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OFFLINE   NewsKing #1

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:24 PM

A 7.9 magnitude quake has hit Japan resulting is mass Tsunami.

Rolling coverage on 9 first, News24 has since joined showing some amazing footage.

Edited by kimberb, 11 March 2011 - 04:27 PM.


OFFLINE   robertfrankin #2

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:26 PM

ABC News 24 taking NHK coverage now.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:29 PM

Japan update: USGS upgrades quake measure to 8.8 magnitude
via breakingnews.com on twitter

OFFLINE   NewsKing #4

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:31 PM

Japan update: USGS upgrades quake measure to 8.8 magnitude
via breakingnews.com on twitter

You only have to look at the pictures to see this is something extraordinary.
The water travelling at 800km an hour.

OFFLINE   Timothy #5

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:02 PM

The coverage by NHK on News 24 has been exceptional - it is truly awful to see such destruction occurring live - houses, car, boats, etc. all being swept away, especially seeing people running and driving for their lives.

OFFLINE   Dr. Keats #6

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:03 PM

6PM taking the NHK feed...

OFFLINE   Mr. J #7

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:03 PM

Wow 9news had about 60secs of it before going to fevolas. 7 is still covering it.

OFFLINE   robertfrankin #8

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:10 PM

The pictures from NHK on ABC News 24 are truly devastating. Tsunami warnings also issued for Russia, Taiwan, Mariana Islands, Guam, the Philippines, the Marshall Islands, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Micronesia and Hawaii.

OFFLINE   NewsKing #9

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:27 PM

I know this is a cliche remark but I have literally 'never seen anything like this in my life'.

9news abandoned its second segment with Peter crossing to Tony Jones to anchor some coverage.

OFFLINE   robertfrankin #10

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:30 PM

@rob_mcknight: Special edition of #9NEWS at 7pm to cover the breaking news of the Japan Earthquake. #japaneq

OFFLINE   NewsKing #11

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:33 PM

Didn't see the end of 7news for any special coverage but today tonight is taking coverage from overseas.

Tracy Grimshaw discussing developments with Tom Steinfort.

OFFLINE   robertfrankin #12

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:34 PM

ABC1 taking live coverage.

OFFLINE   Timothy #13

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:34 PM

ABC1 is now showing the NHK coverage.

OFFLINE   cmo #14

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:41 PM

ACA and TT back reporting their usual shit.

Ten Evening News in Sydney is a special edition with Hamish joining Deb at the desk.

Is Mal covering this down in Melbourne?

OFFLINE   Dr. Keats #15

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:41 PM

Wonder if there's any chance of the media deciding upon a Richter measurement for this quake and sticking to it? 7.9, 8.4, 8.6, 8.8, 8.9 are all being reported... Rather idiotic seeing a station using the NHK feed which features an "8.4 earthquake" banner, and supering their own "8.8" underneath it!

OFFLINE   Dr. Keats #16

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:42 PM

Is Mal covering this down in Melbourne?

It was the lead item - followed by Fevola, and Charlie Sheen, then back to the 'quake after the first break...

Edited by Dr. Keats, 11 March 2011 - 05:43 PM.


OFFLINE   NewsKing #17

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:43 PM

ACA and TT back reporting their usual shit.

Ten Evening News in Sydney is a special edition with Hamish joining Deb at the desk.

Is Mal covering this down in Melbourne?

ACA has joined CNN coverage.

There was a 2minute report and that is it on Mals Melbourne.

Edited by kimberb, 11 March 2011 - 05:46 PM.


OFFLINE   MLVD #18

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:43 PM

ACA and TT back reporting their usual shit.

ACA is showing CNN.

OFFLINE   MLVD #19

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:44 PM

Australian now faced with a Tsunami. All networks should be covering this immediately!

I don't think so. http://www.bom.gov.a...ami/index.shtml

OFFLINE   Dr. Keats #20

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:46 PM

There was a 2minute report and that is it on Mals Melbourne.

No, they've since done two follow-ups, including a 'phone interview with a freelance journo in Tokyo