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Ground is Swaying in Japan - Liquification - About to Go Under! April 12, 2011

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They will have to rebuild in a style like Venice

when the sea rises, so does the city.

This is just crazy

Thanks for posting sierrahpbt. Things are not looking good there at all.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

ytc's picture

. . . or Liquefaction

It's not limited to land-filled coastal areas. The scale of the tectonic plate movement of this mega-quake is comparable to the ones recorded for A.D. 869 (Jougan earthquake) and 1896 (Meiji earthquake). One mayor of a little coastal village of Fudai remembered the old saying that "the Meiji earthquake brought about 15meters high Tsunami" and stubbornly insisted on building 15.5 meters H x 155 meters L dike in 1960s. At the time he was ridiculed for "wasting" so much money, impoverishing the meager village coffer. This village of 3000 or so people ALL survived this time.

I love it when you use big words!

please, oh please my captain!

do tell!

Do you self-identify with

Do you self-identify with Walt Whitman? Not that there's anything wrong with that.......

SteveMT's picture

This is due to all of the quakes/aftershocks.

Buildings sink when they are constructed on ground with a high water table that are then shaken, and that is a fact.

The ground is very unstable there.

dude, it was landfill.

Hmm, I wonder why they had to fill it in, in the first place? mebbe because it got washed away in the past?

quicksand does not exist in MT?

heck, I bet the next thing you are going to tell me is the ant's don't bite either.

SteveMT's picture

No biting ants here, and no quicksand either....

just solid bedrock.

I hate it when that happens!

yes, it was all built on landfill. not only that, Fxxxxshima was also built at sea level.
the back up generators were "below" ground level.
Hmm, seems they got wet. darn it!
I hate it when that happens!
the Japanese are good copycats.
[it is not good to pick on someone when they are down]
so, I will STXX.
even if, well you know, if most of their words sound like somebody just sneezed...or itchyxxxxxx.

And they used GE's reactor

And they used GE's reactor design, which was cheaper than Westinghouse's. The Westinghouse design had more safety built in.

They saved some money, and are now exporting their pollution to my food and water.

Important underlying theme ...

"It's better to get there slow, than to not get there fast".
- ATruePatriot

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

Would this be caused by the

Would this be caused by the water table swelling with water from the Tsunami?


one would overwhelm the other in time scale.

What is time scale? Are you

What is time scale? Are you referring to water rising to its own level?


it would not have time.

a tsunami would not affect or effect the water table.

love you babe!

hydrostatic pressure would prohibit this.

not that, well you know, I have any experience in things that swell. dear.


[and in in case you were thinking I had something else in mind, it has to do with capillary attraction]

Strange things are afoot in Japan

to be sure.

Dude can you imagine

If you were F@%$ed up when that happened? Stoned would be okay be the most memorable time you were ever high. Mushrooms, peyote, or LSD...forget it. Be the worst trip ever. I would freak the hell out.

me and my friend said the

me and my friend said the same thing when we watched this lol

northstar's picture

That is sure creepy


Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

Every year is a year for Ron Paul!

That's is some scary stuff.

I feel horrible for the Japanese people.


"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009

I say you should take 6 minutes and watch this.

They're wearing masks, shopping for survival, and the ground rises considerably spewing water between cracks.
What a nightmare.

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

Is that real?

Is that real?

Ground liquification vid is several weeks old

That doesn't mean it isn't fascinating . . . it is.

I cannot even ascertain whether the video is of post 3-11 quake footage or from some time prior . . .

Phil. 4:13

Wow! Pretty ...

spooky. I wonder what it is that is causing the ground to move that way? I don't understand the mechanics of liquification so much--it's so weird!

I read in one of the comments that it could possible be the result of the man-made land that they built upon that could now be eroding.

Interesting. Where is the

Interesting. Where is the basis for the 'liquification' claim, though?

"The casualty of partisanship is objectivity."

Maybe it was one of those worms....

like on the movie Tremors?
Wild stuff, for sure!!

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

guys.. watch the ground

guys.. watch the ground move.. wild.