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Japan earthquake factbox: Entire Japan coast shifted 2.4 metres, earth axis moves ten inches
Vancouver Sun ^ | March 11, 2011

Posted on 03/12/2011 6:23:38 AM PST by NYer


A massive tsunami sweeps in to engulf a residential area after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, cars and farm buildings on fire.


Cars and destroyed homes swept by a tsunami are seen on a street after an earthquake in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast on Saturday, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed at least 1,000 people.


The letters "SOS" are seen written on the ground at Minami Sanriku Elementary School, after an earthquake in Minami Sanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast on Saturday, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed at least 1,000 people.

USGS Dr. Dave Applegate says the Japan earthquake ruptured a 180 mile long by 50 mile wide section of the Earth's crust.

Scientists from the United States Geological Service answered questions from the public this afternoon, with some startling revelations made.

* The first tsunami wave in Samoa was reportedly one foot tall, but the seventh wave was much larger, indicating coastal areas shoudl remain on tsunami advisory well after the first wave hits, even if that wave appears small.

* 100+ aftershocks have rated 5.0 magnitude or more in Japan since the initial shake.

* Earth's axis has reportedly shifted ten inches as a result of the quake, and Japan's coast is said to have permanently shifted 2.4 metres.

* The quake was 900 times stronger than the quake that hammered San Francisco in 1989.

* Aftershocks from the Peru earthquake of almost a year ago are still felt to this day.

* Honshu earthquake occurred on ocean floor of the Pacific plate, bumping 250 miles of coastline.

* Shaking was felt as far away as China.

* The Honshu quake was not as large as the 1964 Alaska earthquake, but was comparable to the recent Chile earthquake.

* Tsunami waves that hit California earlier today washed three onlookers out to sea. Two have been recovered.

* St Louis, Missouri media outlets report that city has moved an inch as a result of the quake.

* Waves from the ensuing tsunami reached 32 feet high.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; earthquake; geology; japan; japanearthquake; march2011; missouri; potentialcatastrophe; tsunami
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1 posted on 03/12/2011 6:23:44 AM PST by NYer
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To: NYer

Bush’s fault.


2 posted on 03/12/2011 6:25:23 AM PST by oldbill
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To: GOPJ; good old days; Whenifhow

This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Global bathymetry map image released on March 11, 2011 shows features of the ocean floor depth (or bathymetry) from NOAA s ETOPO-1 dataset. The image shows the entire Western Pacific basin. Notice how abruptly the Japanese islands rise out of the ocean. Other coastal Asian areas have much more gradual slopes. The islands and mountain ranges throughout the ocean, visible in this imagery, also affect the tsunami travel time and speed. In the open ocean, tsunamis can travel at speeds up to 800 kph.
3 posted on 03/12/2011 6:26:49 AM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: zot; Interesting Times; SeraphimApprentice

earthquake moves earth’s axis


4 posted on 03/12/2011 6:29:28 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: NYer

If the Earth’s axis has shifted, I imagine that might impact global warming in one direction or another.


5 posted on 03/12/2011 6:31:38 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: NYer

‘St Louis, Missouri media outlets report that city has moved an inch as a result of the quake.’

What?


6 posted on 03/12/2011 6:34:00 AM PST by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: GreyFriar

Maybe the EPA will write regulations with penalties to be enforced by the IRS against moving the earth’s axis.


7 posted on 03/12/2011 6:35:28 AM PST by kjam22
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To: mamelukesabre

PING.

See, I wouldn’t lie to ya!


8 posted on 03/12/2011 6:35:28 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: NYer

Earth’s axis has reportedly shifted ten inches as a result of the quake, and Japan’s coast is said to have permanently shifted 2.4 metres.


You would think this type of event would have an impact on climates worldwide...


9 posted on 03/12/2011 6:37:19 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: oldbill

Im blaming it on the Bush and the Supermoon


10 posted on 03/12/2011 6:38:21 AM PST by eak3
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To: griswold3; NYer
‘St Louis, Missouri media outlets report that city has moved an inch as a result of the quake.’

Yeah, when I saw the first video, I was moved too. About an inch away from the Monitor.

11 posted on 03/12/2011 6:38:28 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Earth’s diameter 7,926 miles. Axis shift 10 inches. We’ll be okay. It’s not gonna snow at the equator.


12 posted on 03/12/2011 6:41:04 AM PST by kjam22
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To: oldbill

“Bush’s fault.”

You’re so easily fooled! It was Cheney and his earthquake machine. Hah!


13 posted on 03/12/2011 6:44:21 AM PST by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: NYer
--I think I'll change my byline to "don't believe anything the media says"---
14 posted on 03/12/2011 6:45:30 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: oldbill

“Bush’s fault”

Something similar popped into my head the first time I read the headline: It’s because of global warming!


15 posted on 03/12/2011 6:46:03 AM PST by winner3000
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To: eak3

The SuperMoon guy still hasn’t posted on his website or Twitter about the current event. Seems odd as he was predicting something like this could happen. It is a couple of days outside his time frame. One was March 1-7


16 posted on 03/12/2011 6:54:03 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: NYer

Quakes in the Honshu area don’t seem to have slowed down any.
4 - 5 Richters coming at about 15 min intervals.

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

Doesn’t sound good to me but admittedly I’m not educated on ‘aftershock’ behavior.


17 posted on 03/12/2011 6:54:12 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: griswold3
"What?"

Ditto!!

18 posted on 03/12/2011 6:54:38 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: NYer

The vertical spray would be quite a sight after the wall of water hit that coastline, eh?


19 posted on 03/12/2011 6:57:42 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: NYer

St Louis moved an inch due to the quake? Really?


20 posted on 03/12/2011 6:57:59 AM PST by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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To: mrsmith

Quake science isn’t very good. There are so many unknowns — it’s not like weather where you can look at any place in the atmosphere that you can send a probe.


21 posted on 03/12/2011 7:00:30 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: GreyFriar
earthquake moves earth’s axis

Moves where? What do these words mean?

22 posted on 03/12/2011 7:02:40 AM PST by TopQuark
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To: hattend

I’m guessing this is their latitude’s piece of the axis shift. No way St. Louis got jarred over by even an inch. It would be felt and how.


23 posted on 03/12/2011 7:03:15 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: NYer

Global cooling?


24 posted on 03/12/2011 7:03:33 AM PST by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: NYer; SE Mom
* St Louis, Missouri media outlets report that city has moved an inch as a result of the quake.

Huh???

25 posted on 03/12/2011 7:04:56 AM PST by maggief
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To: NYer

bookmark


26 posted on 03/12/2011 7:05:11 AM PST by EverOnward
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To: TopQuark

Talking, I think, about a shift of the axis compared with where it would have been without the quake. Earth isn’t all solid, it is also mush and liquid. When that uneven mass gets jiggled around, so does the angle of the axis of the planet’s spin in space.


27 posted on 03/12/2011 7:07:10 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: kjam22

The Earths axis is shifting very slowly all the time By centimeters and millimeters. It takes several weeks of measurement taking to determine precisely how those shifts are far for the time several weeks ago.

This is scientist looking for their 15 minutes of fame or journalist who are looking for a headline...wait a few weeks for the real data and then we will know. Right now this is just hype.

The real situation is on the ground in Japan. Prayers up.


28 posted on 03/12/2011 7:08:43 AM PST by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Journalism majors who can’t put what they actually mean on paper?


29 posted on 03/12/2011 7:09:46 AM PST by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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To: NYer

Ok, question for today: How long will it take for Japan to rebuild? Will it be before New Orleans is rebuilt? Or Detroit? Just asking !!


30 posted on 03/12/2011 7:09:58 AM PST by bobsunshine
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To: TopQuark

In the article, the 3rd *’d point states: * Earth’s axis has reportedly shifted ten inches as a result of the quake, and Japan’s coast is said to have permanently shifted 2.4 metres.

You’ll have to ask the NGS where it moved to.


31 posted on 03/12/2011 7:11:55 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yes. Do a google search on Earth Orientation Parameters or Polar Motion...NGA and USNO have the best resources, though you may find simpler explanations elsewhere.

I would help more but I am on my way out for the day.

FRegards,


32 posted on 03/12/2011 7:12:04 AM PST by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: NYer

Every time I write about a physical pole shift I am ridiculed. Well, perhaps not ridiculed. More like ignored.

But, as these things move massive amounts of mass and weight, one has to wonder if there is a tipping point at some time.

And then a couple of meters would be more like a few hundred kilometers.


33 posted on 03/12/2011 7:13:55 AM PST by Vermont Lt (How long before the Mall becomes Tahifir Sq?)
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To: mrsmith

My son lived in Honshu at one time. He’s here with me now...safe at home in the USA.


34 posted on 03/12/2011 7:13:59 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yes, if it shifted the axis 10 inches closer to the sun, things are most absolutely going to be warming up.


35 posted on 03/12/2011 7:14:22 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: bobsunshine
How long will it take for Japan to rebuild? Will it be before New Orleans is rebuilt?

I don't see any "chocolate cities" hit. So I'm guessing it will happen pretty quickly in Japan.

36 posted on 03/12/2011 7:14:49 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; BBell; ...

Thanks NYer.
 
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37 posted on 03/12/2011 7:15:29 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: NYer

Doesn’t that mean an issue with GPS alignment? Perhaps that is the answer to St Louis reportedly moving ... someone is looking at a precise GPS measurement and the answer is one inch different than before.


38 posted on 03/12/2011 7:15:50 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: UCANSEE2

Wait until the New Madrid fault lets go. St Louis will move to a new Zip Code.


39 posted on 03/12/2011 7:16:14 AM PST by Vermont Lt (How long before the Mall becomes Tahifir Sq?)
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To: Vermont Lt

I believe the Christmas quake in Indonesia created a change in the axis as well.


40 posted on 03/12/2011 7:16:46 AM PST by HollyB
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To: Vermont Lt

Yep!


41 posted on 03/12/2011 7:16:51 AM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: kjam22

It makes no sense at all to say an axis shifted in inches. What is the shift in arcseconds?


42 posted on 03/12/2011 7:17:12 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: bobsunshine

Where is Obama; golfing or having another party or OBSESSING with MO about bullies and fat kids?


43 posted on 03/12/2011 7:18:52 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Magnum44

What does it mean for the earth’s axis to shift 10 inches? Will it mean bad weather or good weather or what?

Does it affect the way we see the moon at night, the shift?

Questions, questions, I got questions!


44 posted on 03/12/2011 7:19:15 AM PST by Buddygirl
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To: NonValueAdded

My gps unit usually has me driving in the cornfield next to the road anyway. I hope the 10 inch shift will put me back on the street. My wife is getting a little pissed about having to pick the stalks out of the grill.


45 posted on 03/12/2011 7:19:47 AM PST by Vermont Lt (How long before the Mall becomes Tahifir Sq?)
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To: NYer
Entire Japan coast shifted 2.4 metres, earth axis moves ten inches

Damn. That's shocking.

46 posted on 03/12/2011 7:19:59 AM PST by dragonblustar
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To: HollyB

I remember reading that. Also created more talk on the U.S, madrid fault line.


47 posted on 03/12/2011 7:20:14 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: SunkenCiv

48 posted on 03/12/2011 7:22:04 AM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: NYer
* St Louis, Missouri media outlets report that city has moved an inch as a result of the quake.

Farther to the left, I would imagine.

49 posted on 03/12/2011 7:22:25 AM PST by Spartan79 ("We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a feather-bed." ~ Ths. Jefferson)
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To: hattend
St Louis moved an inch due to the quake? Really?

Yeah, I thought the drive to Springfield seemed quicker.

50 posted on 03/12/2011 7:23:01 AM PST by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Incidentally, one can get beaten up in school simply by referring to oneself as one.)
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