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Tsunami Engulfs Japan, Threatens All Pacific Rim

And that means me; I'm below the tenth floor.... 

Will hit SF at 8:08 am.  Must check on Hawaii. I am now listening to the tsunami warning targeting me.  33 foot waves in Japan, unthinkable, salting all the  farmland in slow motion, ruining the airports, tossing cars like toys. In Japan they issued a tsunami warning within three minutes of the earthquake....

Evacuate...      ..... prepare for flooding.

Here's reposted from the Tribune:

Tsunami warning: Weather officials estimate time of initial tsunami surge in Bay Area
Bay City News Service
Posted: 03/11/2011 03:16:53 AM PST
Updated: 03/11/2011 03:16:54 AM PST

A tsunami could hit the Bay Area this morning but its size has yet to be determined, a National Weather Service official said.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimates that the tsunami could hit Point Arena at 7:26 a.m., Point Reyes at 7:39 a.m., Monterey at 7:44 a.m., and San Francisco at 8:08 a.m.

And this frightening footage from Russia Today:

And worse, from Al Jazeera

some cctv... from japan...

More as it happens -- if I have to go, you know I will have to bring the internet with me...  if  I can ...  

God help us.

Be seeing you.

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  1. I hope that you make it out safely.

  2. Hope you'll be safe.

  3. thank you -- it was a mere three foot swell here, and that at low tide, so we were ok -- my heart goes out to the people in Japan -- i'm grateful to be safe.