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NEWS: 7.0 Quake Off Japanese Island of Honshu

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posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 10:14 PM
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News wires are reporting that there has been a strong earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale. A Tsunami warning was issued for a wave of 50cm height.
 



Globe & Mail
A magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit northern Japan on Tuesday, shaking buildings as far away as Tokyo and triggering a tsunami warning, broadcaster NHK reported.

Japan sits at the juncture of four tectonic plates -- or moving slabs of the earth's outer crust -- and is one of the world's most quake-prone regions.


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There are reports of many injuries in the coastal cities. Reporters described a strong shaking in Tokyo that lasted for 30 seconds.
USGS

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posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 10:16 PM
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A 50cm tsunami!?! Everyone had better lookout! Ditch the shores and follow the animals!



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 10:17 PM
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Here in Tokyo. Just felt it, it was a biggie.



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 10:27 PM
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Is that a joke? 50cm? Or is it 50 cubic meters?



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 10:28 PM
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centimetres.

Thats still enough to lift a truck and pull it into the ocean.



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 10:37 PM
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If 50cm was ocean swell height then you could see a lot more at the shore.... Yikes....


apc

posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 10:50 PM
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Apparently tsunamis aren't always all theyre cracked up to be.

Magnitude-6.8 earthquake jolts northern Japan

A 4-inch tsunami reached the Japanese shore about 15 minutes after the quake struck, NHK said, with no major damage immediately reported.

So how do they tell the tsunami apart from normal waves?


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posted on Aug, 16 2005 @ 12:06 AM
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Waves tend to be more on the top of the ocean currents while a tsunami wave has most of its power at the bottom of the current. No?

But 50cm is barely 2 feet and most of Japan's islands appears to be far more than 50cm in elevation.



posted on Aug, 16 2005 @ 12:11 AM
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50 cm is almost 20 inches. If the land dropped off very steeply off the shoreline, couldn't that generate a fairly good size wave when it hit the shore?

Don't know. Just asking ...


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posted on Aug, 16 2005 @ 12:11 AM
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The Tsunami effect [of the quake] is only a direct result of the overall shift in the [tectonic] plates. Big quakes do not, necessarily, mean big tsunamis. It's the vertical [+/-] movement of the tectonic plates that determines displacement.

Either way, it definitely represents substantial [sub] movement/disruption.

Peace2All

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posted on Aug, 16 2005 @ 12:31 AM
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A tsunami, no matter how big, involves the water from the top of the ocean to the bottom moving, and pulls the water at shore WAY out to see before hitting. It exposes many things, and people go running out to see what shows up, which is one reason that even a small wave can be very dangerous. It will easily pull a full cement truck out to sea at 2 feet. It's a LOT of power and water volume moving.



posted on Aug, 16 2005 @ 01:35 AM
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why is this in the war on terrorism section?

Kind Regards,
digitalGrl



posted on Aug, 16 2005 @ 01:43 AM
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Kouun Japan, ho-pu ie ichii keganin.(Literal Translation is Good Luck Japan, Hope no one injured person What it would be understood as is Good Luck Japan, hope no one was injured)



posted on Aug, 16 2005 @ 01:53 AM
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Originally posted by UofCinLA
If 50cm was ocean swell height then you could see a lot more at the shore.... Yikes....


Isn't 50 cms round like 19 inches? So really it could pull a really small car a lil ways, but I doubt any futher.



posted on Aug, 16 2005 @ 03:12 AM
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Two small Tsunamis occured. Both were around 10cm, so no big deal.

It was about Mag. 5 where I live. Biggest I have felt in a couple of years, but no damage or injuries worth talking about.

There are a dozen or so casualties reported from a ceiling collapsing into a swimming pool, but apart from that, everyone is well and the situation is under control.



posted on Aug, 16 2005 @ 09:49 AM
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According to my measuring device, 50 cm is about 20 inches.

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