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Japan hit by 6.5 magnitude earthquake: reports [Revised to 6.1- per USGS]
Market Watch ^ | 03/27/2011 | Market Watch

Posted on 03/27/2011 4:12:00 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Japan on Monday morning, prompting a tsunami warning, according to reports from the region. The quake hit near Miyagi prefecture, which suffered extensive damage in the catastrophic March 11 temblor, at 7:24 a.m. (6:24 p.m. U.S. Eastern time), according to Kyodo News. Dow Jones Newswires said the quake was centered off the coast. No injuries or damage were immediately reported. A tsunami warning was issued shortly after the quake, however the resulting wave was expected to be relatively small in size, according to CNBC.

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TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; disaster; earthquake; japan

1 posted on 03/27/2011 4:12:00 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Region: NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Geographic coordinates: 38.405N, 142.120E
Magnitude: 6.5 Mw
Depth: 5 km
Universal Time (UTC): 27 Mar 2011 22:23:56
Time near the Epicenter: 28 Mar 2011 07:23:56
Local standard time in your area: 27 Mar 2011 16:23:56

Location with respect to nearby cities:
109 km (68 miles) E (81 degrees) of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
163 km (101 miles) ENE (62 degrees) of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
169 km (105 miles) SSE (149 degrees) of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
370 km (230 miles) NE (34 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan

ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
________________________________
event ID : US c0002cqa

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist at NEIC
For subsequent updates, maps, and technical information, see:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002cqa.php
or
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/


2 posted on 03/27/2011 4:12:33 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Adding insult to injury.


3 posted on 03/27/2011 4:13:21 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/27/magnitude-65-quake-japan-small-tsunami-alert-1082054647/


4 posted on 03/27/2011 4:13:23 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: VanDeKoik

The difference between a 9 and a 6.5 earthquake is the 9 is about 400 times as powerful.


5 posted on 03/27/2011 4:16:15 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour


6 posted on 03/27/2011 4:16:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Oh, my. Prayers for the Japanese people and those ministering to them.


7 posted on 03/27/2011 4:16:56 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Aftershocks.

It is possible that there will be more aftershocks, and they CAN be 7 or 8 magnitude shocks. But 6.5 is nothing to sneeze at. I was in a 6.8 quake once.


8 posted on 03/27/2011 4:19:05 PM PDT by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The difference between a 9 and a 6.5 earthquake is the 9 is about 400 times as powerful.

You ever been in a 6.5?

I have, it ain't no walk in the woods.

9 posted on 03/27/2011 4:19:14 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Bookmarked this page: quakes over 5.0 in the last 7 days:

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


10 posted on 03/27/2011 4:22:44 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Possible offset - see post 2...... 5 kilometers deep is very, very shallow.


11 posted on 03/27/2011 4:23:21 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
I have, it ain't no walk in the woods. LOL... yeah, its a bit like scoffing at a nuclear blast as apposed to 400 nuclear blasts.
12 posted on 03/27/2011 4:31:09 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I’ll bet it isn’t. I live in middle Tennessee where the ground is nice and firm and only moves when I have had too much to drink ;)


13 posted on 03/27/2011 5:35:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: JoeProBono

14 posted on 03/27/2011 6:13:06 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Thanks The Magical Mischief Tour.
 
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15 posted on 03/27/2011 6:16:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
There is good news on this earthquake:

(1) revised to 6.1 magnitude by USGS

(2) depth revised to 17.1 kilometers

I don't think there is much of a problem with a tsunami with those numbers. Tsunami's tend to be bad around 7.0 magnitude and very shallow.

Though 17.1 kilometers is shallow, it is not as shallow as 5 kilometers...

16 posted on 03/27/2011 6:17:06 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: SunkenCiv

THX


17 posted on 03/27/2011 6:20:28 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: SunkenCiv

see #14...


18 posted on 03/27/2011 6:23:04 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

That’s hilarious.


19 posted on 03/27/2011 6:26:22 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood; Pete-R-Bilt; tubebender; NormsRevenge

LMAO!

Now that right there is funny.

... still praying for friends and family in Japan.


20 posted on 03/27/2011 7:08:47 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: glock rocks

Do you have the earthquake app for you iPad2 like my daughter showed me when we had breakfast at Gills by the Bay this morning which is 5 feet above high tide and is 706’ south of the decommissioned Humboldt Bay Nuclear power plant and did I ever tell you about the time this region a three 6.7 to 7.1 earthquakes in less than 24 hours but you did know it was several years after my terrifying 7.2 Tehachapi shaker of 1952?


21 posted on 03/27/2011 7:26:12 PM PDT by tubebender (Now hiring Tag Line writers. Full time low pay)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

Oh no, there goes Tokyo.


22 posted on 03/27/2011 7:35:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Quix

My pleasure.


23 posted on 03/27/2011 7:35:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

LOL!


24 posted on 03/27/2011 8:35:10 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: ohioWfan

I really wonder how much more this poor country can possibly take.


25 posted on 03/27/2011 8:37:36 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru; ohioWfan
If you go the USGS (United States Geological Survey) website:

Recent Earthquakes - Last 8-30 Days

You will see "Honshu, Japan" quite a bit with 4+, 5+, and 6+ magnitude earthquakes.

This is just another 6+ earthquake OFFSHORE OF JAPAN IN THE OCEAN

Now if these earthquakes were hitting Sendai, Tokoyo, Akita, or other places onshore, these quakes (aftershocks) might be rougher on the Japanese people and would be causing damage.

As it is, these "aftershocks" may be disrupting cleanup and other efforts after the 9.0.

Remember that this 6.1 is about 1000 times SMALLER than the 9.0. It is also an offshore quake...

26 posted on 03/27/2011 9:27:57 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

Our nom for tonight is...


27 posted on 03/27/2011 11:12:06 PM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour; no-to-illegals; Marine_Uncle; All

Here is a mind boggling almost 6 minute video of one town being flooded and washed away in Japan. The town was very near the epicenter of the quake.

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/27/stunning-video-shows-japan-tsunami-ravage-kesennuma/?ncid=webmail


28 posted on 03/28/2011 1:30:14 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: acoulterfan

Looks like they have been pretty much shaking every day.


29 posted on 03/28/2011 1:32:57 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: antceecee
You can say that again.

This latest one we definitely felt (this a.m. our time).

But the noticeable frequency of them (aftershocks) fortunately has significantly declined from two weeks ago considerably. Thank goodness.

30 posted on 03/28/2011 2:21:24 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (NEVER seen such irresponsible, panic-driven, ratings-designed reports as on CNN/Fox, etc. re: Japan)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

I’ll have you know I am half laughing and half p*ssed off! ;-)


31 posted on 03/28/2011 2:23:18 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (NEVER seen such irresponsible, panic-driven, ratings-designed reports as on CNN/Fox, etc. re: Japan)
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To: Niuhuru
If you have ever visited here, and seen its people up close, you'll know the answer to "how much?".

A lot.

An incredible amount.

They may yet freak out if things exponentially mulitiply at this point (which is all in the hand of God), but I do know that most major US cities, particularly inner cities, by this time, two weeks later after a 9.0 shake/blackouts/shortages/nuke scare, would probably be seeing looting, rapes, arson, assaults, carjackings, what-the-heck random shootings and murders, and probably martial law and tanks in the streets to crack down on all of it. I take no pleasure in saying that, but most Americans I know, even those in the military here, feel that way in a comparative sense. The Japanese have been by and large extremely law abiding, community spirited, orderly, forward-looking, non-complaining, cooperative and collected. For now.

32 posted on 03/28/2011 2:31:54 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (NEVER seen such irresponsible, panic-driven, ratings-designed reports as on CNN/Fox, etc. re: Japan)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

LOL! That’s awesome! :)


33 posted on 03/28/2011 4:45:42 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: topher

Yes...one of the 150 quakes of 6+ magnitude in the world each year.


34 posted on 03/28/2011 5:58:23 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I live in middle Tennessee where the ground is nice and firm and only moves when I have had too much to drink

Well, let's hope the New Madrid fault continues to hold for you. Even in the middle of TN, when that thing gives I think you're gonna know it. ;-)

35 posted on 03/28/2011 9:08:21 AM PDT by mancini
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To: mancini

We are well over 200 miles from the New Madrid fault. We won’t feel much even if a really big one goes down.


36 posted on 03/28/2011 9:21:59 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The difference between a 9 and a 6.5 earthquake is the 9 is about 400 times as powerful.

Yes, but the area has been ringing like a bell for weeks, with EQ's largely in the 5-6 magnitude.

One thing I also noticed, one complete side of our planet was void of Earthqakes, while the other side was ringing all around the ocean.

37 posted on 03/28/2011 9:55:26 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

This little program gives one the best way to see Earthquakes worldwide, all at the same time, and see ‘patterns’.

Don’t know if you have it, but if you don’t, you really should try it. It is awesome!

http://www.wolton.net/quake.html

Download the program (takes 2 seconds) and then run it.

IT’S FREE, and you can see EQ activity in 3D. Zoom in/out, with a panel of controls, easy to use.


38 posted on 03/28/2011 10:01:56 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: gleeaikin

They continue to go through a lot of hell that is for sure. The Utube account was closed down. Video no longer available.
But I am sure most have seen so many videos at this point they mostly look the same.


39 posted on 03/28/2011 11:11:38 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Also, Japan is ready for a 6.5 earthquake. Any structure that survived the 9.0 will likely not be damaged by the 6.5.


40 posted on 03/28/2011 2:00:26 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Also, Japan is ready for a 6.5 earthquake. Any structure that survived the 9.0 will likely not be damaged by the 6.5.

Not sure why you're belaboring the point, but the fact is a 6.5 is a major quake, it will bring down buildings that were otherwise compromised from the original event.....not to mention the mental impact on an already shaken peoples.

I've experienced them on at least three occasions, lost a house and experienced the aftermath...I know.

41 posted on 03/28/2011 3:05:48 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
This administration keeps using humanitarian reasons for foreign policy, We should get out of Libya and send more help to Japan.
42 posted on 03/29/2011 9:13:22 AM PDT by opentalk
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