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Originally posted by CaDreamer
i say we help Japan evacuate the entire island chain ... give em a couple of states in america...i love the Japanese folks and welcome them here.
give em north and south Dakotaedit on 13-3-2011 by CaDreamer because: (no reason given)
Well, I'd say most definitely they are, and I have been saying this for days on the 7.2 thread.
See that little quake on the bottom right? That was a 4.9 at 24.9 km depth. Almost every single one of the quakes occurring on the right side of, or on the zone line share a common depth, including that 4.9. They are all within a very focused, similar depth. Only the 7.1 was shallower, at 19 km.
But if there is any pattern to this at all, what happened last time the quakes jumped the zone line boundary? When there was the original 7.2 and its subsequent aftershocks, they were all pretty contained in that one area. But then all of a sudden they started appearing on the right side of the line. Just a few smaller ones. And then.... 8.9 back in the same area as the 7.2.
So what I am suggesting is that little 4.9 may be a clue as to what's about to happen very close to where the guy in the article is saying- near the juncture point of the plates, but probably further towards shore. That 5.3 ( the most southern quake on the left side of the line) is also at the same focused depth, directly opposite the 4.9. So if the composition down there is consistent, this could mean a quake about to happen, maybe more shallow, right in that area.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Well, I was hoping it wouldn't happen, but it appears the triple plate junction southeast of Japan has activated with a critical quake right on it, which I have circled in black:
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
23 km (14.3 miles)
OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
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
horizontal +/- 6.1 km (3.8 miles); depth +/- 20.3 km (12.6 miles)
NST=156, Nph=156, Dmin=216.1 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp=115°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7
USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Originally posted by cosmicpixie
How large was the quake you have circled in black?