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EARTHQUAKE IN EASTERN JAPAN 7.0 just breaking....
FOX ^ | 01/01/12 | Doogle

Posted on 12/31/2011 10:12:14 PM PST by Doogle

...no Tsunami expected, very early

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Japan; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; japanquake; polarshift; quake; usgs
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way early, little news
1 posted on 12/31/2011 10:12:21 PM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle

Dang, Mag 7, not good for those poor folks.


2 posted on 12/31/2011 10:15:03 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Doogle

Pretty deep - 216 miles below the surface.


3 posted on 12/31/2011 10:16:17 PM PST by Errant
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To: The Cajun

news so far...off coast, deep ocean


4 posted on 12/31/2011 10:17:01 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

Occurred at (JST)
14:28 JST 01 Jan 2012

Latitude (degree)
31.4N

Longitude (degree)
138.6E

Depth
370 km

Magnitude
7.0

Region Name
Torishima Kinka

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20120101143316389-011428.html


5 posted on 12/31/2011 10:17:17 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Doogle

Not a good way to start off the year.


6 posted on 12/31/2011 10:19:23 PM PST by reaganaut (Mormonism is all about glory to self, not Glory to God. - which explains Mitt Romney)
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To: Doogle

From Twitter:

AmbassadorRoos John V. Roos
Memorable start to New Year—about to greet Emperor and Empress for New Year when Imperial Palace began to shake #Japan earthquake
27 minutes ago
Retweeted by BreakingNews


7 posted on 12/31/2011 10:19:49 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Doogle

Sad New Year!


8 posted on 12/31/2011 10:21:25 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: The Cajun
So 2012 starts off with an earthquake in Japan, or as it's known in the US:

"Another Obama administration excuse for the poor US economy".

9 posted on 12/31/2011 10:22:55 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Hunton Peck

10 posted on 12/31/2011 10:23:57 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Doogle

Yeah, was thinking of posting it, but didn’t want to worry fellow FReepers.

A bit unusual, it came in 2 or 3 waves... lasted for about 1 minute from where I am. All is well on my side though... I hope the other FReepers here are ok.


11 posted on 12/31/2011 10:24:59 PM PST by Bikkuri
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To: Hunton Peck

From NDTV:

Tokyo: A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Tokyo Sunday, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake struck at 2:28pm (0528 GMT), the agency said. Its epicentre was located near Torishima, an island about 560 (350 miles) south of Tokyo. It was about 370 kilometres (230 miles) deep.

The mid-afternoon quake swayed buildings in Tokyo but it did not disrupt the final of the Emperor’s Cup football tournament under way at the National Stadium.

Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/powerful-7-0-magnitude-quake-rocks-tokyo-162516&cp


12 posted on 12/31/2011 10:25:34 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Doogle

Minutes before the quake, I told my
daughter I expected one on New Years.

Father God... please protect Japan.

IN JESUS NAME!


13 posted on 12/31/2011 10:25:47 PM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Hunton Peck
Its a biggie

But it is 216 miles deep

14 posted on 12/31/2011 10:26:55 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: reaganaut

The end of the world is the worst way to start the new year


15 posted on 12/31/2011 10:26:55 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

BTTT


16 posted on 12/31/2011 10:28:14 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Doogle

The Meteorological Agency says the offshore quake Sunday struck about 370 kilometers (230 miles) below the sea surface. The agency said there was no danger of a tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.


17 posted on 12/31/2011 10:28:29 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: woofie

18 posted on 12/31/2011 10:32:01 PM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: Jo Nuvark

From what I remember, you have those ‘senses’ at times. There was a 4.0 quake in Ohio today, also.


19 posted on 12/31/2011 10:33:23 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Doogle

One good thing it happened during daylight and they have a couple of hours of daylight left to check for any damage.


20 posted on 12/31/2011 10:33:43 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Doogle

Bounced me out of bed. No damage in Tokyo though. Must have been rough down in Shimoda.

But, the folks who live in Izu are a bit more used to quakes than the rest of the area.

Possible tsunami danger.


21 posted on 12/31/2011 10:36:50 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: Doogle

downgraded to 6.8 and with it being 216 miles deep will have very little impact to the surface.


22 posted on 12/31/2011 10:47:08 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: presently no screen name

we sure did...shook for a few seconds...we have had eleven in 2011 in Youngstown.


23 posted on 12/31/2011 11:06:32 PM PST by nurees (Oh...there is a NEW Mexico (Homer Simpson))
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To: The Cajun

they’ve been thru so much already....


24 posted on 12/31/2011 11:20:06 PM PST by cherry
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To: Bikkuri
A bit unusual, it came in 2 or 3 waves...

No need for anything unusual!!!

"Possible focal regions for a megaquake that experts say could occur along the Nankai Trough off the southern coast should be doubled in size from previous estimates, according to an interim report compiled Tuesday by a Cabinet Office panel."

Area of focal regions for megaquake doubled (12/28)

25 posted on 12/31/2011 11:32:14 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Doogle

bttt


26 posted on 12/31/2011 11:33:23 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Ronin

Have you heard anything about a plane going down near Tokyo earlier? I received word that the brother of a church member was involved in a crash, and whoever called her to tell her said it was near Tokyo.

We know nothing, and can find nothing.


27 posted on 01/01/2012 12:14:09 AM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: scott7278

Nothing on NHK or Kyodo about a plane crash. If there was one close to Tokyo, it would be impossible to keep quiet, so I wouldn’t worry too much if I were you. It’s just 1700 here now. A plane crash would be all over the news.


28 posted on 01/01/2012 12:18:57 AM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: Ronin

She has no idea what’s going on, so it’s kind of bizarre. Just thought I’d ask. Thanks!


29 posted on 01/01/2012 12:22:26 AM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: Bikkuri

My thoughts turned immediately to you and I was waiting for your post. You and our others have my prayers.


30 posted on 01/01/2012 12:25:10 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Bikkuri

We hope you continue to be ok.


31 posted on 01/01/2012 12:46:07 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: Jo Nuvark

Amen. God grant it.


32 posted on 01/01/2012 12:47:13 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: Jo Nuvark

Amen


33 posted on 01/01/2012 12:48:45 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Doogle

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
Geographic coordinates: 31.416N, 138.155E
Magnitude: 7.0 M
Depth: 348 km
Universal Time (UTC): 1 Jan 2012 05:27:54
Time near the Epicenter: 1 Jan 2012 14:27:54
Local standard time in your area: 31 Dec 2011 23:27:54

Location with respect to nearby cities:
241 km (150 miles) SW (220 degrees) of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan
368 km (228 miles) S (173 degrees) of Hamamatsu, Honshu, Japan
395 km (245 miles) SSE (157 degrees) of Tsu, Honshu, Japan
495 km (308 miles) SSW (198 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan

ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
________________________________
event ID : US c0007fbh


34 posted on 01/01/2012 1:07:05 AM PST by saintgermaine
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To: onyx; Ronin

Thank you sweetie :)

I am fine, and am relieved to hear from Ronin, he and his family are always the first I think of.. I believe he is on a much lower elevation.

And if I haven’t said it yet, Happy new Year for you and yours :)


35 posted on 01/01/2012 2:12:11 AM PST by Bikkuri
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To: righttackle44

Thank you very much, and Happy New year to you and yours ;)


36 posted on 01/01/2012 2:12:49 AM PST by Bikkuri
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To: listenhillary

LOL! A keeper


37 posted on 01/01/2012 2:42:32 AM PST by silverleaf (common sense is not so common- voltaire)
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To: Doogle

Wheeww. Just a 6.8 (that was close)

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0007fbh.php


38 posted on 01/01/2012 5:38:29 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Doogle

Isn’t this the second one in two days?


39 posted on 01/01/2012 4:28:48 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Doogle

Very, very far from Tokyo. Very little damage likely. Almost a non-event.


40 posted on 01/01/2012 4:37:58 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: nurees

Sorry for getting to the game late.

Japan can’t buy a break. Hope things there are ok this time ‘round.


41 posted on 01/01/2012 4:53:29 PM PST by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: Doogle

Nothing listed here yet

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


42 posted on 01/01/2012 5:03:24 PM PST by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: Doogle

Oh no! Those poor folks...prayers for their safety!


43 posted on 01/01/2012 5:23:53 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

More prayers for the Japanese! They need it.

I can’t help but feel that these quakes are leading up to a catastrophic event that will destroy the entire island.


44 posted on 01/01/2012 5:26:29 PM PST by Palladin (No Newts!)
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To: Caipirabob

I agree totally.

That’s why nations such as the USA need to position themselves financially and strategically to take care of their own people (such as the USA) instead of the ME. Such an event is going to happen here and we need to have the wherewithal to take care of Americans.


45 posted on 01/01/2012 6:23:18 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Doogle

Hopefully there are no residual quakes/aftershocks


46 posted on 01/01/2012 6:23:59 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: apoliticalone

While my heart goes out to Japan I agree with you 100%!


47 posted on 01/01/2012 6:27:25 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: woofie
The end of the world is the worst way to start the new year

I was planning on getting a 2012 calendar before going back to work Tuesday. Maybe I'll wait a while. Might save some money.

48 posted on 01/01/2012 6:30:53 PM PST by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: Doogle

Wow, that was one heck of a firework.


49 posted on 01/01/2012 7:04:09 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: All

There are about 15 7.0-7.9 in the world each year, FWIW: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/year/eqstats.php


50 posted on 01/01/2012 7:05:34 PM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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