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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:40 AM

 

CNN Breaking. 6.8 Mag Earthquake off Honshu, Japan

USGS Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0008gs0.php

Here's an ABC News Link:
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/strong-earthquake-shakes-northern-japan-15916651

A strong earthquake shook northern Japan on Wednesday evening, and a small tsunami was forecast for part of its Pacific coast.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the tremor was 6.8 magnitude. A tsunami of about a half-meter was forecast for Hokkaido island's central and eastern Pacific coast, and for Aomori and Iwate prefectures.

Iwate prefecture, or state, was heavily damaged by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Thousands of aftershocks have shaken the region since then, nearly all of them of minor or moderate strength.

The epicenter was about 146 miles (235 kilometers) south of Kushiro, Japan, on Hokkaido island. It was a relatively shallow 16 miles (26 kilometers) below the ocean floor.

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Reply CNN Breaking. 6.8 Mag Earthquake off Honshu, Japan (Original post)
Cooley Hurd Mar 2012 OP
The Blue Flower Mar 2012 #1
BumRushDaShow Mar 2012 #2
Ichingcarpenter Mar 2012 #3
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #4
diabeticman Mar 2012 #5
BumRushDaShow Mar 2012 #6
Bonobo Mar 2012 #7
Cooley Hurd Mar 2012 #9
Bonobo Mar 2012 #10
Art_from_Ark Mar 2012 #11
malaise Mar 2012 #8
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #12
Art_from_Ark Mar 2012 #13
Overseas Mar 2012 #14
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #15
Art_from_Ark Mar 2012 #16

Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:41 AM

1. Dear God

Tsunami?

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Response to The Blue Flower (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:45 AM

2. Let's hope not. n/t

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 04:50 AM

3. No Tsunami warning yet from USGS

thanks for the heads up

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:07 AM

4. Strong quake shakes northern Japan (tsunami advisories issued)

TOKYO (AP) – A strong earthquake has shaken northern Japan, and regional tsunami advisories have been issued.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said Wednesday evening's earthquake was 6.8 preliminary magnitude off the coast. A tsunami of about a half-meter was expected for Aomori and Iwate prefectures.

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-03-14/Japan-earthquake-tsunami/53522162/1




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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:07 AM

5. those poor people over there. n/t

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:14 AM

6. Just heard on the radio here that there is a 1 ft tsunami

heading for one of the islands... Japan issued its own tsunami warning but NOAA hasn't done so yet.

http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/?region=1&id=pacific.TIBPAC.2012.03.14.0917

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:15 AM

7. Doesn't look like a big deal -relatively.

Tsunami predicted to only be 10 cm.

Earthquakes are scary, but it is mostly the tsunamis that kill. Mostly.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 06:05 AM

9. You're in Tokyo, aren't you Bonobo?

 

If so, did you feel this one?

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 06:08 AM

10. No, I'm not.

I'm in western Japan, closer to Osaka.

We can not feel earthquakes that far away.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 06:46 AM

11. I'm between Tokyo and Fukushima Dai-ichi

I felt a little shaking but it was no big deal here. Checking Yahoo Japan, I see that the strongest shaking on land from that earthquake registered a 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale, meaning that things could have fallen off of shelves but major damage was unlikely.

http://typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp/earthquake/20120314180900.html

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:58 AM

8. Does it ever stop?

I really feel it for the people of Japan

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 06:50 AM

12. Reuters UPDATE--No immediate quake damage reported; tsunami warning lifted

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:12 AM

13. Oh, great, another earthquake-- M6.1, happened 5 minutes ago

This time it was off the coast of Ibaraki/Chiba, close to where I am. There was a lot of rattling and shaking, and it was a seismic intensity of 4 here, and 5+ by the coast.

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http://typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp/earthquake/20120314210500.html?c=3

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:16 AM

14. Sad K&R.

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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:51 AM

15. Earthquake shakes Tokyo region hours after northern Japanese tremor causes small tsunami

By Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 6:33 AM

TOKYO — A series of earthquakes rattled Tokyo and northeastern Japan on Wednesday evening but caused no apparent damage or injury in the same region hit by last year’s devastating tsunami.

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake first struck the southern coast of the island of Hokkaido, causing a small tsunami. The Meteorological Agency issued tsunami advisories along the northern coast, prompting some communities to issue evacuation advisories to residents near the coast.

A swelling of 20 centimeters (8 inches) was observed in the port of Hachinohe in Aomori about an hour later, with smaller changes reported elsewhere. The agency lifted all tsunami advisories within about 90 minutes.

About three hours later, a magnitude-6.1 quake shook buildings in the capital. It was centered just off the coast of Chiba, east of Tokyo, at a rather shallow 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the sea surface.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/strong-earthquake-has-shaken-northern-japan-and-regional-tsunami-advisories-have-been-issued/2012/03/14/gIQAtx5NBS_story.html




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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 09:49 AM

16. Buildings in Tokyo were shaken a bit, but

it wasn't so intense-- only a 3 on the Japanese scale, just enough to get people's attention.

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