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Journalist Wall of Shame

This Wall of Shame is being assembled by various people, many of whom are on the ground in Japan as residents, not temporarily assigned journalists, who are sick of the sensationalist, overly speculative, and just plain bad reporting that has gone on since the Tohoku quake in Japan last Friday (March 11). We feel that contacting each and every publication and reporter every time a bad report shows up is not effective, and it is our sincere hope that this will encourage journalists to aspire to a higher (some would say minimal) level of responsibility in their reports. If you would like to add a report of your own, feel free.

 

 

 

 

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CHINA shoulda caught this quake, not japan. killing the u.s. slow with their lead laced goods and inferior products. oh, but wait. it's the u.s. corporations that choose to out-source and have "our" goods made there then imported here.

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add liquefaction to the list of compounding disasters.

 

very interesting stuff.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20110419/sc_livescience/japanquakecausedsurprisinglyseveresoilcollapse

 

The 9.0 earthquake in Japan — the fourth most powerful quake ever recorded — also caused an unusually severe and widespread shift in soil through liquefaction, a new study suggests.

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The duration of the Japanese earthquake, about five minutes, could be the key to the severity of the liquefaction and may force researchers to reconsider the extent of liquefaction damage possible.

 

"With such a long-lasting earthquake, we saw how structures that might have been okay after 30 seconds just continued to sink and tilt as the shaking continued for several more minutes," Ashford said. "And it was clear that younger sediments, and especially areas built on recently filled ground, are much more vulnerable."

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I always wonder about liquifaction when i'm on treasure island in s.f. 100% man made land in the middle

of the bay. I get the feeling that it would straight up sink into the bay in a big enough/long lasting quake.

In related news, we had a small earthquake (3.8) yesterday afternoon.

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MASSIVE FISH DIE OFF IN VENTURA!

 

A SIMILAR THING HAPPENED IN REDONDO 2 DAYS BEFORE THE 1ST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE TSUNAMI

VENTURA - Officials say thousands of anchovies and sardines have died in Ventura Harbor after using up all their oxygen.

 

Pat Hummer of the Ventura Harbor Patrol says the fish died Monday, although they moved into the harbor a week ago.

 

Hummer says three patrol boats drove around scooping up dead fish before they started sinking and stinking. They filled up more than 20 50-gallon barrels throughout the day. The carcasses were dumped at sea.

 

In early March, 175 tons or 2.5 million sardines died in Redondo Beach after running out of oxygen.

 

Officials say they don't know why the fish entered the harbor, but they could have been chased by a sea lion, dolphin or strong tide.

 

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Information from: Ventura County Star, http://venturacountystar.com

 

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_17883086?source=rv

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"Dolphins and sea lions that have died along the Southern California coast in recent weeks may be victims of a deadly neurotoxin produced by a seasonal algae bloom, experts said Tuesday."

 

 

this had nothing to do with liquefaction. not even close. also totally unrelated to earthquakes and tsunamis.

 

 

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ink face, i know what you mean. i sometimes have a weird 'sinking' feeling like that on manhattan.

not man made, but how much shit can you stack on an island before it becomes unstable?

 

mexico city is also sinking. built on marshes. i don't think they have quakes to worry about though.

 

 

/off topic, but this is almost comical

 

Mexico City, the capitol of Mexico, is indeed sinking. In fact, it is estimated that during the 20th century, the city has sunk approximately 29 to 36 feet (9 to 11 m). Take a dry lake bed, an extremely thirsty population, poor conservation and a seismically active ground underfoot, and you’ve got a serious problem. This thriving metropolis of approximately 24 million (and growing fast) is facing serious problems that threaten infrastructure, water supplies and irreplaceable architecture if the problem is not fixed soon.

 

The reason why Mexico City is sinking is simple. The city’s main water supply — more than 70% — comes from pumping water from aquifers below the city that were part of the original lake. The water is being siphoned faster than it is replaced by natural sources, such as rainfall. Although the region has significant rainfall, it occurs over short period of time, and the infrastructure is not geared toward collecting and purifying rainwater. The residents of the city consume a great deal of water, more than average for other South Americans. Not only do they consume a lot of water, a lot is wasted — as much as 40% by some estimates — due to poor conservation, leaky, dislocated pipes and substandard waste treatment.

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