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300 Killed In Tsunami After Japan Quake

From the Associated Press:

Japan police say 200-300 found on northeast coast

By Malcolm Foster, Associated Press
March 11, 2011

TOKYO – Japanese police say 200 to 300 bodies have been found in a northeastern coastal area where a massive earthquake spawned a tsunami.

The bodies were found in Sendai city, the closest major city to the epicenter. The magnitude 8.9 quake and 23-foot (7-meter) tsunami were followed by more than 50 aftershocks for hours, many of them of more than magnitude 6.0.

Dozens of cities and villages along a 1,300-mile (2,100-kilometer) stretch of coastline were shaken by violent tremors that reached as far away as Tokyo, hundreds of miles (kilometers) from the epicenter…

The death toll was likely to continue climbing given the scale of Friday’s disaster…

Every now and then we are reminded that we face real problems from ‘nature.’

We don’t need to make them up. (Cf. global warming.)

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 11th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “300 Killed In Tsunami After Japan Quake”

  1. proreason says:

    I guess the oceans haven’t receded yet.

    I would have thought our boy king would have at least stopped this kind of thing from happening.

    But perhaps the Japanese haven’t contributed to his campaigns in sufficient amounts to merit special treatment from his magnificence.

  2. tranquil.night says:

    Sure we didn’t have any underwater Fracking operations o er there?

    America’s Earthquake Machine strikes again.

  3. TerryAnne says:

    This is very sad. I’ve been watching the live footage all morning.

    Let’s hope our Dawdler in Chief will step up and help this critical friend and ally and not sit on his thumbs abusing his power over states.

  4. canary says:

    There were earthquakes (especially in Japan) , giant floods in the world way before pollution, cars, or fuel.
    Still, we must remember Obama & Indonesia drilling and intentionally inducing volcanoes which I guess they scratched after the recent earthquakes and flooding in Indonesia & the Philippians.

    google ocean explorer n.o.a.a. only takes the periods out the abbreviated letters and add plumes

  5. canary says:

    Senator Jim Inhofe R-OK blasts EPA & Hits on again on new Military Leadership needed.

    Dear Friends,

    This week, I was outraged after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rejected Oklahoma’s State Implementation Plan for Regional Haze. Instead of allowing the state to work with the local utility companies, the EPA will now place unelected bureaucrats in charge of devising a plan of cleaning the air. This power grab on the part of the EPA is unacceptable and will surely negatively impact consumers.

    As the threat of a federal government shutdown loomed, I supported a two week continuing resolution to fund the government and cut $4 billion in unnecessary spending. In the coming weeks, I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass a fiscally responsible budget.

    Recently, the Oklahoma congressional delegation stood in unity by supporting my legislation, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. This legislation will prevent the EPA from backdoor cap-and-trade regulations by protecting jobs in America’s manufacturing sectors, placing Congress in charge of the nation’s climate change policies, protecting consumers from higher energy costs, and ensuring that the public health provisions of the clean air act are preserved. With gasoline prices near $4 a gallon, the last thing we need is bureaucratic regulations that will result in increased energy costs.

    During two hearings at the Senate Armed Services Committee last week, I considered the nomination of U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey as Chief of Staff of the Army. In review of the Defense Authorization Request of FY2012, I also questioned Adm. Eric T. Olson and U.S. Gen. James N. Mattis on the current ground conditions in Afghanistan.

    The assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Minister of Minority Affairs and only Christian cabinet member, was a tremendous loss. As an ardent defender of religious freedom, I admired his continued leadership in Pakistan. I had the opportunity to meet with him in early February, and I was impressed by his courage, strength and tremendous faith.



    Senator Inhofe is the one who proved global warming was hoax. Global warmers too the focus off the truth, instead steadily making fun of Inhofe being a Christian. No doubt he will get more bullying for the above reference to Christianity. This making fun of Christians is happening in my town, but we won a victory today.

    Haze in the rural heartland states? It’s always a haze when planting new crops, and the EPA controlling water which doesn’t help to grow, and causes crop and grass fires.

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