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Jimmy--are you O.K. ?!

I've heard about the 8.9 earthquake. Are you well ? Please feedback to us if you can. Thanks !
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Really sad event and the pictures and video are disturbing. My thoughts go out to all families affected. I hope you and your loved ones are fine, Jimmy.


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Jimmy, we are thinking of you. Please send a sign when you conveniently can.

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Started a thread in the members section......Jimmy we are thinking of you!




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I just watched the coverage. WOW. Stay safe Jimmy.

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I was driving (slow street kind under 40kph) and suddenly my car MB SL) began to rock, and I mean rock. First thing that came to my mind,...there goes my shocks. But I changed them last year. I look around and OMG, this is one serious earthquake. Having lived in this earthquake country long enough, I usually keep my cool. Not this one. It was the worst one I ever experienced. Initial report stated M8.8, to be classified the worst ever, once in a thousand years. Luckily the Tokyo metropolitan was not that close to the epicentere which was several hundred km. north. The faultline that ripped was recorded to be between 400 to 500 km long in length !!! Subsequent tsunamis were over ten meters tall and wiped out everything in the way. Casualties are mounting by the hour, region north to Tokyo is decimated. Power gone, fire, tsunamis, more tsunamis. Sadly, many nuclear power plants are situated in this northern Japan. Reports are coming in that potential trouble is mounting in a few of them, which may lead to meltdown. Nothing but bad news.

Meanwhile, where I live, the damages were not as serious. However, this is densely populated region and everything stopped. People were stranded. I don't think the mass transits have resumed yet. That means everyone cannot go home. Luckily, I did not go to work today. As I stated above, Japan is earthquake prone and people are usually not that perturbed. This one was all serious business. The initial wave shook for over a minute and the shaking got stronger as time passed. To give you an idea how strong this one was, the strategically located seismic detectors (measurement stations) throughout the north were virtually wiped out and thus cannot get further datas. It is plain sad and terrible. But what can humans do against mother nature ? The news showing this whole region burning like hell (just like the movie Apocalypse) caused by tsunamis igniting fuel spills. Oh well. Human tolls counting have just started and the road to recovery would be long and hard. This magnitude is numerous times worse than the big one that hit the city of Kobe a decade and half ago that killed over 6000.

Thanx again to you all for the thoughts. I am okay. I should have flew myself in for that FLED 5 !!!!!!!! Sorry for the late reply. The computers and everything else were down and chaotic until an hour ago. Jimmy

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Glad to hear you're safe, Jimmy. Do take care.
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Glad to hear you are OK. I have a few other friends in Tokyo as you know and they are all telling me it was very scary.
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Good to hear that your are o.k.. To me, Japan was/is always a big candidate for the "big" one as this one seems to be but many "after" earthquakes will be expected (as usual). Besides the lost human lifes which will grow to the thousands in the next few days, we also worry about the Nuclear plants as well. Please stay well and careful.

(Its rather surprising to me that you are already able to contact us so shortly after the quake...tells me how well organized you guys are over there !!!)
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Great to hear you are OK. What a terrible disaster. My thoughts with you and your family - I hope you all get through it as best you can.
Thanks for letting us all know you are ok.
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Glad to hear you are ok. Stay safe during aftershocks my friend.

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Jimmy, Very glad to hear that you and family are well and safe.
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Our thoughts & prayers are with all the people of Japan!

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glad to hear you are ok and your family: our thoughts and prayers go out to all in Japan

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Stay safe Jimmy, thoughts and prayers for all of you in Japan from us in California.

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Glad to hear your ok Jimmy..Just watching all this on the news right now.
What devastation, Cant imagine how scary that would of felt like.
Be safe, thoughts and prayers to Japan.
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Thank You All. I am rather accustomed to quakes now and then and I can keep my cool usually. We knew all along that the Big One was long overdue. This was it. Experts announced the magnitude and devastation were the worst ever on record. They can only find a similar one over thousand years ago recorded.
A deep, deep sigh of despair and relief all in one. Thank You all again. Jimmy
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Glad you're safe Jimmy! Please keep us posted...

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Glad you're safe Jimmy! Please keep us posted...
Thanx for your thoughts, colonel1961. Jimmy
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Jimmy:

One of the saddest aspects of these tragedies is the scam charities and relief organizations that take money, but do not help those who are suffering. Would you please recommend an organization to which you think donations would be best made?

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