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…Millions currently without power, gas
…Report from Mito, Japan:
In Mito, another town in the area, long lines formed outside a damaged supermarket as hundreds waited for medicine, water and other supplies. Supplies ran low as people stocked up, not knowing how long it would take for fresh goods to arrive.
“All the shops are closed, this is one of the few still open. So I came to buy and stock up on diapers, drinking water and food,” Kunio Iwatsuki, 68, told Reuters.
…Tour of grocery store in earthquake/Tsunami stricken area — Shelves just about empty:
…Grocery store in Tokyo — supplies of basic goods, non-perishables dwindling:
UPDATE: March 12, 2011 12:06 CST
…Status of nuclear plant is unconfirmed… Reports vary… some suggest plant has melted down… others suggest plant is intact
…Tens of thousands missing in Japan
…Thousands being evacuated in potential nuke fallout zone… 12 mile radius
…Explosion in building housing reactors (video)
…Chernobyl-like meltdown possible (video)
…West coast residents on alert in the event of a nuclear meltdown
…Wind may carry radiation across Pacific to West coast of North America…. 180 Hour Wind Forecast Model
…Unofficial fallout map (Note that this map has not yet been legitimately sourced, thus the estimated “Rad” levels are as of yet unconfirmed, though the wind patterns match those of the 180 hour forecast above):
…As of yet, the estimates for radiation release levels in the event of meltdown as measured in Rads/Greys is unknown, therefore Rem/Microrem biologically effective doses cannot be measured accurately…
…radiation level outside the reactor became elevated to 1,015 microsievert (100 microrem) — the equivalent of being exposed to the maximum allowable level for a full year in a single day. The level has since come down sharply.
…General Radiation Absorption ESTIMATES (source):
0-50 rads — No obvious short-term effects 80-120 rads — You have a 10% chance of vomiting and experiencing nausia for a few days 130-170 rads — You have a 25% chance of vomiting and contracting other symptoms 180-220 rads — You have a 50% chance of vomiting and having other severe physical effects 270-330 rads — 20% chance of death in 6 weeks, or you will recover in a few months. 400-500 rads — 50% chance of death 550-750 rads — Nausia within a few hours ; no survivors Greater than 1000 rads — immediate incapacitation and death within a week or less.
…Japanese emergency officials are planning to distribute iodine to those in nuclear radiation zones:
Japanese authorities are making plans to distribute stable iodine, a treatment to prevent radiation poisoning, to residents near two damaged nuclear plants, the International Atomic Energy Agency says.
…FDA has historically recommended Potassium Iodide (KI) within 3-4 hours of radiation exposure
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UPDATE: March 11, 2011 19:45 CST
…88,000 Reported Missing, Hundreds dead
UPDATE: March 11, 2011 17:00 CST
…California: 1 Confirmed Dead, 2 Swept out to sea as they watched incoming Tsunami
…Oregon: 4 Swept out to sea, rescued by Coast Guard
UPDATE: March 11, 2011 16:30 CST
…Reports that Fukushima nuclear reactor is at 2.1 times normal pressure
…Radiation reportedly at 1000 times normal and rising; no evacuations of plant or surrounding areas as of yet.
The following just released video from PBS Newshour documents just how powerful the Japanese Tsunami was. It completely demolishes an entire village in under a minute:
The Sakurajima Volcano on Southern Tip of Japan has begun erupting:
ORIGINAL STORY POSTED March 11, 2011 09:00 CST:
…An estimated 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the east coast of Japan sent Tsunamis across the Pacific, striking Japan with waves reportedly as high as 33 feet.
…Other Southeast nations have also been struck.
…Hawaii was inundated with a Tsunami earlier this morning.
…Oregon closes schools…California on alert…expect waves potentially as high as 5 feet around 11am EST
…Canada on alert
Videos from Japan
Massive Tsunami wave races inland…tons of debris…burning fires atop waves…boats, cars, buildings uprooted:
Tsunami overwhelms Japan port city:
Tsunami causes whirpool:
Japan Tsunami: Cars, Debris thrown around by water like children’s toys:
Tsunami Reaches Hawaii:
Waves reportedly not unusually high. Officials warn waves may get as high as 6 feet:
The scene at a local grocery store in Hawaii as residents anticipate the Tsunami:
Tsunami in Open Sea — Headed towards other south east Asian countries…Almost all of Pacific Basin on alert: