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Magnitude 7.0 - RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
USGS ^ | 02/26/2010 | n/a

Posted on 02/26/2010 1:01:39 PM PST by Pyro7480

Magnitude 7.0
Date-Time * Friday, February 26, 2010 at 20:31:26 UTC
* Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 05:31:26 AM at epicenter

Location 25.965°N, 128.443°E
Depth 22 km (13.7 miles) set by location program
Region RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
Distances

* 81 km (50 miles) ESE (106°) from Naha, Okinawa, Japan
* 461 km (286 miles) ENE (67°) from Ishigaki-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
* 1290 km (802 miles) S (174°) from SEOUL, South Korea

(Excerpt) Read more at earthquake.usgs.gov ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; japan; okinawa; usgs
Breaking on CNN right now.
1 posted on 02/26/2010 1:01:40 PM PST by Pyro7480
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Heads up..here it comes..


2 posted on 02/26/2010 1:05:19 PM PST by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Heads up!! Here it comes!!


3 posted on 02/26/2010 1:06:02 PM PST by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: ken5050

Here what comes?


4 posted on 02/26/2010 1:06:07 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Pyro7480

Geology experts needed to weigh in...


5 posted on 02/26/2010 1:06:40 PM PST by dinoparty
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To: Pyro7480

4.9 a week ago

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010syam.php


6 posted on 02/26/2010 1:07:59 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: autumnraine

Tsunami


7 posted on 02/26/2010 1:08:28 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PapaBear3625
Godzilla -- 松井 秀喜
8 posted on 02/26/2010 1:11:30 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Col Frank Slade

9 posted on 02/26/2010 1:12:23 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: PapaBear3625
Tsunami

Head for zee hillz!

Seriously though. When will we know if it produced a tsunami that the west coast needs to worry about?

10 posted on 02/26/2010 1:12:29 PM PST by bayliving (No Obama. Know peace.)
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To: Pyro7480

7.0 is an attention-getter.


11 posted on 02/26/2010 1:12:54 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: SparkyBass

Sparky that Manbearpig he don’t anything drive South Park kids crazy


12 posted on 02/26/2010 1:13:53 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: bayliving

Hope our military folks on Okinawa are OK - also all the other folks who live there

Surf’s Up in Pusan?


13 posted on 02/26/2010 1:14:17 PM PST by silverleaf (We don't want everyone in Washington to get along, We want them to get out of the way)
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To: Pyro7480

bump


14 posted on 02/26/2010 1:15:03 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: Pyro7480

— USGS says 7.0-magnitude quake struck near Okinawa; Japanese officials issue beach evacuation order


15 posted on 02/26/2010 1:16:44 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: bayliving

I bet money it won’t produce a significant tsunami.

Seems like it takes at least several points over a 7 to do that.


16 posted on 02/26/2010 1:17:30 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: bayliving

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 2044Z 26 FEB 2010

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 2031Z 26 FEB 2010
COORDINATES - 26.1 NORTH 128.5 EAST
DEPTH - 29 KM
LOCATION - RYUKYU ISLANDS JAPAN
MAGNITUDE - 7.3

EVALUATION

NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON
HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL
TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN
A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES
IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS
POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.


17 posted on 02/26/2010 1:19:10 PM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN.....................a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Ramius
"7.0 is an attention-getter."

Needs to be at least a boxer day number 9 to wake-me up.

18 posted on 02/26/2010 1:22:19 PM PST by Godebert
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To: Pyro7480

So nice coincidence , they spank Toyota, Japan relieves us of much debt from China & I truly hope the people are ok :(


19 posted on 02/26/2010 1:24:30 PM PST by JustPiper (I won't fall in line against my beliefs~ I won't argue with you because my opinion differs)
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To: autumnraine

Tsunami along the Cali. Oregon Alaska Washington coast.


20 posted on 02/26/2010 1:27:32 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: Roccus

To: U.S. West Coast, Alaska, and British Columbia coastal regions
From: NOAA/NWS/West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Subject: Tsunami Information Statement #1 issued 02/26/2010 at 12:45PM PST

A strong earthquake has occurred, but a tsunami IS NOT expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, or Alaska coast. NO tsunami warning, watch or advisory is in effect for these areas.

Based on the earthquake magnitude and historic tsunami records, a damaging tsunami IS NOT expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska coasts. At coastal locations which have experienced strong ground shaking, local tsunamis are possible due to underwater landslides.


21 posted on 02/26/2010 1:28:07 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: bayliving
Tsunami warning thread
22 posted on 02/26/2010 1:29:51 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: bayliving
Seriously though. When will we know if it produced a tsunami that the west coast needs to worry about?

Click Here! :-)

23 posted on 02/26/2010 1:31:32 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Pyro7480

I hope it didn’t cause too much damage or hurt too many people. Some of my best days in the Army were on Okinawa. When I was stationed a little further north on Okino Erabu Shima small quakes were a common occurrence.


24 posted on 02/26/2010 1:56:28 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: ken5050

Thats a big one. If that doesn’t produce a tsunami they need to reasses their theories.


25 posted on 02/26/2010 2:11:35 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: Pyro7480

“5:31:26 AM”

Shaken awake in the dark....hopefully they are aware of Tsunami warnings.


26 posted on 02/26/2010 2:15:24 PM PST by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: R. Scott

I spent 18 months there myself in 67&68. Many quake tremors. The tiny island is actually the top of a mountain that rises up from the floor of the South China Sea.


27 posted on 02/26/2010 2:22:06 PM PST by MountainYankee
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To: GeronL

I looked at the map and Tokyo, Shanghai, Taipei and N. Philippines looked susceptible but the early tsunami warnings seem pretty mild


28 posted on 02/26/2010 2:24:21 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Joe Boucher

Aahhh, I didn’t realize it was in the ocean. Thanks.


29 posted on 02/26/2010 2:27:26 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Are you ok?


30 posted on 02/26/2010 3:02:02 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Pyro7480

Its a lovely morning here on the SW coast of Taiwan. No rise in tides or unusual wave action here.


31 posted on 02/26/2010 3:04:15 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Pyro7480

Quick! Is this another thing we can blame Global Warming on?


32 posted on 02/26/2010 3:42:32 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: PapaBear3625

All tsunami threats have been lifted. It’s Japanese...but trust me. :)

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/t10015872051000.html#


33 posted on 02/26/2010 3:46:17 PM PST by erlayman
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To: GeronL; ken5050
Thats a big one. If that doesn’t produce a tsunami they need to reasses their theories.

It's not only the magnitude; it's the type of earthquake with the thrust-fault scenario usually being the most likely to produce a tsunami.

Stike-slip Fault

Normal Fault

Thrust Fault

The tsunami generating process is more complicated than a sudden push against the column of ocean water. The earthquake's magnitude and depth, water depth in the region of tsunami generation, the amount of vertical motion of the sea floor, the velocity of such motion, whether there is coincident slumping of sediments and the efficiency with which energy is transferred from the earth's crust to ocean water are all part of the generation mechanism. What Causes Tsunamis?

34 posted on 02/26/2010 5:18:14 PM PST by CedarDave (Contrasts: Obama -Teleprompter to talk at a school. Palin - Six words on palm to talk to nation)
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To: Pyro7480

Prayers for all involved!!


35 posted on 02/26/2010 5:23:34 PM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: silverleaf
Surf’s Up in Pusan?

I lived in the village of Ameiku when I was 11. It was perched high on a cliff overlooking the ocean. I don't think we lived more than 50 yards from the drop-off.

Glad I'm not living there now.

36 posted on 02/26/2010 7:23:50 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: R. Scott
Some of my best days in the Army were on Okinawa.

Mine too, although I was only an Army Brat 1st Class. '63 to '66. One of the best darn places an adventurous kid could hope to live.

37 posted on 02/26/2010 7:27:44 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SparkyBass

LOL!


38 posted on 02/26/2010 9:01:18 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Pyro7480

Look at what the difference will be in a 7.0 in Japan vs a 7.0 in Haiti. A county that takes responsibility for themselves may or may not need help but won’t be the disaster that a resolutely corrupt government was.


39 posted on 02/26/2010 9:49:03 PM PST by rbbeachkid
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To: rbbeachkid

I pray for the victims.


40 posted on 02/26/2010 9:49:43 PM PST by rbbeachkid
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To: R. Scott

Been here for over 30 years and this one rattled bery bery hard for almost a minute. The last 10 secs in shifted left to right. Just a bunch of CD’s on the floor. Can’t believe my pooch slept right thru it.


41 posted on 02/27/2010 12:02:58 AM PST by ONEBYEONE
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To: Pyro7480

Now 8.8 hits CHile.....What’s up?


42 posted on 02/27/2010 4:54:22 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama

ring of fire is waking up


43 posted on 02/27/2010 5:44:54 AM PST by silverleaf (We don't want everyone in Washington to get along, We want them to get out of the way)
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To: silverleaf

Thanks...Had forgotten about the “ring of fire”...In that case will be expecting more.


44 posted on 02/27/2010 9:40:29 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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