7.4 Quake in Japan, Tsunami warnings in effect



robut

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Tsunami spotted 20KMs offshore according to twitter machine ..
 
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Tsunami spotted 20KMs offshore according to twitter machine ..

Twitter making it up.

Tsunami offshore is just a small wave, effect of tsunami is volume of water and the fact it drags the water onshore back from shoreline before it coming in.

Look at the Stephens Day and Japanese earthquake in 2011 and it was the volume of water that kept coming that does the damage.
The 100 foot Tsunami beloved of movies is a myth.
 

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My sister was living in Tokyo the last time!
Will never forget the worry and panic.
It was the tsunami that convinced them to leave!
Heart goes out to the Japanese people tonight!
 

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Twitter making it up.

Tsunami offshore is just a small wave, effect of tsunami is volume of water and the fact it drags the water onshore back from shoreline before it coming in.

Look at the Stephens Day and Japanese earthquake in 2011 and it was the volume of water that kept coming that does the damage.
The 100 foot Tsunami beloved of movies is a myth.
Thats why I then posted the Reuters link which had the info:

Powerful quake hits Japan, Fukushima residents urged to flee tsunami | Reuters

A tsunami warning of up to 3 meters (10 feet) has been issued.
 

Erudite Caveman

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Twitter making it up.

Tsunami offshore is just a small wave, effect of tsunami is volume of water and the fact it drags the water onshore back from shoreline before it coming in.

Look at the Stephens Day and Japanese earthquake in 2011 and it was the volume of water that kept coming that does the damage.
The 100 foot Tsunami beloved of movies is a myth.
That's it. It isn't the height, it is the wavelength that is the danger, often measured in the hundreds of km. It just keeps on coming.
 

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cooling systems failed for an hour at Fukishama reactor 3, the plant is shut down but they need to cool the sent fuel?
Who the Hell decided it would be a grand idea to build a nuclear power plant in that location?

We really are lucky to live in our wind swept extremely stable little rainy island aren't we.
 

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Who the Hell decided it would be a grand idea to build a nuclear power plant in that location?
That decision was taken in the 1960s. I suggest that plate tectonics may not have been fully understood back then.
 
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Who the Hell decided it would be a grand idea to build a nuclear power plant in that location?

We really are lucky to live in our wind swept extremely stable little rainy island aren't we.
Hinkley Point Somerset, Wyfla Anglesey, Dungness Kent, Windscale Cumbria all fit that exact model and while last major Earthquake was centurys ago they are not unknown along Atlantic coast.
http://www.politics.ie/forum/environment/207669-impact-subsea-earthquake-bay-biscay-tsunami.html

A quake which involved a collpase in sea shelf would push a volume of water towards Uk and Ireland..................... now looking at Irish Sea and Dover Straits that would funnel lots of water together and then watch impact on coastal areas.

Severn would be inundated way up past Gloucester, they already have Severn Bore and there is a Nuke power station along Severn as well.

There is no research being looked at on this.
 

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Hinkley Point Somerset, Wyfla Anglesey, Dungness Kent, Windscale Cumbria all fit that exact model and while last major Earthquake was centurys ago they are not unknown along Atlantic coast.
http://www.politics.ie/forum/environment/207669-impact-subsea-earthquake-bay-biscay-tsunami.html

A quake which involved a collpase in sea shelf would push a volume of water towards Uk and Ireland..................... now looking at Irish Sea and Dover Straits that would funnel lots of water together and then watch impact on coastal areas.

Severn would be inundated way up past Gloucester, they already have Severn Bore and there is a Nuke power station along Severn as well.

There is no research being looked at on this.

Is that maybe because there is nothing to look into? Is your info' substantiated?
 

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cooling systems failed for an hour at Fukishama reactor 3, the plant is shut down but they need to cool the spent fuel?
The japs should be able to handle a little radioactive fallout by now surely?
 


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