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kikashi

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Re: A few from Japan
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2012, 04:14:24 PM »

Not any more, I'd bet!

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Why?

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Re: A few from Japan
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2012, 06:56:40 PM »

Why?

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Tsunami concerns I guess. Kamakura was indeed hit by a major tsunami a few centuries ago (10+ meters).

There is a real concern in the population, including some friends living there. Since the authorities were once more a bit too passive citizen groups have started to plan themselves escape routes up the surrounding hills recently. In terms of location the magnitude 7.0 quake that hit on Jan 1st could have triggered a tsunami in the Kamakura/Izu area. Fortunately it was extremely deep (370 km) and only gave a good wake up shake to the whole Tokyo area.

This did not prevent tens of surfers from hitting the waves on Tuesday though. :-)

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Re: A few from Japan
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2012, 07:42:28 PM »

I'm sure many surfers are silently hoping for a tsunami.
Imagine being able to tell your grandchildren "I surfed a tsunami!" But that would require surviving...

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Re: A few from Japan
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2012, 06:08:33 AM »

I'm sure many surfers are silently hoping for a tsunami.
Imagine being able to tell your grandchildren "I surfed a tsunami!" But that would require surviving...

Landing can be a problem.

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Re: A few from Japan
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2012, 02:48:04 PM »

Tsunami concerns I guess. Kamakura was indeed hit by a major tsunami a few centuries ago (10+ meters).
I thought it might be something like that, but I couldn't imagine why. I have a general rule that I'll take a risk after only a single century has elapsed (if possible within my own memory), but I accept that others may be more cautious.

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