islands earthquake (British Columbia, Canada), 1949
México City earthquake (Mexico), 1985
Gujarat earthquake (India), 2001
Chincha Alta earthquake (Peru), 2007
Sichuan earthquake (China), 2008
8.1    21.2 megatons    89.1 PJ    Guam earthquake, August 8, 1993[12]
8.35 (approx.)    50 megatons    210 PJ    Largest thermonuclear weapon ever tested
8.5    84.4 megatons    355 PJ    Toba eruption 75,000 years ago; among the largest known volcanic events.[13]
Sumatra earthquake (Indonesia), 2007
8.7    168 megatons    708 PJ    Sumatra earthquake (Indonesia), 2005
1883 eruption of Krakatoa
8.8    238 megatons    1.00 EJ    Chile earthquake, 2010
8.9    336 megatons    1.41 EJ    Sendai earthquake (Japan), 2011
9.0    474 megatons    2.00 EJ    Lisbon Earthquake (Portugal), All Saints Day, 1755
9.2    946 megatons    3.98 EJ    Anchorage earthquake (Alaska, USA), 1964
9.3    1.34 gigatons    5.62 EJ    Indian Ocean earthquake, 2004
9.5    2.67 gigatons    11.2 EJ    Valdivia earthquake (Chile), 1960
10.0    15.0 gigatons    63.1 EJ    Never recorded by humans

source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_magnitude_scale)
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 11, 2011, 11:10:04 AM
It is now 4:00am in Japan, 12 hours after the quake. Tokyo did not experience heavy damage from the quake, but there is an interesting thing to observe in Tokyo. When the quake hit, it created gridlock in the city. It is still in gridlock. When a large quake hits a large city this will be one of the great problems, getting out of the area will be nearly impossible. Fires and tsunamies will take a heavy toll in these densely populated areas.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 11, 2011, 11:20:53 AM
Something to consider.....three days ago we reported on the 7.2 quake in Japan. They were reporting aftershocks. But, now, we see they were not aftershocks, but they are  calling the 7.2 a "foreshock".  :(

So, the plate tectonic theory is not exactly what it is believed to be.

They are  now reporting many aftershocks. Do we have confidence in their science? I don't.  It may end  up that the 8.9 was only a "foreshock".   Man will one day soon, recognize that he does not know from science that the earth is only 6,000 years old, not millions as scientists proclaim with such great assurance.

Today we are listening to experts tell us about shifting plates and fault lines. The quakes continue today at levels up to 6.6.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 11, 2011, 11:23:57 AM

Photos (http://framework.latimes.com/2011/03/11/earthquake-and-tsunami-hits-japan/#/0)
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 11, 2011, 11:37:47 AM
50 quakes have been reported in the area in the last three days, the last being a 6.6 within the last hour. And it was a very shallow quake which could cause more damage. 6.6 is not a little quake.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 11, 2011, 01:44:25 PM
Another quake hits Japan. It was 6.7.   Nuclear power plant is leaking radiaton.

While natural disaster is creating sorrow in Japan, the Middle East continues to melt down. Libya is bombing the people and demonstrations have spread to Saudi Arabia, the world's largest exporter of oil. And in Wisconsin, labor unions are on the rampage.

"Experts" are expressing their minds that there does not have to be damage from quakes. That in areas where structures are built with strong codes, they survive.  It is certainly true that buildings do fare better where buildings are built stronger. So, now we shall add more burden on people so that only the wealthy can have homes. Costs will go up significantly when building to withstand a 9.5 quake. And, then when a 10 comes, what then?
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Mimi on March 11, 2011, 05:03:18 PM
The US Geological Survey is reporting that the coast of Japan has shifted 8 feet (2.4m) because of the earthquake in Japan. The Earth's axis has reportedly been shifted 10 inches too. - Gizmoto Factoid

* The first tsunami wave in Samoa was reportedly one foot tall, but the seventh wave was much larger, indicating coastal areas shoudl remain on tsunami advisory well after the first wave hits, even if that wave appears small.

* 100+ aftershocks have rated 5.0 magnitude or more in Japan since the initial shake.

* Earth's axis has reportedly shifted ten inches as a result of the quake, and Japan's coast is said to have permanently shifted 2.4 metres.

* The quake was 900 times stronger than the quake that hammered San Francisco in 1989.

* Aftershocks from the Peru earthquake of almost a year ago are still felt to this day.

* Honshu earthquake occurred on ocean floor of the Pacific plate, bumping 250 miles of coastline.

* Shaking was felt as far away as China.

* The Honshu quake was not as large as the 1964 Alaska earthquake, but was comparable to the recent Chile earthquake.

* Tsunami waves that hit California earlier today washed three onlookers out to sea. Two have been recovered.

* St Louis, Missouri media outlets report that city has moved an inch as a result of the quake.

* Waves from the ensuing tsunami reached 32 feet high.

-Vancouver Sun (http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Japan+earthquake+factbox+Entire+Japan+coast+shifted+metres+earth+axis+moves+inches/4425617/story.html)
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 11, 2011, 09:38:08 PM
The question has been asked by a CNN reporter, "What is behind the string of earthquakes we have seen?" It appears that the world is beginning to admit  that there is something out of the ordinary going on. We can anticipate that the answer will be something other than Biblical. But, that will not always be so. We know that the Sunday legislation will be passed by Congress and Signed by the president when pressure is brought to bear by the religious ones in the United States. What causes this people to come to this point where they are successful with the Congress and president? It is because of the disasters being experienced. In other words, the liberal anti God society of today finds excuses for disasters, but one day soon, it will be impossible to not believe there is some supernatural explanation.  It will be then said that God is the cause because the Sunday has been desecrated. But, today, few in the Congress wish to think that that God has anything to do with earthquakes. And, in Japan and many other countries, there are very few who believe in God.

(http://remnant-online.com/Images/japan_tsunami.jpg)

The answer to the CNN reporter by three scientist types was that there is no relationship that would cause the multiple quakes. Those who believe there is some "cause" were made fun of.  They do not believe in the devil or God.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 11, 2011, 10:27:25 PM
10:00pm pst

SENDAI, Japan — Japan launched a massive, military-led rescue operation Saturday after a giant quake and tsunami killed hundreds of people and turned the northeastern coast into a swampy wasteland as authorities braced for a possible meltdown at a nuclear reactor.  source (http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/japan-braces-for-n-869316.html)
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 12, 2011, 04:32:53 AM
From the Seventh-day Adventist English Language Schools website:

Japan is a country with more than 127 million people - approaching half the population of the USA - but not even the physical size of the state of California! Despite the large crowds, Japan has a very low crime rate in comparison with many other countries. Unfortunately, Christianity is also low. According to cia.gov’s Web site, only 0.7% of the Japanese claim to be Christian.

The first Seventh-day Adventist missionary English teachers in Japan came in 1966. Since then thousands of people have learned English, along with much about the beliefs of the SDA church. Many of these people have even become members of their local SDA churches through the witnessing of the missionaries.

With such a low percentage of Japanese Christians, and a much lower percentage being SDA, Seventh-day Adventist English Language Schools Japan is in need of fervent and committed SDA Christians willing to take a year or more to share their love of Jesus with the people of Japan.

Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to share your passion for Christ with the people in Japan.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 12, 2011, 04:34:10 AM
Seventh-day Adventist educational work in Japan began in January 1898, with the opening in Tokyo of a Japanese-English Bible school by William C. Grainger. The work of the school progressed steadily, but on October 31, 1899, after having been in Japan less than three years, Grainger died. His work, however, was continued by other missionaries, and the school kept growing.

From 1908 to 1913 Harry F. Benson directed a training course for workers, including Bible, history, biology, English, and other subjects in the curriculum. However, it was not until its reorganization in1919 that the institution added an elementary school of six years, and a secondary school of five years to its junior college program.

In 1926 the institution moved away from its location in Tokyo to Naraha, in Chiba prefecture, on the eastern side of Tokyo Bay. The students and teachers were responsible for most of the work done in building the school on 44 acres of woodland and farmland. Here the school adopted the name Nihon Saniku Gakuin ("Japan Threefold Educational School," referring to the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of true education). The school offered a six-year secondary course and a two-year junior college course.

During World War II, Christianity was restricted and the school had to be closed by a prefectural order in December 1943. When the war ended, and as life returned to normal in Japan, the school was reopened and resumed its prewar curriculum, and later expanded its program and facilities.The junior and senior high school received government accreditation on August 31, 1948.

As urban development encroached in the area of the institution, it was decided to transfer the secondary school to a new location and make it completely independent from the college. In April 1977 the transfer to its present location in Daiwa-cho in Hiroshima Prefecture was complete, and Hiroshima Saniku Gakuin held its first opening ceremony.   source (http://en.san-iku.net/Home)
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 12, 2011, 04:40:43 AM
The Seventh-day Adventist church has a nation-wide system of Day schools, that includes 5 kindergartens, 10 elementary schools, 2 junior high schools and one college.

We have listed a church in Sendai the area directly hit by the quake and tsunami and a church in Fukushima where the explosion took place at a nuclear plant.

Video (http://remnant-online.com)
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 12, 2011, 05:27:57 AM
Tokyo Seventh-day Adventist Church (http://www.tic.tokyoadventist.org/)
Los Angeles Japanese Seventh-day Adventist Church (http://www.centraljapanese.org/)
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Sister Dee on March 12, 2011, 07:26:15 PM
88,000 people missing.  That is beyond my comprehension.   :'(
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 12, 2011, 10:25:07 PM
It seems that there was up to half an hour between the quake and the tsunami. This gave many time to get to higher ground. The Japanese were well educated as to what to do when a quake hits. There are some situations where it is hard to understand. There is a school where the children remained and the tsunami caught them. There  is more than we have seen.  It appears that in many of the areas on the coast there is high ground very close to the ocean.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Mimi on March 13, 2011, 08:11:20 AM
Southern Oregon Coastal Damage:

http://photos.oregonlive.com/photo-essay/2011/03/southern_oregon_tsunami_damage.html
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 13, 2011, 10:00:07 AM
MARCH 13 UPDATE: A spokesman for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency said an ADRA assessment team today reached Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, one of the hardest-hit regions.

ADRA Japan is coordinating with the Japan National Disaster Office and local non-governmental agencies.

ADRA International has committed US$25,000 to fund an initial response in the country, and is accepting donations for the agency's Emergency Response Fund.

MARCH 12 REPORT: Masumi Shimada, president of the Adventist Church in Japan, said that four institutional buildings in Japan sustained minor damage. There are no reports of casualties among church members, he said.

Shimada said there are 17 churches, 10 schools and five other church institutions in the earthquake-affected areas.

In Tokyo on Saturday, the International Adventist Church was set up as a refugee shelter, said Andreas Mazza, a denominational employee visiting from Switzerland.

Mazza reported that ADRA Japan worker Mitsuo Chris Ishii said he was unaware of any Adventist victims, but said an Adventist high school was damaged.

In an e-mail to church leaders in Japan, Adventist Church President Ted N. C. Wilson said he and other church members worldwide were praying for those affected by the disaster.

"May God come especially close to you, the people of Japan, and our dear members as they provide whatever possible assistance in a humanitarian way and bring spiritual encouragement during this tragic natural disaster," Wilson said.

There are about 15,000 Adventists in Japan worshiping in 115 churches.



Source: Seventh-day Adventist News Network
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 13, 2011, 08:41:11 PM
As more reports come in, it seems that many in the towns that suffered great destruction did not drive to safety, but ran. Before taking off, some stopped to take the elderly to a second floor, thinking they would be safe.  This seems to indicate that many were on foot, or else they would have placed the elderly in a car. The second floor was not high enough in many cases.

From all reports that I have heard, the least amount of time from the quake to the tsunami was 25 minutes. That is plenty of time to drive to safety. But, if you have to run and it is two miles.......and you had to secure your parents to the second floor.......
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 13, 2011, 09:00:17 PM
As we pray for the people of Japan, I am noticing some of them praying also. God loves the people of Japan and He wants them to know that He is there with them in their days of despair.  9.0 quake, 30 foot tsunami, nuclear meltdown, not one, but two!  If that is not enough to turn to God, how about more quakes, many over 6.0, fear of another tsunami, and then.....the eruption of a volcano....all in the last three days. What is on the mind now? If the nuclear reactors are not contained, radiation will spread into Tokyo a city of almost 13 million. Hundreds of thousands are out of their homes, electricity is being rationed to homes and businesses.

Let us pray for the people of Japan.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Dora on March 13, 2011, 09:06:57 PM
Amen! We are prone to live as if we are safe from anything so terrible happening. We were talking at church yesterday, the sun was shining, birds were singing, everything normal...and all at once, it happened. If the New Madrid Fault broke open as it did in the 1800s, there would be such devastation right here as we cannot imagine.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: JimB on March 14, 2011, 07:27:28 AM
With everything in life on this world there are inconsistencies. I heard a report on the radio and they said that the tsunami warning went off 6 minutes after earthquake but the waves hit the closest shore in 10 minutes. If this is true it would only give people 4 minutes. I'll see if I can confirm that in print.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 14, 2011, 08:14:32 AM
It may be that when the 9.0 quake hit that some did not run for higher ground, but that would seem unusual since the society understood the danger posed by tsunamis.  Those living or working at sea level had fear put in them when they witnessed the Indonesian tsunami. They drilled for such things. What I am getting at is that it would not take a tsunami warning for me to move to high ground, the earthquake itself would be enough. I believe that most knew to go before there was an official warning given.

So why would some die? From what I am thinking, Japan has an older population. They live in the outlying areas where the tsunami hit. It may be that many were not able to run and many were home alone with children at work. Some lost their lives as they attempted to go to save others who could not get away on their own. Now, we see that while there is time to get oneself to safety, that there is a great desire to help those you love. Would not we rush home to get our loved ones if we knew what was coming? And if the children worked in Tokyo and the parents were an hour away?

It seems that the numbers of dead are relatively small for the magnitude of the quake and tsunami. I am shocked that the toll is not in the hundreds of thousands like Haiti and Indonesia. At first I though the wave hit land in a matter of minutes, but it appears from all that I have heard, from those in the areas, that there was 25 minutes. That seems very long. They say that the wave travels at 500mph in open water. But, when it gets to shallow water, it slows down to around 30mph. So, it must have traveled at the lower speed for some time if it was 25 minutes before it hit. at 30mph, that would be about 12 1/2 miles or more since it may have started off faster than 30mph.  As I recall the epicenter, it was further away than that. So, the time delay seems appropriate.  For many to get to safety is understandable, unless of course they had to run rather than drive and were capable of doing so. I think many of the dead will be found to be elderly or those with young who could not run the two or three miles and did not have a car at home.

This has been on my mind. I am surprised at both the lack of a high death toll and that there were so many killed by the flood waters.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 14, 2011, 03:03:15 PM
(http://remnant-online.com/Images/tsunami2.jpg)

Minami-Sanriku Video (http://remnant-online.com)

Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 15, 2011, 07:18:51 AM
Quakes in Japan immediately after 9.0

        MAG  UTC DATE-TIME            LAT  deg    LON  deg DEPTH km     Region

MAP    5.9     2011/03/11 08:40:56      37.465      141.122    38.6     NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP    6.1     2011/03/11 08:31:08      37.428      141.200    25.0     NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP    6.5     2011/03/11 08:19:24      36.200      142.000    19.9     OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP    6.2     2011/03/11 08:15:41      37.034      144.612    27.8     OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP    6.2     2011/03/11 08:12:05      36.606      141.557    19.8     NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP    5.5     2011/03/11 08:10:31      36.394      140.631    30.4     NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP    5.9     2011/03/11 08:01:59      37.071      142.734    22.6     OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP    5.6     2011/03/11 07:56:16      37.130      142.305    34.0     OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP    5.7     2011/03/11 07:54:45      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 07:38:27      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 07:11:00      37.899      142.734    30.0     OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP    6.3     2011/03/11 06:57:15      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 06:25:51      38.106      144.553    19.7     OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP    6.8     2011/03/11 06:15:40      36.186      141.192    35.0     NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP    6.4     2011/03/11 06:07:22      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    9.0     2011/03/11 05:46:24      38.322      142.369    32.0     NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 15, 2011, 08:11:47 AM
Notice these two quakes that hit just recently:

MAP    6.1     2011/03/15 13:31:46      35.322      138.552    1.0     EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP    5.8     2011/03/15 13:27:54      37.626      142.320    1.0     OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN


One was on land and they were both only 1km deep. I thought they were interesting because they are different from the hundreds of others.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 15, 2011, 08:44:42 AM
These are adjusted values for the latest Japanese quakes.  They have been expecting a big quake in this area, but say this is not it. The Japanese experts say it is not an aftershock from the 9.0.

MAP    6.0     2011/03/15 15:23:54      40.404      143.090    9.0     OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP    5.2     2011/03/15 13:37:54      37.678      141.957    21.3     NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP    6.2     2011/03/15 13:31:47      35.300      138.700    10.0     EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Ed Sutton on March 19, 2011, 07:16:08 PM
homegrown japanese video of tsunami hitting land.



http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/mar/14/japan-tsunami-amateur-footage-video
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on March 19, 2011, 09:34:47 PM

Dear Friends of Tokyo International SDA Church,

We have confirmed that all our church members are safe and well. Last Saturday worship was canceled because of the transportation disruption and the church was used as a shelter for people stranded around the church in Harajuku.

This coming Sabbath, 19th March, the church will take up a special offering for ADRA Japan and we would like those who have the opportunity and heart to donate to ADRA Japan to support the on-going response. Please follow this link to the ADRA Japan English page.
For people wishing to get involved in the cleanup and support under the direction of ADRA Japan, please contact our church pastor,  Andy Espinoza This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The affected areas are currently restricted by the government, but as they become opened clean up will begin.

Thank you all for your support and prayers and lets pray and get active in reaching out to the souls of Japan in preparation for Christ's soon return.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 March 2011 15:17
Title: move Quake Prediction for Next Seven Days
Post by: Ed Sutton on March 20, 2011, 12:36:21 AM
Here's a u tube recording of sounds in the rocks the earthquake made.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110318/ts_yblog_thelookout/listen-to-japans-massive-quake

I think I read somewhere that sounds louder than 180-200 decibles are lethal to humans, I guess the internal shaking is too strong to endure.  Water transmits sound more than air, I wonder what the animals heard and felt as the pressure wave hit them ?
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Richard Myers on April 18, 2011, 12:22:50 PM
Reports of the size of the tsunami were much different than what Fox News is reporting today:

The massive 46-foot (14-meter) wave that swamped Fukushima Dai-ichi last month knocked out emergency generators meant to power cooling systems. Since then, explosions, fires and other malfunctions have compounded efforts by TEPCO to repair the plant and stem radiation leaks.
 source (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/04/16/japan-nuclear-plant-owners-told-check-disaster-resistance/#ixzz1Ju6ynBlJ)

This is the first time I have seen a report of 46 feet.   The largest tsunami ever reported anywhere that I am aware of was 60 feet. 46 is getting up there.
Title: Re: 9.0 Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Post by: Mimi on April 18, 2011, 06:30:33 PM
If I recall, 30 feet was the widespread report.