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Originally posted by aLLeKs
It is somehow strange, because I never had such a feeling, but somehow I have the feeling there will be another bigger or even big one in Japan within this year.....
I cant tell you why, it is just a feeling. Maybe it is just because I miss my Japanese girlfriend a lot at the moment and will not see her the rest of the year...
News like this has the tendency to reappear when you least expect it, like a zombie in a horror movie. Just after the Sendai earthquake in March 2011, I had to try to dispel some rumors that Fuji was going to erupt because it “always” erupts after a very large subduction earthquake in Japan. Guess what? It doesn’t. So, why do we suddenly have all this “news” claiming otherwise? Well, some well-meaning researchers in Japan claim that the Sendai (and following) earthquakes exerted pressure on the magma chamber, which will lead to an eruption. Within days, the news was “Mt. Fuji will blow due to new tectonic pressures that are higher than when the volcano last erupted more than 300 years ago. Estimates say the eruption will affect more than 400,000 people and cost over $30 billion.“ Now, much of the primary information on this is in Japanese, but from what I can gather, the study looked at how much additional stress any magma body under Fuji may have felt during the earthquakes.
Originally posted by lurksoften
reply to post by kennvideo
not sure why but i am seeing that as 5.7 not 5.0
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 03:06:52 UTC
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 04:06:52 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
104.5 km (64.9 miles)
52 km (32 miles) NNW of Hihifo, Tonga
290 km (180 miles) SW of Apia, Samoa
361 km (224 miles) WSW of Tafuna, American Samoa
365 km (226 miles) WSW of Pago Pago, American Samoa
horizontal +/- 15.9 km (9.9 miles); depth +/- 6 km (3.7 miles)
NST=397, Nph=416, Dmin=288.3 km, Rmss=0.68 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
MAGNITUDE - 4.4
TIME - 0715 AKDT SEP 25 2012
0815 PDT SEP 25 2012
1515 UTC SEP 25 2012
LOCATION - 39.1 NORTH 123.3 WEST
105 MILES/169 KM NW OF SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA
105 MILES/169 KM NW OF SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA
DEPTH - 3 MILES/5 KM