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Earthquake in Japan (6 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 13-March-2011  20:16:05 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Top story of the last few days is of course the earthquakes, tsunami and related issues in Japan. A few people have asked after Sciby and chainbolt, our most prominent Japan-based members. As far as I'm aware they're both fine, and I hope that extends to all our Japanese members and their families. (edit: I actually moved back to Aus two days before the earthquake struck, but from talking to friends back there, 'devastation' doesn't cover it. I know one guy who's house and everything he owns was swept away. Thankfully, he was at work at the time. - Sciby)

In case you've missed it all, there's some terrifying and surreal footage, and lots of photos (more here, here and a jaw-dropping one here.)

On the technology side of things, Google have provided a person finder tool and satellite imagery of the affected areas. Things could have been a lot worse, if not for the quake warning system and strict building codes in Japan. There's a lot of confusing press reports about the situation with one of Japan's nuclear power facilities, but probably the best source of info is the Tokyo Power Press Releases page.

Discussion continues here.

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