Skip to comments.M7.3 - 293km SE of Kamaishi, Japan 2012-12-07 08:18:24 UTC
Posted on 12/07/2012 12:37:39 AM PST by null and void
Pray for Japan.
Under the desk time. I hope for the people along the coast. Cannot write a lot right now. But I think first wave of tsunami might hit in about 10 minutes. Looks like 3 feet in height but with these things you never know. Could be smaller, could be taller, could be sooner, could be later. We are getting aftershocks here now again. 3:30 a.m. Eastern 12:30 a.m. Pacific Friday. All hands on deck.
7.3 is no piker, that’s for sure
About 150 miles off the coast.. 22 miles deep.. I’m not too well versed in earthquakes, is that too deep for a tsunami?
Hold tight. Tsunami warning issued. http://rt.com/news/japan-tsunami-miyagi-quake-515/
Friday, December 07, 2012 at 08:18:24 UTC
Friday, December 07, 2012 at 06:18:24 PM at epicenter
36.1 km (22.4 miles)
OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Depends if a plate popped upwards rather than sideways, I would think.
Thanks, glad you’re OK, keep us posted when and as you can, please.
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.
How Ironic this would happen on Dec. 7th.
Praying for you. Stay safe.
Holy crap! Stay safe! Prayers up!
A roller that seemed to be undulating in circles. Weird.
You felt it in Israel???
Just had another one, 6.2 west of the fault(closer to the coast), and more shallow at 18 miles:
M6.2 - 218km SE of Ofunato, Japan 2012-12-07 08:31:14 UTC
It wants to play in Windows Player. Not playing on my Linux box.
Works OK on my iMac
I note that they are just about dead east of Sendai, but they apparently don’t want to say “Sendai” and “earthquake” in the same breath...
I noticed that too.. for the recent M6.2 they list this town which is very close to Sendai, 222km (138mi) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.
NHK WORLD English
Moments ago the coverage included the sound of tsunami sirens in the background.
Workers evacuting Fukushima Plant due to possible Tsunami.
According to Tepco the plant has no problem. Workers evacuating to the Seismic Isolation Building. From tweets reported to blog.
Two weeks till the end of the world.
This shows the area where the biggest waves will hit. They would hit where the most damage occured on March 11, 2011:
I listen to local radios up there streaming and they are still repeating over and over for people to scramble up hills, to the tops of buildings, anyway high and away from the coast. They are naming public roads which are jammed with traffic, and telling people to abandon their cars in place and go on foot if they have to. This is terrible that it is in the dark. Naming off the various elementary and junior high schools to be used as evac center points. I am trying to see what the news is on the nuke plant front, as another nuke plant beside Fukushima is up there that may be affected, it is close to the epicenter (Aomori Prefecture) than Fukushima.
The USGS page just listed two more aftershocks, a 5.5 and 4.7. And on the map they look like a ‘swirl’. Maybe that had something to do with why it felt like it was ‘undulating in circles’? IDK, pretty weird looking on the map, check it out:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ (zoom in on easter Japan)
We are far enough to be out of danger, but close enough to be shaken enough and violently and not appreciate it one bit. I guess that is what I would say. Glad I am not up near the epicenter or in the red areas on the map I just posted. We are aways south of that.
Make that zoom in on Eastern Japan. (not easter) ;)
First Tsunami hit was 1 meter high. Expect more waves.
How high was the tsunami last year?
Up to 40 meters according to wikipedia. Nothing serious yet. So far good news.
how high was the first wave in the 3/11 event....
The 1 meters was reported at Miyagi. This quake was about 100 times less powerful the 311. So hopefully the Tsunamis wont be very bad.
I would imagine tsunami warnings for at least another two hours or so until waves have come in, just to be 200% sure. They dont want any humans near that Pacific Coast at all, and avoid completely what happened to them last year. Then people can start going back down the hills to home in the dark, but they won’t sleep very well tonight, even if there are no more aftershocks (and I think for one this big, there probably would be minor aftershocks, but even that is enough to make your nerves shot and/or reach for the Jack Daniels).
The Planet seems to be doing just fine on its own....Doing what a planet like earth is supposed to be doing at this stage in its life cycle. Ask the Japanese if The Planet needs us to save it.
Or is it the beginning of The End according to modern interpretations of an ancient Mayan calendar?
December 7, 2012...a date which may or may not live in comparison.
The USGS has 6 quakes listed on Japan’s east coast in the last 90 minutes or so. In order, 7.3, 6.2, 5.5, 4.7, 4.7, and 4.8 being the most recent. And on the map they occurred in an almost perfect oval pattern. With the most recent aftershock occurring very near to the original 7.3. Pretty crazy, I have no idea if that is normal, but from this untrained eye it seems weird.
Thanks. Hope there is nothing close to that, this time.
That’s a long quake. I live there from 95-98 and the worst one we had was in the low 5’s. It freaked me out because it started shaking side to side and the amplitude kept getting bigger.
I think so far the waves are maybe a foot or two in heigth. Nothing massive yet reported like 3-11 disaster, Yet. But as time passes and they don’t come in that is a good trend. Need to check the nuke plants, any damage to them, that is probably of prime importance, or, landslides that could buy roads, cars, houses, people just walking. There are reports of some light injuries coming in now in Chiba Prefecture. This is how it always happens. Slowly reports of a few injuries start to come in and then they compound after that.