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7.2 Earthquake Strikes Japan, Small Tsunami Threat

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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 08:51 PM
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Incoming on GEE, in the 6 mm/sec range in GEE. That's BIG!

Updates soon, watch:
earthquake.usgs.gov...
earthquake.usgs.gov...

The signature is big, near northern japan.
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Either that, or it is very close to station to show that high a magnitude.
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Yep yep, showing on many stations now, whoa. Jesus...
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Actually no, this is closer to southern Japan, off the coast
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Man, can't tell where, it's lighting up both southern and northern...
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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 08:55 PM
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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 08:56 PM
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7.2

earthquake.usgs.gov...

whoa, now THAT's a quake!

Man I hope everyone is ok.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 08:57 PM
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Yeah I see it on USGS now, 7.2 earthquake!

Hope its not one close to the surface, or thats gonna be serious damage!



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 08:57 PM
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A 7.2 ?

That'sa big one alright.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 08:57 PM
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Wow, 7.2 prelim. That's pretty damn big. Hope for minumum casualties.
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10K deep, 6.2 miles. Pretty shallow.
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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:01 PM
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It's not very deep. May cause a tsunami.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:02 PM
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And here it is folks, the actual capture in GEE at station II.ERM:



Man, that's big. Look at that. 6 mm/sec or more on the BHZ (vertical channel)

That could be tsunami material....check the agencies you guys....
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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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Well we all knew things like this would start happening, people in the (New Madrid Fault Zone) NMFZ beware, you are next!!



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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Originally posted by Flyzoid
It's not very deep. May cause a tsunami.


AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 0445 PM HST 08 MAR 2011
COORDINATES - 38.3 NORTH 143.3 EAST
LOCATION - OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN
MAGNITUDE - 7.2 MOMENT
EVALUATION
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0254Z 09 MAR 2011
THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

ORIGIN TIME - 0245Z 09 MAR 2011
COORDINATES - 38.3 NORTH 143.3 EAST
DEPTH - 10 KM
LOCATION - OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN
MAGNITUDE - 7.2
EVALUATION
NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON


www.weather.gov...



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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To Hawaii....but we don't know about Japan. That is a huge, shallow quake in the ocean. BIG tsunami material



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:07 PM
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CNN is issuing Tsunami alert on it's breaking news feed.

Wow... hopefully it's not major damage.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:07 PM
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Hopefully there is minimal damage.

ETA: Actually to remove the info three other people have already posted.
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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:07 PM
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Originally posted by morder1
Yeah I see it on USGS now, 7.2 earthquake!

Hope its not one close to the surface, or thats gonna be serious damage!


Reporting 10k depth.

quakes.globalincidentmap.com...

Showing 2 quakes? Another at a depth of 14.1k

Type: Earthquake
23 minutes ago
Magnitude: 7.2
DateTime: Wednesday March 9 2011, 02:45:18 UTC
Region: near the east coast of Honshu,

Type: Earthquake
24 minutes ago
Magnitude: 7.2
DateTime: Wednesday March 9 2011, 02:45:17 UTC
Region: off the east coast of Honshu,



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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:08 PM
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About a half a meter tsunami is expected along the East coast of Japan. An advisory has been issued, but further watch is needed.

Japan tsunami center


Tsunami Information NUMBER 1
(Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time and Height)

Issued at 11:49 JST 09 Mar 2011

Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time and Height

Tsunami Forecast Region Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time Estimated Tsunami Height

PACIFIC COAST OF AOMORI PREF. 12:30 JST 09 Mar 0.5m
IWATE PREF. 12:00 JST 09 Mar 0.5m
MIYAGI PREF. 12:00 JST 09 Mar 0.5m
FUKUSHIMA PREF. 12:20 JST 09 Mar 0.5m

Note the actual tsunamis can be higher than our estimation at some parts of the coasts.
No tsunami damage at some of the other coasts though there may be slight sea level changes.

Earthquake Information
Occurred at 11:45 JST 09 Mar 2011
Region name SANRIKU OKI
Latitude 38.3N
Longitude 143.3E
Depth about 10km
Magnitude 7.2



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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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just changed to 14.1 km depth... Wow on that site in the top left corner you can see the past 8-30 day activities, and wow its all in the ring of fire... plus a bunch in the new madrid fault line also stuck out...

TrueAmerican - where did you get the info from on the quake, 5 minutes before it was up on USGS website?
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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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Wow 19 inches break out the surf boards.

Glad it doesn't look that serious.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:11 PM
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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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TrueAmerican---

You're still watching GEE I am sure...WHAT THE HECK?

Has there been ANOTHER bigger one? WHat is that second wave?????

I am looking at the seismos here on the coast, I saw the first wave and now a second, much bigger one



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