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M6.0 quake jolts eastern Japan

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Seems that it was a fairly deep earthquake (50km), which might have helped to reduce the impact somewhat.

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Got smacked around in Chiba.

Been here 18 months, still terrified of anything above a 3.

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I've lived in Japan for the past 3months now,and this is the first Earthquake i've experienced. And i live quite far from central Tokyo.

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With all the heavy rain the last thing we need right now is a strong earthquake.

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A gentle rocking motion that went on for a bit here in hachioji

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"No tsunami warning was issued."

Whew.

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Have a good idea.

Restart Tokai No.2 Nuke reactor, 70km from Tokyo, just in time for the big one.

its only 40 years old maybe, but, pride and money and connections and....

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Have a good idea. 

Restart Tokai No.2 Nuke reactor, 70km from Tokyo, just in time for the big one.

its only 40 years old maybe, but, pride and money and connections and....

Imagine that happening during the Olympics.

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@zichi - With all the heavy rain the last thing we need right now is a strong earthquake.

Do you think they could be related? That's a lot of water putting a lot of pressure on the small continent.

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Disillusioned

do I think the mega rain and earthquake are related, no I do not.

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With all the heavy rain the last thing we need right now is a strong earthquake.

Bad weather certainly doesn’t help in any recovery efforts no matter how severe or light the damage.

No one can be truly prepared for a natural disaster but Japan is as good or better at responding to one as most any other country.

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Do you think they could be related? That's a lot of water putting a lot of pressure on the small continent.

Earthquakes are caused by shifting of tectonic plates. Think of the mass of the land and ocean above these plates. Rain has zero effect on it.

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Sheesh. Our 6.5 down here in Kumamoto was followed by a 7.2 a day later. Take care, folks!

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Disillusioned, I believe he meant that with all the rain, the ground, hills and mountains are saturated therefore making them loose and vulnerable to landslides with the earthquake and aftershocks.

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since1981

correct. With water saturated mountains a powerful earthquake can make landslides.

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