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#26 Chaos-blades

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:41 PM

Earth's day length shortened by Japan earthquake

Click here to read the article.

Exerpt - "A new analysis of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan has found that the intense temblor has accelerated Earth's spin, shortening the length of the 24-hour day by 1.8 microseconds,"
Damn! that's 1.8 less milliseconds that could be used for nerfing.

Someone asked about Australia, we're fine but apparently there are roughly 11,000 Aussies in Japan, roughly 1000 of which were in/near Sendai. The Australian News headlines are "Earthquake in Japan, the lives of 11,000 Aussies at risk" (and then 5 minutes later it's like) "And some Japanese are missing too".
Man I hate the media.

Apparently Australia is going to benefit from this, economically speaking, Japan is one of our biggest exports for metals and whatever for building.
(We also sell Uranium to them :) )
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#27 ricochet

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:51 PM

Damn! that's 1.8 less milliseconds that could be used for nerfing.


.0000018 seconds to be percise. What on earth are we going to do by losing such an immense interval of time? The world must be ending...
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#28 Chaos-blades

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:58 PM

Damn! that's 1.8 less milliseconds that could be used for nerfing.


.0000018 seconds to be percise. What on earth are we going to do by losing such an immense interval of time? The world must be ending...

Maybe leading up to 2012 there'll be enough quakes that a day will last an hour and we'll all be crushed by the immense gravity. Nooooooo lol

Edited by Chaos-blades, 14 March 2011 - 08:59 PM.

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#29 VelveetaAvenger

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 10:17 PM

Well, I guess one of the reactor buildings caught fire, so who knows what will eventually end up happening there.

Edit: Now I'm reading that they put it out, but I guess it was going most of the afternoon.

Edited by VelveetaAvenger, 14 March 2011 - 10:30 PM.

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#30 Demon Lord

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 10:27 PM

Latest on the nuke fire in Japan.
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#31 jakejagan

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 10:43 PM

Today, they found 2000 bodies that washed up on shores
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