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#21 Skeleton Jelly

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:00 AM

View Postbrvheart, on Friday, March 11th, 2011, 10:52 AM, said:

I tried that, but the first like 5 videos I watched didn't have any vans on a road.
That's still some pretty amazing video.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:01 AM

View PostSkeleton Jelly, on Friday, March 11th, 2011, 1:00 PM, said:

That's still some pretty amazing video.
I agree.I found a good one on the Drudge Report, but it has a lot of the same video as the one you posted...http://news.sky.com/...ings_In_Capital
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:24 AM

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:29 AM

Wow

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:38 AM

Why are Japanese people so weird? I mean, like 40% of the people carry around surgical masks? Really?
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:41 AM

Posted ImageAn energy map provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows the intensity of the tsunami caused by the magnitude 8.9 earthquake which struck Japan on March 11, 2011. A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Pacific basin except mainland United States and Canada following a huge earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The warning includes Hawaii and extends from Mexico down to South American countries on the Pacific, the center said. (NOAA/Tsunami Warning Center/)#This is so bad-ass. I can't believe we have this technology.
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:46 AM

Fuuuuuck.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:47 AM

View Postbrvheart, on Friday, March 11th, 2011, 2:41 PM, said:

This is so bad-ass. I can't believe we have this technology.
I imagine it's satellites measuring the maximum ocean hight during the window that the tsunami was passing through minus the average ocean height of that area (in centimeters). Yeah, it's pretty awesome.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:51 AM

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Scientists said the quake ranked as the fifth-largest earthquake in the world since 1900 and was nearly 8,000 times stronger than one that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, last month.
Much like our national deficit, these numbers are so large, we really cannot comprehend them.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:57 AM

View PostEl Guapo, on Friday, March 11th, 2011, 2:51 PM, said:

Much like our national deficit, these numbers are so large, we really cannot comprehend them.
I disagree. These numbers are difficult to interpret not because of how large they are, but rather because they are several levels of abstraction away from anything tangible that we can understand.Though our national debt is very large, it is inherently measured in dollars, and everybody understands what a dollar is. Earthquakes, on the other hand, are measured in several ways. The Richter scale measures the amputate of the shake, but there's also the amount of time that the shaking took place, the total energy released into the earth, the location of the quake's epicenter (was it near a population, was it underwater and cause a tsunami, etc). Even if all these numbers were given and they were reasonably sized, one would still have a difficult time imagining the effect on people who lived through them or people who suffer in the aftermath.Incidentally, one should also remember that the Richter scale is logarithmic. This means that an earthquake of scale 9.0 is ten times as strong as one of 8.0, and 100 times as strong as one of 7.0. So, this quake was big...

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:01 PM

Nagano just had a 6.6 earthquake. Not an aftershock, but another earthquake.The island of Honshu moved 8 feet after the earlier earthquake. That is amazing.
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:05 PM

View PostLongLiveYorke, on Friday, March 11th, 2011, 11:57 AM, said:

I disagree.
I think Guapo's point is that we don't fully appreciate just how large either number really is.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:18 PM

View Postbrvheart, on Friday, March 11th, 2011, 11:41 AM, said:

Posted ImageAn energy map provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows the intensity of the tsunami caused by the magnitude 8.9 earthquake which struck Japan on March 11, 2011. A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Pacific basin except mainland United States and Canada following a huge earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The warning includes Hawaii and extends from Mexico down to South American countries on the Pacific, the center said. (NOAA/Tsunami Warning Center/)#This is so bad-ass. I can't believe we have this technology.
holy shhhhhhhhit. :club:

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:09 PM

After-shocks: They're saying that one AS was over 7 and another 6.6. Tsunami warnings still very much in effect
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:32 PM

I'm in Indonesia on vacation. Just left japan a few days ago. Thankfully just missed it. We didn't even here about it until we turned on BBC last night. Hopefully for everyone this is the extent of it.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:55 PM

Video of a giant whirlpool, with a boat caught in it/Awesome picture of a tsunami taking over a town. And of course, I mean awesome in the awe-inspiring way.Edit - I can't like directly to the picture, but it's the 4th picture in.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:05 PM

So, this morning, they were reporting the death toll as "rising to 60". I laughed out loud.I don't know what it's up to now, but can we learn a fucking lesson for once and just not bother to report death tolls until some sort of a preliminary assesment has been done? Every time we report death tolls when the fires are still burning, they are DRASTICALLY underestimated. It's like how after every major hurricane, there's some idiot reporter who waits it out in a hotel somewhere then does a live report within minutes of the storms bulk passing, talking about how it 'wasn't as bad as originally expected..." It was this way with Andrew, it was this way with Katrina... Then, once we get some planes in the air and the reports start coming in, we know that isn't the case.The over/under is set at 1000. I'll take the over. If this were in China or India, it would've been in the hundreds of thousands.
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:10 PM

View PostKosinTrouble, on Friday, March 11th, 2011, 12:29 PM, said:

Obviously people trying to get a darwin award...
http://abcnews.go.co...ory?id=13112901A man who went to the California coast to photograph the tsunami wave spawned by the Japanese earthquake was washed out to sea today and the Coast Guard has mounted a search for him. The missing man was the only reported casualty of the wave that raced across the Pacific at 500 mph threatening to strike with waves as high as 9 feet high
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:27 PM

View PostFCP Bob, on Friday, March 11th, 2011, 4:10 PM, said:

[i]A man who went to the California coast to photograph the tsunami wave spawned by the Japanese earthquake was washed out to sea today and the Coast Guard has mounted a search for him.
No one should be wasting energy searching for that man.
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:16 PM

View Postbrvheart, on Friday, March 11th, 2011, 2:38 PM, said:

Why are Japanese people so weird? I mean, like 40% of the people carry around surgical masks? Really?
I noticed that too, but I also notice that they are all just fuck all impeccably dressed. like every single person who wasn't an emergency worker was decked out in a suit and tie or some other really nice outfit. jesus, how much of a fag am I? god damn earthquake leads to a tsunami and I'm like "oh nice suit!"

View PostAmScray, on Friday, March 11th, 2011, 6:05 PM, said:

The over/under is set at 1000. I'll take the over. If this were in China or India, it would've been in the hundreds of thousands.
yeah this is the last number I've heard too. and while I'd have to take the over too, I have to say, if the death toll for this thing stays even remotely close to 1,000, then you really have to give the japanese government and people a HUGE amount of credit for disaster preparedness and whatnot. 8.9? like you said, ANYWHERE else and that's 100k easy.

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