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Old March 12th, 2011, 05:08 PM   #5521
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The most powerful earthquake in Japan after 1923 by force of almost 9 points occurred March 11, 2011. Tokyo suffered a severe blow, but remained virtually intact and unharmed. Very well built houses and skyscrapers in Tokyo. And even a new tower "Sky Tree" stood, thereby passing all tests for seismic stability.
The force of the blow in Tokio was 5 points.
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Old March 12th, 2011, 06:26 PM   #5522
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Can Tokyo keep standing after a direct 9 points earthquake?
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Old March 12th, 2011, 07:12 PM   #5523
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Can Tokyo keep standing after a direct 9 points earthquake?
I don't think any city can. Most cities aren't built on a fault line (if any really) so the odds of ever having to deal with that is quite low.
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Old March 12th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #5524
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God Bless Japan.
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Old March 12th, 2011, 10:37 PM   #5525
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I don't think any city can. Most cities aren't built on a fault line (if any really) so the odds of ever having to deal with that is quite low.
I'm really afraid of a next Great Kanto. I've read that its magnitude was 8.3 points which devasted Tokyo. When I asked if Tokyo could stand a 9 points earthquake, I was thinking about it.

Rewriting my question: Can Tokyo survive on a next Great Kanto? I mean, not be destructed as before?
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Old March 13th, 2011, 12:51 AM   #5526
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nothing is guaranteed!! you would never know until things r really in the test
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Old March 13th, 2011, 01:18 AM   #5527
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People seem to forget about the Nuclear Plant. If a fallout occurs we could expect the worst man-made dissater and biggest evacuation in the history of Earth maybe even the Universe. Depending on the wind alot more could also be affected. Anyone asknig about being off topic. If the plant meltsdown the Toyko Sky Tree will be the next big attraction. They thought Chernoybl was bad.

However, we can only hope for the best and maybe with the bravery and courage of the Engineers the plant will shut down.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 04:40 AM   #5528
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It would only be of higher precedence here because of the population. You're not going to see mass evacuations throughout the Pacific Coast because I doubt it would have the power to carry that far. At most perhaps Northern Indonesia. However that is neither here, nor there and we should not linger on such a hypothetical topic.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 05:37 AM   #5529
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When I said trying to westernize I guess I was thinking more of China really, but still they are trying to change just the same and these things (strongest earthquakes in their history) are not helpful. How long is this planned to halt construction?
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Old March 13th, 2011, 06:31 AM   #5530
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no plans to hand out iodine here yet, ? if the reactor melts down will they call it the america syndrome?
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Old March 13th, 2011, 08:21 AM   #5531
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on february 2010, occurred a powerfull 8.8 earthquake here in chile, and the strongest aftershock took place on 11 march 2010. Exactly 1 year after this terrible event hapend on japan....We undertand you japanesse people.

All our understanding Japan, we know about these things, all strength to you.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 08:28 AM   #5532
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i had a buddy text me at 12:30am about this..... COULDN'T have happened to a NICER race of people
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Old March 13th, 2011, 08:49 AM   #5533
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How long is this planned to halt construction?
The official message on the Sky Tree's website only says that their would be no construction work on Saturday (yesterday). They don't work on Sundays, so it could start again tomorrow. But then again, it could be paused a bit longer, mostly because of the availability of workers, parts and the power shortages is also a problem.


The tower was checked yesterday, the cranes where returned to the normal resting positions.

03/13 early morning




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Old March 13th, 2011, 09:57 AM   #5534
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I don't think any city can. Most cities aren't built on a fault line (if any really) so the odds of ever having to deal with that is quite low.
Los Angeles is located right on top of a major fault line which has been quite active in the past couple of decades.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 11:27 AM   #5535
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have any buildings collapsed in Tokyo?
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Old March 13th, 2011, 11:57 AM   #5536
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Old March 13th, 2011, 01:18 PM   #5537
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These videos shows that all the building are safe if they not shake they colapse. the shakes shows buildings taking balance against the earthquake! Scary but means safety!
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Old March 13th, 2011, 02:51 PM   #5538
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It felt far more violent than the videos show I can tell you. The structures showed amazing resistance in the M5 region that hit Tokyo. Would not have liked to have been at top of Shinjuku Park Hyatt, Roppongi Mori Tower or the Sky Tree for sure.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 03:21 PM   #5539
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This nuclear "disaster" is only a class 4 nuclear disaster, the Chernobyl disaster had a scale of 7, so people who are talking here about that this is worse than Chernobyl are greatly exaggerating
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i guess the nuclear power plant and the tsunami caused more damage than the earthquake!
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