Japan earthquake

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  • We're just receiving emails from our office in Tokyo - fortunately they've only suffered minor damage and all the engineers are safe. However we have to service a load of MRI scanners that will be sorely needed in the coming weeks and lack of fuel is hampering the engineers driving to where they're needed.
    We also had a description of conditions from our MRI manager who had to drive to within 20 miles of the burning reactor to pick up his daughter and her friend - it was a nine hour trip and he had to use side roads because the main highways are closed to all but essential traffic.
    Sort of brings it home when you have colleagues on the ground.

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  • Just been watching some more news reports
    One guy has been searching for his daughter since Friday
    It's heartbreaking


    They were showing before and after ariel shots of the places worst affected
    Those poor people

  • and yesterday out of all that misery rescuers heard crying and have pulled a baby girl out of the rubble!

  • Then it must be true!!!! :panic:



    i know you're not one for scaremongering stu, but all of these 'natural' disasters, doesn't it ever make you think.....maybe....this is like another bit of the world caving in and i have been following sky news and news 24 every nightshift - one of my managers asked me about 4am, ' do you actually care about this shit?',
    well yes i fucking care!!!! he was still looking at arsenal on skysports.

    i find it shocking, fantastical, unbelievable, tragic, it has actually brought me to tears.

  • Although this is huge, and I don't for one second brush it off lightly, it's still not likely to create the end of the world as we know it. Apparently there have been 6 larger earthquakes than this since records began in the early 1900s. They didn't wreck the planet that much. Earth will get over it just fine. It's the humans who wont.

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  • Although this is huge, and I don't for one second brush it off lightly, it's still not likely to create the end of the world as we know it. Apparently there have been 6 larger earthquakes than this since records began in the early 1900s. They didn't wreck the planet that much. Earth will get over it just fine. It's the humans who wont.



    Words of wisdom there......... :D

  • Although this is huge, and I don't for one second brush it off lightly, it's still not likely to create the end of the world as we know it. Apparently there have been 6 larger earthquakes than this since records began in the early 1900s. They didn't wreck the planet that much. Earth will get over it just fine. It's the humans who wont.



    :thumbup:

  • From another Forum - This may not be true - but has been posted in the last hour!


    TV station NHK told people to stay inside and breathe through a wet cloth in case they need to get out. Not to drink tap water.


    +++ Medien bereiten Japaner auf Verstrahlung vor +++
    Experten geben in den japanischen Medien Tipps für den Fall einer radioaktiven Verstrahlung. Der Fernsehsender NHK riet seinen Zuschauern in gefährdeten Gebieten, möglichst in geschlossenen Räumen zu bleiben. Wer raus müsse, solle seine Haut bedecken und durch einen feuchten Lappen atmen. Fachleute warnten davor, Wasser aus der Leitung zu trinken, da ein hohes Strahlungsrisiko bestehe.


    Source: n-tv.de


    Edit: English translation by KBambi [link to www.godlikeproductions.com]


    +++ media prepare Japanese on radioactive contamination forwards +++ Experts give hints for the case of a radioactive radioactive contamination in the Japanese media. The television station NHK guessed/advised its spectators in endangered areas to remain if possible in closed areas. Who must raus, its skin is to cover and by a damp rag to breathe. Specialists warned to drink water from the line since a high radiation risk exists.

  • that's the problem tho isn't it - build a nuclear power plant near a very active fault line and see what happens when there is a big one!!!! it's not the shifting of the tectonic plates so the earth moves it's axis a couple of inches we should be concerned about. i also heard that radiation had reached tokyo. and surely there is an error in that report, not the translation either -Fachleute warnten davor, Wasser aus der Leitung zu trinken, da ein hohes Strahlungsrisiko bestehe. i think it should have read nichts zu trinken - don't drink. i wouldn't be drinking water out of the mains system or a domestic tap.

  • Well, personally I am shocked. On the bus coming home to my bit of Norwich, about half the passengers were Japanese students going to the University of East Anglia and I thought they'd be beside themselves with grief ... earwigging as I was ... they were more interested in their new accommodations than what was happining back home. I asked what news they had and was treated to total disdain. I'm beyond belief at those students. Words fail ...

  • I asked what news they had and was treated to total disdain. I'm beyond belief at those students. Words fail ...


    How are you certain that they had news? It is rather a big assumption and even if they did have news why should they share it with you? Japanese culture is very different from our own... maybe you should think on that instead of passing judgement.