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'yorz
795695.  Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:17 pm Reply with quote

Can't compare the two, really. However - I did copy quite a few of Eishis geishas (hehe) onto goose eggs. I like them flowing lines.

 
Starfish13
795705.  Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:02 pm Reply with quote

cherrycoke wrote:
Hang on...

Earthquake,
+
Tsunami,
+
Nuclear incident,
=
Gojira!!

As if Japan didn't have enough on their plate.


That was one of my first thoughts too. Really the only thing that could be worse for the Japanese right now would be if Godzilla was to emerge from the ocean to do battle with Mothra on the flooded devastation.

The tsunami reached over 10km inland, with waves reaching 10m. That's practically unthinkable if you're at the coast.

 
Posital
795770.  Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:37 pm Reply with quote

Looking at the videos - this tsunami looks more like someone getting into the bath slowly, and it overflows forever... rather than the boxing day tsunami massive wave fronts.

Is this because the epicentre is so close, or the topology of the land/seabed or what?

 
otyikondo
795775.  Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:01 pm Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
Looking at the videos - this tsunami looks more like someone getting into the bath slowly, and it overflows forever... rather than the boxing day tsunami massive wave fronts.

Is this because the epicentre is so close, or the topology of the land/seabed or what?


Possibly depends which video you are looking at: this one, for instance, which has got a lot of coverage today, is apparently the water pouring over a sea-wall in an estuary. The effect is akin to your bath analogy, but it is caused by the sudden rise in the level and the effect of the wall. I have also seen images of waves coming in towards the coast that are much more reminiscent of scenes in Krabi in Thailand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-zfCBCq-8I

 
sjb
795840.  Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:19 pm Reply with quote

The QI elves posted a link on Twitter to more before and after:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/japan-quake-2011/beforeafter.htm

 
Arcane
795842.  Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:30 pm Reply with quote

sjbodell wrote:
The QI elves posted a link on Twitter to more before and after:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/japan-quake-2011/beforeafter.htm


Just...horrific. It's like entire townships have been roughly scrubbed off the map. You have to wonder how these areas will recover from something like this when you see the extent of the devastation.

 
MatC
795899.  Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:59 am Reply with quote

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/102199

http://stophinkley.org/

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/nuclear/

http://www.ukrivers.net/nonewnukes/

 
Neotenic
795900.  Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:02 am Reply with quote

Ah, there's nothing like piggybacking on a horrendous natural disaster to peddle one's own agenda, is there?

Icky.

Edit to add:
From that Morning Star article;

Quote:
Ccampaign group Kick Nuclear spokeswoman Nancy Birch said: "Only last December Cumbria was hit by an earthquake. The quake hit an area that has been earmarked by the government to store decades-worth of cancer-causing, high-level radioactive waste.

"The disaster in Japan clearly demonstrates that nuclear energy is too dangerous to be considered a sustainable form of energy in the 21st century."



This is just the worst kind of bandwagon jumping. The earthquake that 'hit' Cumbria last year had a magnitude of 3.6.

Ongoing Japanese Seismic activity reports don't even bother to record quakes with a magnitude of less than 4, as they as much a part of everyday life as the Northern line running with severe delays.

This should really be proof enough that British nuclear power stations really have little to fear from earthquakes.


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masterfroggy
795923.  Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:00 am Reply with quote

Neotenic wrote:
Ah, there's nothing like piggybacking on a horrendous natural disaster to peddle one's own agenda, is there?

Icky.

Bandwaggon jumper from the wood they crawl
god is good

 
cherrycoke
795943.  Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:31 am Reply with quote

I really hate people sometimes

 
Arcane
795946.  Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:36 am Reply with quote

cherrycoke wrote:
I really hate people sometimes


Ye Gods. Compassion has well and truly died. :(

 
Burgess Shale
795948.  Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:38 am Reply with quote

Saw that image two days ago cherrycoke--the forum it was on was not best pleased. Theres also one from (I think, as I've never visited it) Twitter with everyone blaming the tsunami on global warming...

 
sjb
795973.  Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:25 am Reply with quote

cherrycoke wrote:
I really hate people sometimes

That's messed up. My grandfather fought in the Pacific during World War II and did not have a easy time of it, but I don't think any one in my family would ever say any thing remotely like what those folks are saying. Wow. As a matter of fact, my mother has been more troubled by what's going on in Japan than I imagined. (When the earthquake in Haiti happened, she didn't blink an eye even with me urging her to donate money, etc.) Oy.

 
Starfish13
795980.  Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:01 am Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
Looking at the videos - this tsunami looks more like someone getting into the bath slowly, and it overflows forever... rather than the boxing day tsunami massive wave fronts.

Is this because the epicentre is so close, or the topology of the land/seabed or what?


Toplogy for the most part, and also that most tsumani waves tend not to break like surf as they run-up to the shore, instead surging in like the tide, but at a much greater rate. The shape of the land will determine whether it forms a 'bore', looking like a wall of water .

 
Sadurian Mike
796021.  Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:19 am Reply with quote

cherrycoke wrote:
I really hate people sometimes


"those damn krauts deserve to be hit by a (sic) earthquake tsunami for nuking pearl harbor"

You couldn't make it up!

Of course, it is possibly someone being ironic, but I'm not sure.

 

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