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Earthquake in Tokyo

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by alexd, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Just happened. No details yet but apparently it was large. You OK Swilly?
     
  2. mattt416

    mattt416 TRIBE Member

    weird, nothing on news.bbc.co.uk.
     
  3. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/w-asia/2005/oct/16/101606533.html
    it's on AP, i guess only a few papers (las vegas sun wtf?) have picked it up so far.
     
  4. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

    frightening...all the monsterous buildings placed on land adjacent to these ' known for a long time ' shifts in the gound.
     
  5. afterglow

    afterglow TRIBE Member

    Dad is flying there today.
     
  6. akiras

    akiras TRIBE Member

    I was told once that Japan is trying to move the capital city from Tokyo to Sendai, mainly because of the potential for large earthquakes, and secondly terrorist attacks, in Tokyo. Japan has changed its capital in the past, but it's not a quick process. Earthquakes are definitely a great risk in Japan, especially Tokyo.
     
  7. rejenerate

    rejenerate TRIBE Member

    My brother has lived in Japan for almost 10 years and there was an earthquake when I visited. Scared the crap out of me, but they're used to it because they're so common. ..I think that's why they're not really news. Most of them have little to no effect on the people and the buildings.
     
  8. A friend of mine couldn't tell the difference between living in Japan and Los Angeles when it came to earthquakes. The only thing he found disconcerting was the amount of high rises in Japan, compared to the huge urban sprawl that Los Angeles was.
     
  9. akiras

    akiras TRIBE Member

    When I lived there I experienced at least half a dozen over a time span of a year. Most of them were relatively small. Earthquake training in schools is standard and routine, kids know how to dive under their desks pretty quickly if need be.
     
  10. gollum

    gollum TRIBE Member

    While I don't know how true this is for their skyscrapers...Japan has been building with earthquakes in mind for thousands of years. Their construction techniques were very highly advanced even 1000 years ago.
     
  11. rockstardom

    rockstardom TRIBE Member

    I live just north of Narita Airport and it was a decent one, but I felt worse in my time here in Japan....was watching a movie on my laptop when it happened and it made great effects as my laptop screen would not stop shaking!
     
  12. Jeffsus

    Jeffsus TRIBE Member

    The news is only talking about the upcoming typhoon, and i haven't seen anything about any quake....

    -jM
    A&D
     
  13. gasper

    gasper TRIBE Member

  14. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    Yeah, Tokyo skyscrapers are highly engineered for earthquakes.

    Where I might worry would be somewhere like Shanghai that's going through massive development and corruption in the construction industry is rife.
     
  15. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    I hope he's not okay!
     
  16. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

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