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8.9 Earthquake, Major tsunami damage in northern Japan
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10.       alameda
3499 posts
 16 Mar 2011 Wed 02:44 am

 

Quoting barba_mama

I don´t have a solar flashlight but two "manual" flashlights. One with a lever and one with a squeezy button. You can´t count on solar power in a country like Holland And even if it was sunny, you want to be able to have a flashlight on all night long. I do need to increase my food-reserve though. The fluids-supply is sufficient My problem with emergency packages is that I don´t really look at them anymore, and I end up throwing away old cans of food and stuff like that, two years after the "best before" date, and I never replace them.

The one I mentioned was actualy a hybred of solar and battery. I had one in a drawer getting no sunlight for a year and a half and it still worked great.

Link  shake light Link

As for food, I get cans of sprat, and salmon, I also can my own thngs. As I eat them they are replaced. Also, there are dehydrated foods one can get too.

Dried tofu skin 

Dried Fish  <---< for some reason I can´t get that link to work??? 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categoryried_fish  <---< If that doesn´t work, just try dried fish...then there are also dried meats and veggies. I think if you incorporate these things in your daily life, having them on hand in an emergency is more likely.

 



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11.       alameda
3499 posts
 16 Mar 2011 Wed 05:23 am

 

Quoting si++

Before and after the earthquake:

 

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

 

Wow! Those are amazing photos. Thanks. I checked Wikipedia and found they have some great information, more than I´ve seen anyplace all collected in one site.

2011 Sendai Earthquake and Tsunami

Some of the animations on that page are well worth checking out...like this one.

It takes a while to load, but gives you a good insite on how tsunamis travel.

12.       si++
3785 posts
 16 Mar 2011 Wed 10:14 am

 

Quoting alameda

 

 

Wow! Those are amazing photos. Thanks. I checked Wikipedia and found they have some great information, more than I´ve seen anyplace all collected in one site.

2011 Sendai Earthquake and Tsunami

 

From that page, there is a link to the history of tsunamis:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_tsunamis

 

Japan tops the list with 24 entries (as far as I could count).

 

13.       si++
3785 posts
 16 Mar 2011 Wed 11:50 am

 

Ken Thompson, computer and computer chess pioneer, was recently in Japan for the announcement of his Japan Prize award. Back at home in California, and in his office at Google, Thompson is tracking the events that are now dominating the news.

 

As you certainly know, the earthquake and tsunami destruction triggered to a nuclear crisis in Japan´s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant reactors, where workers struggle to cool three hot reactors and six pools containing spent fuel rods. On Sunday Ken told us that Reactor 2 was going to blow, and cause the most serious danger. Here is video footage:

http://www.youtube.com/v/9oNEIj7EmNo?fs=1&hl=en_GB

 

However, Ken tells us that these explosions and the possible nuclear contamination that may follow should be the least of our worries. Here´s what he is tracking:

The above map from the US Geological Survey web site, shows earthquakes world-wide on a realtime basis. The last days have brought hundreds of substantial (magnitude 5+) aftershocks in the region where the original 9.0 earthquake struck. However the shocks are progressing south-westward and towards the capital Tokyo, one of the the world´s most populous metropolitan area (with 35 to 39 million people living in close proximity). The subduction rift is clearly moving in the most dangerous direction. You can follow it progress on the USGS page here.

 

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14.       alameda
3499 posts
 17 Mar 2011 Thu 01:06 am

Great info si++  Thanks.....this disaster is so monumental, one doesn´t know where to start.

Quoting si++

 

Ken Thompson, computer and computer chess pioneer, was recently in Japan for the announcement of his Japan Prize award. Back at home in California, and in his office at Google, Thompson is tracking the events that are now dominating the news.

 

As you certainly know, the earthquake and tsunami destruction triggered to a nuclear crisis in Japan´s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant reactors, where workers struggle to cool three hot reactors and six pools containing spent fuel rods. On Sunday Ken told us that Reactor 2 was going to blow, and cause the most serious danger. Here is video footage:

http://www.youtube.com/v/9oNEIj7EmNo?fs=1&hl=en_GB

 

However, Ken tells us that these explosions and the possible nuclear contamination that may follow should be the least of our worries. Here´s what he is tracking:

The above map from the US Geological Survey web site, shows earthquakes world-wide on a realtime basis. The last days have brought hundreds of substantial (magnitude 5+) aftershocks in the region where the original 9.0 earthquake struck. However the shocks are progressing south-westward and towards the capital Tokyo, one of the the world´s most populous metropolitan area (with 35 to 39 million people living in close proximity). The subduction rift is clearly moving in the most dangerous direction. You can follow it progress on the USGS page here.

 

 

 

15.       si++
3785 posts
 27 Mar 2011 Sun 02:16 pm

Balloons fly with Japanese and Turkish flags in Cappadocia

DHA photo


DHA photo

Hot air balloons featuring Japanese and Turkish flags flew in the skies over Cappadocia on Sunday in a show of support for Japan and its people in the wake of a devastating earthquake and tsunami.

The balloons opened a giant poster reading, "Your pain is our pain" in English, Japanese and Turkish.

Hot air balloon tours are among the most attractive activities in Turkey´s Cappadocia region, famous for its “fairy chimney” rock formations indigenous to the area.

 

Source: here

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