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Wed Mar 16, 2022, 11:57 AM

Japan hit by strong quake cutting power to millions

Update to LBN post earlier:

BBC




A powerful earthquake has been recorded in north-east Japan and is reported to have cut power to two million homes.

The tremor was recorded at magnitude 7.3 and in some areas is said to have reached 6-plus on Japan's shaking intensity scale, making it too forceful for people to stand.

People living in the Fukushima, Miyagi and Yamagata prefectures have been told to expect aftershocks.

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An advisory for tsunami waves of one metre (3.3ft) has also been issued for parts of the north-east coast.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-60770100

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Wicked Blue Mar 2022 OP
Chin music Mar 2022 #1
Nictuku Mar 2022 #2
Wicked Blue Mar 2022 #3
Tetrachloride Mar 2022 #4

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 12:03 PM

2. That was my reaction

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Response to Nictuku (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 12:05 PM

3. Nuke-u-lar

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 12:05 PM

4. On the Japanese damage scale, my impression is 5 is the dividing line between

less than significant and definitely significant.

6 is significant.

The soft soil of Japan amplifies the damage in a small area and attenuates more quickly from outside the immediate area.

In the 1990s, I visited Fukushima Prefecture twice.

By comparison, the Missouri earthquakes (New Madrid) of 1811-12 were in granite areas

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