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M6.7 quake strikes off northeast Japan; at least 26 injured

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My heart started skipping after feeling the earthquake and then seeing the tsunami warning flashing on my phone.

So thankful that there wasn't any deaths or serious injuries though. And whilst the tsunami waves weren't as big as predicated. Its always better to be safe than sorry!

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As I was watching the TV and the announcers were repeatedly urging people to stay away from the ocean and rivers, you could see people driving and even walking around the ports even during the exact times of the expected tsunami.

Just like the Tohoku earthquake 8 years ago, people still haven't learnt their lesson; they ignore warnings and take huge risks of getting swept away.

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Be safe people! I hope everyone is ok!

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You can get the intensity data at the link below. It reached an upper 6 in parts of Niigata.

https://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20190618132411353-18222224.html

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"All nuclear power plants have reported no abnormalities,"

Lucky, this time! However, there is a big problem with luck. Eventually it runs out.

I said to my Mrs there would be a big quake in Japan this week after the big quake in New Zealand last week. I hate being right! It's quite lucky most of the areas hit were rural or semi-rural. A quake of that magnitude would cause much more damage in Tokyo or Osaka.

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As I was watching the TV and the announcers were repeatedly urging people to stay away from the ocean and rivers, you could see people driving and even walking around the ports even during the exact times of the expected tsunami.

Just like the Tohoku earthquake 8 years ago, people still haven't learnt their lesson; they ignore warnings and take huge risks of getting swept away.

You think those people walking around could hear the TV announcements? I'm sure some where unaware of the tsunami warnings. But this shows that we still need to improve the way we are sending out warnings. TV and radio doesn't suffice. A warning system inside the car, like on the mobile phones would be a good idea, if there isnt already.

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As I was watching the TV and the announcers were repeatedly urging people to stay away from the ocean and rivers, you could see people driving and even walking around the ports even during the exact times of the expected tsunami.

Just like the Tohoku earthquake 8 years ago, people still haven't learnt their lesson; they ignore warnings and take huge risks of getting swept away.

That's not exactly the case, most people in and around the ports are fishermen. When a tsunami advisory is issued they have to go get their boats out of the harbor. On some channels you could see them preparing their boats to leave. The majority of people heeded the warnings I think.

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"All nuclear power plants have reported no abnormalities," government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters.

Well, of course they have. They were telling us the explosion at Fukushima was just steam for a week.

Don't expect any bad news to come out about nuclear through official channels. there's the State Secrecy Law to take care of that.

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Powerful and shallow earthquake but the damages seem to be minimal. Amazing to see hundreds of fishing boats leaving to deal with the tsunami which too was very small. The nuclear plant in Nigata was in shut down.

About 2 hours there was also another powerful earthquake in China.

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I didn't feel this one in Tokyo.

But then I was watching 'Leaving Neverland' on Netflix. The utter horror of what happened to those children probably masked any tremors here.

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papigiulio - You think those people walking around could hear the TV announcements? I'm sure some where unaware of the tsunami warnings. 

I don't think you understand. The tsunami alert and announcements to get to higher ground and away from the water was being blared non-stop through loudspeakers set up all around the ports. Everyone there was aware, trust me.

6.8 is not a small quake. ANYTIME there's a large earthquake, the first thing you do is get away from the ocean.

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Fishermen should take their boats out to sea;they can ride over any incoming waves.

However, what is remarkable is that there are never any warnings of a quake preceding it.

The meteorologists can’t say with accuracy what the size of the tsunami wave will be-the ‘meter wave’ was only 10 cms in this case.

There is only one sure thing.

There will be plenty more earthquakes to come.

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When Japan had conquered some parts of the world, they should have had chosen the land of Mongolia as their country.

Britain were too smart ahead of the rest when they conquered the Eastern part of the world. They didn't choose Asia, they settled themselves on their Original land right at the centre of the World. They knew there won't be any natural disasters there.

But Japan knew, and they had to choose another land but they didn't and look now. They have to be prepared and aware of it any time.

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@speed

I don't think you understand. The tsunami alert and announcements to get to higher ground and away from the water was being blared non-stop through loudspeakers set up all around the ports. Everyone there was aware, trust me.

6.8 is not a small quake. ANYTIME there's a large earthquake, the first thing you do is get away from the ocean.

True. Also I was not aware of the loudspeakers.

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You think those people walking around could hear the TV announcements? I'm sure some where unaware of the tsunami warnings. But this shows that we still need to improve the way we are sending out warnings. TV and radio doesn't suffice. A warning system inside the car, like on the mobile phones would be a good idea, if there isnt already.

Within minutes warnings arrived on our iPhones and about every 10 minutes after that with updates. The TV channels immediately went into disaster alert mode. There would have also been loudspeaker announcements in the area but people were still living their lives at 10:22pm when the quark struck.

The warning systems are impressive.

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Roof tile damage to homes. Heavy rain due today which could cause landslides. Further strong quakes are predicted in the coming days.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190619_27/

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As I was watching the TV and the announcers were repeatedly urging people to stay away from the ocean and rivers, you could see people driving and even walking around the ports even during the exact times of the expected tsunami.

Just like the Tohoku earthquake 8 years ago, people still haven't learnt their lesson; they ignore warnings and take huge risks of getting swept away.

Yes, we couldn't believe that people needed to be repeatedly told this. I think because some thought it was 'only' a metre high tsunami they'd be ok. The ignorance is staggering.

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Had a warning 10 secs before it hit, enough time to get outside.

Heavy rain due today which could cause landslides. 

Part of the Shonai area of Yamagata has struggled with land subsidence these past few years. Hope everyone stays safe.

Just like the Tohoku earthquake 8 years ago, people still haven't learnt their lesson; they ignore warnings and take huge risks of getting swept away.

A big part of the problem were the mixed warnings given to the Great Tokoku Tsunami. The Met. Agency did not have a proper tsunami reporting system for such massive events, and confused people with reports of minimal tsunamis, then larger, then uh, we don't know... gonna be big.

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Glad no one was seriously injured it seems. We head to Tohoku in a month...

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Some years ago Niigata had a terrible earthquake, Niigata is an area where the famous koi carp are bread, needless to say last time the mud ponds were wrecked and thousands of small and large fish were found dieting in the street after the ponds leaked, I just hope its not happened again as it was a huge blow to there economy.

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Glad there were no deaths (at least not reported), and I hope everyone takes care. You never know when one of these will hit... anywhere. There really is not much you can do before but set up a small kit, try to keep a safe space open in a relatively stable part of the home, and keep informed as to escape routes and shelters.

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The world's largest nuclear plant nearby at Kashiwasaki Kariwa sent a message to the Mayor reporting trouble at all 7 of their reactors last night.

The Mayor was more than a little astonished and sent back a message requesting more information.

"Oh, sorry, we seem to have checked the wrong boxes!" came the reply from TEPCO.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20190619-00000055-asahi-soci

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Speaking of the Tohoku district, it really reminds me of the big one with tsunamis in 2011/3/11. But this time, no death toll so far. Hope no further damage will occur. and those injured will get back on their feet ASAP.

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I binge watched HBO's / Sky's 'Chernobyl' yesterday, it was very good and a tad scary. The off shore fault lines near the Kashiwasaki Kariwa power plant don't bode well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashiwazaki-Kariwa_Nuclear_Power_Plant#/media/File:Kashiwazaki_Kariwa_Fault_Lines.PNG

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San Miguel, I just watched it a few weeks ago. Thought it was incredibly well done and should be mandated viewing for every man, woman and child in Japan. They should be watching it in schools.

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Haiti, Chile, NZ, all had quakes last week. It was to be expected Japan would be hit as well.

I failed to see on TV any comments about this. Thought it was pretty much common sense.

Might be wrong

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Ganbare Japan!!!!..

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