Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zambot, Mar 11, 2011.
This was a major liquifaction at landfills in coastal areas e.g. Chiba and Yokohama caused by the earthquake. It has severely damaged the ground and water/sewerage systems, so houses in these areas (except for some highly-stabilized facilities by sand-compaction pile method like Tokyo Disney Resort) are still tilted on wet sand.
To us, this phenomenon isn't amazing at all, but just horrible.
I think they meant amazing in it's scale. It's something most of us can't fathom. At least I can't. It is horrible and on such a grand scale.
Yeah I've never seen anything like it before.
Good for you. I hope you'll never ever see it in real life.
I found this article really interesting.
Japan Lost Money: Safes, Cash Wash Up On Shores After Tsunami
It's amazing when you think about how much damage this disaster has done in every conceivable respect: physical, environmental, financial, emotional, etc.
YouTube - Japan earthquake - buildings swaying (stabilized video)
Not to revive a dead thread, but I found this article....interesting....
Japan Earthquake Shifted Seafloor by 79 Feet
Massive. I seem to remember reading somewhere that it knocked the earth 1 inch out of its orbit. Not that 1 inch usually is a huge amount but when you're moving a PLANET...
We just had lunch with a buddy of mine this past weekend. He's a cartographer with the State Department, and from what he tells me, they've been working pretty much non-stop since the 'quake to redraw many of the maps from that region.
The last time they had to work on a project of this scale was the Sri Lankan earthquake of Christmas 2004.
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