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How much time between earthquake and tsunami?

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  1. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    How much time passed between the big Japan quake and the tsunami going onshore?
     
  2. goneracin

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    i think i read about 15 minutes.
     
  3. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a major design goof at the Japanese plants.

    No power after the tsunami even with 15 minutes warning.
     
  4. capulona

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    a Tsunami travels at around 500 mph, so it depends on how far you are from the fault line
     
  5. Hawk46

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    Not enough...
     
  6. Bushmaster1313

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    I read that the boron rods were triggered by the quake and were in place, but thw water would not pump when the power went out.
     
  7. shannon391

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    10,000 lifetimes.
     
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    They had Diesel generators that were protected against quake problems, but the fuel tanks were not and as a result they could not goo into their fail safe procedures.

    A goof of monumental proportions, and you might not hear much in the media but that's what happened.

    I saw one proffesional who mentioned it, no more.

    HM
     
  9. Bushmaster1313

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    Nuclear power plants tanked by a power failure.

    What's next?
     
  10. Pull & Mark

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    Thanks Halfmile, I wondered why the back-up generators would not work. Thought maybe it was lack of maintinence or broken water pipes or wires caused by the quake??? I did manage to read that the #l reactor that went down was built 40 years ago. That was before the 80 something quake that Japan had that changed all their building codes. A large number of these newer buildings did OK in the quake. I pray for them daily. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  11. Stl Flyn

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    I seen nine minutes was the actual time. I think the reports were that three of the four nuclear power plants were supposed to be dismantled in the next few years because of there age. Then rebuilt. The 250 mile stretch of NE Japan closest to the epicenter moved up to 13 feet closer to the United States, and the northeast corner of Japan sank 2 feet. The earths figured axis moved 6.5 inches. Now that is some serious earth movement.
     
  12. Hawkeye Kid

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    the TSUNAMI STARTS AT THE EARTHQUAKE FAULT LINE, WHICH WAS ABOUT 80 MILES OFF THE COAST. traveling AT 500 MPR, THE TSUNAMI TRAVELED AT 8.33 MILES PER MINUTE, SO IT TOOK LESS THAN 10 MINUTES TO REACH THE COAST ID JAPAN.

    HANK
     
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