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Topic # 79011 11-Mar-2011 20:27
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For Sky, Skynews and CNN

For non Sky watchers, TVNZ7

The tsunami is wiping out.. EVERYTHING

NZ Fire is on Amber alert, CDEM monitoring but warning issued

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  Reply # 447678 11-Mar-2011 20:32
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Revised to 8.4.





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  Reply # 447679 11-Mar-2011 20:33
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Unbelievable 



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  Reply # 447680 11-Mar-2011 20:34
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Seems to depend on where you read :/  Changed 4x now.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php

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  Reply # 447681 11-Mar-2011 20:34
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TV1 and TV3 have it now too.

I am watching, http://www.ecasttv.co.nz/channel_detail.php?program_id=&channel_id=94 .

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  Reply # 447683 11-Mar-2011 20:39
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Approx 8.8 with a 4.1 - 7.3m (depending on area) wave from the tsunami.




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  Reply # 447690 11-Mar-2011 21:13
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Wow its massive. Ive watched for 10 minutes or so but the image of all the water just going over all that land with the fire still burning is making me go "wow"

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  Reply # 447691 11-Mar-2011 21:24
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It is reported at between 8.4 and 8.9, which i huge, but it was quite some distance away and under the sea. Also a tsunami advisory for NZ, but don't know when it will hit. Japanese modern buildings are largely built to withstand these, unlike the old building stock in Christchurch was,  and Tokyo buildings look in to have held up well, so hopefully there won't be too many deaths. I think most deaths and damage may occur from the tsunamis. I think it must be one of the first times that tsunamis of this size have been captured on camera causing this sort of damage.

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  Reply # 447694 11-Mar-2011 21:29
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They will probably have aftershocks bigger than CHCH's first earthquake. I feel so bad for them right now, quake was bad enough but a tsunami is just rubbing salt into a wound. But they have way higher building standards I hear so they wont have as many flattened buildings I hope.




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It looks like most of that fatalities will be from the tsunami. Could see people in sone of the cars being swept out to sea

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  Reply # 447696 11-Mar-2011 21:35
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tardtasticx: They will probably have aftershocks bigger than CHCH's first earthquake. I feel so bad for them right now, quake was bad enough but a tsunami is just rubbing salt into a wound. But they have way higher building standards I hear so they wont have as many flattened buildings I hope.


 

There earthquake standards are about the same as NZ's, however they don't seem to have the same old building stock, and I expect their old at risk buildings were forced to be upgraded or demolished. Most, if not all the buildings that failed in NZ were not at the newer standards.

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  Reply # 447702 11-Mar-2011 22:14
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At this stage NZ has only been issued an advisory for a tsunami.

There have been some news articles who have incorrectly reported a warning for NZ.

Been watching the footage of the quake and tsunami. insane!



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  Reply # 447704 11-Mar-2011 22:16
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Correct. As confusing as it may be calling it a watch warning.

However now confirmed Marine Warning

A tsunami marine warning is in effect for New Zealand
A Marine Threat means strong and unusual currents are possible in the sea, rivers and estuaries.
No land threat is expected at this time
People in coastal areas should stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, including boating activities)

http://twitter.com/NZcivildefence

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  Reply # 447705 11-Mar-2011 22:21
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PDC.org has released tsunami time maps now. For anyone with friends/family on the coast.

http://www.pdc.org/japan.pdf

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  Reply # 447708 11-Mar-2011 23:08
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Anyone know exactly where/how the Southern Cross cable lands in Hawaii? If they hit bad with the Tsunami, what will that do to the SXC landings? If it knocks the crap out of it, the majority of our international connectivity goes *poof*

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  Reply # 447711 11-Mar-2011 23:08
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I am in Tokyo now... Quite a shake here. Even here it felt bigger than the biggest aftershocks I felt in Chch after the first quake there. Have tweeted a few comments (@paulspain) but fortunately am well away from Epicentre and buildings here are strong.




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