JAPAN Earthquake #eqjp

UPDATED Saturday, 12 March 2011

### See What if? related post and updating comments via this link

(Sat 9.02pm) @CEQgovtnz If u can’t contact family in North-East Japan contact Ministry of Foreign Affairs 0800 432 111 or from overseas +64 4 439 8000 #eqjp

(Sat 3.29pm) @nzherald Families concerned about NZers in Japan should contact MFAT on 0800 432 111 or 64 4 439 8000 #eqnz #tsunami

@NZcivildefence Only messages issued by MCDEM represent the official warning status for New Zealand. #eqnz #tsunami

Official Civil Defence Website http://bit.ly/d94pAr #chch #eqnz

(Sat 5.54pm) @NZcivildefence #eqjp Cancellation of National Warning – Tsunami: Marine & Minor Land Threat to NZ update 19: 1730, 12 March, 2011… http://dlvr.it/JzgBr

(Sat 4.28pm) @NZcivildefence #eqjp Tsunami marine and minor land threat warning in effect for NZ update 18: 1613, 12 March, 2011 A tsunami marine… http://dlvr.it/JzSbp #eqnz #tsunami

(Fri 10.05pm) @NZcivildefence A tsunami marine warning is in effect for New Zealand. A Marine Threat means strong and unusual currents are possible in the sea, rivers and estuaries. No land threat is expected at this time. #eqnz #tsunami

(Fri 10.40pm) @NZcivildefence We will copy our website updates to Google Docs while problems with www.civildefence.govt.nz continue. #eqnz #tsunami

@CEQgovtnz Please ensure you’re following @NZcivildefence for updates on the NZ situation #eqjp #japan #earthquake

Official Civil Defence Website http://bit.ly/d94pAr #chch #eqnz

(Sat 5.56pm) @CEQgovtnz No further tsunami threat exists for New Zealand coastlines #eqjp #tsunami National warning is now CANCELLED

@CEQgovtnz People in coastal areas should:
1. Stay off beaches #chch #eqnz
2. Stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, including boating activities) #chch #eqnz
3. Do not go sightseeing #chch #eqnz
4. Share this information with family, neighbours and friends #chch #eqnz
5. Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates #chch #eqnz
6. Follow instructions of your local Civil Defence authorities #chch #eqnz

Fri 11 Mar 2011
@CEQgovtnz An earthquake of magnitude 8.9 has occured in Japan. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has issued a Tsunami Watch #chch #eqnz


(Fri 11 Mar, via @Reuters) FLASH: Tsunami of 10 metres hits port in Sendai, northern Japan; power outage hits 4 million homes in Tokyo, surrounding area – Kyodo

(Fri 10.49pm) @DnCityCouncil Tsunami caused by earthquake in Japan is not expected to cause damage to Dunedin. Be cautious at shorelines.
More at http://bit.ly/dKJD6G #eqnz #tsunami

(Fri 10.16pm) @NZcivildefence The first wave to arrive to New Zealand will be in the areas around North Cape at approximately 0623 12 March 2011. #eqnz #tsunami

(Fri 10.13pm) @NZcivildefence MCDEM and scientific advisors are closely monitoring the situation to determine the severity of the threat to NZ #eqnz #tsunami

(Fri 9.44pm) @Reuters reports the earthquake was the biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years. #eqnz #tsunami

(Fri 9.43pm) @CEQgovtnz A Civil Defence advisory panel has been convened to assess the threat of the Japan tsunami to NZ #eqnz #tsunami

### 3news.co.nz Sat, 12 Mar 2011 9:03a.m.
Japan buildings designed to withstand strong quakes
By Tom Parmenter
As everything shook in Japan people said the buildings around them moved like jelly. In many cases that’s exactly what they are supposed to do. Modern structures in Japan are designed to move with the earth rather than against it. In giant warehouses different techniques are tested.
Read more + Video

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Geography, People

4 responses to “JAPAN Earthquake #eqjp

  1. jess bradbury

    Please could you tell me if tsunami has had any effect on South Island of New Zealand. Thank you

  2. Russell Garbutt


  3. Anonymous

    A new low in ODT sensationalist journalism is about to be reached…

    • Elizabeth

      I winced after NewstalkZB tweeted a certain (news?) header…

      (my tweet reply) not so sure “radiation spewing out…” is responsible measured journalism, oh wait – you’re NewstalkZB ;-)

      (my tweet) and you’re right at the scene – so you know what “spewing out” looks like, tastes like, smells like, yeah yeah

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