The town that drowned: Fresh pictures from the port where 9,500 people are missing after it was swept away by the megaquake
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If any country can rebound from a catastrophic event like this it's Japan..
Yeah they are very organized and very tough still they have a very big job to do. The next two or three years could be very difficult all around the globe. The pictures of destruction are incredible it really puts a lot of things in perspective eh. We all think we got problems.
23 HOUR LONG GEO-MAGNETIC STORM
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(CNN) -- The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.CNN deliberately doesn't tell you what direction Japan moved because if they did it would falsify Plate Tectonics.
"At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (8 feet), and we have seen a map from GSI (Geospatial Information Authority) in Japan showing the pattern of shift over a large area is consistent with about that much shift of the land mass," said Kenneth Hudnut, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Reports from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy estimated the 8.9-magnitude quake shifted the planet on its axis by nearly 4 inches (10 centimeters). ...
The quake occurred as the Earth's crust ruptured along an area about 250 miles (400 kilometers) long by 100 miles (160 kilometers) wide, as tectonic plates slipped more than 18 meters, said Shengzao Chen, a USGS geophysicist.
All I think I know about tectonics is that there is no way to subduct solid rock into solid rock. Can't be done they say.
Anyone know what that giant wirlpool is from>? Did a a pre existing trench get bigger?
Darkbeaver it could be possible for the pacific plate to push Eurasian plate in the case of this earthquake. But im only guessing. 8feet isnt alot. I know its a convergent zone, but in the word of geology not everything is textbook.
Guys - the Japanese government put out a 12 mile radius around the reactor and said everyone outside that radius will be just fine. The internal fusion reactor is contained and will not be exploding any time soon. I know there is some serious devastation, but the nuke talk is a bit of sensationalism.
Looks like one of Japan's nuclear reactors might go Chernobyl..
On an associated note, it is interesting to note that the US aircraft carrier off the coast near the reactor moved a little farther out to sea. Since the carrier almost certainly has sophisticated equipment for checking radiation levels what did the captain of the carrier know that he did not pass on to the media?
Did a "Supermoon" Cause Japan's Earthquake?
Could the phenomenon known as a "supermoon" be responsible for the devastating earthquake that rocked Japan?
It's a theory quickly spreading across the internet.
Next week the moon will be closer to Earth than it has been at any other time in 19 years.
Nothing, CBC Radio reported it. Aircrew returning from an overflight of the reactor area showed elevated levels of radiation, so they scrubbed everything down and moved away a bit. It was explained perfectly clearly, the reactors are leaking radionuclides and it's public knowledge.