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M5.7 quake hits Chiba Prefecture

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck off Chiba Prefecture on Saturday evening at the same time as a powerful typhoon was lashing the Kanto region.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the epicenter was at a depth of 80 kilometers. It measured a 4 on the seismic intensity scale of a maximum 7. The quake struck at 6:22 p.m.

The agency said no tsunami warning was issued

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Yep, felt it. Wasn't one of those long ones, just a short sharp jolt. Hopefully, it's not the precursor for another mega-quake tonight, that would really be bad news for everyone.

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I was just thinking such extreme weather might bring an earthquake with all those pressure changes. Now that I think about it. all that extra water seeping into the ground will also have an effect.

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From my experience in Japan, extreme weather often coincides with earthquakes. Whether or not they are connected remains to be proven.

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Typhoon, earthquake.... tourists are getting a real Japan experience this weekend

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Let's not forget the volcano eruption from Sakurajima today. Now I am just waiting for Godzilla!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igtDv4DNdv8

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Typhoon, earthquake.... tourists are getting a real Japan experience this weekend

They came for the rugby, stayed for the typhoon, I guess.

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WilliB: Typhoon, earthquake.... tourists are getting a real Japan experience this weekend

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Indeed!

The tourists & visiting rugby fans -plus, the 'outside' world, whose eyes have been focuses on the World Rugby games - can now witness for themselves

1 ) the efficient, systematic emergency preparedness Japan has in place

2 ) the professional competence of first responders

) the grace and equanimity in which the Japanese population responds / works through this degree of calamity.

In this area, Japan supersedes what even most G7 countries (not to mention those that fall outside of this) can think to offer their residents.

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