The article mentioned that the 8.9 quake would NOT relieve any pressure on the other one (the great Tokai quake),so I do not think it would have moved
it...but I really don't know.
Puterman...you are probably right (I hope)...but it just seems the Japanese are concerned about it.
This quake here makes me a bit worried. It is right on the faultline of the Phillippine plate, the one of concern.....
Date-Time Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 13:16:31 UTC
Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 10:16:31 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 34.339°N, 141.625°E
Depth 23 km (14.3 miles)
Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 217 km (134 miles) NE of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan
219 km (136 miles) SE of Yokohama, Honshu, Japan
226 km (140 miles) SE of TOKYO, Japan
247 km (153 miles) SSE of Mito, Honshu, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 6.1 km (3.8 miles); depth +/- 20.3 km (12.6 miles)
Parameters NST=156, Nph=156, Dmin=216.1 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp=115°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc00021rj
Look at this MAP
and you will see it is the blue square on the 'red
line' (Phillippine fault) to the SE of Tokyo...the one they are expecting the big quake from.
edit on 13-3-2011 by westcoast because: (no