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M4.8 quake jolts Ibaraki, Tochigi, Saitama, Gunma


An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 jolted Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama and parts of Tokyo on Monday morning.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the epicenter of the quake, which struck at 4:31 a.m., was 50 kilometers deep in southern Ibaraki Prefecture.

There were no reports of injures and no tsunami alert was issued.

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Looks like it was a pretty good jolt even though the magnitude was not so high.

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It sure woke me up!

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So it was not just a dream after all.

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Last night there were three earthquakes about the same size, depth and intensity. First in North Nagano, then Hokkaido and finally Ibaraki. Nice jolt! it woke the heck up.

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Woke me up in Ota-ku!

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totally woke me up too in Saitama, Kumagaya

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Woke me up too! Then I had to kind of wake up my wife! heeheehee!

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It lasted a good while too, at least a minute, maybe a little more.

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Was pretty mild here in Sumida-ku/Tokyo. Surprised it was a 4.5. Seemed quite low, but long-lasting.

Lately, there have been jisshin in the Tokyo area proper, which is a bit worrisome.

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I thought I was dreaming1!

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Yeah, I saw earthquake clouds at the BBQ on Sunday and told everyone to be ready for a quake within two to 12 hours. Most people laughed and told me what kind of clouds there were etc. Surely, we did have one. That is my seventh or eight hit (or more) of clouds to prove it too! Been seeing them for over 25 years. Of course not every and all earthquakes.

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Yeah, I saw earthquake clouds at the BBQ on Sunday and told everyone to be ready for a quake within two to 12 hours

That's a seriously amazing ability you've got there. Have you told the government about it? Could make you a lot of money. What do earthquake clouds look like?

And I'm not being sarcastic (for once), I'm seriously interested. And impressed.

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