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M7.7 quake hits eastern Russia, jolts Hokkaido, northern Honshu

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what a relief. i really hope that there is no casualties. last sunday it was on Iran and now Russia...

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I have never experienced such a long earthquake. It really scared me eventhough it was not so strong here. It started off really softly and gradually increased its intensity. I was sure that a major earthquake must have happened somewhere but I was unsure how it would become here. For security reasons, I went outside with my emergency goods. I was relieved that it didn't become any stronger after a while but I am prepared for aftershocks now.

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Count down has started till the end of the world! December 21st.........

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Now upgraded (worsened) to a 7.7.

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Geez... take as much care as you can, people.

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Heres the Earthquake site to see whats going on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ Plus I felt it here in Misawa. So far no damages or injuries to report which is great news.

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Beer4me: please stop with that December 21st and other predictions.

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Foxie stay safe!!!

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http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/

Weird quake - really wide area, but apparently not terribly strongly felt considering the magnitude.

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I hate earthquakes!!!!!!!!!!

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I felt this in Tokyo, it was really minor and didn't shake but felt like tiny waves

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21122012 on the way!!

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Last thing Japan needs is another major earthquake. Good Luck Japan!

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This is just a reminder. There was that 7.2 magnitude earthquake on March 9th, 2011.

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I know that this is a japan news site but wouldve been nice to be informed about what damage Russia sustained... Over to CNN....

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Shaun JohnsonAug. 14, 2012 - 07:49PM JST

I know that this is a japan news site but wouldve been nice to be informed about what damage Russia sustained... Over to CNN...

You are kidding right? That area is military bases and ice, hardly populated enough for news stories to be formed.

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gogogoAug. 14, 2012 - 04:22PM JST

I felt this in Tokyo, it was really minor and didn't shake but felt like tiny waves

I didn't feel it in Hokkaido at all, and my FB feed has nothing about a quake. It was just over 1200 km from Sapporo, and considering Sapporo didn't shake much from 3/11 that was MUCH closer, it isn't likely you felt anything.

My guess is that you were just feeling the subway below, a breeze, cars, AC, or it was all in your head.

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moonknightskyeAug. 14, 2012 - 01:27PM JST

what a relief. i really hope that there is no casualties. last sunday it was on Iran and now Russia...

Earthquakes happen every day somewhere in the world, and every few weeks a 6.5+ (Iran was lower than that). In fact, every year there is an 8+, and every decade 9+. You'll hear about more soon enough, likely in Chile, US, NZ, Indonesia, or here in Japan.

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Sorry, I evidently gave the address of the most recent quake, not the recent big one, which is here: http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20120814120926491-141201.html

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Must have been big news in the States 'cause this morning I got a panic email from my mother.

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felt it here in Iwate, rolling on and on. Take care there comrades.

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