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Recent earthquakes near Japan
Time Magnitude Location
1 hour ago 7.1 Off the east coast of Honshu, Japan Map
1 hour ago 6.8 Near the east coast of Honshu, Japan Map
1 hour ago 8.9 Near the east coast of Honshu, Japan Map
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The news is saying Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni were first responders.
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I am watching breaking news now..it looks very, very bad.

The tsunami looks crazy! It's just pushing anything in its path.
Me too. Switched on the TV for the breakfast news ... to be greeted with images of that wave sweeping across the countryside. Anyone or anything in the path of that .... it just doesn't bear thinking about.
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surprisingly (or not) most buildings are still intact. I hope the civilians had enough time to get to safety.
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Here's video footage of the tsunami engulfing the port. Massive damage caused by the tsunami.

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Heard on the radio that as of 9.30pm AEDST officially 24 dead and dozens missing.
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My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected.
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Its being reported as one of most powerfull in recorded history an amazing 8.9 richter... the exact ranking varies over various sources but I saw in TV claiming it as the 4th strongest in recorded history.
Its amazing, considering the scale, how well Japan seems to have managed. Its truly a quake-ready country as far as such a thing is feasible

Something like this in most other countries would have much more catastrophic results... Nontheless a very nasty hit. I hope the situation stabilizes and Japan recover quickly.
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No nation on Earth is better prepared for seismic hazards. This is very bad; but the Japanese people will overcome this disaster.
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CNN is saying this is the fifth most powerful quake since 1900, and the most powerful to hit Japan in that time. A 9.5 hit Chile in 1960.
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What scares me is the frequency of these earthquakes... seems like one's coming after the other.
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Local police in Japan are now reporting 200-300 bodies being recovered in the areas of Honshu hardest hit by the tsunami.
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What scares me is the frequency of these earthquakes... seems like one's coming after the other.
That appearance is a function of media coverage.
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Images coming out of Japan are horrendous & very sad to behold.

Many more places in & around the Pacific yet to be impacted.

It is now passing Hawaii & is expected to possibly be a 2' - 6' swell.

May God help all effected & in the tsunamis path!
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