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Northern Japan hit by magnitude 7.2 earthquake; tsunami alert issued

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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:55 PM
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Northern Japan hit by magnitude 7.2 earthquake; tsunami alert issued


ca.news.yahoo.com

TOKYO - A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit northern Japan on Wednesday, shaking buildings in Tokyo and prompting the country's meteorological agency to issue a tsunami alert for the northeastern coast. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, but officials were still assessing the situation.
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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:55 PM
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7.2 is pretty wild for that region and/or anywhere, I will let the forum experts provide there opinion on this recent quake.

I am currently looking to find the last large quake in Japan and post it in a few minutes.
edit on 8-3-2011 by CanadianDream420 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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sorry bro just posted not too long before you



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:08 PM
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Here's the ~sorta~ "Official" 2011 EQ Thread if anyone's interested....?
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:10 PM
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Surprice, surprice!!!
Depth: 10.00 km (6.21 miles)
(Like all the other big ones, christchurch, haiti, indonesia...)



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:13 PM
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Thanks for sharing! and I mean that i really do!!!

but this has already been posted

The Other Thread

-Peace and Safety Be With you



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:13 PM
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just had another one recently 5.0

* This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 5.0
Date-Time

* Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at 03:19:00 UTC
* Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at 12:19:00 PM at epicenter

Location 38.795°N, 142.962°E
Depth 19.9 km (12.4 miles)
Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances

* 188 km (117 miles) ESE (122°) from Morioka, Honshu, Japan
* 191 km (118 miles) ENE (71°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan
* 227 km (141 miles) SE (146°) from Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
* 449 km (279 miles) NE (38°) from TOKYO, Japan

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 22.2 km (13.8 miles); depth +/- 1.6 km (1.0 miles)
Parameters NST=102, Nph=104, Dmin=358.4 km, Rmss=0.74 sec, Gp=133°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=8
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID usb0001r5y



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:21 PM
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Please add any comments or opinions to this already ongoing thread thank you

7.2 Earthquake Strikes Japan, Small Tsunami Threat

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