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M-6.7 quake hits northeast Japan; tsunami alert briefly issued

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Is Dai-ichi, or Dia Ni, protected from six, seven and above tsunami yet? Ah.

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Poor people there. It must be so hard to focus on rebuilding, especially every time you feel a quake.

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@YongYang: Nice to see your concern for the people living in the affected area this morning - which if you actually read the news was quite a bit further North. You know damn well that neither plant is protected so why post such a meaningless, unsympathetic comment?

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I was sitting on the can at that very moment and the house started shaking HARD! The only thing I could do was a quick courtesy flush! Glad they cancelled the tsunami warning though!

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There was an article ONLY a week ago with some Geophysicist claiming that most of the energy had been released.

!Chest-Thumping!

I told you that we should not believe that guy in so many words. People starting jumping on me for challenging a Geophysicist. Whoop, There it is!!!

New Zealand and Japan are both on the Ring of Fire. If New Zealand shakes, Japan will shake soon enough.

Here, I QUOTE myself:

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NetNinjaJun. 20, 2011 - 10:09AM JST

@MrDog I'm not a geophysicist. I'm freaked. Absolutely freaked...okay. I don't trust Big Government. I trust what the bloggers on this site have to say more than some guy who's getting paid to give us a report.

Earthquakes happen. They will happen again. Don't need to be a geophysicist. I can tell you this....I'm a Realist.

Anyway, if you agree with what this guy has to say then why don't you buy a house now? Buy a house in Tokyo or the Chiba peninsula. You have money in the bank, drop like it's hot on a new house south of Fukushima. Put your money where you mouth is

See: March 11 quake freed hundreds of years of strain

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NuckinFutz,glad you are Ok mate.Bet that sorted any constipation problems you may have had. Agree on the tsunami.Isaac Newton would have had a field day this morning in Aomori's orchards. Doesn't seem to be any real reports of damage and fatalities so let's hope it stays that way.Hope you have your evac kit ready either way.

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Netninja- congratulations Nostradamus. But where exactly did any geophysicist predict earthquakes were a thing of the past? I'm still looking for that little nugget..

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Didn't even notice it. Too small to care about.

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There was an article ONLY a week ago with some Geophysicist claiming that most of the energy had been released.

!Chest-Thumping!

I told you that we should not believe that guy in so many words. People starting jumping on me for challenging a Geophysicist. Whoop, There it is!!!

Once you stop banging your doritos-stained forearms together thinking you're a genius, I think that if you remember, no-one said there would be no-more large earthquakes for a while, what was said was:

“no indication of a major zone of strain buildup on that portion of the plate boundary that might threaten Tokyo,”

And was Tokyo affected by the quake this morning??

No, it wasn't, was it?

Thump your chest some more to that.

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This is not good, New Zealand as we know had a decent Quake then 6 months of aftershocks and got flattened. Seems things are in an active phase. Really have to get this Nuc thing under control with a sence of urgency, just in case.

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I did not feel that at all in Tokyo.

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Well said Rainman....

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Felt it this morning in my apartment in Tokyo. The whole bldg was swaying like a hammock in a summer breeze. It felt quite natural to feel the sway after being back in Canada for two weeks and not feeling anything like that.

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@hoserfella

Thank you very much. We had our beef last article. I'll start fresh with you each new thread but if you are going to step on my toes don't expect me to dance with you.

I SO wish I were wrong. For personal reasons, I don't want to see any more quakes, expecially in that area. I don't think it's wise for anyone to imply that we are in the clear, that the worst has passed. This is the eye of the storm. It would be prudent to stay prepared.

I hope we ALL can stay safe.

@MrDog And was Tokyo affected by the quake this morning??

TheBigRiceBowlJun. 23, 2011 - 09:39AM JST

Felt it this morning in my apartment in Tokyo. The whole bldg was swaying like a hammock in a summer breeze

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There's your proof. Yes, I am chest-thumping. Only because I know my senses are well calibrated. Believe me when I tell you. I pray that I'm wrong. I'd give a Mr(Dog) a steak dinner if I'm wrong and it never happens.

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NetNinja, just because a building swayed a little, you can hardly say that Tokyo was affected, expecially not in the way the Geophysicist was talking about.

You're clutching at straws.

Only because I know my senses are well calibrated.

I think you just won the Most Pretentious Comment of the Day award.

I'd give a Mr(Dog) a steak dinner if I'm wrong and it never happens.

I'm sure you think it doesn't happen.

I'll meet you for that steak dinner anytime. Where shall we go? TGI's? Outback? Or somewhere worth it?

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Moderator: Readers, please stay on topic.

Seriously, MrDog, don't know if you are in Tokyo or Kanagawa but God help us if we get hit hard here. I don't believe this area is ready for it. What do you think? You think Tokyo is ready for The Big One?

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I was seated in my Tokyo office this morning and never felt a thing. Must have been my hangover.

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Nothing unexpected here. Following a 9.0 I think we can expect more strong (including stronger than this) aftershocks in the next year. I certainly plan for it. This seems consistent with Omori's Law, so I don't know what NetNinja is getting excited about.

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Yes, I felt it here in Tokyo. It was a small one (because of the great distance from Aomori), but somewhat ominous considering we haven't had one in a while.

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After seeing the destruction (quake ) in the rural areas, have to say If a big one hits an Urban area like Tokyo, millions of people trying to get home power out damage to buildings roads blocked. No country is ready for that, and there is no way Japan has the agility or leadership to cope with another disaster. Mother of goodness, it is a horrific thought Ishihara leading at a time like that.

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I SO wish I were wrong

NetNinja - you WERE wrong. Your original post suggested there was a "No more quakes in Tokyo" movement.

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Because a scientist told you that a great built-up energy has been released, you should not worry about earthquakes and tsunamis anymore? Next could be Tokyo, Shizuoka or any other parts in Japan. Keep you emergency pack ready, sleep away for anything that could possibly fall on you, leave exits free of any obstacles. Better safe than sorry.

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I certainly felt it in Tokyo-area this morning - JMA says it was a shindo 2 at my apt.

Hope there wasn't any damage up there in Iwate and Aomori. We're going to continue to see this for some time to come, unfortunately.

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Was having a good dream until the apartment here in Koriyama started shaking and turned my dream into a 8.0 earthquake dream......I woke up and started listening for anything falling over. If things start falling over, then I know its a big one....nothing fell over, so back to sleep for me....until my brother from Australia emails me 30 minutes later waking me up again, just to see if I was ok....meh

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New Zealand and Japan are both on the Ring of Fire. If New Zealand shakes, Japan will shake soon enough.

There is no scientific evidence linking the 2 together... stop making up stories.

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This is partly why the Fukushima nuclear situation is so critical right now. That highly unstable power plant full of 100 000 tonnes of contaminated water sitting next to the ocean is still incredibly vulnerable to earthquake damage and instability leading to leaks, spillage, or futher problems with the core. Man, what a frightning mess.

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goddog - You were in seated in your office at ten to seven in the morning? Wow... you are a diligent, hardworking, setsuden fellow, aren't you! I was eating breakfast in my home, sweating in the humid 28C room.

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Actually RiceBowl, I was in my office at 6:20. I get up at 5 and catch a 5:27 so it is not crowded. There are usually no jumpers that early in the morning either. Never felt a thing here in Tokyo.

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Slept through it I guess, didn't feel a thing~ But then again, I'm in Tsukuba =)

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NetNinja,

Seriously, MrDog, don't know if you are in Tokyo or Kanagawa but God help us if we get hit hard here. I don't believe this area is ready for it. What do you think? You think Tokyo is ready for The Big One?

I live in Kanagawa and work in Shibuya, and no, Tokyo is not ready for The Big One (TM) and The Big One is probably not ready for Tokyo either. That's what I think the guy was saying.

Until we all live in floating cities in the sky, NO place is ready for The Big One.

Today's quake had very little effect on Tokyo. Using it to claim that the geophysicist the other day is wrong is silly.

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MrDog: "And was Tokyo affected by the quake this morning?? No, it wasn't, was it?"

Actually, the article states quite clearly that the earthquake was felt in Tokyo. No damage reported, mind you, but just as a point of order.

Anyway, I feel so sorry for the people in the north. I imagine, while they are probably 'used to' the aftershocks, it must be horrifying when a big one (or another earthquake) strikes.

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@yildirayJun. 23, 2011 - 11:14AM JST

New Zealand and Japan are both on the Ring of Fire. If New Zealand shakes, Japan will shake soon enough.

There is no scientific evidence linking the 2 together... stop making up stories.

Okay, I'm going to say you're right Yildiray and I'm going to say you're wrong. There is no scientic evidence linking the two events together. Then again you have to ask yourself, are we advanced enough as a species to predict or connect them? Obviously not.

The ring of fire....Yeah that's real. You want a link to that or can you find it yourself? I'm a nice guy. Here ya go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Ring_of_Fire

What is science anyway? A good scientist MIGHT say it's mostly observation and recording. I don't claim to be a scientist but we are observing a lot of earthquakes, aren't we. Lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place but when it does an investigation should follow. A pattern of behavior observed would naturally stimulate theories.

Christchurch had a huge earthquake and soon after 3/11 Japan. Just last week, New Zealand had ANOTHER good shaker, considered an aftershock......a week later, today....Tohoku. I'm not making up Science if that's what you meant. It's just observation.

You also said I'm making up stories......no.....these earthquakes are real. I'm not making that up. People, here, posted that they felt it.

You can handle a bit of contradiction, can't you?

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Actually, the article states quite clearly that the earthquake was felt in Tokyo. No damage reported, mind you, but just as a point of order.

Yeah, it was felt. But so are 1-pointers. Hardly call that a similar to what was being discussed by the guy the other day.

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YongYang and Tamarama are right, it is a scary thought that the coastal nuclear reactors could be in such jepoardy when such a crisis is still not contained at Daiichi.

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Reactor no 4 was looking shaky-is that still standing?

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@MrDog

Yeah, it was felt. But so are 1-pointers

Ahhhh, there it is. You've been a good sport. ;-) I'd still buy ya a beer.

One thing about today's earthquake. I didn't get that mobile phone alert at all. I knew there was a quake. I felt it but didn't get the alert. I think for future earthquakes that system needs to be a hell of a lot faster than it is now.

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Wow! I slept through this one! Scary!

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The ring of fire....Yeah that's real. You want a link to that or can you find it yourself?

I know what it is, thanks for being defensively condescending ..

Christchurch had a huge earthquake and soon after 3/11 Japan. Just last week, New Zealand had ANOTHER good shaker, considered an aftershock......a week later, today....Tohoku. I'm not making up Science if that's what you meant. It's just observation.

You're making conculsions based upon what is most likely coincidental ..

You also said I'm making up stories......no.....these earthquakes are real. I'm not making that up

Didn't say that - I accused you of making up stories about what is happening to support your own conclusions. I did NOT say earthquakes are not real. The ring of fire is NOT a single plate or anything like that. You talk about science being observations and recordings and then you base your conclusion on 2 events between Japan and NZ. Why not do some research over the past 100 years in the areas and see what you find then? Maybe your statements won't seem so random that way.

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I didn't get that mobile phone alert at all. I knew there was a quake. I felt it but didn't get the alert.

The alerts are based on the force of them - if they are not going to be anything to worry about, you won't get a warning. Japan is hit hundreds of times a week by earthquakes - do you honestly want it to go off every time???

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One thing about today's earthquake. I didn't get that mobile phone alert at all. I knew there was a quake. I felt it but didn't get the alert. I think for future earthquakes that system needs to be a hell of a lot faster than it is now.

NetNinja - for someone whose senses are, as you put it,

Only because I know my senses are well calibrated

. why would you need an alarm?

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NetNinja- You're really on a roll today. First your bogus statement that a geophysicist declared an end to all sisemic (sp?) activity in the Tokyo area is torn to shreds. Second, you somehow, mysteriously declare moral victory when someone points out that even 1-pointers can be felt. Maybe the best part was your assertion that Japan and NZ are in the same "Ring of Fire". Immediately called out for that, you declare science still in its infancy (and surely to prove you correct in the future). You're a real "move the goalposts" kind of guy. Pretty funny to watch, really.

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Aah those poor folks up where it was -5, what a way to start your day.

We can hope and we can argue, but I'd say it wouldn't hurt to check over our disaster supplies once more.

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Rather sudden start to the day in Sendai this morning.

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Little by little, inch by inch they are trying for the third time to lift that 3 ton steel bolt out of the Monju reactor vessel where they dropped it accidentally last August.

Let's hope there are no more earthquakes this time until they can finally extract it completely.

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Ahhhh, there it is. You've been a good sport

You're still clutching at straws.

Just because you can feel an earthquake, doesn't mean you can say that it is on any way the same scale as what that geophysicist was talking about the other day.

As I quoted before:

“no indication of a major zone of strain buildup on that portion of the plate boundary that might threaten Tokyo,”

Threaten Tokyo with 1 or 2-pointers??

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I got 6 minus points for saying I did not feel a thing, and that quakers this small do not phase us. Sorry.

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Is Dai-ichi, or Dai-Ni, protected from six, seven metre and above tsunami yet? Ah.

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minor after shock, govt found/had time to issue a brief tsunami warning suggests that it was not strong quake.

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I got 6 minus points for saying I did not feel a thing

The "like" system is a really stupid idea.

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The "like" system is a really stupid idea.

It would be better if you could see who liked/disliked posts.

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Moderator: Back on topic please.

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hello from Christchurch New Zealand, here we have had over 8000 aftershocks and 25 over 5M.

Most of my city has been flattened and 10,000 homes affected, of which half will have to be rebuilt.

We have had 9months of shaking, it`s like a bad movie.

I lived 7 years near Tokyo and never experenced anything like this, feel so empty and sad for the people of fukushima.

but however both countries will rise and flourish again Gunbatte!!!!!

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I was very surprised by this news because I was just boarding a flight from KIX back to HND and the first thing that caught my attention was the news on the on-board monitor saying it had JUST HAPPENED at 6 51 am, but then I noticed that this was taped, a re run of earlier news that morning because we were already in the air and it was about 8 am, so not exactly live coverage, which would be nice to have live news, live tv etc..in airplanes, you know, just in case, and yes in Kansai I am sure no one felt anything either.

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