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Northern Japan quake has magnitude 7 - govt agency (more quakes today: Indonesia:6.6, Iran:6)
Reuters ^ | 09/11/08

Posted on 09/10/2008 7:19:11 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Northern Japan quake has magnitude 7 - govt agency

11 Sep 2008 00:36:51 GMT

Source: Reuters

TOKYO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - An earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Thursday had a preliminary magnitude of 7, the meteorological agency said on Thursday.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; earthquakes; hokkaido; indonesia; iran; japan Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: TigerLikesRooster; sushiman; Ronin; AmericanInTokyo; gaijin; struggle; DTogo; GATOR NAVY; Iris7; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 09/10/2008 7:19:58 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Clearly, the Large Hadron Collider is to blame. *eyeroll*


3 posted on 09/10/2008 7:20:47 PM PDT by Terpfen (Romney's loss in Florida is STILL a catastrophe. Hello, McCandidate!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

OH MY GOSH! It’s that stupid atom smasher!!!


4 posted on 09/10/2008 7:21:25 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.' ~)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

5 posted on 09/10/2008 7:23:12 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Real change actually changes something.)
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To: Terpfen

Nope, you are wrong there, it is global warming AND the super collider, plus the Rove weather machine and the fact that the universe is pi**ed about Palin running for VP./SAR


6 posted on 09/10/2008 7:24:18 PM PDT by calex59
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To: tuckrdout
Black hole must have formed somewhere in Asia.:-)
7 posted on 09/10/2008 7:27:13 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

We TOLD you the large hadron collider was going to destroy the world!!!


8 posted on 09/10/2008 7:28:44 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: calex59

Don’t forget Steve Schmidt somewhere in there!!!


9 posted on 09/10/2008 7:29:51 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

yikes


10 posted on 09/10/2008 7:37:16 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: bd476; Ezekiel

ping


11 posted on 09/10/2008 7:44:59 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on.


12 posted on 09/10/2008 7:46:07 PM PDT by dfwgator ( Go OSU, beat USC!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

They started up the collider today, didn’t they? Hmmmmm...


13 posted on 09/10/2008 7:51:08 PM PDT by Boagenes (I'm your huckleberry, that's just my game.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Go
14 posted on 09/10/2008 8:05:50 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: TigerLikesRooster; maikeru; Dr. Marten; Eric in the Ozarks; Al Gator; snowsislander; sushiman; ...
地震速報 (jishin sokuhou : earthquake alert!)

日本*ピング* (kono risuto ni hairitai ka detai wo shirasete kudasai : let me know if you want on or off this list)

15 posted on 09/10/2008 8:10:17 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Terpfen

Why roll your eyes? Do you understand what this thing is going to do?

Listen, I am the first to admit that I may be playing with a deck a couple of cards shy...but, can you help me understand this thing? Can anyone?

This is what I know; this won’t take long:

When we merely split one atom, we got a nuclear explosion, that leveled 2 cities.

Now we think it would be cool to fling these atoms around really, really fast, and then smash them into each other.

If a split atom blows up, what will 2 smashed, crashing atoms do?

This benefits humanity how?


16 posted on 09/10/2008 8:26:52 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.' ~)
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To: Boagenes

You know, it sounds crazy, but it is one of those things that makes you go hmmm...


17 posted on 09/10/2008 8:32:49 PM PDT by cammie
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To: tuckrdout

It doesn’t. It’s a gazillion dollar waste of money that will give a small group of nerds, pardon my french, a woody. They could have flung these particles around or entirely halted the spread of AIDS around the world...oh, wait, Europeans aren’t supposed to be altrustic, that’s America’s job.


18 posted on 09/10/2008 8:35:35 PM PDT by cammie
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To: cammie

Humanity will might use whatever they learn to build worse weapons than A bombs.

Humanity is pretty blah at times.


19 posted on 09/10/2008 8:43:44 PM PDT by modest proposal (Obama is the phony 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington'. McCain/Palin 08)
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To: tuckrdout
If a split atom blows up, what will 2 smashed, crashing atoms do?

This benefits humanity how?


You do realize the answers to your questions are a simple Google search away, correct? You're on the Internet. It's a vast source of insight and information if you bother to do the legwork.

And you're very poorly informed as to the purpose of the experiment and the methodology used. Yes, splitting the atom creates a substantial release of energy-- however, the LHC does not split the atom, so we're not going to see any mushroom clouds any time soon.

Do your homework.
20 posted on 09/10/2008 9:04:41 PM PDT by Terpfen (Romney's loss in Florida is STILL a catastrophe. Hello, McCandidate!)
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To: Terpfen

Sorry to bother you, guess you don’t know either.


21 posted on 09/10/2008 9:39:14 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.' ~)
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To: Terpfen

CERN isn’t set up to “split atoms”.

More the reverse.

Today they warmed up by testing firing a proton beam around the collider in one direction.

They, they test-fired a proton beam the other direction.

The plan (to happen in a month or two): collide two proton beams head-first, directly into each other. Impacting the most dense particle we know of traveling at light speed, directly into another just like it traveling at light speed. Head on.

The resulting compression of matter, just might create a genuine black hole.

After which, it will be hungry.

Looking for food...


22 posted on 09/10/2008 9:47:00 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (CHEVY VOLT COUNTDOWN: V minus 95 Weeks. Waiting...)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I don’t think you’re following the conversation. I didn’t say the LHC splits atoms.


23 posted on 09/10/2008 9:59:07 PM PDT by Terpfen (Romney's loss in Florida is STILL a catastrophe. Hello, McCandidate!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The resulting compression of matter, just might create a genuine black hole.

In the early 80's, there was worry about the biotech industry unleashing havoc on the world. In reality, the nearly infinite number of living bacteria in the world are already doing massive experiments with random mutations which is in far excess of anything humans would create. And if there were a danger, it would be better to have it in a test tube first than to find it in the wild. It is better in the lab, because you know more about it and what to do about it.

The solar system is already doing the same experiment with proton proton collisions at nearly the speed of light that the collider is doing. If there is to be a mini black hole, I'd rather find it in the lab, instead of in the solar system because we might find out enough to deal with it in the lab.

24 posted on 09/10/2008 11:13:24 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: tuckrdout

Eyeroll goes here.

Don’t bash others for not doing your work for you.


25 posted on 09/11/2008 12:00:20 AM PDT by Terpfen (Romney's loss in Florida is STILL a catastrophe. Hello, McCandidate!)
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To: Terpfen

Eye Roll here as well......


26 posted on 09/11/2008 3:58:14 AM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.' ~)
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To: tuckrdout
When we merely split one atom, we got a nuclear explosion, that leveled 2 cities.
You didn’t “level 2 cities” by splitting one atom. If you split one Uranium-235 atom, all you’ll get is about 3.2 × 10-11 J. This means you would need to split 156,250,000,000 atoms to get enough energy to power an average 5W flashlight for one second. The point of an atom bomb is that splitting one atom sets of a chain reaction that will split an incredibly high number of other atoms, and that will level a city. In the LHC, no such chain reaction is going to happen, so…relax!
27 posted on 09/11/2008 4:33:23 AM PDT by cartan
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To: cartan

Well, that does ease my mind a bit. Thank you.


28 posted on 09/11/2008 5:07:04 AM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.' ~)
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To: tuckrdout

Here, too.


29 posted on 09/11/2008 5:32:36 AM PDT by Netizen (If McCain really put 'Country First' he'd have been working on securing our borders.)
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To: cartan

Here here.


30 posted on 09/11/2008 7:11:48 AM PDT by kc8ukw
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To: cammie
They could have ... entirely halted the spread of AIDS around the world

The spread of AIDS around the world is not going to stop until people stop "sleeping" with people they're not married to and stop poking their arms with needles that have poked other people's arms without sterilization.

31 posted on 09/11/2008 7:48:34 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: bd476

ping


32 posted on 09/11/2008 7:49:45 AM PDT by bkwells (Liberals=Hypocrites)
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To: tuckrdout
When we merely split one atom, we got a nuclear explosion, that leveled 2 cities.

We did not "split one atom". We split something on the order of a septillion (10 raised to the 24th) power of them, more or less, of them. But that is of little import.

We've been smashing particles into each other for several generations now. The only difference is now we'll be smashing heavier particles and they will be going faster (although due to relativistic effects not much faster percentage while, but with way more energy). Still one collision is no big bang, but it's the stuff that flies out of the collision that is of interest and can lead to new understandings of physics.

Someone once said it's like trying to learn about semiconductor electronics (transistors and integrated circuits) by smashing Buicks together and watch what comes flying out of the collision. :) But it's what has worked in the past.

The biggest "expected" outcome involves the discovery/confirmation of existence of something called the Higgs Boson. That in turn has, we think, something do with how things get their mass and thus also with gravity. All sorts of interesting, and beneficial, things could come from that.

33 posted on 09/11/2008 12:00:29 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
US Geological Survey information on the quake. Now evaluated at 6.9.


34 posted on 09/11/2008 12:21:31 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato

I knew I asked the right people! FR always has intelligent people who thoughtfully explain issues to people like me, wanting to understand.

Thank you so much for your simple answer, to a simple person!

I do feel much better about it now, even if I can not grasp the full extent of the excitement, or knowledge that is gained by this experiment.


35 posted on 09/11/2008 2:54:31 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.' ~)
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