6.6 strikes, biggest in days (2011-03-22 07:18:47 off east coast of Honshu)

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posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 02:58 AM
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6.6 M - OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.6 M
Date-Time
22 Mar 2011 07:18:47 UTC
22 Mar 2011 17:18:47 near epicenter
21 Mar 2011 23:18:47 standard time in your timezone
Location 37.249N 143.956E
Depth 26 km
Distances
272 km (169 miles) E (85 degrees) of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
292 km (182 miles) ESE (111 degrees) of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
312 km (194 miles) E (99 degrees) of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
415 km (258 miles) ENE (64 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 13.9 km; Vertical 0.5 km
Parameters Nph = 305; Dmin = 518.7 km; Rmss = 1.18 seconds; Gp = 32°
M-type = M; Version = 7
Event ID US c00028pe
For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
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USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
neic.usgs.gov...
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posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 03:07 AM
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MANILA, Philippines - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, which is still suffering from the effects of the magnitude 8.9 magnitude quake followed by a devastating tsunami last March 11.

The US Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was 274 kilometers east of Iwaki City, one of the areas in Honshu that was worsely hit by the March 11 earthquake.

www.philstar.com...



TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off eastern Japan on late Tuesday afternoon, seismologists said, but no tsunami warnings were issued.

wireupdate.com...

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posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 03:08 AM
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I remember on 9/11 the French president, or prime minister, said that today we are all American.

Today we are all Japanese.

May god help them now....



posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 03:11 AM
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This is the definition of FUBAR.

Previous aftershock map is just a wall of red:




posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 03:16 AM
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The depth is 26km not very shallow and hopefully nothing will come of this.



posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 03:30 AM
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I remember on 9/11 the French president, or prime minister, said that today we are all American.

Today we are all Japanese.

May god help them now.... (your quote)



My reply is AMEN. May god be with them all. Hopefully one day we will all join together as Humanity. Hopefully one day Color , creed, race, sexual orientation, religion, etc will not be matters to devide us.



posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 03:59 AM
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Originally posted by binomialtheorem

May god help them now....



You act like this was a major quake. Jesus. Nothing happened.



Here's a "so it begins".



posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 04:07 AM
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Originally posted by Frankenchrist

Originally posted by binomialtheorem

May god help them now....



You act like this was a major quake. Jesus. Nothing happened.



Here's a "so it begins".


If you haven't noticed this isn't the only thing Japan has to deal with right now....






posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 04:45 AM
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I just stocked up on wild harvested seaweed from the northeast coast of Japan. Bought a little over $180 worth of seaweed.

Dulse has an incredible amount of naturally occurring iodine per serving - and it is healthy. I love snacking on this stuff (note the product linked below is not from Japan - just had a more detailed product label on Amazon).

www.amazon.com...=gronf_njs_1



posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 05:17 AM
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I can not belive what I am seeing on the earth quake map.
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Japan keeps geting lots of quakes from 4 up to 6.6
they just had a 6.6
Tuesday March 22 2011, 09:44:29 UTC 27 minutes ago off the east coast of Honshu, 6.6 quake 15.5 deep
before that 6.4
Tuesday March 22 2011, 09:19:05 UTC 55 minutes ago near the east coast of Honshu, 6.4 27.0
Tuesday March 22 2011, 07:18:50 UTC 2 hours ago off the east coast of Honshu, 6.6 10.0
Tuesday March 22 2011, 07:18:47 UTC 2 hours ago off the east coast of Honshu, 6.6 26.5
are they building up to some thing bigger that a 9 ?
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posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 05:26 AM
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Excuse my ignorance here, but at what magnitude does an earthquake become a problem.

Japan is having regular hits and the last was, as the OP states, 6.6 at 15km depth, 30mins ago!

I would have thought that was shallow, and that a tsunami was likely?

Presumably the more shallow the more dangerous? So how can 6.6 do nothing, yet 8.9 causes a catastrophic
outcome?




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posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 05:42 AM
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Originally posted by ckitch
reply to post by sepermeru
 


Excuse my ignorance here, but at what magnitude does an earthquake become a problem.

Japan is having regular hits and the last was, as the OP states, 6.6 at 15km depth, 30mins ago!

I would have thought that was shallow, and that a tsunami was likely?

Presumably the more shallow the more dangerous? So how can 6.6 do nothing, yet 8.9 causes a catastrophic
outcome?




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While a 6.6 is nothing to shake a stick at, An 8.9 is thousands of times more powerful than a 6.6.

The Richter magnitude scale uses a logarithmic scale to measure the amount of seismic energy released by an earthquake. Energy increases exponentially on the scale.



posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 06:21 AM
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Depends on the location too, it seems.


Even if it did, the structure of the tectonic plates and fault lines around the city makes it unlikely that Tokyo would be hit by a quake anywhere near the intensity of the 9.0-magnitude one that struck March 11, said Roger Musson of the British Geological Survey But, given the vast population — Tokyo and its surroundings are home to 39 million people — any strong temblor could be devastating. "Even if you've got, let's say, a 7.5, that would be serious," the seismologist said.


Yahoo! News Article



posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 07:41 AM
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I see they've just had a another 5.6 some 31 minutes ago. These are becoming very regular. Is a big one brewing, or could they continue like this forever.

Also, can someone advise on what the difference is in danger in relation to depth of quake.This latest one was only 1km deep.



posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 10:50 AM
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Yeah, 5.5s have been fairly common. But how destructive they are really seems to depend. Certainly a 6.6 is not weak or harmless by default by any means:


6.6 261.9 kilotons (approx force in TNT) 1.1 PJ MW San Fernando earthquake (California, USA), 1971


This one seems to have gotten lucky, but it certainly could have done damage.





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