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Very sad "news": Prayers to the Japanese people...

Postby Stany Buyle » Sat 12 Mar 2011 09:34

2011 March 11th, An earthquake and tsunami hit Japan.
Today March 12th, the disaster's massive impact seems worse, much worse than anybody dared to fear, even a nuclear disaster as a result of the earthquake is not excluded right now.
CNN seems to be a good source for latest minute information about this terrible catastrophy.
All visitors of this forum have some kind of relation with Japan because of their high standards on the manufacturing of photographic equipment. The city of Sendai where an important Nikon plant is, has been struck badly. After some witnesses reports on Dpreview nobody there seems to be hurt even though the factory is damaged.

Let our prayers go to those Japanese and foreign people who died in this disaster, to those who suffer at this moment and to give power to those who will build up this fantastic country once again.

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Re: Very sad "news": Prayers to the Japanese people...

Postby Stany Buyle » Sun 13 Mar 2011 12:36

Pictures on the website of a Belgium newspaper that show the Sendai area before/after the catastophe:
Move the overlay picture with your cursor from the right side of the picture to see "before" and "after".
http://www.standaard.be/artikel/detail.aspx?artikelid=DMF20110313_028
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Re: Very sad "news": Prayers to the Japanese people...

Postby Stany Buyle » Sun 13 Mar 2011 15:37

Incredible the speed and destruction power of the upcoming water...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2gJrhxevT4&feature=player_embedded
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Link with info to make a donation to Japanese Red Cross

Postby Stany Buyle » Tue 15 Mar 2011 12:28

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Nikon shuts down DSLR factory after Japan quake

Postby Stany Buyle » Tue 15 Mar 2011 12:46

From amateurphotographer.co.uk:
Nikon shuts down DSLR factory after Japan quake

Nikon has shut down its production facilities in northern Japan, including the factory that makes flagship DSLR cameras such as the D700, following the earthquake and tsunami disaster.

read more......

Also Canon was forced to halt production at some of its manufacturing plants after power failures caused by the Japan earthquake.
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Sony factory hit by tsunami (YouTube video link)

Postby Stany Buyle » Mon 11 Apr 2011 23:40

Click on the underneath screenshot to open the link.
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Re: Very sad "news": Prayers to the Japanese people...

Postby Stany Buyle » Wed 13 Apr 2011 17:35

Yet another amateur video captured by people searching safety on higher ground on the moment the tsunami hit the coast. Incredible and soo sad in the mean time...

Click on the underneath screenshot to open the link.
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Re: Very sad "news": Prayers to the Japanese people...

Postby DiederikVP » Wed 13 Apr 2011 20:42

Even though I hope they will, I wonder if Japan will ever recover from this disaster. I was reading that geology experts expect several more shocks to come because pressure on the continental crack line has risen. Next to all that geological power the impact of nuclear pollution which is probably much worse than authorities admit...
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