posted on May, 31 2015 @ 03:34 AM
a reply to: TrueAmerican
Now, that's using your noodle. Kudos.
I've little to add to your observations on that point, but there's one thing I'll mention. You're aware of it but others might not be.
Back when the huge Tōhoku quake occurred in March 2011, it took the experts by surprise for several reasons. But one was that they were all expecting
the next "big one" to be much farther south, in roughly the same region as the Great Kantō earthquake of 1923. So even when the mag 7.3 occurred a
couple of days before the 9.0 (in March 2011), few suspected it was actually a foreshock. Or if they did, they kept those suspicions to themselves.
Even now, I've seen little coming out of Japan that indicates any concerns re this mag 7.8 and the subsequent 6.2 (downgraded from 6.4) in the same
fault region. Even their national TV broadcaster NHK isn't focusing on it at all; instead, they're reporting on the volcanic eruption on a small
island way off to the west from there. And that volcano is so far away it's unlikely to have any causative connection with the quake events we've been