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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Tsunami footage in Japan

I know a lot of us have already seen a lot of footage from the Tsunami in Japan but I never saw this one before. This just shows the power of mother nature and how fast shit can go to hell in a hand basket. Unbelievable. I feel so sorry for these people. Towards the end I just can't believe that the people aren't running or moving faster to get out of there.


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 09:41 AM
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I can't even imagine witnessing that in person. That shit was crazy.

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Terrifying stuff, was there a final death toll calculated?

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That literally brought a tear to my eye

This goes to show how much we all take for granted on a daily basis
I don't wish this on anyone - so heartwrenching

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TsunamisSee also: Historic tsunamis
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Event Location Date

1. 230,210 - 310,000 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Maldives, Malaysia, Somalia, Bangladesh, Thailand 26 December, 2004
2. 123,000[1] 1908 Messina earthquake/tsunami Messina, Italy 1908
3. 100,000 1755 Lisbon earthquake/tsunami/fire Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Ireland, and the United Kingdom (Cornwall) 1755
4. 40,000 (est.) Minoan Eruption Greece 2nd millennium BCE
5. 36,000 Caused by 1883 eruption of Krakatoa Indonesia 1883
6. 30,000 1707 Hōei earthquake Tōkaidō/Nankaido, Japan 1707
7. 25,674 1868 Arica earthquake/tsunami Arica, Chile 1868
8. 22,070 1896 Meiji-Sanriku earthquake Sanriku, Japan 1896
9. 15,812 to 19,797* 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami Japan 11 March, 2011 10. 15,030 1792 Mount Unzen eruption in southwest Kyūshū /tsunami Kyūshū, Japan 1792
11. 12,000 1771 Great Yaeyama Tsunami Yaeyama, Okinawa, Japan 1771
12. Unknown Kaveripattinam(Poompuhar) Tsunami Poompuhar, TamilNadu, India 400 AD

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Nova did a show on the event, had lots of footage I hadnt seen before. Shocking.

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Something must be fishy...I am going to go poke around in the back end..
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Wow that's all I can say.

My Brother with Family, my Mom, Dad and Sister, were in Malaysia in 2004 when the Tsunami hit. Lucky for them they were on the other side of Borneo at the time. With communication down for about two days, and every person in town asking me if I heard something about them, it was one of the most helpless feelings I ever had...

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