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inothernews:

People flood the streets outside the Washington Post, moments after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake, centered in Mineral, Virginia hit Washington, D.C.  The quake was felt as far north as Boston and as far south as North Carolina; no injuries were immediately reported.   					(Photo: David Nakamura/The Washington Post)

inothernews:

People flood the streets outside the Washington Post, moments after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake, centered in Mineral, Virginia hit Washington, D.C.  The quake was felt as far north as Boston and as far south as North Carolina; no injuries were immediately reported.  (Photo: David Nakamura/The Washington Post)

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dodgemedlin:

lookhigh:

When the worst earthquake in Japan’s history and the subsequent tsunami knocked out all power in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture, editors at the Ishinomaki Hibi Shimbun, the city’s daily newspaper, printed news of the disaster the only way they could: by pen and paper.
Newseum Acquires Hand-Written Newspapers Chronicling Japan Earthquake : NPR

At every paper where I’ve worked, when we had big computer problems or the power went out, we’d joke about firing up the mimeograph machine or getting out the manual typewriters to put out the paper. These guys did that nightmare scenario one better. I am in awe.

dodgemedlin:

lookhigh:

When the worst earthquake in Japan’s history and the subsequent tsunami knocked out all power in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture, editors at the Ishinomaki Hibi Shimbun, the city’s daily newspaper, printed news of the disaster the only way they could: by pen and paper.

Newseum Acquires Hand-Written Newspapers Chronicling Japan Earthquake : NPR

At every paper where I’ve worked, when we had big computer problems or the power went out, we’d joke about firing up the mimeograph machine or getting out the manual typewriters to put out the paper. These guys did that nightmare scenario one better. I am in awe.

(via inothernews)

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inothernews:

STILLS   Photos found in tsunami debris were displayed so people could identify  and claim them at a gym that now functions as an evacuation center in  Otsuchi, Japan, Monday. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Japan Monday,  one month to the day after a deadly earthquake and tsunami. (Photo: Dennis M.  Sabangan / EPA via the Wall St. Journal)

inothernews:

STILLS   Photos found in tsunami debris were displayed so people could identify and claim them at a gym that now functions as an evacuation center in Otsuchi, Japan, Monday. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Japan Monday, one month to the day after a deadly earthquake and tsunami. (Photo: Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA via the Wall St. Journal)

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inothernews:

DEFIANCE   When a massive earthquake struck Japan on March 11, triggering a  tsunami, the city of Rikuzentakata’s famous pine trees were wiped away —  except for this one. Now it is a symbol of hope for a devastated  nation.  “This tree and all the pine trees on the beach were planted by  my  ancestors,” said local resident Yasumori Matsuzaka.  “I have lots of feelings about it. I hope this  tree becomes a  symbol of rebuilding Takata.”  (Photo: John Burnett / NPR)

inothernews:

DEFIANCE   When a massive earthquake struck Japan on March 11, triggering a tsunami, the city of Rikuzentakata’s famous pine trees were wiped away — except for this one. Now it is a symbol of hope for a devastated nation.  “This tree and all the pine trees on the beach were planted by my ancestors,” said local resident Yasumori Matsuzaka.  “I have lots of feelings about it. I hope this tree becomes a symbol of rebuilding Takata.”  (Photo: John Burnett / NPR)

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What happens if a Japan-sized quake hits California?

theweekmagazine:

Good question.

A magnitude 7.8 quake in California — Japan’s quake was 30 times more powerful — would kill at least 2,000 people and cause $200 billion in damage, a United States Geological Survey estimates. The good news for California is that there’s only a 4 percent chance of that 8.0 quake hitting in the next 30 years. The bad news is that a 6.7 quake or stronger is 99 percent likely to hit, and a 7.5+ temblor has a 46 percent shot. Many of the state’s buildings would likely collapse into a “carpet of rubble.”

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warm wishes and safe thoughts for you and everyone there.
ontheborderland:

Geiger counter readings from western part of Tokyo as of 1 PM, 3/15/2011.
Note the huge spike, 2-3X normal background levels (which is 20 clicks per minute or so).  This is the first time it has made a huge jump, right around the time a fourth reactor was reported to be on fire in Fukushima. 
This is still very SAFE levels and you can see it’s dropping back to normal BUT it is alarming just the same.  What if it gets worse?  I am seriously packing my bag in case they start evacuating Americans.  If I have to leave all my things behind forever, fine, it’s not worth my life.  I don’t think it’s overreacting to be prepared—this situation seems like it is getting well out of hand but I am trying my best to not freak the fuck out, which is what my insides want to do right now.
Edit: Of course I will try to save the cat!  But in mass evacuations sometimes they don’t let you bring pets, believe me I am sick inside over everything and I hope it doesn’t come to that.  Also to everyone who has unfollowed me since the quake, I’m sorry my personal struggle is so boring to you.  Meh.

warm wishes and safe thoughts for you and everyone there.

ontheborderland:

Geiger counter readings from western part of Tokyo as of 1 PM, 3/15/2011.

Note the huge spike, 2-3X normal background levels (which is 20 clicks per minute or so).  This is the first time it has made a huge jump, right around the time a fourth reactor was reported to be on fire in Fukushima. 

This is still very SAFE levels and you can see it’s dropping back to normal BUT it is alarming just the same.  What if it gets worse?  I am seriously packing my bag in case they start evacuating Americans.  If I have to leave all my things behind forever, fine, it’s not worth my life.  I don’t think it’s overreacting to be prepared—this situation seems like it is getting well out of hand but I am trying my best to not freak the fuck out, which is what my insides want to do right now.

Edit: Of course I will try to save the cat!  But in mass evacuations sometimes they don’t let you bring pets, believe me I am sick inside over everything and I hope it doesn’t come to that.  Also to everyone who has unfollowed me since the quake, I’m sorry my personal struggle is so boring to you.  Meh.

(via ontheborderland-deactivated2014)

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nationalpost:

A devastating tsunami triggered by the biggest earthquake on record in Japan looked set to kill at least 1,000 people along the northeastern coast on Friday after a wall of water swept away everything in its path.

nationalpost:

A devastating tsunami triggered by the biggest earthquake on record in Japan looked set to kill at least 1,000 people along the northeastern coast on Friday after a wall of water swept away everything in its path.

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nationalpost:

Graphic: Japan devastated by 8.9 earthquakeThe largest earthquake to strike Japan in 140 year hit on Friday, unleashing a 10-metre tsunami. Hundreds are reported to be dead. Tsunami advisories were called along the Pacific basin including the west coast of the U.S. and Canada.Photos: Massive quake unleashes tsunami on JapanEarthquake in Japan: Who to call for information on relatives in JapanLive coverage: The latest from the Japan earthquakeHuge tsunami slams Japan after 8.9 quakeTsunami advisory in place for B.C. after Japanese quakeJapan’s deadly history with earthquakesInvestors flee risk after Japan quake

nationalpost:

Graphic: Japan devastated by 8.9 earthquake
The largest earthquake to strike Japan in 140 year hit on Friday, unleashing a 10-metre tsunami. Hundreds are reported to be dead. Tsunami advisories were called along the Pacific basin including the west coast of the U.S. and Canada.

Photos: Massive quake unleashes tsunami on Japan
Earthquake in Japan: Who to call for information on relatives in Japan
Live coverage: The latest from the Japan earthquake
Huge tsunami slams Japan after 8.9 quake
Tsunami advisory in place for B.C. after Japanese quake
Japan’s deadly history with earthquakes
Investors flee risk after Japan quake

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breakingblog:

Residents first to cover the quake on Twitter — Moments after we received the first report of the quake in Christchurch, New Zealand, I discovered this photo on Twitter snapped by Laura Campbell (@dyedredlaura).  It showed the CTV building, all but one wall collapsed in a cloud of dust.  I hesitated posting it — it looked too real, too devastating — but Laura continued to snap photos of the damage around her.  She was running her own breaking news wire from Christchurch, and she wasn’t the only one: we found dozens of New Zealanders hitting the streets, posting a steady stream of Twitter updates like seasoned journalists.
After all, they’ve done it before.  In September of last year, a 7.1 quake hit the area. Many residents jumped on Twitter, ultimately settling on the hashtag #eqnz to organize their updates.  This time around, they picked up the hashtag quickly, making it easy for us to find the latest news substantially before the local media reported it.  In fact, within 5 minutes of the first word of the quake, we had a good idea of the devastating extent of the damage.  In all, we posted 30 updates on BreakingNews.com in the first couple hours — many more since.

breakingblog:

Residents first to cover the quake on Twitter — Moments after we received the first report of the quake in Christchurch, New Zealand, I discovered this photo on Twitter snapped by Laura Campbell (@dyedredlaura).  It showed the CTV building, all but one wall collapsed in a cloud of dust.  I hesitated posting it — it looked too real, too devastating — but Laura continued to snap photos of the damage around her.  She was running her own breaking news wire from Christchurch, and she wasn’t the only one: we found dozens of New Zealanders hitting the streets, posting a steady stream of Twitter updates like seasoned journalists.

After all, they’ve done it before.  In September of last year, a 7.1 quake hit the area. Many residents jumped on Twitter, ultimately settling on the hashtag #eqnz to organize their updates.  This time around, they picked up the hashtag quickly, making it easy for us to find the latest news substantially before the local media reported it.  In fact, within 5 minutes of the first word of the quake, we had a good idea of the devastating extent of the damage.  In all, we posted 30 updates on BreakingNews.com in the first couple hours — many more since.

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