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8.9 Earthquake Hits Japan [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2011-3-12 02:37:11 |Display all floors
Any info on volunteering? I think they're going to need quite a lot of people for this one.

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Post time 2011-3-12 02:45:49 |Display all floors
Originally posted by St_George at 2011-3-11 18:12
Does almighty God have something against the Japs ?  Nukey, nukey big recession now this.

Poor buggers  

Not much difference between yours and Sharon Stone's comment about karma after the 2008 Sichuan quake.

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Post time 2011-3-12 03:06:21 |Display all floors
Waiting for someone to say it was Haarp.


The first to say it wins the dunce hat.

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Post time 2011-3-12 03:19:48 |Display all floors

I am deeply sorry for the Japanese people

Let God give them enough strength in this time of tragedy

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Post time 2011-3-12 05:56:08 |Display all floors
The breaking news grabbed headlines in China. The national TV covered the disaster in its prime time programs. Numerous videos, stories and threads about the deadly event were poured online.

Ordinary Chinese expressed their care through microblogging.

A whopping 4.5 million Twitter-like microblogs were posted online in just four hours after the earthquake, according to the statistics of, the leading microblogging site in China.

Due to the disrupted telecommunications in Japan, many Chinese posted microblogs to find their loved ones.

A microblog, which had been shared 2,920 times as of 9:30 p.m., was to find 28-year-old Tan Lili, an exchange doctoral candidate from Zhejiang University to Sendai, a city very close to the epicenter and expected to be one of the worst damaged in the disaster.

China's top political advisory body on Friday also sent condolences to Japan and hoped that the Japanese people can recover from the disaster soon.

"We are deeply concerned about the well-being of the affected people and hope that they can overcome the difficult situation as soon as possible," said Zhao Qizheng, spokesman for the Fourth Session of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

"I still have a vivid memory of the brave Japanese people who overcame the hardships after the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995, therefore, I am confident that they can recover soon," Zhao said.

Qiu Lili, team leader of the Beijing Red Cross Blue Sky Rescue Team, told Xinhua that they have contacted the Japanese Embassy, expressing their will to help.

"We will also send a formal letter to the embassy soon and wait for their reply," she said.

The team issued an emergency call through microblogging and cell phone short message services to their members to stand by, just two hours after the destructive quake.

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Post time 2011-3-12 05:59:22 |Display all floors

Over 1,000 feared killed by quake, tsunami

TOKYO - More than 1,000 people are feared killed by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck northeastern and eastern Japan on Friday and a massive tsunami it triggered, Kyodo news agency reported.

The massive quake triggered huge tsunami along Japan's Pacific coast, and enormous waves smashed the northern parts of the coast in particular. The tsunami has swept away houses, cars and ships, with the death toll likely to rise to over 1,000, it said.

The Miyagi prefectural police found 200 to 300 bodies in Wakabayashi Ward in the city of Sendai after a 10-meter tsunami washed the port. Also in Sendai, authorities evacuated 60,000-70, 000 people to around 200 shelters, according to the report.

And local authorities said the death toll rose to 133 and 531 others were missing in eight prefectures along the Pacific coast, local media reported, citing the police.

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Post time 2011-3-12 06:15:38 |Display all floors
Originally posted by sinorising at 2011-3-12 01:17
Many survivors may need to be taken out of the rubbles.

or out of commission.

I like how when the waves come near, the little japs drive their cars around like 5 mph, if it were me it ...

You earn no respect for such misplaced hatred for victims of natural disasters.  In fact, you're a disgrace to your gender, race and species.

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