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Breaking News : Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Hits Main Japanese Island of Honshu
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Posted on 07/23/2008 9:03:08 AM PDT by Scythian

Japan's weather agency says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck off the northern Japanese coast.

The Meteorological Agency says there was no danger of a tsunami, or seismic waves, from the 12:26 a.m. Thursday (11:26 a.m. Wednesday EDT) quake, which occurred about 75 miles below the ocean's surface off the coast of Iwate in Japan's Eastern Honshu region.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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1 posted on 07/23/2008 9:03:08 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

bump...


2 posted on 07/23/2008 9:04:30 AM PDT by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo
hope your O.K....
3 posted on 07/23/2008 9:06:25 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: Scythian
6.9 is no joke - unless it releases Mothra...
4 posted on 07/23/2008 9:06:33 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Scythian

prayers up and bttt


5 posted on 07/23/2008 9:06:53 AM PDT by kimmie7 (<<<---- Too surly for the hoarde.)
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To: Scythian


http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/neic_uva4_l.html
6 posted on 07/23/2008 9:07:28 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Scythian

Prayers up!


7 posted on 07/23/2008 9:08:19 AM PDT by Jemian (Politics is just choking good sense.)
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To: Scythian

Well, that’ll shake things up.


8 posted on 07/23/2008 9:08:20 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: 2banana
Magnitude 6.8 - EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN - EarthQuake Site
9 posted on 07/23/2008 9:08:54 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: DocRock

Prayers for Japan. Morioka is a beautiful town, nice people, very traditional. In a previous life, I lived for several months in Ichinoseki, midway between Morioka and Sendai, the next prefectural capital to the south.


10 posted on 07/23/2008 9:11:31 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Scythian
TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 538 AM HST WED JUL 23 2008

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0526 AM HST 23 JUL 2008
COORDINATES - 39.7 NORTH 141.7 EAST
LOCATION - EASTERN HONSHU JAPAN
MAGNITUDE - 6.8 MOMENT

EVALUATION

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

11 posted on 07/23/2008 9:12:40 AM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: Scythian
Isn't that about the 3rd quake in the range of 7 magnitude in the last few weeks? Is that normal for Japan? I know they get a lot of quakes but I don't know if these are unusual because of the magnitude.
12 posted on 07/23/2008 9:15:49 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (LIBERALS SHOULD BE EUTHANIZED FOR THE "COMMON GOOD.")
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To: Scythian

This is like the third 6+ in the last week. Wasn’t there a 7+ in Northern Japan last month too?


13 posted on 07/23/2008 9:20:13 AM PDT by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
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To: NRA2BFree
Beat me. To be fair though I was checking to see my memory was correct over at USGS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Maps/region/Asia.php

14 posted on 07/23/2008 9:22:51 AM PDT by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
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To: Domandred
There was a 6.4 in Greece last week. Link.
15 posted on 07/23/2008 9:27:34 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Domandred
It is about three days after a full moon.

Most occur then or after a new moon.


16 posted on 07/23/2008 9:27:38 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: Domandred
Beat me. To be fair though I was checking to see my memory was correct over at USGS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Maps/region/Asia

Thanks for the link! I'll check it out when I get back.

Btw, your little girl is adorable. :o)

17 posted on 07/23/2008 9:31:14 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (LIBERALS SHOULD BE EUTHANIZED FOR THE "COMMON GOOD.")
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To: DocRock

Thank you!!

The resources here at FR are incredible, got to be one of the best informed sites I’ve ever been to.


18 posted on 07/23/2008 9:31:49 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Scythian

Starting a pool on how long it takes the Goremeister, or one of his minions, to claim Global warming caused it.


19 posted on 07/23/2008 9:35:34 AM PDT by calex59
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To: 2banana

Fortunately it was quite deep.


20 posted on 07/23/2008 9:37:33 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: 2banana

Fortunately it was quite deep.


21 posted on 07/23/2008 9:37:33 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: XeniaSt
It is about three days after a full moon. Most occur then or after a new moon.

There's no earthquake/moon phase correlation, though people desperately seem to want to believe there is one.

There's a new or full moon twice every 28 days. If you start counting 3 days on either side of a new or full moon as "hits" then you're counting 12 days out of 28, or almost half the month.

22 posted on 07/23/2008 9:40:03 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist
I've been studying the correlations for about twenty years
with emails from USGS EIC.

The tidal effect is clear.


23 posted on 07/23/2008 9:43:59 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: XeniaSt
It is about three days after a full moon.

Most occur then or after a new moon.

The Earth's fractured crust is pulled on by the moon and the sun. Sometimes the gravitational pulls work together and sometimes in opposition, and all that is in conjunction with the crust bulging out at the equator due to centrifugal force. All these conflicting forces work the fracture lines and play games with the tides. It takes a tide chart or computer program to know what the tides are going to be doing at any place at any time.

24 posted on 07/23/2008 9:44:45 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby ( They told me that using the download page to download something was not something they anticipated)
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To: Scythian

The link will soon be made to climate change [aka as global warming but the earth hasn’t been warming for 10 years.]


25 posted on 07/23/2008 9:46:27 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Scythian

Pryers are up for the peple affected. I hope it is not too bad.


26 posted on 07/23/2008 9:47:04 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore (If it ain't Rugby or Bullriding, it's for girls.........................................)
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To: Scythian

I lift them up to God and pray for the safety of all...


27 posted on 07/23/2008 10:05:33 AM PDT by dandelion
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To: Scythian

Yikes! Passing this on to my best friend.
His Japanese wife and his sons are on Honshu. They go there every summer to visit family when the boys are out of school.


28 posted on 07/23/2008 10:15:30 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Strategerist
Scientists also claim there is no correlation between a full moon and crazy behavior by humans...

They obviously spend too much time in a lab and not enough working with the public. I used to work in a bank and you could tell there was a full moon just by the behavior of the clients.
29 posted on 07/23/2008 10:37:13 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Don't like my attitude? Then get one of your own!)
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To: DocRock

quite a ways from Tokyo; until something actually hits there, these big quakes will unfortunately not be news.


30 posted on 07/23/2008 10:37:42 AM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: Strategerist
I met Waverly Person from USGS EIC in Golden CO at a a Mensa meeting.

I was then an MTS at Bell Labs in Denver.

The correlation intrigued me.

The tidal effect is clear


31 posted on 07/23/2008 10:43:27 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: Scythian; bd476

Quake ping!


32 posted on 07/23/2008 11:02:17 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Scythian; Alia; A message; AVNevis; Awestruck; bboop; Bennett46; bert; Beth; ..
Thank you for the ping, Ernest.


Earthquake Ping List. If you would like to have your name added to this list or removed from it, please FReepmail me.


33 posted on 07/23/2008 1:00:14 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Scythian
This guy is getting pretty tired of being shaken awake by these quakes


34 posted on 07/23/2008 1:20:50 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (DRILL NOW. DRILL OFTEN. DRILL 24/7/365. PAY LESS. SUCK THE GROUND DRY.)
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To: NCC-1701
Ummmmmm, warm trains.....fresh out of the oven.... /img>
35 posted on 07/23/2008 1:47:54 PM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: ninergold3

Hotels note that bedsheets are scattered all over and twisted in knots during the full moon. People sleep restlessly.


36 posted on 07/23/2008 1:53:47 PM PDT by RightWhale (I will veto each and every beer)
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To: bd476; Ezekiel

Thanks for the ping. Any more news? This is the first I’ve heard of it.


37 posted on 07/23/2008 2:01:38 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Lijahsbubbe
Lijahsbubbe wrote: "Thanks for the ping. Any more news? This is the first I’ve heard of it."

No, I haven't had a chance to check yet, but I will take a look. IIRC, the overall area has been active since the 7.0 Honshu quake.

38 posted on 07/23/2008 2:33:53 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Thanks.

Has American in Tokyo weighed in yet? I pray he’s OK.


39 posted on 07/23/2008 3:25:21 PM PDT by Quix (WE HAVE THE OIL NOW http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3340274697167011147)
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To: XeniaSt

Now Dear Heart . . .

some folks . . . uhhhh . . . convictions . . .

on such matters are more . . . uhhhh

established . . . than the Rocky Mountains’ granite peaks.

I think there’s some granite peaks in CO, anyway! LOL.

In which case . . . influencing their convictions otherwise would take quite a string of successive nukes.


40 posted on 07/23/2008 3:28:28 PM PDT by Quix (WE HAVE THE OIL NOW http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3340274697167011147)
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To: Quix
In which case . . . influencing their convictions otherwise would take quite a string of successive nukes.

Some think science is someone's opinion.

41 posted on 07/23/2008 3:41:20 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: Scythian

Prayers for safety to all the people in Japan and neighboring islands. I hope the ships are properly tethered to the piers.


42 posted on 07/23/2008 3:44:34 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Lijahsbubbe; Quix; NRA2BFree; M0sby; Alia; A message; AVNevis; Awestruck; bboop; Bennett46; bert; ..

From United States Geological Survey

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:

An earthquake occurred about 25 km (15 miles) east-northeast of Morioka at 9:26 AM MDT, Jul 23, 2008 (Jul 24 at 12:26 AM local time in Japan). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available.

Felt Reports

Dozens of people injured, landslides occurred, roads closed, train service and power disrupted in northern Honshu.

Felt widely in southern Hokkaido and in Honshu as far south as the Tokyo area.

From Japan Meteorological Agency


Earthquake Information

Issued at 00:31 JST 24 Jul 2008

Occurred at (JST) 00:26 JST 24 Jul 2008

Latitude (degree) 39.7N

Longitude (degree) 141.7E

Depth 120km

Magnitude 6.8

Region Name IWATE KEN ENGAN HOKUBU

No Tsunami threat by this earthquake.

Japan Meteorological Agency


43 posted on 07/23/2008 3:57:15 PM PDT by bd476
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To: XeniaSt

When scientists say, (even) looking at an experiment can alter same, I find it hard to believe that forces which change the shape of the earth cannot have some causal affect on earth quakes.


44 posted on 07/23/2008 3:58:09 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: XeniaSt

By the time one takes into account the

DOGMATIC RELIGION OF SCIENTISM . . .

IT IS!

Shoot even the quantum physics observer business seems to indicate some element of opinion in reality . . . unless my opinion is . . . as usual . . . flawed!

LOL.


45 posted on 07/23/2008 3:58:42 PM PDT by Quix (WE HAVE THE OIL NOW http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3340274697167011147)
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To: bd476

Misawa Air Base with the 35th Air Fighter wing is in a particularly sensitive position for a quake in this region, and likely could suffer greater damage than something right next to the epicenter - I hope everything’s alright there.


46 posted on 07/23/2008 4:20:52 PM PDT by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: Quix
Prayers extended for all in the area affected by this quake.

47 posted on 07/23/2008 4:21:57 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

AMEN! AMEN!

Yes, certainly.

Though with the depth, there may not be a lot of damage.


48 posted on 07/23/2008 4:24:25 PM PDT by Quix (WE HAVE THE OIL NOW http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3340274697167011147)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I am fine.:-)


49 posted on 07/23/2008 4:57:25 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: kingu; Quix; Cindy; rabidralph; Lijahsbubbe
kingu wrote: "Misawa Air Base with the 35th Air Fighter wing is in a particularly sensitive position for a quake in this region, and likely could suffer greater damage than something right next to the epicenter - I hope everything’s alright there."

Thank you for the information, Kingu. I looked up Misawa Air Base and the base is located in the same Prefecture, the Aomori Prefecture, as this earthquake.

Hopefully earthquake hazard precautions were taken when Misawa Air Base was first built.

Two days ago, they were closing roads around Misawa Air Base due to some road construction they were doing on the base:




Base construction

7/21/2008 - A Japanese construction worker updates road closure information July 17, 2008. Base residents should be prepared to use alternative routes during base road construction.

21 July 2008 Road construction

Misawa Air Base

The 35th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Misawa Air Base, Japan -- the northernmost U.S. air base in Japan. The only combined, joint service installation in the Western Pacific, Misawa Air Base is located on the shores of Lake Ogawara in Misawa City in the Aomori Prefecture.

Misawa Air Base

Here are some maps showing Japan, and the area of the earthquake:






50 posted on 07/23/2008 5:01:01 PM PDT by bd476
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