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Originally posted by Aisling
Originally posted by Catbone
reply to post by ANOMALY502
Guys, this is my first post here so hello all. Frankly, I am scared right now. I live on the East Coast but can't help but to think something is very, very wrong...
Welcome to ATS. You are in good company. All we can do is be calm and as strong as we can.
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8.27pm National Police Agency said it would be quite some time until the actual toll from the disaster would be known.
8.12pm Google launches its person finder application for the tradgedy.
7.46pm AFP are reporting at least eight people have been killed with three being crushed to death when their houses collapsed in Ibaraki prefecture northeast of Tokyo.
7.41pm The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said that any tsunami generated by the earthquake would hit Hawaii at around 2:45am (1245 GMT) and the West Coast at 7:45am (1545 GMT).
7.39pm Tsunami warnings have been issued for Russia, the Philippines and the Mariana Islands, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
They have also been extended to Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Guam, the Philippines, the Marshall Islands, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Nauru and Micronesia.
The United States later placed the West Coast and Hawaii on tsunami "watch," urging residents to stay tuned for more information, AFP reported.
The picture below shows a power plant on fire in Ishihara. Picture: AFP / HO / NHK
Full Updates / Source / Further Information
Tsunami and earthquake havoc in Japan
Friday, March 11, 2011 » 07:47pm AEDT
A magnitude-8.9 earthquake hit northeastern Japan on Friday, generating a tsunami as high as 10 metres that hit the coast of Miyagi prefecture, officials said.
At least six people were killed, 20 injured and many were missing, including a number of children who were sucked into the sea, the public broadcaster NHK reported.
The eight deaths were reported at a welfare facility that collapsed in Minami Soma in Fukushima prefecture, and the Kyodo News agency said eight people were missing in a landslide in Fukushima prefecture.
Waves swamped buildings and swept away cars, boats, crops and even buildings. People gathered on the roofs of inundated buildings and houses. Women waved white handkerchiefs from windows, seeking help.
World Tsunami Updates / Alerts
1 11 Mar 2011 09:30 Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan Warning Supplement Statement Haw html, text
1 11 Mar 2011 09:30 Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan a Widespread Warning is in Effect Pac html, text
2 11 Mar 2011 09:01 On the South Flank of Kilauea Volcano Local Information Statement Haw html, text
3 11 Mar 2011 08:30 Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan Warning Supplement Statement Haw html, text
3 11 Mar 2011 08:30 Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan a Widespread Warning is in Effect Pac html, text
3 11 Mar 2011 07:31 Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan Warning Statement Haw html, text
3 11 Mar 2011 07:30 Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan a Widespread Warning is in Effect Pac html, text
3 11 Mar 2011 06:44 Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan Watch Supplement Statement Haw html, text
3 11 Mar 2011 06:43 Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan Expanding Regional Warning Supplement Pac html, text
4 11 Mar 2011 05:56 Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan Watch Statement Haw html, text
4 11 Mar 2011 05:55 Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan Expanding Regional Warning Pac html, text
Source - Weather.Gov
Originally posted by shagula
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Originally posted by windwaker
BREAKING: one of the nuclear power plants in Japan is in danger of failing. They cant cool it down.
OMG its gonna experience a meltdown. It will poison the entire water system and air. This is not looking good.
STOP. Just STOP.
You're making yourself a fool here.
This needs to stay civil and what is true... it's terrible, but manageable.
They've shut down nuclear facilities. There is NO threat from the nuclear facilities, and have MANY fail safes specifically for earthquakes. Don't be concerned about that at this time.
Right... I'm really trying not to sound rude by doing this, but there is no reason at this time to have any fear about the nuclear situation in Japan. Trust me, this was their FIRST priority in concern.