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6.4 earthquake just occured off the coast of Japan

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posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 05:27 PM
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Earthquake Details

* This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 6.4
Date-Time

* Sunday, July 04, 2010 at 21:55:51 UTC
* Monday, July 05, 2010 at 06:55:51 AM at epicenter

Location 39.705°N, 142.523°E
Depth 23.7 km (14.7 miles)
Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 120 km (75 miles) E of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
125 km (80 miles) SE of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
195 km (120 miles) SE of Aomori, Honshu, Japan
510 km (315 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.7 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 6.8 km (4.2 miles)
Parameters NST=365, Nph=369, Dmin=262.7 km, Rmss=0.92 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=6
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID us2010yhbp


earthquake.usgs.gov...

No word yet on any tsunami. This seems like it might have the potential to create one based on where I see it occurred and the magnitude. However, the PTWC hasn't even noted the quake occurred yet. Still waiting on more info in this.




posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 05:32 PM
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Thank you for the update - is this a populated area I wonder. Will keep an eye out for alerts on a tsunami.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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This is the 10th earthquake of 4.5 or higher in the last week that has occurred in the immediate vicinity of the island that Tokyo is located on. Including 2 others that were over 5.0.

Still waiting on any tsunami updates at this time.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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Originally posted by crazydaisy
Thank you for the update - is this a populated area I wonder. Will keep an eye out for alerts on a tsunami.


Morioka, Honshu, Japan which is the closest city has a population of around 300,000 people (source, so this could get ugly real quick if a tsunami turns up. And Honshu is the main Japanese island I think.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 05:54 PM
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Looks like no tsunami is expected at this time. So everyone in the Pacific should be off the hook this time....



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 05:58 PM
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That is good news.

But yes there have been several earthquakes in that area lately. Hopefully nothing else comes of this.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 06:00 PM
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So far this year, earthquakes are up 133 % !! The Gulf spill, climate change, weather patterns transorming into extreme weather patterns...

And there's still people around me going..."all's cool"..."it's life as usual"..."it's normal, always been, always will be"...

I'm starting to believe that our human race will need something so terrible to happen, something that will make EVERYONE s&*t their pants, in order to wake up and figure that MAYBE we're doing something wrong...and change.

Thank you for this update. S&F.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 06:03 PM
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japan has seen a fair share of earthquakes, hurricanes and waves, they build to be prepared, i'm sure it would take something massive to be a problem,

however, i wonder if the shock wave will travel through the earth and effect the gulf oil leak, is that even possible? i don't know



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 06:05 PM
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From looking at my maps, that location is out in the middle of the ocean, a lot closer to Russia than Japan. Are those coordinates correct?
I think a Tsunami would be the big concern. If one develops there's a pretty big coast to the west of that location, but it would have to cross the Bering Sea to get there. It's just as close to Alaska off to the west. I don't really see anything happening with this.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 06:06 PM
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I'm not a doom sayer but this is leading up to something real big!

I'm wondering if this guy really heard from God!




posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 06:25 PM
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It is about 50 km directly off the east coast of the island and the smaller city of Miyako.

With that said though, the first time I plugged those coordinates into Google maps it came back in the middle of Mexico.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 06:30 PM
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This was 5.9 on the Richter scale (ML) and 6.4 Moment of Magnitude (Mb)

It was in about 1000 mtr (3000ft approx) of water so yes it could have produced a tsunami, but the topography there is not conducive to anything other than a local event with this size of quake.

This is not unusual for this area, although at the higher end. This is the list of quakes of 5.0 (Mb) and higher for the last 365 days.

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
04/07/2010 21:55:51,39.7050,142.5233,6.40,23.70,near the east coast of Honshu. Japan
03/07/2010 19:33:13,39.0734,140.7278,5.10,13.60,eastern Honshu. Japan
13/06/2010 03:32:58,37.4037,141.5820,5.80,35.00,near the east coast of Honshu. Japan
26/04/2010 23:23:49,33.6302,136.9585,5.00,351.40,near the south coast of western Honshu. Japan
14/03/2010 08:08:05,37.7802,141.5623,6.50,39.00,near the east coast of Honshu. Japan
13/03/2010 12:46:25,37.5833,141.3060,5.60,72.70,near the east coast of Honshu. Japan
12/03/2010 17:32:09,34.8880,141.6359,5.80,18.50,off the east coast of Honshu. Japan
28/02/2010 22:07:47,39.5077,140.4261,5.10,124.40,eastern Honshu. Japan
28/02/2010 08:17:44,34.8675,141.4439,5.60,10.00,off the east coast of Honshu. Japan
21/02/2010 00:56:57,37.4741,141.5422,5.00,51.00,near the east coast of Honshu. Japan
16/02/2010 19:59:31,34.9237,139.8672,5.00,83.60,near the south coast of Honshu. Japan
16/02/2010 01:57:19,40.4593,143.6016,5.30,28.20,off the east coast of Honshu. Japan
17/01/2010 06:04:37,37.9807,143.5560,5.60,11.80,off the east coast of Honshu. Japan
18/12/2009 11:48:30,33.5810,141.1050,5.30,10.00,off the east coast of Honshu. Japan
17/12/2009 20:41:27,36.3917,139.4868,5.30,63.00,eastern Honshu. Japan
10/12/2009 21:22:23,37.3584,142.9094,5.00,24.90,off the east coast of Honshu. Japan
02/12/2009 06:14:27,37.2341,141.3520,5.00,42.00,near the east coast of Honshu. Japan
23/10/2009 01:28:28,36.5850,141.1000,5.00,43.30,near the east coast of Honshu. Japan
12/10/2009 09:42:24,37.5602,139.5070,5.20,30.20,eastern Honshu. Japan
30/08/2009 15:45:54,37.0691,141.4479,5.00,41.80,near the east coast of Honshu. Japan
24/08/2009 05:26:16,40.9900,140.0969,5.40,163.50,eastern Honshu. Japan
10/08/2009 20:07:07,34.7776,138.2762,6.40,26.00,near the south coast of Honshu. Japan
01/08/2009 15:57:01,38.3116,138.6393,5.00,11.80,near the west coast of Honshu. Japan
01/08/2009 09:45:50,37.5848,141.7871,5.00,42.90,near the east coast of Honshu. Japan

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posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 06:32 PM
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Use the link in my post. You can get a KML link from there under maps.

Oops - line 2

[edit on 4/7/2010 by PuterMan]



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 07:10 PM
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Why does this have to be an individual post?
Poster,.. you should already know that somebody will have it posted on Quakewatch.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 07:16 PM
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Had it been posted in the quakewatch thread, some of us would have never seen it.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 08:38 PM
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Originally posted by SonoftheSun
So far this year, earthquakes are up 133 % !! The Gulf spill, climate change, weather patterns transorming into extreme weather patterns...

And there's still people around me going..."all's cool"..."it's life as usual"..."it's normal, always been, always will be"...

I'm starting to believe that our human race will need something so terrible to happen, something that will make EVERYONE s&*t their pants, in order to wake up and figure that MAYBE we're doing something wrong...and change.

Do you have any sources for this statement, "earthquakes are up 133 %"?
If you look at the USGS statistics, so far this year we may be above average, but it shows a far less dramatic increase than 133%. Also, how do you conclude that weather patterns are transforming into extreme weather events? Weather has always done this, thats nothing new.

I know we are damaging our environment in more ways than one. But I don't believe we are causing more earthquakes, other than minor local quakes from things such as drilling. But agreed we need to change.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 09:17 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
Why does this have to be an individual post?
Poster,.. you should already know that somebody will have it posted on Quakewatch.


I am aware of the quake watch thread. If you will note Super Moderator Hellmutt who started that thread states:


Significant or particularly destructive quakes can of course also be reported as individual threads.


This being a 6.4 offshore of Japan, with the potential for a tsunami and the latest in a series of moderate to strong quakes in the area I thought this event deserved it's own thread.

Like another poster said, if it were in that thread a lot of people wouldn't know about it. I do not post smaller events in their own thread. Only those that are of a high enough magnitude to cause injuries or death, or significant damage.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 09:26 PM
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Hello friend,

133% of normal. Earthquakes between magnitude 5.0 and 6.9 . Earthquakes of 4.9 ( minor local quakes as you call them ) or less aren't even considered.

Here is the link :

modernsurvivalblog.com...

The Ring of Fire is seeing an increased activity.

Here is the link :

naturaldisasters.suite101.com...

I could get on prophecies about this but I won't. This isn't the topic nor the board...

As for weather patterns, haven't you noticed that we are getting into a "Super" whatever pattern mode: Supertornadoes, Superflashfloods, SuperHurricanes, SuperStorms...Sorry, I don't think this is just me. They are getting stronger and we see more of them now than before.

But I'm happy we agreed on the fact that we have to change.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 10:13 PM
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Originally posted by webpirate
This being a 6.4 offshore of Japan, with the potential for a tsunami and the latest in a series of moderate to strong quakes in the area I thought this event deserved it's own thread.


Potential for tsunami?



You posted this thread nearly 2 hours after the quake. ALL offshore quakes in Japan receive a Tsunami assessment within minutes. I know, I see them on TV all the time.

How do you figure that the potential existed for a tsunami, two hours after the fact, despite the fact that no tsunami warning had been issued?



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 10:14 PM
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Look,.. This site is so polluted with repeated stuff like this, is just creates more work for the one tryin to get the facts, simple.,



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