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+1 on that CD , it isnt looking good for Japan
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The number of victims in Japan are amazingly low. This is one of the biggest earthquakes ever. On the Portuguese television they were in direct with a Brazilian that was talking about the effects when his little girl come home. All the kids were sent home. the little girl come in with a little funny helmet on his head. Apparently they have helmets in the school for all the children. Impressive.

The number of victims had increased a lot. An entire train is missing supposedly taken away by a giant wave

They are afraid of more replicas.

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The pictures of some of the devastation in Japan are quite impressive. My heart goes out to those affected.
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Japan is indeed quite a mess, and I feel for the people affected. But the "tsunami" that hit hawaii was way over hyped. CNN is reporting (with video) 7' waves. I believe that place is known for surfing, which generally has larger waves than that. But according to the media reports, 7' waves are HUGE!
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Japan is indeed quite a mess, and I feel for the people affected. But the "tsunami" that hit hawaii was way over hyped. CNN is reporting (with video) 7' waves. I believe that place is known for surfing, which generally has larger waves than that. But according to the media reports, 7' waves are HUGE!
The difference between a seven foot wave and a seven foot tsunami is like walking up the knoll behind your home and climbing Everest.

There is generally not much to smile about when tsunami comes ashore.
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Japan is indeed quite a mess, and I feel for the people affected. But the "tsunami" that hit hawaii was way over hyped. CNN is reporting (with video) 7' waves. I believe that place is known for surfing, which generally has larger waves than that. But according to the media reports, 7' waves are HUGE!
Tsunamis are not like regular (wind) waves. A 7 ft tsunami, particularly one hitting at high tide, could cause quite a mess in low-lying coastal areas.
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Perhaps you can explain to me how these 7' waves can be more dangerous than any other 7' waves? If it was 7' on the open ocean, then yeah that would be a big problem, but if it's 7' after it has compressed in shallow water, it shouldn't be any worse than any other 7' wave. The tsunami waves they're showing on the news look no different than normal waves (obviously I'm talking about the ones in hawaii. the video from japan is showing a much bigger, more destructive wave).
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A friend in S cal on he water front is seeing a surge beginning, about 1' a minute, hopefully not too big, altho the tide is down 6', another 18" to the house............
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hello all, i'm living in tokyo japan. today was the scariest day of my life. but i can say i survived one of the most powerful earthquakes in history which is neato. i was sure i was going to die and i'm no coward, i've felt big quakes before but this was something else and i was just waiting for the intensity to increase and destroy my building.


anyway, the difference between a 7 foot swell that surfers ride and a 7 foot tsunami is that a tsunami rushes in and continues to rise, anything that is under that 7 feet will be submerged. the tsunami will travel inland for miles as long as the ground is under 7 feet above normal sea level.

in sendai, the area hit hardest by the quake and tsunami they were hit by a 32 foot tsunami.

don't be fooled by the images. there are hundreds or thousands of dead so far. but it's the middle of the night and we are still experiencing tsunamis from the aftershocks which have been incessant since 3pm when the big one hit.

i have friends up in sendai and aomori, i hope they are ok but can't reach them.

my building is still shaking as i type this from the aftershocks.
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