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M6.2 quake shakes Shizuoka region

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39 kilometers south of Shizuoka and 165 kilometers south of Tokyo

Someone needs an up-to-date map. That's south-west of Tokyo.

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When its the 1000th quake weve experienced in just a few months, and Im shaken awake in my bed yet again and wondering if this is going to be one big enough to justify grabbing the kids from their sleep and hauling them under our distinctly rickety looking dining table, and should we have left after all, and is my supposedly earthquake-proof building going to hold up because that screeching metallic grating sound isnt suggesting stability to me(?) - I couldnt really care less whether it was south or south west of Tokyo.

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Interesting that the Japanese earthquake 'experts' have been stating that Shizuoka is a safe place for earthquakes and how nuclear power is safe there. Either they are wrong or they were paid to say it.

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the same epicenter of predicted 8 SR Tokai earthquake. Hopefully, it is not foreshock...

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I second that gubernurbi!!

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Either they are wrong or they were paid to say it.

Who has said Shizuoka is safe for earthquakes? Clearly it isn't - there was a big one not two years ago there.

But why bring up the 'been paid to say it' thing? Surely they are just wrong if it was said (and I don't think it was), no need to be nasty about it.

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But why bring up the 'been paid to say it' thing? Surely they are just wrong if it was said (and I don't think it was), no need to be nasty about it.

I dont think Disillusioned was being nasty - I think he was referring to the planted questions-type scandal within the nuclear industry.

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Back on topic please.

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Also hoping this is not a foreshock.

After months of quakes and worries resulting from Fukishima, I think my family and friends around us have done pretty well through all this. Most stayed here, got involved in relief and got back to work without missing a beat.

But everyone is starting to show wear. Not from fear of earthquakes or radiation. More from just being ready for the next thing to drop and staying alert all the time. Everyone says they are finding it hard to truly relax 100%. And with little holiday time and a worrying economy, they cannot escape for a rest somewhere.

We just have to hope for the best and keep supporting each other as these will undoubtedly continue to happen.

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It's coming South. Wakayama will be next.

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Pray for the worst and I hope for the best

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I thought it was "Expect the worst and hope or pray for the best?"

I've always wondered about the possibility % of volcano eruptions due to all of these EQs like this.

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So far it just looks like a normal earthquake with a couple of aftershocks (see below). It was strong, though.

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20110802044816391-020444.html

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6.2 - now classed as moderate in the media....

And yes, the nuclear 'powers-that-be' shortened the fault lines around the Hamaoka NPP, so that a tame judge would approve the location for building of it during a court case, despite geologists protests. It's been written about many times...

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It's coming South. Wakayama will be next.

Wakayama has already had several strong quakes in recent weeks.

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Will Fuji wake up? No such thing as a dormant Volcano.

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Woke me up, but not too bad here in Tokyo. As tired of quakes as I am, I wll gladly take a bunch of these "moderates" over one 8.

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@JapanGal

Will Fuji wake up? No such thing as a dormant volcano.

How can it wake up if it isn't dormant?

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Mt. Fuji is not dormant. Supposedly there is a gas vent on the northern shoulder, a hole about 1 meter or so. An eruption may ruin the shape of the mountain. I wouldn't be surprised if there is an eruption soon.

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I wouldn't be surprised if there is an eruption soon.

Why? Fuji-san has not erupted for over 300 years.

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The latest eruption, in 1707 (the 4th year of the Hoei era), was known as the great Hoei eruption. It followed several weeks after the Great Hoei earthquake. (Wikipedia)

Fuji may well erupt after the next significant earthquake in the vicinity. 16 eruptions have been recorded since 781, see "Historic eruptions of Mount Fuji" on Wikipedia.

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Fuji was inactive for around 400 years, between 1083 and 1511. The last eruption was around 300 years ago, so we could be clear for another 100 years, or the next one may be tomorrow (Maybe not literally tomorrow, I'm sure someone is monitoring the mountain and would mention if there were untoward rumblings)

But we've had earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear disaster, flooding, landslides, a plague of flies...what's a little volcanic eruption on top of all that.

Just counted, that makes 7...watch out for 4 blokes on horseback.

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No such thing as a dormant volcano.

I think you mean that there's no such thing as an extinct volcano. Dormant volcanoes are all the ones that aren't erupting right now- there are plenty of them.

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Just counted, that makes 7...watch out for 4 blokes on horseback.

Uh oh! All that's missing is the zombie apocalypse!

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Well, we have now have plenty of water, batteries, cooking gas and canned food in the house, so bring them on.

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And there certainly is such a thing as an extinct volcano; the Highlands of Scotland are basically one long chain of them.

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There seem to be a couple of definitions out there for dormant and active, but as far as I can tell, Fujisan is considered active, even if it hasn't erupted in 300 years. I'm not an expert, though.

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Anyone noticed, there has not been one earthquake for the past 6 hours. That scares me.

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Foxie,

You're probably looking at a map that shows only quakes over 5 or something. Relax, as there are always lots of quakes to enjoy in Japan: http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/quake_local_index.html

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I got a feeling we are in for another big real soon here in the Tokyo area, so lets be prepared!

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You're probably looking at a map that shows only quakes over 5 or something. Relax, as there are always lots of quakes to enjoy in Japan: http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/quake_local_index.html

Farmboy, she was right when she wrote that - over 7 hours between quakes of any size. A bit disquieting.

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@elbuda: 'I got a feeling' ?? How do you justify a comment like that.

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Farmboy, she was right when she wrote that ...

I stand corrected. Sorry.

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