Skip to comments.EARTHQUAKE!!! TOKYO HIT HARD
Posted on 03/10/2011 10:13:38 PM PST by Ronin
Tokyo just got smacked hard. Still feeling tremors. Refrigerator broken, glass everywhere. I'm safe.
Other Japan FReepers check in!!
Glad you are safe. Any damage reports? Preliminary 7.9 Magnitude.
Oh, my! Glad you are okay! Guess the Pacific Rim is getting warmed up.
That’s big. Prayers up.
7.9 on FNC right now.
Glad you are ok. Thanks for the post. Keep us updated as you can
I'd started a thread here on the quake itself.
That is some serious mag!
Wow! There were a couple earlier this week. Pre-quakes.
Glad you are OK...hope all our Tokyo FReepers are the same.
Tsunami warning out. Ten feet.
Prayers - how bad?
I hope you’re both safe, and that you’ll stay that way!
* Friday, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC
* Friday, March 11, 2011 at 02:46:23 PM at epicenter
Location 38.322°N, 142.369°E
Depth 24.4 km (15.2 miles) set by location program
Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 130 km (80 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
178 km (110 miles) E of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan
178 km (110 miles) ENE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
373 km (231 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
I checked some webcams in Tokyo it looks fine
No kidding, 7.9 is not a tremor. My woman has people over there, hoping they are safe.
Watch for aftershocks.
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
756 PM HST THU MAR 10 2011
TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WATCH
A TSUNAMI WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE AT
0756 PM HST.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 0746 PM HST 10 MAR 2011
COORDINATES - 38.0 NORTH 142.9 EAST
LOCATION - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN
MAGNITUDE - 7.9 MOMENT
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED BY
THIS EARTHQUAKE THAT COULD BE DESTRUCTIVE ON COASTAL AREAS EVEN
FAR FROM THE EPICENTER. AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE
IF THERE IS A TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.
IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THE ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL OF
THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS
0259 AM HST FRI 11 MAR 2011
MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.
Just got a tsunami watch here (Honolulu)
Glad you are safe BTW
Best of thoughts going out!
Thanks for letting us know you’re safe. STAY safe! Initial reports usually are lacking in info and accuracy. Hopefully, there’s minimal damage to people there. Apparently smoke coming form Capitol right now per Fox News
Here's a related thread:
Damn! Glad you’re OK. I Lived in the Bay Area in during the ‘89 quake and remember not thinking “earthquake” but “Jesus is returning”.
CNN showing dozens of cars floating in the water near the harbor, water is rising.
DAMN, TSUNAMI FLOWING IN!!!
Thank you for checking in, hope you remain safe and I hope AmericaninTokyo is soon able to check in as well.
CNN SHOWING FAST MOVING TSUNAMI FLOWING IN TO TOKYO!!!!
Prayers up for you and all of yuns (Pittsburgh word for the plural form of you) over there. I’m watching NHK and it looks like cars and boats were tossed around like Matchbox cars. Take care over there. Got work tomorrow so it is time for bed.
CNN showing live pictures of a tsunami hitting the coast, folks
LIVE TSUNAMI NOW ON LIVE STREAM!!!!
We went through a 7.9 here in Alaska Nov 3rd 2002; nothing to laugh at. Well head in my laundry room blew off and I had a geyser hitting the ceiling for an hr or so. Broke, all utility lines, 2-3 feet of junk & possessions all over the floors, chests of drawers & china closets flipped over.
We had aftershocks every hr or so for first week, like 6.0 aftershocks. Continued to have after shocks for about a month after first quake. Got old actually. Hope she all works out for ya.
Just had a major aftershock. OK now.
Chatted with Leftie-lie-spy, he’s OK. There’s a lot of broken glass around the building. I have the gas and water
turned off just in case.
Dear Sweet Jesus make it stop!!!
CNN showing live footage of a tsunami right now. HOLY COW!!!!
Hope and pray you aren’t anywhere near the coast!
Prayers for your safety!
oh my!! I just noticed it on the site and came here to see what was going.... Stay safe all of our Japanese Friends!
Heavy aftershocks in progress. NHK TV studios—bullet trains stopped. Tokyo Metro system.
Tsunami now hitting a port in No. Japan—now—large wave engulfing a port Kimosai City?—in the north—covering boats and cars near the water—live on NHK TV.
Fires in downtown Tokyo. Airport closed. All flights cancelled.
Stay safe. Packing a ecav kit. We are under a watch, may have to leave in a hurry. I’m about 20 feet above sea level.
Prayers for everyone.
Oh my gosh- be careful. There is a big Tsunami warning issued
Nah, it's safe in Kenya!!!
Should I try to call friends on Guam? Or will the sirens warn them?
Glad to hear you’re OK. It seems to have been a whopper, and I don’t mean hamburger!
Helicopter shots of downtown Tokyo—fires and smoke plumes.
Showing shots of studios 100 km, north of Tokyo during the quake.
It wouldn’t hurt to call if you can.
EARTHQUAKE UPGRADED TO 8.8!
CNN just reported the eathquake has been upgraded to an 8.8!!
Just heard they’ve upgraded the quake to an 8.8!
honshu reporting 8.8 mag
Have a stiff drink!
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