Yeap, nasty stuff, have family there that were on their way to the airport at the time. Luckily they were only about half way there and were all ok at last check.
The footage this morning is unbelievable!! Poor souls
Its difficult to comprehend the scale of this sort of thing for most Brits, as we simply don't suffer from natural disasters like this. Our earthquakes rarely hit 3.0, we get a bit of flooding sometimes but that's about it.
Im just watching it with our head now, truly speechless!
My cousin is in Sydney hope they dont get hit bad!
Just makes you wonder though, if all this is just building up to something major in 2012!
Christchirch NZ earthquake *2
Japan earthquake / tsunami
Im sure theres been more than that thats happened in the last 6 years that Ive forgotton about..
The entire Pacific basin is now on Tsunami alert... even Sydney, Auckland, Wellington and South America :(
Unless it is changed which could of places like New Zealand are marine alert which means will not come in land but will be large/strong tidal waves etc.
Australian Bureau of Meteorology says there's no threat to Australia despite the alert. Let's hope they're right. Queensland and New Zealand don't need this on top of their other problems.
hopefully all we will get is some nice waves, ill be sure to look out the surfboard :)
(in no means being inconsiderate but trying to make light of a grim situation)
BBC Shows it arriving at about 3pm (edit, damn, thats UK time.. dont think i fancy going for a surf at 2am, thats when we feed the sharks)
hmm if i remember correctly this is the month that the Moon is closet to the Earth since 2005, so we should be expecting more freak wheather. :(
its all just building up to December 21, 2012
Hope someone is building an Ark...
Think Im gonna make a wee trip to South America this (northern hemisphere) summer, pay homage to the Mayans..