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Wakeful, Japan earthquake, tsunami warning

For no particular reason, I woke up around 3:45 am and got up to putter around the net. Then at 4:32 am received a txt about a tsunami warning and a 8.9 quake in Japan.

Txted back with Ob xkcd.

Puget Sound is pretty darn well isolated from tsunami risks, and our house is 350 ft above water level anyway, so we're unlikely to be affected, but it sure looks like a lot of places are in for an unhappy morning.

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shsilver
Mar. 11th, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
broken link. You need to insert http:///

The video I've seen is downright scary.
alicebentley
Mar. 11th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Second broken link I've posted in the last three posts - and the first one was on (uneditable) FaceBook, so I can't fix it unless I delete the message (which now has a bunch of comments, so I'm not going to do that).

Real lesson, be more careful!
isherempress
Mar. 13th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
You're unlikely to be affected unless it's a large quake that hits your region... and yes, it's good to be well above sea level, unless your house slides down the hill...

From what I've read, so much of it is random: people lived or died by what they knew & did in the 10 to 15 minute time span after the quake. That is so disconcerting to me. Having a tough time with it.

But hey! glad you're okay and still putting one foot in front of the other.
alicebentley
Mar. 13th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
I was having no luck at all with wording my feelings about the crisis, and then cakmpls said it better than I could.
isherempress
Mar. 13th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
You're right, that's an excellent post. Two of my favorite mysteries covered that as well: Lawrence Block, "Everybody dies" (in which several mainstays of the series are whacked) and Donald Westlake, "The axe" (in which people are killed for their jobs - and it's so realistic!)

Thank you for lifting me from the morbidity of it all.
alicebentley
Mar. 13th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
Speaking of "one foot in front of another"
Do you already know about Kelley's project? A conversation with her yesterday is looking to be what I DO NEXT with my life. Gonna be interesting!
isherempress
Mar. 13th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Speaking of "one foot in front of another"
Do you mean the Neighborhood Association for Lost Pets? (That's my view of it, YMMV.) Umm, okay, Alice, spill your guts and tell us what you're up to... at this point I don't really see the positive financial aspect of her project, but I may not be seeing the whole chihuahua (so to speak).
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