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Strong Hokkaido quake likely caused by slips on inland active fault

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If the "experts" really knew, they would have told us this last week....Not after

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Watching the TV news programs which showed numerous landslides caused by the recent Hokkaido earthquake, it struck me that all of the slides appeared to be on forested slopes – all planted with the Japanese cedar (Sugi), and none that I saw were on native and diverse scrub forest. So I suspect that much of the landslide damage was self-inflicted and can be traced back to government vote buying programs – supporting forestry workers as a way to encourage a stable voter block.

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This expert isn’t trying to say he knows about the next one. He’s analyzing what most likely occurred. Japan has mag 7s every couple years.

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The experts aren't clairavoyant.

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The ‘experts’ are stating Japan has active earthquake faults. I wish my job was as easy as stating the blatantly obvious.

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Do the hustle

Is that how the article actually read? You may wanna hustle up on the reading and comprehension skills.

The more we understand how quakes work the better.

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@tgepersoniamnow - The more we understand how quakes work the better.

Oh, is that so? With all their expert knowledge and experience they have not been able to predict one of any of the major quakes in the last twenty years. The earthquake alarm system is a joke. 9 tines our of 10 it is a false alarm or the alarm goes off during the quake. Japan sits on the cusp of three tectonic plates. The whole Japanese archipelago is an active earthquake fault. The purpose of stating which fault is active and which is not is only for political or commercial gain. There is no way they can predict the location and intensity of earthquakes and there never will be.

Japan has earthquakes and will have more in the future. Now, I am an expert too!

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Do the hustle

Predictions are not whats on offer, but it seems to be what you expect.

This is the year 2018, these warnings that come onto your phones aren’t perfect, but no humans have ever been better prepared.

Oh so you think the professor studying active faults is saying this for “political gains” do you?

No sir, you certainly are no expert.

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All those people and equipment and experience...and they say “likely”

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Folks we have a winner!:

> Watching the TV news programs which showed numerous landslides caused by the recent Hokkaido earthquake, it struck me that all of the slides appeared to be on forested slopes – all planted with the Japanese cedar (Sugi), and none that I saw were on native and diverse scrub forest. So I suspect that much of the landslide damage was self-inflicted and can be traced back to government vote buying programs – supporting forestry workers as a way to encourage a stable voter block.

I have been pointing this FACT out for decades the vast majority of landslides in Japan are NOT NATURAL but MAN MADE by planting that god forsaken diversity killing kafun nightmare that is SUGI!!

And the stuff looks awful to boot & the plantations (they are NOT forests!) are mostly devoid of life!

Japanese will continue to suffer from this idiocy for decades to come sadly, its mostly man made!

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Wow, jezus christ. Stop blaming the scientists for not being able to predict an unpredictable natural event. These events CANT be predicted period. All we can do is make sure we are prepared for when the next one hits.

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the "experts" really knew, they would have told us this last week....Not after

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You can't predict earthquakes. Do at least a little bit of research you retard.

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