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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:40 AM
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Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes northern Miyagi, Japan
It just happened a few minutes ago. I felt it 200+ miles away. It lasted for about 45 seconds. It is reported as a 6+ seismic intensity on the Japanese scale for northern Miyagi, which means there might be considerable damage.

http://typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp/earthquake/
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:42 AM
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1. please keep us updated and thank you for this report


Japan the beleaguered
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:53 AM
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13. According to NHK News
there is a tsunami advisory out, with waves reaching 1 meter in height, and maybe several times higher than that in some places. :scared:

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:42 AM
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2. oy. nt
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:42 AM
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3. Shit..
..
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:52 AM
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12. +1 nt
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thewiseguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:43 AM
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4. The USGS site is not showing anything
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 09:45 AM by thewiseguy
Edit...the information just popped up.

7.4 Magnitude. 40 km deep. 98 km from Sendai.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quak...

This was a little closer to Sendai than the last one.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:45 AM
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5. Click on the link I gave
This was a big earthquake that was felt in most of Honshu and much of Hokkaido
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:51 AM
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Tsunami alerts issued
Expected to hit Fukushima in 30 minutes.
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:56 AM
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17. Where did you get that info?
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 09:58 AM by drm604
That's the last thing they need!

This got linked to the wrong message somehow. I was trying to respond to Generic Other's message about a tsunami expected to hit Fukushima.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:59 AM
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19. NHK World
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:53 AM
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14. Twenty four miles deep. Is that pretty shallow?
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:13 AM
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27. Apparently, that is fairly shallow for an undersea quake
The 4.7 offshore quake that happened just after that was about 42 miles deep
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:46 AM
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36. Yahoo Japan map showing where the earthquake was felt
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 11:10 AM by Art_from_Ark
Red, violet and orange show the strongest intensities.

http://weather.c.yimg.jp/typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp...
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:45 AM
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6. My twitter friends said it was scary. Lost power. You okay? nt
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:49 AM
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9. I'm OK
But I'm a bit "shaken up", to say the least :scared:
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:54 AM
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15. I don't know how you can take it. You've been going though hell over there.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:16 AM
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29. It's been pretty rough, for sure
And now I have to try to get some sleep, because it's now past midnight here in shaky Japan.
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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:46 AM
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7. Just popped up on USGS
Out at sea, hopefully any Tsunami's are much smaller this time.

Magnitude 7.4

Location 38.200N, 142.000E
Depth 40 km (24.9 miles) set by location program
Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances

98 km (61 miles) E (93) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan
144 km (90 miles) ENE (68) from Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
159 km (99 miles) NE (37) from Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
345 km (215 miles) NE (35) from TOKYO, Japan
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:54 AM
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16. so under the ocean therefore tsunami ?
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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:59 AM
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20. Probably
Although nowhere near the tsunami generated by the 9.0 earthquake I would have thought.
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:49 AM
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8. Oh crap.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese people.
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:51 AM
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10. Those poor people have been through hell and back
and it just won't stop. :cry:
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thewiseguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:51 AM
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11. USGS is now showing two 7.4 earthquakes in the same spot?
One shallower than the other and the shallower one is way closer to Sendai. Hmmm...
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:09 AM
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24. Yahoo Japan is showing a 4.7 occurring near the 7.4
both off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture

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

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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:59 AM
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18. link to NHK "on air" reporting
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stockholmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:01 AM
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21. NOAA / NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center link w/ map
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:01 AM
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22. So what happens if a tsunami throws radioactive seawater up on land?
:hide:
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thewiseguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:04 AM
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23. Oh crap I did not even think of that. Lets hope there is not a Tsunami.
Or all that radioactive seawater is going to wash up on land....
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:13 AM
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26. Fukishima employees evacuated.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:17 AM
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30. Damn
I doubt if I'll be able to get any sleep tonight, with both that and the earthquake on my mind now
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:27 AM
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32. Heard on TV that an initial wave came in already. Hopefully it will stay small.
CNN (I think) was interviewing a man over in Japan by phone and he said his hands were shaking and he wouldn't be going back to sleep tonight.

Art, I am over in the midwest of the US and the night I saw the tsunami I had a very hard time sleeping myself.

You are in my prayers. (really)
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:14 AM
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28. Not just the ocean water, but the water inside for cooling. :(
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:12 AM
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25. CNN reporting that the workers at Fukushima plant have been evacuated.
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:20 AM
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31. Things continue to get worse over there.
:cry: :wow:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:31 AM
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33. I fel it for the people of Japan
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:32 AM
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34. Dam. 7.4 is BIG.
Stay safe.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:45 AM
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35. you & yours
:grouphug:

I hope people are staying away from tsunami zones.
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:02 AM
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37. In LA I' ve been through 6.8 and 7.1. Those were very strong. Japan's must be terrifying.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:25 PM
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38. Aftershock this morning
Magnitude 3.6, occurring at about 4:45 am, with an epicenter about 30 miles west of here. Fortunately, there does not appear to be any damage from this one.

http://weather.c.yimg.jp/typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp...
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 10:38 PM
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39. Another aftershock this morning
Magnitude 4.1, centered about 30 miles from my house, in about the same place as yesterday's aftershock.

This morning's aftershock:

http://weather.c.yimg.jp/typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp...

Yesterday morning's aftershock:

http://weather.c.yimg.jp/typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp...
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