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11 March, 2011 | | 2 Comments

This week’s regularly scheduled ManFAQ Friday is being superseded by the disaster in Japan.  The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that in the early hours this morning (and mid afternoon in Japan) triggered fires, collapses, tsunamis, and much calamity was off the coast of Sendai, which is just south of a small coastal town called Ofunato.  Ofunato, as it happens, is where my internet friend, reader (and occasional commenter here on the BUMD site) HonorH lives.   She had updated her blog about 2 hours before the quake, and has been understandably off-line since.

Since the National Weather Service, which keeps track of such things as tsunamis as well, lists Ofunato as being one of the hardest hit areas of the disaster, I am dedicating this post to thinking good thoughts for her safe and swift return to the Internet.  I’m sure it will be a while before they have power and connectivity back in the area, so we will simply hold tight to all being well. 

From the NWS:
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MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY

 LOCATION                   LAT    LON     TIME        AMPL
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 BOSO  JAPAN               34.8N  140.8E  0600UTC   02.5FT/00.75M
 NAHA  JAPAN               26.2N  127.7E  1022UTC   01.6FT/00.49M
 OFUNATO  JAPAN            39.0N  141.8E  0603UTC   10.7FT/03.25M
 OMAEZAKI  JAPAN           34.6N  138.2E  0809UTC   04.6FT/01.39M
 TOKAI  JAPAN              33.8N  137.6E  0649UTC   00.8FT/00.23M
 TOSASHIMIZU  JAPAN        32.8N  132.9E  0753UTC   03.0FT/00.91M
 KWAJALEIN  MARSHALL ISL    8.7N  167.7E  1049UTC   01.0FT/00.30M
 MIDWAY IS.  USA           28.2N  177.4W  1044UTC   05.1FT/01.55M
 WAKE IS.  USA             19.3N  166.6E  0918UTC   01.7FT/00.52M
 LEGASPI  PHILIPPINES      13.2N  123.8E  1020UTC   01.1FT/00.32M
 DUTCH HARBOR  AK          53.9N  166.5W  1134UTC   01.6FT/00.48M
 NIKOLSKI  AK              52.9N  168.9W  1156UTC   01.4FT/00.41M
 FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS     23.5N  166.2W  1334UTC   01.8FT/00.56M
 ST PAUL IS.  AK           57.1N  170.3W  1225UTC   02.0FT/00.61M
 SAND POINT  AK            55.3N  160.5W  1320UTC   00.7FT/00.22M
 MANUS  PAPUA NEW GUINEA    2.0S  147.4E  1138UTC   01.2FT/00.36M
 NAWILIWILI KAUAI  HI      22.0N  159.4W  1301UTC   01.6FT/00.48M
 BARBERS POINT  HI         21.5N  158.0W  1312UTC   02.3FT/00.70M
 HONOLULU OAHU  HI         21.3N  157.9W  1318UTC   02.1FT/00.64M

TIME – TIME OF MEASUREMENT
AMPL – TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ARE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.  IT IS …NOT… CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.  VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).

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Next Friday we will return to our regularly scheduled ManFAQ; for today, please think good thoughts for all those affected by the quake.

2 Comments
  1. Michelle says:

    definitely-our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this disaster.

  2. … And we now return to our regularly scheduled program! - Big Ugly Man Doll says:

    […] on LiveJournal’s Own HonorH, mentioned here on Friday:  Those who know her IRL have reported that she has been in contact with the US Embassy officials […]

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