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Big-ass earthquake hits off Japan; Tsunami warning issued

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dude, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. Dude

    Dude Active Member


    According to the USGS it was 7.7. AP is reporting an 8.3.

    They're anticipating a 3.3 foot tsunami. Is that considered big?
  2. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    [gary coleman]Fuck yeah, that's big.[/gary coleman]
  3. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Interesting that AP is reporting a different number. I wonder why that is.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I believe we'll be hearing from Lucy Higgins from Cal-Tech, err, Caltech, any day now ...
  5. Dude

    Dude Active Member

    Well I pulled the 7.7 off the USGS's site. I might be reading it wrong or something.
  6. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I wasn't trying to call you out, I was just curious if the AP maybe uses a different source for earthquake readings or something.
  7. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    George Bush hates Asians.
  8. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    From Reuters:

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A tsunami warning was issued on Saturday for the eastern part of Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido and a lesser warning for a wide swathe of northeastern and eastern Honshu, Japan's main island, NHK public television said.

    The earliest possible arrival of the tsunami was estimated at 2 p.m. (0500 GMT) on the eastern coast of Hokkaido with an estimated maximum height of one meter.

    The warning came after a moderate earthquake on the Japanese scale of 3 rocked parts of eastern Hokkaido and northeastern Honshu. There were no immediate reports of injuries from the earthquake.
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    USGS has it at 7.7, AP has it at 8.3 and if you click through to the Tsunami warning site, via that link on the USGS page, it lists it at 8.4.
  10. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I blame the freezing fog.
  11. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    If that thing gets to Miami, know that Horatio Caine will be there to stop it. [/csibuff]
  12. Dude

    Dude Active Member


    Residents have been warned to find higher ground.
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