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Posted: 3/13/2011 10:58:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:00:42 AM EST
I can think of much more appropriate words to use instead of "cool" but yes that is a powerful tool for seeing the devastation caused by the tsunami.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:01:20 AM EST
That's one way to describe it.

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Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:02:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By jeep450:
That's one way to describe it.

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The TECHNIQUE FOR DISPLAYING THE COMPARISON IS VERY COOL.

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:02:41 AM EST
Wow.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:03:11 AM EST
Wow.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:06:00 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:06:28 AM EST
the technology and software behind it is cool, the images themselves are quite depressing.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:06:49 AM EST
That is Insane.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:07:06 AM EST
Unbelievable devastation. Some of those villages are just gone.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:07:37 AM EST
Jesus...I didn't realize it was that bad...
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:08:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2011 11:10:23 AM EST by 0311Hoosier]

Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:

Originally Posted By jeep450:
That's one way to describe it.

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The TECHNIQUE FOR DISPLAYING THE COMPARISON IS VERY COOL.

I knew what you meant. Some folks are seriously thin skinned...

ETA: I think seeing how powerful and destructive our planet is IS cool. It ruins lives, but such is life on Earth. What can you do but watch in awe?

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:09:25 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:09:40 AM EST
Nature's fury is powerful
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:09:48 AM EST
Those homes just got leveled.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:14:42 AM EST
Also the saturation of the farmland with salt water will prevent the growing of crops for a very long time, or so I am told. No farming, no community, so the area ,may become a unhabitited zone.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:15:03 AM EST
Took me a few seconds to figure out how to work it. The technology is very cool.

That is a lot of destruction.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:15:43 AM EST
I think that by the time this is over, the death toll will be very high.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:16:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2011 11:17:12 AM EST by Frost7]
Oh my God.

That tsunami puts the nuclear bombings to shame.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:16:32 AM EST
It's amazing....now they are saying the death toll may exceed 10,000 people in Myagi Prefecture alone....

I still can't get past the video of the tsunami as it approached the roadways...the cars and trucks just stopped....one can only imagine the horror of seeing all that shit comming to envelop you...and knowing you are going to die in just moments. Just....damn...
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:29:25 AM EST
Looks like a lot of Japan did after firebombing/nuking in WWII. Entire communities destroyed.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:30:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By FZ1Steve:
Also the saturation of the farmland with salt water will prevent the growing of crops for a very long time, or so I am told. No farming, no community, so the area ,may become a unhabitited zone.


Rice issues?
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:32:43 AM EST
chilling

nature makes General Sherman look like pathetic pauper
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:38:37 AM EST
That was fascinating.

Originally Posted By 0311Hoosier:

Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:

Originally Posted By jeep450:
That's one way to describe it.

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The TECHNIQUE FOR DISPLAYING THE COMPARISON IS VERY COOL.

I knew what you meant. Some folks are seriously thin skinned...

ETA: I think seeing how powerful and destructive our planet is IS cool. It ruins lives, but such is life on Earth. What can you do but watch in awe?



You said it, brother. Some serious skin issues, considering all the things going on that no one gets worked up over. Unfortunately the politically correct nonsense is even affecting those who are supposed to be "conservatives", further highlighting why the game is already lost. Welfare state, hundreds of thousands of babies killed every year, anti-Christianity and anti-Male everywhere, but no one sez anything or gets worked up over any of that. Some unavoidable environmental catastrophe and the estrogen just kicks on full gear...

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:50:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By fcat:
Unbelievable devastation. Some of those villages are just gone.


I doubt that there is ever going to be complete accounting of the lives lost.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:51:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By RichinCM:
Looks like a lot of Japan did after firebombing/nuking in WWII. Entire communities destroyed.


My first thought.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:53:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By -Apocalypto-:
I think that by the time this is over, the death toll will be very high.

No kidding. If the tsunami hit less than 10 minutes after the quake, how many of these people were really able to get out of the path of the wave and debris?


Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:53:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By pcsutton:
It's amazing....now they are saying the death toll may exceed 10,000 people in Myagi Prefecture alone....

I still can't get past the video of the tsunami as it approached the roadways...the cars and trucks just stopped....one can only imagine the horror of seeing all that shit comming to envelop you...and knowing you are going to die in just moments. Just....damn...


I saw that footage the first day, before they edited out much of the moving vehicles/running people getting swallowed up - and I really don't think I can ever watch that again.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 12:50:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By rob99rt:

Originally Posted By -Apocalypto-:
I think that by the time this is over, the death toll will be very high.

No kidding. If the tsunami hit less than 10 minutes after the quake, how many of these people were really able to get out of the path of the wave and debris?




How much time was there between the quake and the wave?

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 1:08:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2011 1:09:04 PM EST by FudgieGhost1]
Looks like that area is quite agricultural. . .anybody know what is primarily grown in those fields? Rice? Soybeans?
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 1:12:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 1:14:36 PM EST
The video of the flood washing that town away was simply surreal. It reminded me of a scene from the movie 2012. Just no hope if you are caught in that.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 1:14:46 PM EST
I just heard on the news that the tsunami moved the island of Japan eight feet !!!



And now there is a volcano erupting there.

Damn.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 1:18:32 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 1:19:54 PM EST

How much time was there between the quake and the wave?


I heard 30 minutes on average.

Sadly, the death is going to be very high on this one. I doubt Japans defense/civil system can handle a catastrophe like this one.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 1:20:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 1:22:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2011 1:24:42 PM EST by DragoMuseveni]
What are the time stamps for the before and after photos?

The Sendai Airport one seems a bit "odd".

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 1:46:44 PM EST
Mother of God....




No joke, some of those images are
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 1:50:40 PM EST
Damn
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 1:53:17 PM EST
Life is ethereal.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 1:58:46 PM EST
Good find, OP.

Absolutely devastating.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 2:01:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dredd308:
I just heard on the news that the tsunami moved the island of Japan eight feet !!!



And now there is a volcano erupting there.

Damn.

The volcano's erupted a few times already this year. It's not supposed to be a big deal, but talk about insult to injury.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 2:05:34 PM EST
Wow.


How deep is that dirt deposit on the runway?
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 2:08:19 PM EST
Incredible. Complete devastation.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 2:08:41 PM EST
That is incredible. And very sad. God bless all those people.

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 2:58:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dredd308:
I just heard on the news that the tsunami moved the island of Japan eight feet !!!



And now there is a volcano erupting there.

Damn.

The earth quake moved it, not the tsunami.

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 3:34:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By pcsutton:
It's amazing....now they are saying the death toll may exceed 10,000 people in Myagi Prefecture alone....

I still can't get past the video of the tsunami as it approached the roadways...the cars and trucks just stopped....one can only imagine the horror of seeing all that shit comming to envelop you...and knowing you are going to die in just moments. Just....damn...


Link? I missed that one.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:16:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By RhinelandArms:

How much time was there between the quake and the wave?


I heard 30 minutes on average.

Sadly, the death is going to be very high on this one. I doubt Japans defense/civil system can handle a catastrophe like this one.

The earthquake struck at 14:46:23 JST. A wave was observed flooding Sendai Airport at 14:55 JST. That's less than 10 minutes for the area closest to the epicenter of the quake. The folks within a mile or two of the coast never had a chance unless they were able to get into a concrete/steel structure and get up several floors.


Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:26:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By rob99rt:

Originally Posted By RhinelandArms:

How much time was there between the quake and the wave?


I heard 30 minutes on average.

Sadly, the death is going to be very high on this one. I doubt Japans defense/civil system can handle a catastrophe like this one.

The earthquake struck at 14:46:23 JST. A wave was observed flooding Sendai Airport at 14:55 JST. That's less than 10 minutes for the area closest to the epicenter of the quake. The folks within a mile or two of the coast never had a chance unless they were able to get into a concrete/steel structure and get up several floors.



Are there any numbers for the toll yet? Looking at the pictures I can't see where the numbers aren't in the tens of thousands.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:30:58 PM EST
dam, 9 minutes for those closest to the impact.

Ya, its going to be way over 10,000. The small community here on the cost near Houston that got flattened from hurricane Ike lost over 300 people and it was nothing like in the pics of Japan yet they had days to prepare.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:41:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By rob99rt:

Originally Posted By -Apocalypto-:
I think that by the time this is over, the death toll will be very high.

No kidding. If the tsunami hit less than 10 minutes after the quake, how many of these people were really able to get out of the path of the wave and debris?



That's is scary to think. 10 minutes isn't long enough to get over the first natural disaster, much less prepare for something like that. For most of the coastal residents, 10 minutes wasn't even enough time to get out of harms way.
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