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7.2 Earthquake Strikes Japan, Small Tsunami Threat

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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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I applaud your respect while disagreeing with him. Very refreshing. Not being sarcastic either.




posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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AP

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has hit northern Japan, shaking buildings in Tokyo and prompting the country's meteorological agency to issue a tsunami alert for the northeastern coast. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, but officials are still assessing the situation.

The meteorological agency says the quake hit at 11:45 a.m. local time Wednesday and was centered about 200 miles (300 kilometers) north of Tokyo at a depth of about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).

It warned that a tsunami of about 20 inches (50 centimeters) would hit the coast around noon Wednesday, but that time passed without any reports of a wave reaching the shore.

There was a 6.3 magnitude aftershock shortly after the main quake.


Damn, a possible tsunami is inbound. Hope everyone is ok over there.
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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:06 PM
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Your response was "fair enough" and it actually was done so in a very well mannered matter... So for that I smile...

But i wanted to add my two cents and say... i believe these quakes are the "end of time" quakes... regardless of any scientific data that may or may not prove that this an normal or abnormal increase of seismic activity...

Thats the funny thing about belief... you still believe in it... even if its widely "proved" that your beliefs are wrong


bible or no bible... its frickin scary!!!!



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:16 PM
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Yes, and "to each his own" is the mantra of the digital frontier! You are entitled to your belief, and if your belief is correct I can only hope that I listen to the likes of you in time.


What I mean by that is that we experience every part of the spectrum on the internet and if your part of the spectrum is where the 'light' will shine, I hope I see. Alas, at the end of the day I succumb to my intuition, intelligence and soul to guide me. We all do. We all must keep open minds but use our brains to make the decisions that we are comfortable with.

I just hope all is well on the far side of the Pacific and I hope the "supermoon" does not result in more destructive activity. "until the next cycle" as I say.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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we've got a lot of supermoon left. peaks on the 19th this month, then on the full moon Next month too!

(if i'm "up" on supermoon info)



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:24 PM
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I admire you... if more people were like you.... this world would be happier... if you never think like I do... i still will admire you...


...and to note... I do like a lil science with my religion... it keeps me from being the thoughtless zealot



-Peace and Safety be with you...

and yeah let us hope that the mean old super moon don't go and mess up the world



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:29 PM
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10K deep, 6.2 miles. Pretty shallow.

Yes, but that is the depth of all of the HAARP created earthquakes. Like 2008 Pakistan, 2010 Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Aus,, 2010 Baja...


Earthquakes at depth 10km since 2001
2001 - 6 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2002 - 17 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2003 - 31 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2004 - 20 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2005 - 13 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2006 - 20 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2007 - 14 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2008 - 17 Earthquakes with 10km depth
2009 - 11 Earthquakes with 10km depth

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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:31 PM
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I have been concerned the past week because of the swarm off the Oregon Coast - I was looking at the map of the Ring of Fire last night - now a 7.2 and strong after shocks off of Japan. Any other reports coming in from various locations - I think it was close enough to the coast it may have caused damaged, I hope everyone is
alright.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:33 PM
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Anyone happen to catch a glimpse of one of the other E or N Channels?

Just wondering which way it was slipping when it went off...I'll have have a look at some of the fault history...



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:35 PM
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Yeah well science keeps saying that statistics don't back up any correlation, but I'm not so sure. And if we're seeing a 7.2 already, and it isn't even all the way here yet...Then what is to follow between now and the 19th??

It would NOT be a good time to be in a place like Chile, Japan, Alaska, the US west coast, or.... Indonesia- not to mention several other places. It's possible those additional stresses from the moon could aggravate otherwise not-yet-ready faults.

My thing with Japan is that so far they seem to keep lucking out that a big one hasn't occurred right on the subduction zone...

Check out the historical seismicity:
neic.usgs.gov...

Almost all off the ridge, towards the island. Well what I am saying is when one occurs on the zone itself, their luck is probably going to run out. And they know it, too. That's why they spend so much money taking care to minimize damage from such quakes. Heck I can see it in their seismometers alone. They are always calibrated perfect it seems- unlike so many stations from other networks which can be way off center. Shows they mean business when it comes to earthquakes- like this one or worse.

ETA: another aftershock incoming...wow...it's big too.
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5.7- that's the one I just saw, checked the UTC's
earthquake.usgs.gov...

Here's some video of a 7.2 that hit in Japan a couple years ago:

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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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Originally posted by joejack
Im stationed near sendai in Japan but currently in Iraq im trying to get intouch with guys at home station to get a damage report


You can relax.

No damage or injuries have been reported as of 1:50pm japan time. The trains are all running again, and everything's back to normal.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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I just don't understand how there is not huge damage from this quake! Not that I want it to be of course...but, this was a big quake.
Shouldn't there be massive building collapse, etc.?



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:53 PM
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That spot is rocking...

earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:56 PM
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Are you hearing any other reports other than where you are right now.




Also I don't know about others but I keep reading conflicting reports on the Tsunami?



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:59 PM
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Originally posted by sharintexas
I just don't understand how there is not huge damage from this quake! Not that I want it to be of course...but, this was a big quake.
Shouldn't there be massive building collapse, etc.?


Building codes are one big part of it. My apartment building has withstood one 7.8, two 7.2s, a couple of 7.0s and any number of smaller quakes. It just kind of dances around like it's made of rubber or something. Made of wood, actually. No brick - brick tends to crumble.

The other important point is that the traditional approach to housing in Japan is to re-build every generation or two. It's pretty rare to see houses over 50 years old. That minimizes damage by removing old buildings that might have been damaged in previous quakes.

Quakes are part of life here. Everything is built with the expectation that they will be subjected to a few sizable quakes over their lifetime.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 11:01 PM
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MAP 5.7 2011/03/09 04:37:04 38.666 142.991 25.5 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.2 2011/03/09 04:32:10 38.727 143.001 32.1 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

MAP 4.8 2011/03/09 04:15:39 38.857 142.658 12.6 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.2 2011/03/09 04:05:54 38.870 142.420 10.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/03/09 03:19:00 38.795 142.962 19.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.2 2011/03/09 03:08:36 38.339 143.097 24.4 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.6 2011/03/09 02:57:17 38.402 142.825 17.5 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 7.2 2011/03/09 02:45:18 38.510 142.792 14.1 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

USGS

A couple went down a little now they are stronger again



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 11:02 PM
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Interesting info on the building codes. I never would have
thought wood would be the product used.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 11:04 PM
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OH, I see...good that they are on top of having buildings like that!



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 11:05 PM
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Originally posted by crazydaisy

Are you hearing any other reports other than where you are right now.



There is no potential for damage where I am. All of the reports I've been seeing have been from the Sendai area, which was hardest hit. Just flipped through the channels, only one station is covering it - a sure sign that there's nothing wrong. they had a bit of footage (time lapse) of the tsunami hitting the docks. nothing spectacular, just a couple of fishing boats bobbing up a half meter or so.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 11:07 PM
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Reuters
They have been very lucky.
Second line...




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