Originally posted by Screwed
I don't remember which thread it was buuuuut,
Someone predicted a 8+ in Japan this month.
I wish I remembered now.
* This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
* Friday, March 11, 2011 at 06:25:51 UTC
* Friday, March 11, 2011 at 04:25:51 PM at epicenter
Location 38.074°N, 144.559°E
Depth 26.5 km (16.5 miles) set by location program
Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
* 322 km (200 miles) E (92°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan
* 341 km (212 miles) ENE (70°) from Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
* 348 km (216 miles) ESE (121°) from Morioka, Honshu, Japan
* 505 km (314 miles) ENE (57°) from TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.7 km (8.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=413, Nph=420, Dmin=454.2 km, Rmss=0.76 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=D
* U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver
Event ID usc0001xig
Japan issues top tsunami warning after massive quake (AFP) – 59 minutes ago TOKYO — Japan issued its top tsunami warning after a massive 8.8 magnitude offshore quake on Friday, with reports of 'numerous' injuries and ships being washed ashore by waves. The US Geological Survey upgraded the quake to 8.8 from 7.9. Numerous injuries were reported by police in Japan's Miyagi prefecture and there were reports of scores of cars floating in Iwate prefecture harbour. The meteorological agency issued its top-level evacuation alerts for the entire Japanese coast, warning of a tsunami of up to six metres (20 feet). A tsunami warning was issued for Japan, Russia and the Mariana Islands, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The quake struck about 382 kilometres (237 miles) northeast of Tokyo, the US Geological Survey said. Smoke could be seen rising from a building in Tokyo port. Shinkansen bullet trains stopped when the quake struck.