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Old 03-11-2011, 03:30 PM   #161
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Hawaii appears to avoided the worst of Thursday night's tsunami. The first wave hit Kauai at 2:59 a.m. and Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle gave the all-clear signal about five hours later. No deaths or major injuries have been reported.
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Wow to see those building sway like that really shows how well they are engineered for the most part to not fall down.
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Looks like some people were having a blast waiting for the tsunami and were let down. lol.
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Ilikea- you missed it it was when the tsunami hit it was at my house blasting "no hands" keeping all the neighbors up it was awesome
Kaui - 1 foot
Oahu - 2 feet
Maui - 6 feet

Hope our Hawaii friends are doing okay!
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FFFFUU was actually falling asleep when the 5-0 started doing laps up and down my street with the bullhorn and flashing lights at 2:30 am telling me to GTFO. At that point, it was impossible to fall asleep so I headed inland to the parents to wait out the arrival. 1.5 hours later I was over it and had to take side streets back to the crib since all travel into the indundation zone was police barricaded.

2 hours late for my first surgery this morning after sleeping right through the alarm It's gonna be a great Friday gents, at least the C2S and my crib are unscathed
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Glad you're doing okay, Rick. Did your area get hit bad?
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Glad you're doing okay, Rick. Did your area get hit bad?
All good this morning driving to work. Streets are dry. I saw video of the beach by the crib and damn if the ocean wasn't getting sucked out 100 yards with more exposed coral than I've ever seen surfing that spot at ultra low tide

That's 0 for 2 "failnamis" in the past year including the Chilean quake. Don't know how many more evacuations I can handle
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Wow, I have been out of touch all day.

Hope Rick and Osamu are OK and have we heard from our Japanese peeps?
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Everyone around there be safe and RIP to the ones....This is crazy!!!
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Wow, I have been out of touch all day.

Hope Rick and Osamu are OK and have we heard from our Japanese peeps?
We've heard from Rick so he's OK. Not Sure if we've heard from Osamu or Mr. Mako.

Don't forget about Colin, he's a Hawaii guy as well.
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Wow, the Crisis Response site set up by Google is good...
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:10 PM   #178
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We've heard from Rick so he's OK. Not Sure if we've heard from Osamu or Mr. Mako.

Don't forget about Colin, he's a Hawaii guy as well.


FFFUU I have a headache only 3 hours of sleep. Just finished 3 surgeries, going to VA to teach residents this afternoon. The lagoon where I go stand up paddling got super jacked. Beaches are still closed by lifeguards, hopefully they are open by the time I'm pau work.


Boats, docks pummeled at La Mariana Sailing Club
By Richard Borreca and Andrew Gomes

POSTED: 07:16 a.m. HST, Mar 11, 2011

GEORGE F. LEE / THE HONOLULU-STAR ADVERTISER
Boat owners on the scene were devestated to find their boats at the La Mariana Sailing Club in Keehi Lagoon were torn loose from their moorings and were pushed about by the repeated ebb and flow of the tsunami generated in Japan.
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Boat owners at Keehi Lagoon were arriving all morning to check on their boats and were launching repair and recover efforts.

The harbor area in front of the La Mariana Sailing Club sustained at least $500,000 in damage this morning when the tsunami ripped away three docks mooring 100 sailboats.

The La Marina Restaurant and structures on land were undamaged.

But the scene in the water this morning has been chaotic.

Jim Campbell, of Waikiki, arrived at 9:30 this morning and found his sailboat, Waimanalo, submerged up to its gunwales.

Campbell made an effort with small plastic waste baskets to bail water out of his boat and received help from a small electric water pump, but the attempt was futile.

Water overcome the bow and began pouring in and within 10 minutes his boat sank.

“Bye bye Waimanalo,” he said.

Campbell said he had just added $5,000 worth of new rigging to the boat he acquired in September and had planned its first sea trial tomorrow.

Now Campbell can only hope professional recovery can bring the Waimanalo back up.

“It’s a beautiful boat. I’m sorry,” said Russ Singer, a dock helper at the club who assisted Campbell with his rescue attempt.

Tito Calace, a maintenance worker at the club, had been watching the docks overnight from a second floor lanai above the restaurant.

It was all quiet until close to 4 a.m. and “suddenly noises all over. The tide was going up and down. All the ropes snapping and the cleats breaking. It was really something.”

Calace said two of the three piers at the club were ripped from their mooring. The two piers ripped away were old. The third pier, which didn’t suffer major damage, was recently rebuilt and provided safety to about 30 boats.

Calace said close to a dozen boats have been moved out of the harbor overnight. A total of 90 boats were taken to sea to avoid the tsunami.
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the aftershock was + 6 wasnt it?
kinda late to the game but....

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and this was 8 hours ago.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:50 PM   #182
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They issued a tsunami warning for Canadian west coast and Vancouver Island. CBC talked about it but didn't monopolized over that. They are giving infos from various perspectives; socio-economic, human, scientific explanations, etc.
It was nothing today, the waves were like a couple feet high.
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My girlfriend's mom is trying to contact family in Okinawa, but her calls aren't getting through.

Anyone hear any word of how it's going there? They obviously didn't experience much from the actual earthquake, but possibly tsunami's?
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My girlfriend's mom is trying to contact family in Okinawa, but her calls aren't getting through.

Anyone hear any word of how it's going there? They obviously didn't experience much from the actual earthquake, but possibly tsunami's?
Okinawa reported no damage & men on the base don't recall feeling much, if any, of the quake itself.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:51 PM   #186
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Okinawa, too far south for this to really cause damage.
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5 reactors in trouble after quake

CBC News Posted: Mar 11, 2011 5:47 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 11, 2011 7:46 PM ET

Japan has declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants following cooling systems failures that led to radiation escaping from one reactor.

The emergency declarations followed Friday's 8.9-magnitude earthquake off the country's northeast coast. The quake, the most powerful in Japan's recorded history, triggered a massive tsunami wave.

At the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Onahama city, about 270 kilometres northeast of Tokyo, a power failure triggered a problem in a cooling system, causing radiation levels in a reactor to rise to 1,000 times normal.

Japan Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency official Ryohei Shiomi said a monitoring device outside the plant detected radiation that is eight times higher than normal.

An evacuation zone has been expanded from three kilometres around the plant to 10 kilometres.

The quake cut off power to the plant and a backup generator failed, so the primary cooling system was not able to supply water to the plant's 460-megawatt No. 1 reactor.

Japanese nuclear safety official Yuji Kakizaki said plant workers were cooling the reactor with a less-effective secondary system. Kakizaki said an emergency cooling system remains intact and ready to kick in if required to prevent a reactor meltdown.

Japan's nuclear safety agency said pressure inside the Fukushima No. 1 reactor has risen to 1.5 times the level considered normal.

The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., later said it had lost cooling at a second reactor at the station.

At the nearby Fukushima Daini power plant, Tokyo Electric said cooling had been lost in three of four reactors, leading the government to declare a state of emergency there.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2...r-reactor.html


Also: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Japan-...html?x=0&.v=17

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Some images from today...

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We've heard from Rick so he's OK. Not Sure if we've heard from Osamu or Mr. Mako.

Don't forget about Colin, he's a Hawaii guy as well.
Sorry, after staying up working all night, I went to sleep at like 10am, haha. It wasn't bad at all where I was. I heard Haleiwa got some water inland, and left a few fish in a parking lot, but besides that, it seems like damage on oahu was limited to harbors and boats. I haven't heard any reports of injury or anything.

My family who is all in the kanagawa region are fine, my friend's wife's family is from sendai, thankfully her family apparently lives at a higher elevation so they said they made it though safely.

From people I've talked to, sounds like injury was relatively minimal in Japan, for the size of the disaster.
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That nuclear power plant doesn't look too modern. The containment building doesn't seem very strong and they don't use cooling towers. Scary shit, hopefully if it goes the wind will take the fallout out to sea.
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That nuclear power plant doesn't look too modern. The containment building doesn't seem very strong and they don't use cooling towers. Scary shit, hopefully if it goes the wind will take the fallout out to sea.
Because it was built in the 60's. The outside will not look very modern by today's standard, but all the technology inside most certainly is as the plant is GE-licensed.

Besides, if Japan has anything like the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Japan will spent millions of dollars keeping their plants up to date.
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That nuclear power plant doesn't look too modern. The containment building doesn't seem very strong and they don't use cooling towers. Scary shit, hopefully if it goes the wind will take the fallout out to sea.
Yeaaaaa!!!!!!!! RIGHT TO WHERE I LIVE!!!!!!!!


I pray the damn thing starts to cool down.
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From people I've talked to, sounds like injury was relatively minimal in Japan, for the size of the disaster.
From what I've been hearing, the death toll is in the thousands now & many more still missing.

No one has yet to report of the missing trains or the ship carrying 89 people that got swept out to sea.
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You do realize it's passed, right? Most of the damage seemed to have been in Crescent w/ 1 death.
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