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General discussion / Re: Japanese earthquake
« on: March 12, 2011, 05:01:23 PM »
su - nah - me ...whats the problem? Have you a stutter?

10712
General discussion / Re: Japanese earthquake
« on: March 12, 2011, 03:13:55 PM »
Japan's quake shifts earth's axis by 25 cm
 
 
Initial results out of Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology show that the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rattled Japan Friday shifted the earth's rotation axis by about 25 centimetres.

INGV's report, which came hours after the devastating incident, is equivalent to "very, very tiny" changes that won't be seen for centuries, though, Canadian geologists say.

Only after centuries would a second be lost as each day is shortened by a millionth of a second, according to University of Toronto geology professor Andrew Miall.

"Ten inches sounds like quite a lot when you hold a ruler in front of you. But if you think of it in terms of the earth as a whole, it's absolutely tiny; it's minute," he said.

"It's going to make minute changes to the length of a day. It could make very, very tiny changes to the tilt of the earth, which affects the seasons, but these effects are so small, it'd take very precise satellite navigation to pick it up."

The earth's rotation will now shift at a different speed because the globe's mass has been redistributed, said Michael Bostock, a University of B.C. earthquake seismology professor.

He used an analogy of a figure skater pulling in his or her arms to spin faster because weight has been reorganized.

"Ultimately, if you change the length of day, you can change the length of time a given point on earth receives sunlight and doesn't receive sunlight," he said. "But will this affect us in our lifetimes? Absolutely not."

The researchers said that while the minuscule change may be completely undetectable, it still illustrates the punch behind the Japan's massive earthquake.


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General discussion / Re: Japanese earthquake
« on: March 11, 2011, 10:12:00 PM »
Was talking to my mate who lives there via facebook he was saying he walked home from work,took him 5 hrs.
All the transport system is stopped and cars are just at a standstill, he said the quake wasn't too bad where he was, only thing that upset him was he couldn't contact home as phone lines were not working.

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General discussion / Re: Japanese earthquake
« on: March 11, 2011, 10:01:18 PM »
Just see there that the radiation levels are actually 1000 times more than normal and not just 8 times as was reported earlier.
Scary stuff.
Yes ross that clip of the guy trying to outrun the wave is shocking

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General discussion / Re: Japanese earthquake
« on: March 11, 2011, 06:55:47 PM »
Some crazy pictures here.
http://www.nytimes.com

10717
General discussion / Re: Japanese earthquake
« on: March 11, 2011, 03:27:48 PM »
The video footage of the wave moving inland heading straight for a motorway with cars using it is shocking,God help those people.

10718
General discussion / Re: Orlando
« on: March 11, 2011, 02:14:59 PM »
ross4life what is it you do for a living?

My business is none of yours.

Just as I and Tony expected you are a Grade A Bullshitter!

10719
GAA Discussion / Re: LAOIS V KILDARE 13TH MARCH 2011 NEWBRIDGE
« on: March 11, 2011, 01:59:26 PM »
Laois football team to face Kildare

1.Michael Nolan
2.Robert Kehoe
3.Kevin Meaney
4.Denis Booth
5.Darren Strong
6.Shane Julian
7.Conor Boyle
8.Pauric Clancy
9.John O’Loughlin
10,Colm Begley
11.Daithi Carroll
12.Niall Donoher
13.Ross Munnelly
14.Billy Sheehan
15.Michael John Tierney

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General discussion / Re: Orlando
« on: March 11, 2011, 01:54:17 PM »
ross4life what is it you do for a living?

10721
General discussion / Re: Japanese earthquake
« on: March 11, 2011, 10:46:14 AM »
Just sent a message to a mate living in Tokyo but doesn't appear to be much damage there. 8.9 is a big 'un.

Have a mate over in Tokyo as well was just onto him on facebook there.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: March 10, 2011, 10:21:48 PM »
Milltown had stated that this happened a Glasgow Derby, I'm sure he'll admit he was incorrect  :o

Partick Thistle  V Queen's Park  ?

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: March 10, 2011, 09:17:24 PM »
Liverpool didn't have to fight that hard to beat united. They just rolled over and played dead.

Ah leave Nani alone..

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: March 10, 2011, 09:13:23 PM »
Disappointing result tonight and were very poor all over the pitch.Can't see Joe Cole being with Liverpool next season,he really offers nothing.
Only good point was Carroll who looked very lively.
I still think Liverpool will have too much for them at Anfield and should go through to 1/4 finals.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: March 10, 2011, 07:26:12 PM »
Should have had a penalty there me thinks. Cole taken down.
Jan Molby thought not but I thought it was myself.
Carroll making a difference since he came on.

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