What happened in Japan could happen here

The earthquake and tsunami which followed in Japan over the weekend is the type of catastrophic event that could happen here, and if you don’t think so, then you need only go down to the beach and stare out at the horizon.

A mammoth shake of the earth deep below the surface of the ocean a few hundred miles off our coast like what the Japanese experienced this weekend and the water would be pushed upward and then would fall, thus creating a tsunami wave that pushed water in front of it at 80 miles per hour when it finally hit land.

New England is not immune from earthquakes. We are not in as active an earthquake zone as Japan and the entire Pacific rim but an earthquake could happen here, and a big wave following could happen, and the rest that could happen, well, we’re all watching that with horror on television.

Not only are we on the shoreline but we build right on the shoreline.

The Japanese have just experienced our version of a 250 mile per hour hurricane with 30 foot tides and near to total destruction along the shoreline and inland for about 6 miles.

It is hard to imagine – but it could happen here.

Luckily for us, there are only two nuclear reactors in the immediate region that could possibly melt down in a catastrophe and cause radiation to be a health hazard. The nuclear reactor at Plymouth and in New Hampshire are the closest to us and in such a horrific scenario as earthquake and tsunami, we’d be facing the same set of difficulties or more, as the Japanese building standards for nuclear reactors exceed our own by a wide margin.

What to do?

Not much. All we can really do is pray this won’t happen here.

The other thing we can do is to pray for the Japanese people facing these monstrous burdens to overcome following the disaster that hit over the weekend.

30 comments for “What happened in Japan could happen here

  1. Huhu
    March 15, 2011 at 8:15 pm


  2. Huhu
    March 15, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    hey guys whats up!!! are you ok by getting hurt!!!! doesn’t it feel awesome!!!! well thats great!!! nice to be meeting you guys anyways!!!! i hope it doesn’t happen anywhere!!! wat just had happened might not happen anywhere, especaily the united states is the only safe place to live!!!! we r always safe!!! :):):):):):)

  3. Enayavang
    March 15, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I hope these scary Earthquakes do not hit Sacramento California..

  4. Yasserahmmad68
    March 15, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Hope it does not come to New York.

  5. Bahiyyahgreen
    March 15, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    hope its not coming to philly im praying it wont

  6. Bahiyyahgreen
    March 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    we are always safe im hoping we dont get it

  7. Esmeraldaruiz
    March 16, 2011 at 3:48 am

    i just hope it doesn’t come near idaho

  8. Misvanessalopez
    March 16, 2011 at 5:08 am

    this is a sign from the Lord. The last days are coming we all need to make a choice. Either you live for eternity or burn forever. But His arms are always open to everyone. We need to be prepared Spiritually.

  9. Misvanessalopez
    March 16, 2011 at 5:09 am

    We NevER know WHERE it can hit

  10. Misvanessalopez
    March 16, 2011 at 5:14 am


  11. Pawan Lakhara100
    March 16, 2011 at 5:58 am

    pray to god it is our last option for japanis person because before the nature there is no value of money technology and skill only pray to him save as save as save as

  12. Stephanie Rattle
    March 16, 2011 at 9:31 am

    i dont what my nephew to die in 2012 hes only 2

  13. Dayshanay Butler
    March 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    i hope it dont come to paterson

  14. Sexyd2424
    March 16, 2011 at 8:12 pm


  15. MARRIE
    March 16, 2011 at 8:13 pm


  16. MARRIE21
    March 16, 2011 at 8:14 pm


  17. Tman21
    March 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    fuck who

  18. Alan Romero68
    March 16, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    i dont like it because alot of people died 🙁

  19. Normieat
    March 16, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    well what are you talking about? because we dont excactally know where “here” is? because it could mean dominican rebublic, california, organ, seattle,montana,idaho,spokane, it could be anywhere so i dont get what your talking about (and i didnt read the article)

  20. Sexycani
    March 16, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    you are like a spritual person im not saying your stupid i think your really awesome for thinking about it that way most people would say stfu your stupid but im saying i agree. and that you arent stupid.

  21. Rose8000
    March 16, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I have a pen pal in Japan, her name is Kanako and i hope she’s okay! I dont know what city she is in though. But i hope its not in the are where this happened. All my friends have penpals there also and i hope all of them are okay! I really hope none of them died or none of there families dies or none of them are hurt at all. -Araceli

  22. jogeelax10ha
    March 17, 2011 at 12:33 am


  23. Itzmeagainbeotch
    March 17, 2011 at 12:35 am

    2012 is starting early and its getting worse

  24. Bob
    March 17, 2011 at 6:21 am

    actually tsunami’s travel at a speed of 500 mph as fast as a fighter jet

  25. Bob
    March 17, 2011 at 6:32 am

    California is going to be the first to die seeing as the San Andreas is directly under you and your coastline isn’t very good either… i’m in Oregon btw…

  26. Bob
    March 17, 2011 at 6:32 am

    save as good job man

  27. Bob
    March 17, 2011 at 6:33 am

    organ? u idiot its oregon

  28. Bob
    March 17, 2011 at 6:35 am

    People saying i hope it doesnt come to **** shut up allready were all dying not just some so get over it 12-21-12 death date watch..

  29. ty
    March 17, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    the question that ii ask tieheem sutton who lives like a 45mins away from ravenswood im not sure wat the (daily news)posted but it has a radiation siqn by it.in that case if the nuclear reactor in plymouth and new hamshire are well advised ahead of time wht is there for us to do if we have time to do something about it. and for the unfortunate will they have to suffer or just die in the mist of the madness cause prayin cant help at the time if 2 places had tragic matters.haiti/japan now itz crazy nd bound for the biq apple to turn into the rotten apple

  30. Real
    March 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    it can’t happen here that easy. Look at Japan through google earth. It is on the ring of fire. Plates of the earth grind in this location in 3 axis

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