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I am most definitely concerned about what is coming next. Tokyo is now lined up vertically AND horizontally to the activity, and it just can't be good, no matter how you slice it.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
4.3 quake very close- I believe that one may be in Tokyo, or just north of it.
Zorgon, I'd say the last thing they need is a repeat of 1923. But just look at that quake. Just look at it.
Japan must have a special breed of seismologist: they're all blind. :shk: I swear it's getting to the point that maybe I SHOULD go shouting this from the rooftops. The quakes are NOT stopping. There has clearly been a serious upset to the area. Any 3 year old could see this.
"Look Mommy, the quakes are getting very close to us now."
"I know sweetie, but our great scientists with masters degrees will make it stop. Right before they hit us."
"But Mommy, that's what you said two weeks ago, and they're still getting closer."
"I know sweetie, but we must trust in Science."
"But Mommy, those mean scientists and their mistakes with the bad nuclear stuff are going to kill us!"
"I know sweetie, but we will be safe. I won't let any of that stuff touch you."
"Oh ok, Mommy."
"Mommy, what is that...that....Mommy! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...................................................!"
Originally posted by ren1999
Fuji is not going to shoot up ash any time soon. If you look at the volcano monitoring sites, Fuji is quiet. So that is not a worry for now. Look at it online on streaming cameras. It is silent as it ever is.
Originally posted by ThousandIslandSunny
reply to post by TrueAmerican
Earthquake prediction is barely a science, let alone an exact one. There is an 80 percent chance of a big one in Tokyo/Ibaraki happening over the next 30 years. The Tohoku-Kanto oki has set off aftershocks and probably put more stress on the kanto fragment, and the plates that pass through Tokyo.
Thing is noone can predict if these are foreshocks of something big, or aftershocks, or just ripples, let alone exactly when this event is going to happen. I am not stupid, I know there are risks, everybody here understands there are risks.
Try not to sounds as if you relish the prospect of the place where I and a lot of other people live, being reduced to rubble, eh.
Japan's recent magnitude 9.0 earthquake, which triggered a devastating tsunami, relieved stress along part of the quake fault but also has contributed to the build up of stress in other areas, putting some of the country at risk for up to years of sizeable aftershocks and perhaps new main shocks, scientists say.
The magnitude 9 quake appears to have influenced large portions of Honshu Island, Toda said. At particular risk, he said, are the Tokyo area, Mount Fuji and central Honshu including Nagano.
"In addition to the megathrust surface to the north or south of the March 11 rupture, we calculate that several fault systems closer to Tokyo have been brought closer to failure, and some of these have lit up in small earthquakes since March 11. So, in our judgment, Central Japan, and Tokyo in particular, is headed for a long vigil that will not end anytime soon."