The videos are amazing, 100's of cars houses and boats be swept away. It appears a 7.9 earthquake hit not far off the shore at a depth of 24
kilometers. Also, a very large amount of smoke pouring into the sky, buildings on fire. All happening live. Tsunami warnings for Russia and other
countries. Waves said to be 6 meters high.
Earth quake upgraded to a 8.8 magnitude, and watching the video the first rush of water is going back out to sea at this moment. They are expecting
multiple waves, and based off the 04 tsunami, I believe the second wave was the worst.
My heart goes out to everyone in the area (many countries are issuing tsunami warnings now)! CNN is now reporting that the yen is now plummeting in
response to the quake - coward investors ship out when the country is in need, typical! I wish there is something I could do to help. For now, all I
can do is watch...
This disaster will sure legitimize earthquake preparedness programs... FEMA's upcoming event comes to mind... The pictures on CNN are showing people
in Japan standing around looking shocked and confused during the aftershocks - it sure lends credence to the fact that no matter how prepared you
think you might be, actually experiencing a disaster is a whole different ballgame.
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Wow, they just showed a wave of the tsunami coming in(that I'm sure the video will be all over the NEWS) it was gigantic. Literally took out 20 houses
at one time and wasn't phased a bit, kept roaring inland wiping everything out for as far as the camera lens could see. Looked like a wall of mud.
The giant wave has all of the hundreds of houses and boats and debris at the front, the houses are on fire as they move along with the tsunami, it is
truly unbelievable , the helicopter is following the wave.
Again, it's moving so fast, so large, there is no where to run. Or drive. The water is filling the streets ahead of the wave, like rivers snaking
out. Before it's all engulfed by the wave.It will not stop, just keeps moving for at least 30 40 miles.Multiple neighborhoods totally wiped out.
Theyre all saying that the quake at the epicentre was 8.9. The footage on the news is unbelievable. My heart goes out to everyone affected. Good
wishes to everyone and their families on here as well. Its times like this when you realize anything can happen to us at any time for no reason. Hug
your friends and families every chance you get people... lifes end could be 5 minutes away.
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