March 11, 2011 at 6:59 am #2292olavfParticipant
8.8…holy fark man.March 11, 2011 at 8:18 am #39601lokisbongParticipant
Man! I am keeping my fingers crossed.March 11, 2011 at 9:07 am #39602SilverStagParticipant
8.9 now, sickening to watch the video- hoping some friends (and corsec67, of course) are OK.March 11, 2011 at 9:23 am #39603UranusParticipant
That’s seriously rough. Isn’t LeicaLens out there as well ?March 11, 2011 at 11:35 am #39604
On a break at work and logged in to ask this same question. Hope they are okay, and that we hear from them soon.
And then, if they ARE okay–I want pictures.March 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm #39605
Leica is listed here as being located in Fukuoka; about 5-600 miles SW of the quake epicenter. Corsec is listed as being in Colorado, so I don’t know where he’s at (I can’t figure out how to search that on fark proper.)March 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm #39606orionidParticipant
With any luck, they’re both going to be fine, and they’re going to split the pulitzer this year.March 11, 2011 at 3:05 pm #39607
With any luck, they’re both going to be fine, and they’re going to split the pulitzer this year.
*Like*March 11, 2011 at 3:41 pm #39608chupathingieParticipant
Good lord, but the vid of the wall of water, debris, buildings, cars, etc is insane. Heartbreaking to watch it overtake cars trying to flee… 🙁
Here’s hoping all the farkers there check in soon…March 11, 2011 at 4:10 pm #39609KestranaParticipant
LeicaLens said he was going on vacation around this time but I don’t remember where, keep your eyes peeled in old threads. Corsec lives in Tokyo last I recall. But with 4 million people out of power, it may be awhile before we hear from them.March 11, 2011 at 8:16 pm #39610ElsinoreKeymaster
Hoping anyone over there is ok!!March 13, 2011 at 5:03 am #39611LeicaLensParticipant
I’m fine, and all my Japanese family and friends are fine too, so I feel very lucky. Friends up in Tokyo suffered some shaking (in older houses particularly), and power cuts, but they are mostly fine. Getting home from Tokyo on Friday night was apparently a nightmare, with many people buying bicycles to make the journey. Even high-end bikes sold like hot cakes.
I was back in Britain when the earthquake struck; I was actually due to fly back to Fukuoka via Tokyo Narita, and was at the airport when my wife mailed me to say there had been a big earthquake. I ended up flying back through Korea (from Amsterdam), and arrived back not much later than my original plan. Fukuoka, and Kyushu generally, is too far away to have suffered any damage from the earthquake and tsunami, so I feel very lucky. It’s the poor sods up north we’re all worried about, and now the nuclear power plants seem to be the major concern. Well, that and cleaning up, assessing the damage, and counting the losses.March 13, 2011 at 5:22 am #39612
Glad to hear you and yours are okay, Leica; any idea where Corsec would have been?March 13, 2011 at 5:36 am #39613LeicaLensParticipant
Thanks, rav. I am not sure if Corsec is still in Japan, but from what I remember he was in Okazaki City, which is in Aichi Prefecture, south of Tokyo, and still further south from the epicentre, so he should be okay. I haven’t seen any news about damage in Aichi, though I think the airport, Nagoya, may have been shut on Friday.March 13, 2011 at 6:12 am #39614lokisbongParticipant
I am also glad you are ok along with your friends and family.
Now if we would just hear from Corsec soon.
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