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Quake jolts Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba

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An earthquake struck the Kanto area at 1:36 a.m. on Tuesday. The Japan Meteorological Center said the epicenter was at a depth of 80 kilometers in northwest Chiba where it registered 5.2. It measured 4 in Tokyo and parts of Kanagawa Prefecture.

No tsunami warning was issued and there were no reports of injuries, police said.

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woke the s*it out of me....

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felt it.... I live in a rickety old house made out of wood so I feel every little rumble.

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M4?

It was Magnitude 5.2, max Shindo 4

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20120529014631391-290136.html

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Yeah Debucho, there was no sleeping through that one.

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Yes, this one sent my good lady scuttling around the house.

"Wake up! It's an earthquake!"

"I'm aware. Shall I command it to stop?"

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there were no reports of injuries, police said.

how did police know there were no injuries when this information was posted 15 minutes after the earthquake? was there time to wait for reports of injuries?

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@japan123 Perhaps the reporters have an office located inside the police station. Or the other way around.

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A precursor maybe?

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@Ivan, LOL! I love that, huh? What do they want us to do? Not like a thief or cockroach or something, right?

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BTW this is a great site in English that shows where and how big each quake was each day: http://www.japanquakemap.com/

The first day for this site is 3/11, the BIG one. You see there were tons of quakes that day, so I do not think this morning was a precureser if that can be read as a pattern. Try the site, it kicks

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The information was posted more than six hours after the quake.

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In Tokyo, the magnitude was 4.

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As usual, we are having a shake and we fear how bad is it going to get and whats next.

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Yep! Was on my way out the door in my undies. Had to change them after it was finished. ;P

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so a 7.2 is getting closer

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@Blair Heron: The article doesn't flit between the Japanese measurement scale 震度 and the moment magnitude scale. It stays constant. The earthquake was measured as a 5.2 at it's epicentre and was recorded as a 4 i n Tokyo etcetera. Just as the article reads.

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@YongYong, thanks.

The article has been revised. It said "Magnitude 4 in Tokyo" before.

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It was a shindo level 3 in most areas of Tokyo

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20120529014121391-290136.html

Shindo 4 in the following areas:

Tokyo Taito-ku Senzoku Tokyo Sumida-ku Higashi-mukojima Tokyo Koto-ku Shiohama Tokyo Shibuya-ku Hommachi

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Definitely didn't have a good night's rest after that one. This link is almost identical to Blair Herron's link, only with sound. Scared the daylights out of me at around the 2 min. mark. Turn up the volume for maximum effect. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QGH08OyQXg4&noredirect=1

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My crap YureKuru did not go off at all! And my house is almost new, but I still felt as if my house was trying to dance salsa!! Thank the gods it was the big one at a stupid time of the late night?? Too early in the morning??

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@Elbuda Mexicano - why don't you simply delete that crappy Yurekita app and use the built-in warning function? It's much more reliable. That being said, being warned a few seconds before an earthquake isn't really that useful anyway.

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hmm I didnt think it was that big.. guess Im used to them..

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the epicenter was at a depth of 80 kilometers in northwest Chiba where it registered 5.2.

It was officially 62 km deep and a 5.3 (Richter).

In Tokyo, the magnitude was 4.

Shindo or Richter? There is a huge difference between the two. A Shindo 4 could injure and kill people. I imagine you meant Shindo.

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My crap YureKuru did not go off at all!

I got rid of YureKuru because the warnings always came after the quake was over, so I got a better one. Usually very quick and accurate, but it didn't go off at all this morning.

A quake that tricks early warning systems? They're evolving?!

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Shindo or Richter? There is a huge difference between the two. A Shindo 4 could injure and kill people. I imagine you meant Shindo.

Right: Richter magnitude, or Shindo intensity. Probably Shindo intensity.

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The epicentre seems to be quite close to where my ex lives... emailed her earlier, hope she's okay.

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My YureKuru did not go off either. The place was shaking hard and it was silent. I thought my settings were wrong.

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Arghhhhh... Looks like im moving to tokyo from kyoto in a few months and all this huge new kanto quake news has got me freaked out!!!

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freaked me out!

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