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  • Earthquake in Tokyo

    Corrected link to this story!!!

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/...ory?id=2064399
    Last edited by TDLFAN; 06-11-2006, 04:58 PM.

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    http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/nation...ke-050723.html
    I was in this one which was about a year ago and it was said to be the biggest in the Tokyo area in 13 years. Pretty frightening at first, but really once you realize that no damage was done, it's a pretty cool experience. It's funny to see back at home how people think that everyone will die if they are in an earthquake.

    Were you in that earthquake TDLfan? That one if I'm not mistaken was even bigger than the one last year.

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      I was in a small businessman's hotel in Tokyo one day, talking with my friends, when an earthquake hit. The building started swaying. I had no idea what was going on and the look on my face put my friends into hysterical laughter.

      That said, would you even notice an earthquake if you were riding Space Mountain or Big Thunder Mountain when it hit?

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        I called my friends in Tokyo and they said that it was in Kyushu, not Tokyo and that they didn't feel it. I guess links can get us excited and be misleading. I re-read it, how could I overlook that?

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          Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world's most seismically active areas. The country accounts for about 20 percent of the world's earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.
          How does a ride like Indy or Space hold up under a 6+ quake?
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          • #6
            Re: Earthquake in Tokyo

            I assume that TDL must follow strict codes in Japan, as I've heard the country's earthquake requirements far surpass those in California (or the rest of the country). I wonder if they've had any evacuations or major quakes that effected TDL. I've seen pictures of queues and rides at TDL and seen quite a few evacuation/emergency routes/procedures.



            So far I've never read of any majors quakes that effected anything at DLR either and it is in the vicinity of the San Anmdreas fault which is suppose to have a major quake in a few years, which if you here in CA you here quite frequently...

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            • #7
              Re: Earthquake in Tokyo

              Originally posted by Dustysage
              How does a ride like Indy or Space hold up under a 6+ quake?
              My guess is that TDL rides are designed to hold up to a magnitude 7+ quake.
              But I'm sure that there are safety checks and procedures after such events.

              Obviously, all bets are off for a Mag 8 one.

              Just FYI: Richter scale is a logarithmic scale.
              So Mag 6 is actually 10 times as "strong" (more energetic) as a Mag 5.
              Mag 7 is 10 times Mag 6
              Mag 8 is 100 times a Mag 6.

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              • #8
                Re: Earthquake in Tokyo

                Originally posted by Dustysage
                How does a ride like Indy or Space hold up under a 6+ quake?
                Very carefully I suppose... :P

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                • #9
                  Re: Earthquake in Tokyo

                  Originally posted by TDLFAN
                  Very carefully I suppose... :P
                  interesting question on that... Do the rides auto-emergency brake at an earthquake? the smaller jolts too for that matter since those are what people will have most likely experienced. (And in CA too for that matter). Never been at the park for one(thankfully i suppose)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Earthquake in Tokyo

                    Everything comes to stop and emergency lighting comes on, automatically.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Earthquake in Tokyo

                      Doesn't the track for Indy exist in the huge temple/show building besides Raging Spirits?? What would happen if this were to collapse....the queue doesn't look too stable either with all those loose rocks above our heads.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Earthquake in Tokyo

                        I'd be more concerned being in the middle of Tokyo than in the Disney parks during an earthquake. Remember, all these show buildings go through constant safety checks regularly. I would say, even more so than regular buildings in the city. Also, the show buildings are always trembling, shaking or vibrating since they house constantly moving equipment.

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