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Japan earthquake & Tsunami (Page 8)

ros92-786 Senior Member

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Posted: 15 March 2011 at 6:51am | IP Logged
i pray too my Allah pak too all of them.

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Salma2 IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 15 March 2011 at 11:58am | IP Logged
Japan's earthquake shifted balance of the planet
By Liz Goodwin

Last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan has actually moved the island closer to the United States and shifted the planet's axis.

The quake caused a rift 15 miles below the sea floor that stretched 186 miles long and 93 miles wide, according to the AP. The areas closest to the epicenter of the quake jumped a full 13 feet closer to the United States, geophysicist Ross Stein at the United States Geological Survey told The New York Times.

The 9.0 magnitude quake (the fourth-largest recorded since 1900) was caused when the Pacific tectonic plate dove under the North American plate, which shifted Eastern Japan towards North America by about 13 feet (see NASA's before and after photos at right). The quake also shifted the earth's axis by 6.5 inches, shortened the day by 1.6 microseconds, and sank Japan downward by about two feet. As Japan's eastern coastline sunk, the tsunami's waves rolled in.

Why did the quake shorten the day? The earth's mass shifted towards the center, spurring the planet to spin a bit faster. Last year's massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile also shortened the day, but by an even smaller fraction of a second. The 2004 Sumatra quake knocked a whopping 6.8 micro-seconds off the day.

After the country's 1995 earthquake, Japan placed high-tech sensors around the country to observe even the slightest movements, which is why scientists are able to calculate the quake's impact down to the inch. "This is overwhelmingly the best-recorded great earthquake ever," Lucy Jones, chief scientist for the Multi-Hazards project at the U.S. Geological Survey, told The Los Angeles Times.

The tsunami's waves necessitated life-saving evacuations as far away as Chile. Fisherman off the coast of Mexico reported a banner fishing day Friday, and speculated that the tsunami knocked sealife in their direction.

(An energy map provided by NOAA shows the intensity of the tsunami caused by Japan's earthquake: Reuters/NOAA. Below, Satellite image of Japan's coast moving: NASA.)

CORRECTION: This article originally attributed Lucy Jones' interview to the The Boston Herald.

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SHILPA-CUTE Senior Member

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Posted: 15 March 2011 at 2:08pm | IP Logged
God bless too all of themCry
raheelu Goldie

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Posted: 15 March 2011 at 2:27pm | IP Logged
I hope God gives them the stregth to overcome this disaster
mjtruelegend IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 15 March 2011 at 2:55pm | IP Logged
I have no words to express my deepest regret for these tragedies within one nation. I'm shocked to the core. I am so so sorry for all those who have lost their, near, dear and loved ones. I cannot even imagine the immense pain their are going through.Cry Cry Cry  I pray that Allah, the almightly gives all them all the power and strength to to be able to deal with such a magnanimously horrific catastrophe. My heart goes out to all of you. My deepest and most sincere condolences to everyone effected.
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Niceup IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 16 March 2011 at 9:15pm | IP Logged
May Allah save Japan, save our world.
Japan is facing the same crisis of 2nd world war.
May Allah gives them strenght to overcome this sufferings.

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ruky786 IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 21 March 2011 at 9:41am | IP Logged
I have a song dedicated as a Liverpool FC fan: (for those who don't know what I am talking about, it's football in England. The Premier League Football Club Liverpool)

When you walk through the storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of the lark

Walk on, through the wind
Walk on, through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

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