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Trouble, Turmoil, Japan

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Mar. 11th, 2011 | 01:54 am
mood: worriedworried

7.8 earthquake on Wednesday 8.9 earthquake and then a tsunami on Friday? Another strong(er) earthquake suspected? I do hope these aren't beforeshocks.

A tsunami 'getting out' to the wider Pacific?

Eesh. Horrifying.

How nice to know that Japan has a sophisticated tsunami warning system, although I'm sure it's a system that's had some refinement. The footage of dull-as-slate waves scraping cars and farm roofs along streets and not falling back again into an ocean that is separate from living-places is pretty awesome. As in, awe-inspiring, a thing of Awe. The brown murksome tide just looks like it's eating, and it's not going to stop, and it's incredible to look at. I just: it's incredible.

I'm glad that people -- institutions and authorities and governments -- seem to be on point about responding to this disaster as it unfurls.

Also, I wonder what sort of reaction Rameena's cruiseship is having, whether they're changing course, staying docked, or what, since there's a tsunami warning all through the Pacific basin? Since Hawaii's ordering people to evacuate from the coasts? (Heh, what is there besides 'coast' in Hawaii? I know, I know: mountain rainforest -- still.)

Right now, eight people are confirmed dead -- death toll expected to rise. I hope not too high; I'm so tired, so I will leave this entry here: with me, staring, wide-eyed, awed.

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from: winters_queen
date: Mar. 11th, 2011 12:17 pm (UTC)

Yeah. Watching it on the news now. Eeesh. Tsunamis are scary stuff.

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from: pjthompson
date: Mar. 11th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)

It is horrifying. And unnerving to live on the Pacific Rim when the Pacific Rim is going so active.

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