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M5.2 quake hits northeastern, eastern Japan

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Disrupted by breakfast this morning. There have been several of these recently.

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Yes, that seems to be an almost ‘daily’ occurrence for many: “*Disrupted by breakfast this morning. There have been several of these recently.*”

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Thankfully, . . .

- “There were no immediate reports of major injuries or damage.” -

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These earthquakes have been increasing in frequency lately. Not a good sign.

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purple_depressed_baconToday  09:08 am JST

These earthquakes have been increasing in frequency lately. Not a good sign.

Japan is near a techtic plate. They get quakes on a regular basis but most of them aren'tb too problematic. Japan has good civil engineering and a world reknowned fire dept. They need them too.

It's much the same in California. When I was stationed there for about a year we had tremors often, sometimes weekly but generally not strong enough for people to notice.

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These earthquakes have been increasing in frequency lately. Not a good sign.

Have they been? Someone once told me it's a good thing to have minor earthquakes, as it relieves pressure along the fault, and it's more when there hasn't been any activity for awhile that you need to worry about a big one coming. No idea if that's true or not though.

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Many small ones recently in Tokyo area can fell them more and more.

It means the big one is coming.

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zichiToday  09:30 am JST

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purple_depressed_baconToday  09:08 am JST

Japan has good civil engineering and a world reknowned fire dept. They need them too. *

Three tectonic plates. The Eurasian, Philippine, and North American.

And there's a lot of mountains there as well.

it's more when there hasn't been any activity for awhile that you need to worry about a big one coming.

Japan did have a 'big one' about 10 years ago. It was the worse there in about 800 years.

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didn't feel a thing....but I was already cycling to the station for the start of the weekly grind :(

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I woke up, went back to bed and slept for another 15 minutes or so.

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"Being able to read and access the internet can give you insight into what the experts have to say".

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Education is the key to survival on this planet.

What does M5.2 actually mean to you? Do you know what the M stands for and its relationship to the Japanese system of 1-7?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tectonic_plates

Study the plates and try predicting what a M5.2 can do for you.

Relatively simple but predictable not.

The earth's body is just as unpredictable as its atmosphere.

Two living organisms entwined.

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Um God, this is misinformation.

Why does this JT site continuously promote false information about all sorts of things especially scientific and medical information. Shameless and shamefull. Your staff needs some science experts, not people with a GED to try to fix the glitches.

zichiToday 09:30 am JST

> Three tectonic plates. The Eurasian, Philippine, and North American.

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@Mr. Zichi. There are a lot of plates. The minor quite more important than the major. All interacting and quite amazing actually.

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At Mr. Zichi:

https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Policy-and-Media/Outreach/Plate-Tectonic-Stories/Outer-Isles-Pseudotachylytes/Tohoku-Earthquake

Your link is quite good and in simple layman's terms. It does not go beyond the four main plates and go into depth with the minor plates which have much more significant effects on daily earth tremors. It is a good site though. If you delve more deeply you will find other sites with fascinating information on the minor plates. California often publishes large amounts of data on the San Andreas minor plates. Japan does as well as it is a 360 degree area where Cali is just facing the ocean on one side.

Keep studying. Enjoy your posts Sir!

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Was shaky enough to wake me up in Shinjuku. Is the big one coming?

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@purple_depressed_bacon

"These earthquakes have been increasing in frequency lately. Not a good sign."

A psychic on you tube, said Northern Japan is going to get a terrible one coming ...

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Some say it shook the universe.

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