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#1 Mar 11 2011 at 12:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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Although its somewhat off topic, less than 1 hr ago a M7.9 huge earthquake break out at the northeast shore of Japan. The tsunami after earthquake swallowed many residential area at sea shore.

In Tokyo a telecom center located in Odaiba burned just like a torch and telephone line almost totally jammed.

You may feel some additional lag when connecting FFXIV tonight because routing problem.
Now I have to clean the debris on my desk....
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#2 Mar 11 2011 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Second fairly large earthquake there this week huh? >< Stay safe.
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Powerful quake rocks Japan
Tsunami alert issued after 8.8-magnitude quake strikes off the northeastern coast of the country. As reported by AlJazeera. Wow that's big...I hope not many casualties.
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Oh wow, 7.9 is pretty **** powerful. BBC is saying 8.8 even.

All the best, stay safe.
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#5 Mar 11 2011 at 1:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Just upscaled to 8.9. 10meter tsunami warning within Japan. Also Tsunami warning arcross most of the Pacific..
including Russia, Taiwan,Guam, Marshall Island, HI, the Philippines, Indonesia..

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#6 Mar 11 2011 at 1:51 AM Rating: Default
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The Japanese prepare for earthquakes and Tsunamis so all the best to them. I just wonder how close our game servers was to the quake since there was no downtime.
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Given Japan is essentially one big fault line, the Japanese a very well prepared for even quakes of this magnitude. While I'm sure there was some damage, Japan has long ago learned how to minimize the effects of earthquakes on their buildings and other structures.

Though, I do hope everyone is ok.
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#8 Mar 11 2011 at 2:15 AM Rating: Good
I have a friend who is from Sendai, she is trying to get ahold of her family in Japan.
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#9 Mar 11 2011 at 3:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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Yoshi-P posted a short message says he (and server) is safe.

And official says GM support is interrupted due to earthquake.
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#10 Mar 11 2011 at 3:14 AM Rating: Excellent
Best wishes to everyone in Japan. I hope everyone can stay safe!
#11 Mar 11 2011 at 3:32 AM Rating: Good
I am glad to hear that everyone is safe at Square-Enix. I hope their families are safe as well. There has been amazing video coverage on CNN via NHK. I think the freakiest part was watching the tsunami as it tore through the farm lands. Also, the refinery fire in Chiba praefacture (sp) was scary to see unfold and unchecked.

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#12 Mar 11 2011 at 4:02 AM Rating: Good
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Best wishes all in JP.

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#13 Mar 11 2011 at 4:39 AM Rating: Good
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Oh dear god I hope this doesn't affect the next patch!


...oh and I hope people weren't killed too.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12710020

That looks really bad =(

Edited, Mar 11th 2011 6:52am by seiferdincht

Btw the patch thing was obviously a (bad) joke. **** people!

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This is crazy, we're still getting quakes. Just had a 6.4 about 20min ago, they aren't calling it an aftershock either. Looks like we'll be under tsunami warning for the rest of the night.
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If there were an 8.8 in LA or London, I wonder how many people would be concerned about stupid possible game interruptions. It's kinda sick.

Well, my best wishes to anyone in Japan affected by this, and their families.
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#16 Mar 11 2011 at 6:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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Not to sound like an *** but, we just got peeps see their homes washed away, trapped and drowned in their vehicles, homes, trapped in burning buildings and probably set on fire, buried alive in all sorts of derbies , etc.

And we got worried about the game servers (>...>?

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Live Japanese coverage if anyone wants to see new up to date footage. http://wwitv.com/tv_channels/6810.htm
This is pretty bad. They prepare for earthquakes, but most preparation in constructions etc is rated to withstand 9.0. This is a 8.9 and is Japans largest Earthquake in recorded history, and about the 6-7th largest in world's recorded history. The first after shock alone was 7.9. Best Wishes Japan, and now Hawaii who is expecting a very large Tsunami in the next hours or so.
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My father lives near Indonesia they're just tiny islands with no hills to climb to. I called him but feels pretty bad that there's nothing I can do to help from the other side of the planet. =(

Japan is pretty well prepared for these kinds of disasters but the poor countries around the red zone can only hope the wave doesn't rip away everything.
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Be safe everyone in Japan my thoughts and prayers are all those affected.
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#20 Mar 11 2011 at 9:26 AM Rating: Good
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Geez, It's things like this that really makes one put things into perspective.

My safest wishes go out to Japan and it's residents.

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West coasts turn for the the Tsunami. Should hit within the next 5-15 minutes.

link to the USGS site.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/region/Asia.php

Link to our local news covering it live.

http://www.ksbw.com/video/27159941/detail.html
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#22 Mar 11 2011 at 10:47 AM Rating: Good
I'm trying to get a TDY to help out over there, but since I'm attached to Europe I oubt they'd let me in on a PACAF mission.

Best of luck to Japan, and hopefully all of our Japanese ZAM members are safe and sound.

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Not to sound like an *** but, we just got peeps see their homes washed away, trapped and drowned in their vehicles, homes, trapped in burning buildings and probably set on fire, buried alive in all sorts of derbies , etc.

And we got worried about the game servers (>...>?



I don't think it was a worry, just a querry. I highly doubt anyone is more concerned about the game servers than they are human beings... but I guess you never know.

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#23 Mar 11 2011 at 10:54 AM Rating: Good
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Best wishes to all those affected. I'm thinking of you.
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Thankfully down in Tokyo when all this madness started. Over 200 miles away and we still got pretty shaken up, students spending the night at the school since the trains have been shut down.

My thoughts are with all those in Sendai, Odaiba, and all the other places affected by the earthquake, tsunami, whirlpool, and the other misfortunes that have come about today.
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Was doing some leves last night and one of our LS members lives over there. She was gone for a bit and we thought she was just AFK. She finally came back and said she had to run outside because of a huge earthquake. She ended up going "AFK" again and never came back. Hope they okay.
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Although its somewhat off topic, less than 1 hr ago a M7.9 huge earthquake break out at the northeast shore of Japan. The tsunami after earthquake swallowed many residential area at sea shore.

In Tokyo a telecom center located in Odaiba burned just like a torch and telephone line almost totally jammed.

You may feel some additional lag when connecting FFXIV tonight because routing problem.
Now I have to clean the debris on my desk....

I hope that you, your friends/family and all people you know are safe...
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Our tank started flipping out during our Dodore fight because she felt the 5.5 in Tokyo.
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#28 Mar 11 2011 at 2:21 PM Rating: Good
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My god. That infrastructural damage is going to take decades to fix along with billions of dollars.

Japanese architecture is masterful in its ability to weather the worst of earthquakes, but the technology required to defend against tsunamis, sadly, simply does not yet exist. I'm thinking a specially-shaped, massive, mechanically-retractable concrete berm. But that's the stuff of fiction.

I really feel for Japan's citizens right now, more-so than any other people struck by earthquakes in the last decade. Maybe I'm just biased for civilizations I admire.
#29 Mar 11 2011 at 2:35 PM Rating: Good
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I'm thinking a specially-shaped, massive, mechanically-retractable concrete berm. But that's the stuff of fiction.


It exists. It's financially irresponsible to impliment it though. However (sorry) hopefully with the extent of damage on this one it makes it ethically (people don't like to move) possible. It's actually a very simple tech, it just takes up a lot of land. People don't like to move no matter what thier govt says or spends.

More or less it's a retractible system similar to what airports use to redirect jet wash. I'd go into specifics but the requirements change based on the potentials. It'd be about a 50' wide patch of land inland from the coast. You'll never see this tech on a coastline because of beachfront property values. But it would have prevented alot of the farmland damage which is what will cost the Japanese the most over the years. Desalinating fields is more expensive than rebuilding skyscrapers.
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#30 Mar 11 2011 at 3:01 PM Rating: Good
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Wow, it's looking pretty bad over there. My thought and prayers to everyone in Japan and everywhere else it has impacted.
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latest news: earthquake rocks SE HQ, wada hits head on desk realizes Early release FFXIV a mistake.

all jokes aside i hope you guys are ok.




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Woke up here in Australia, turned on the TV and saw the news with rather disturbing footages. Heard from report that they expected casualties in the thousands. :( By the gods I hope it's really not the case.
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I thought they had a 7.9 the other day, with no damage. Then, the 8.9 this last night (i'm EST). Either way, it's really messed up over there rigt now. They even had flooding in Tokyo. Luckily, this is Japan we are talking about. I'm willing to bet the emergency help will be much better than it was in New Orleans.
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I thought they had a 7.9 the other day, with no damage. Then, the 8.9 this last night (i'm EST). Either way, it's really messed up over there rigt now. They even had flooding in Tokyo. Luckily, this is Japan we are talking about. I'm willing to bet the emergency help will be much better than it was in New Orleans.


Flooding? May I ask where you saw this? We stayed up all night and thankfully didn't see a drop of water where I am. I'm not sure of how many are dead but they're are a great deal of missing people missing from what I've seen of the news so far this morning. :(

Edit: Saw where there was flooding. So much news to sift through. :(

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I had fond memories of Sendai when I visited Japan last time, so sad to see the devastation the city and vicinity had suffered.

My thoughts are with them.
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Given Japan is essentially one big fault line, the Japanese a very well prepared for even quakes of this magnitude. While I'm sure there was some damage, Japan has long ago learned how to minimize the effects of earthquakes on their buildings and other structures.

Though, I do hope everyone is ok.


Over a 1000 assumed dead so far. I guess no matter how prepared you are there is no getting away from this. The Earthquake was one thing but it looks like the Tsunami swallowed up the cities nearby and did the most damage, its so sad seeing something like this tbh...I dunno how people are so worried about their servers, seems selfish to me.
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Looks like they're about to have their own version of Chernobyl x 3.
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I finally got my crying in. All day the news just kept getting worse and worse. One of my best friends is still trapped in her office building in Tokyo at the top of a sky scraper. She's been sending me updates as long as her cell phone battery holds out. She says every 5 minutes they feel another quake. She says she's OK but terrified.

Meanwhile, according to BBC news, two nuclear power plants in Tokyo have been damaged and are leaking radio active steam into the air.

One of our friends was at the epicenter of the quake and is still missing. My friend in Tokyo will be updating us if anything is heard from her.
And one of my other friend's family was is Iwate, which practically got completely wiped out.

I've been getting phone calls all day but the reality of this finally just set in and I'm shaking with grief while writing this.

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I finally got my crying in. All day the news just kept getting worse and worse. One of my best friends is still trapped in her office building in Tokyo at the top of a sky scraper. She's been sending me updates as long as her cell phone battery holds out. She says every 5 minutes they feel another quake. She says she's OK but terrified.

Meanwhile, according to BBC news, two nuclear power plants in Tokyo have been damaged and are leaking radio active steam into the air.

One of our friends was at the epicenter of the quake and is still missing. My friend in Tokyo will be updating us if anything is heard from her.
And one of my other friend's family was is Iwate, which practically got completely wiped out.

I've been getting phone calls all day but the reality of this finally just set in and I'm shaking with grief while writing this.



My heart goes out to you and your friend Autumnfire. All we could do right now is hope for the best.

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Was doing some leves last night and one of our LS members lives over there. She was gone for a bit and we thought she was just AFK. She finally came back and said she had to run outside because of a huge earthquake. She ended up going "AFK" again and never came back. Hope they okay.



I think I saw her floating around on cnn.


Wow this is pretty ****** up <.<
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hope you all are ok!!! stay safe
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I am so sick of this dammed planet. God forbid we have beautiful cultures in awesome locations.
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I am so sick of this dammed planet. God forbid we have beautiful cultures in awesome locations.


If I build my house on the San Andreas Fault, is it the planet's fault when my house is swallowed, or mine?
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#45pixelpop, Posted: Mar 12 2011 at 3:57 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) The @#%^en panets fault in my book
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The @#%^en panets fault in my book
that's why I said I hate this planet


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25 minutes ago:

Blast, radiation leak at Japanese nuclear plant. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42044156/ns/world_news-asiapacific
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I am so sick of this dammed planet. God forbid we have beautiful cultures in awesome locations.


If I build my house on the San Andreas Fault, is it the planet's fault when my house is swallowed, or mine?

Crass, arrogant attitude of someone who's never been close to a disaster or tragedy. Do cops and firemen who fall in the line of duty get what they have coming too?
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The @#%^en panets fault in my book
that's why I said I hate this planet


Well, you ARE free to leave any time you wish.
OK, now you are just being a troll.
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I am so sick of this dammed planet. God forbid we have beautiful cultures in awesome locations.


If I build my house on the San Andreas Fault, is it the planet's fault when my house is swallowed, or mine?

Crass, arrogant attitude of someone who's never been close to a disaster or tragedy. Do cops and firemen who fall in the line of duty get what they have coming too?
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The @#%^en panets fault in my book
that's why I said I hate this planet


Well, you ARE free to leave any time you wish.
OK, now you are just being a troll.


And you're being an idiot who can't read.

He was blaming the planet like the planet just one day decided "Hey, I'm gonna kill these people!". I then asked him a rhetorical question in relation to his statement.

He then reiterated his hate for the planet, to which I informed him he's free to leave. How he does so is up to him.

Planet has been here a whole lot longer than we have, and will be here long after we're gone.

Nothing trollish about it.

So, um, kiss off?

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Now really isn't the time to be arguing.
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I know I'm late to say this, but I hope everyone will be okay and back to their normal routine soon.
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