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M7.3 - 293km SE of Kamaishi, Japan 2012-12-07 08:18:24 UTC
USGS ^ | 12/6/12

Posted on 12/07/2012 12:37:39 AM PST by null and void

Tsunami alert.

Pray for Japan.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; enoughalready; herewegoagain; japan; tsunami
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Haven't they had enough?
1 posted on 12/07/2012 12:37:44 AM PST by null and void
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To: null and void
Boy did we ever get it just now here in Japan. That thing rolled for at least 75 to 90 seconds.

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.

2 posted on 12/07/2012 12:41:40 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (*Too many* damned conservatives in the GOP primaries split the vote for Romney. We are SO retarded!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

7.3 is no piker, that’s for sure


3 posted on 12/07/2012 12:44:01 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: null and void

About 150 miles off the coast.. 22 miles deep.. I’m not too well versed in earthquakes, is that too deep for a tsunami?


4 posted on 12/07/2012 12:46:42 AM PST by fiftymegaton (God Bless and Protect America)
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To: null and void

Hold tight. Tsunami warning issued. http://rt.com/news/japan-tsunami-miyagi-quake-515/

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000e5n4.php

Magnitude
7.3

Date-Time
Friday, December 07, 2012 at 08:18:24 UTC
Friday, December 07, 2012 at 06:18:24 PM at epicenter

Location
37.889°N, 144.090°E

Depth
36.1 km (22.4 miles)

Region
OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN


5 posted on 12/07/2012 12:47:48 AM PST by Ymani Cricket ("It is my experience that Senators focus only on pleasing those who fund their campaigns" Obi-Wan)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Stay safe


6 posted on 12/07/2012 12:47:54 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: fiftymegaton

Depends if a plate popped upwards rather than sideways, I would think.


7 posted on 12/07/2012 12:48:15 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thanks, glad you’re OK, keep us posted when and as you can, please.


8 posted on 12/07/2012 12:49:36 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Heads up.


9 posted on 12/07/2012 12:50:46 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: null and void

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.


10 posted on 12/07/2012 12:52:04 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: null and void

How Ironic this would happen on Dec. 7th.


11 posted on 12/07/2012 12:52:04 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Praying for you. Stay safe.


12 posted on 12/07/2012 12:53:48 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Holy crap! Stay safe! Prayers up!


13 posted on 12/07/2012 12:54:17 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: null and void

A roller that seemed to be undulating in circles. Weird.


14 posted on 12/07/2012 12:55:27 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The epicenter plot was east of the fault line. Good to hear you are OK. Have a look at the TEPCO webcam on Fukushima. We have been expecting a failure of the storage facility for the rods with the MOX if a 5 or greater hit the site.
15 posted on 12/07/2012 1:01:10 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: Ezekiel

You felt it in Israel???


16 posted on 12/07/2012 1:02:49 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Myrddin

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


17 posted on 12/07/2012 1:03:55 AM PST by fiftymegaton (God Bless and Protect America)
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To: null and void
TEPCO webcam

It wants to play in Windows Player. Not playing on my Linux box.

18 posted on 12/07/2012 1:05:16 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

Works OK on my iMac


19 posted on 12/07/2012 1:08:50 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thanks....reading.


20 posted on 12/07/2012 1:10:53 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: fiftymegaton

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...


21 posted on 12/07/2012 1:11:36 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: null and void
The tsunami will probably be fairly small this time. They really don't need another round of earthquake/tsunami events in that area.
22 posted on 12/07/2012 1:16:30 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: null and void

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.


23 posted on 12/07/2012 1:16:54 AM PST by fiftymegaton (God Bless and Protect America)
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To: null and void

NHK WORLD English

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/


24 posted on 12/07/2012 1:18:12 AM PST by Viiksitimali
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To: Viiksitimali

Thanks


25 posted on 12/07/2012 1:23:45 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: null and void
NHK Live Stream

Moments ago the coverage included the sound of tsunami sirens in the background.

26 posted on 12/07/2012 1:24:15 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: null and void

Workers evacuting Fukushima Plant due to possible Tsunami.


27 posted on 12/07/2012 1:24:55 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
I can't get the TEPCO live webcam image up...even on the Windows netbook.
28 posted on 12/07/2012 1:26:26 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

According to Tepco the plant has no problem. Workers evacuating to the Seismic Isolation Building. From tweets reported to blog.


29 posted on 12/07/2012 1:28:49 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

thanks


30 posted on 12/07/2012 1:30:54 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: null and void

Two weeks till the end of the world.


31 posted on 12/07/2012 1:33:38 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Myrddin
As in the "Big One" of 1 year, 8 months ago, a first you don't hear much reports of damage or deaths in the first hour or so, but then it becomes gradually clearer and clearer. There are fisherman along the coast there that might have been swept out to sea for all I know. We won't know for awhile it seems. It does not help that sunset was over an hour ago. And of course it is below zero up there in most places. (centigrade, about 32 F). But it SURE shook down here and we are at least 250 miles away on and on and on.:

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.

32 posted on 12/07/2012 1:34:53 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (*Too many* damned conservatives in the GOP primaries split the vote for Romney. We are SO retarded!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Thanks for the great update. Getting dark at your location and way past bed time here in San Diego. Hoping the best for all of you.
33 posted on 12/07/2012 1:37:55 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: Ezekiel; All

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)


34 posted on 12/07/2012 1:39:33 AM PST by fiftymegaton (God Bless and Protect America)
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To: Myrddin

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.


35 posted on 12/07/2012 1:39:33 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (*Too many* damned conservatives in the GOP primaries split the vote for Romney. We are SO retarded!)
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To: fiftymegaton

Make that zoom in on Eastern Japan. (not easter) ;)


36 posted on 12/07/2012 1:43:04 AM PST by fiftymegaton (God Bless and Protect America)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I recall Ronin posting that the quake knocked his refrigerator over shortly after the 3/11/2011 quake. He posted that before we learned a tsunami was on the way.
37 posted on 12/07/2012 1:43:15 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: null and void

First Tsunami hit was 1 meter high. Expect more waves.


38 posted on 12/07/2012 1:45:17 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

How high was the tsunami last year?


39 posted on 12/07/2012 1:47:16 AM PST by jjsheridan5
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To: jjsheridan5

Up to 40 meters according to wikipedia. Nothing serious yet. So far good news.


40 posted on 12/07/2012 1:50:33 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: jjsheridan5
The tallest wave back then during the BIG ONE was 133 feet, last year, in Miyagi Prefecture, in the same red area that I have on my Japanese map posted from NHK, the red area representing the area they are telling people to get away from the coast, dont stand around, dont go downto rubberneck, but make for high ground.
41 posted on 12/07/2012 1:50:42 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (*Too many* damned conservatives in the GOP primaries split the vote for Romney. We are SO retarded!)
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To: justa-hairyape

how high was the first wave in the 3/11 event....


42 posted on 12/07/2012 1:51:01 AM PST by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Dog

See #41.


43 posted on 12/07/2012 1:55:19 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (*Too many* damned conservatives in the GOP primaries split the vote for Romney. We are SO retarded!)
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To: Dog

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.


44 posted on 12/07/2012 1:56:18 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

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).


45 posted on 12/07/2012 1:59:05 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (*Too many* damned conservatives in the GOP primaries split the vote for Romney. We are SO retarded!)
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To: null and void

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.


46 posted on 12/07/2012 1:59:24 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; All

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.


47 posted on 12/07/2012 1:59:24 AM PST by fiftymegaton (God Bless and Protect America)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thanks. Hope there is nothing close to that, this time.


48 posted on 12/07/2012 2:03:00 AM PST by jjsheridan5
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


49 posted on 12/07/2012 2:06:59 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: jjsheridan5

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.


50 posted on 12/07/2012 2:11:01 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (*Too many* damned conservatives in the GOP primaries split the vote for Romney. We are SO retarded!)
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