Massive earthquake in Japan; Hawaii, western Americas, threatened by tsunamis

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  1. Dovster
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    Japan has been hit by an 8.9 earthquake, the strongest since it began measuring them, and tsunami warnings are in effect for Hawaii and the Pacific coast of the Americas.

    Japan is also facing possible aftershocks.

    If you live in, or are visiting, any of the areas which might possibly be impacted, keep tuned to the news and follow any advice given by your civil defense, police, or rescue authorities.
     
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    Further news: There is a nuclear power plant on fire in Japan.

    The first tsunami wave is expected hit California at 10 am, local time, and Hawaii three hours before that. (Sorry, I don't know what time that would be in Hawaii.)

    Twenty Pacific nations are in danger of tsunamis.
     
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    Fox is reporting a nuclear power plant. CNN is reporting an oil refinery. I don't know if these are two different fires or the same one with one of the two networks bing wrong.
     
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    5am Hawaiian time.
     
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    NHK World says its nuclear as well.
     
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    NRT is staying closed but HND has reopened.
     
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    Correction. The Fire is now being reported at the refinery. The Nuc plant was shut down with no damage.
     
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    Simply terrible ... just saw some CNN footage of the waves ... mother nature is powerful!
     
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    The earthquake looks like its epicentre was east of the Miyagi prefecture. The images show a lot of damage and there are reports of at least 29 deaths and 200 missing.

    Thoughts and prayers for those in the area.
     
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    All of a sudden a whole bunch of things we think are so (self) important - including some of our passionate arguments on these threads - seem quite trivial, don't they? God bless their souls.
     
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    Footage on television now of water rolling right across the tarmac. Unbelieveable.

    Cheers,
     
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    ABC is now reporting that there is a fire in a nuc plant. So who knows at this point.
     
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    Hard to say with all the confusion ... I had heard no fire but a coolant issue.
     
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    Sendai airport is wiped out. Looks like the planes all got off the ground in time, but some reports that people may be trapped in the airport. We haven't heard yet from one of our Milepointers, Sendaiben, hoping he's ok. His house isn't far from the airport.
     
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    Sure hope he is OK! Must be terrible at this time!
     
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    Midway island was hit with a 5 foot wave, it will hit Hawaii in about 15 minutes.
     
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    I saw pics of the runway.

    I hope Ben is ok.

    Regarding the nuc plant. It seems they've lost power to their coolant pumps. Although not good, this is likely not something to cause general alarm. Most reactors are designed now to self regulate.
     
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    CNN is reporting live that the tsunami's first wave is just hitting Kauai and Diamond head.
     
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    Definitely do not like hearing this but hoping he is ok. Have seen one of the videos shot from the roof of what looks like that airport. Prayers and good thoughts out to everyone affected in Japan by the earthquake and Tsunami!
     
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    It is in an adjunct building to the nuclear facility....not the reactor.
     
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    See my WNA posting above.

    Cheers,
     
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    So far (knocking on wood) Hawaii seems to be riding this out ok...still several more hours to go...
     
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    My issue, at least with ABC (only tv feed i can get here at work) is their guy is at the HHV which is on the south shore. The island I would think would block out most of the energy.
     

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