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Tsunami in Japan

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by j0yful, Mar 11, 2011.

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    An 8.9 earthquake just hit Japan and caused an 8-10meter high Tsunami. I hope members from this forum are alright. God bless!
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    You are in the Philippines I hope you are on high ground as well
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    I just read about it! Stay safe, Joy!
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    I have been talking to my friend in Sapporo which is north of Tokyo and he felt them. He is safe and in the mountains.
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    It kind of puts it all in perspective that on the one hand, the hype and mania over the release of the iPad has been building for weeks, and then something like the Sendai earthquake just happens which (to me at least) highlights how trivial some things (esp technology things) really are.

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    x2 well said. Thoughts and prayers to all impacted and assisting in the relief efforts.

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    Agreed. Hope everyone here on forums is safe. My heart goes out to the families.
    We had a bit of tsunami adventure along the coast and bay here in California.
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    I was a Japanese exchange student when I was 14 and have been there many times, most recently last December, and have many friends there.

    I haven't heard from all of them, but I'm optimistic that they're all right. On the other hand, and I don't mean to trivialize the magnitude of the disaster, the Japanese are arguably the best-prepared country in the world to respond and handle disaster relief efforts. (There's even a full-blown wiki already up which describes the incident.)
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    thanks, Col.
    thanks Marie.
    try the google people finder. CNN recommended this .Hope they are all fine.

    Tsunami alert was lifted last night. i hope the 50 regions are all safe now.
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    Actually, I think I will hear very quickly through the alumni network if there's any significant (bad) news.
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    Found out yesterday that my in-laws were in Japan at the time of the earthquake, but they're ok (very far from the epicenter of the quake). They'll be flying home in a couple of days.
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    How the Japanese have reacted to the disaster, as seen through Twitter. Their national spirit shines through:

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    It's been a while but until now the Japanese people are so worried about it! actually I live in Japan about seven years and this earthquake was the most terrible thing I that I have felt!
    I live far from that area but the impact was so strong that the whole country felt that! this certainly is one thing ha I don't want feel again:(

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