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M4.8 quake jolts Tokyo, Kanagawa, other eastern areas

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Yeah I felt that real good. Hope it is not a precursor.

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The Big one is coming, why do you think they are making shelter and simulation nowadays...

this morning, Tv taught how to sleep on paper box...

-11 ( +6 / -17 )

Check those emergency kits.

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It was a bit unusual. Starting very slowly then a strong shake but only one. All together it was a short one.

indigoToday  12:11 pm JST

The Big one is coming, why do you think they are making shelter and simulation nowadays...

this morning, Tv taught how to sleep on paper box...

Unfortunately they do not have much of a clue when the big one will come. They only have this probability of 70% in the next 30 years (in Tokyo). We just have to be ready all the time.

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There are a lot of things I miss about living in Tokyo but the earthquakes are definitely not one of them. Glad no one was injured in this quake.

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Tokyo hotel elevator shutdown for checks for a few hours. Not easy for guests getting down emergency stairs with heavy luggage. And forget about room service!

However, all was well.

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prepare your emergency bags, with food, drugs, cash, passport and everything essential inside it. This is normal practice in Tokyo life, just get used to it. Always bear in mind that whatever happen to Tokyo, the whole nation rescue forces will be rushing there, and always be alert to your local embassy updates. Then nothing else you can do. This is what i did when i was in Tokyo years ago

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Let’s hope there’s not another big one soon

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People say 'the big one' is coming. Which one? Tokai? Tonankai! Full on Nankai? Sagami trough? Boso Hanto? That's just the subduction mega quakes. There are thousands of other smaller faults like in Ishikawa or Kobe that can cause major damage.

To put the icing in the cake, historical data shows any major quake in Kanto or especially Tokai has a high probability of causing an eruption of Mt. Fuji.

https://youtu.be/sxqvwkmTNy8?si=xeJhNVj0XBKTaSPQ

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To put the icing in the cake, historical data shows any major quake in Kanto or especially Tokai has a high probability of causing an eruption of Mt. Fuji.

Some quakes precede or accompany volcanic activities but don't "cause" them. A huge quake occurred in the Tokai region on December 7, 1944, for example, but Fuji remained dormant. Likewise for the Great Kanto Earthquake in September 1923. All you can say is that a correlation exists.

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It was quite a strong jolt. The needle jumped on my record player!

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@NCIS:

What you say is true but the last eruption of Fuji San in 1707 was preceded by a large Tokai quake.

I live at Yamanakako (foot of Mt.Fuji but my take on it is:

If it happens, it happens.

Not losing any sleep over it.

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@Dalai:

The "Big One" is also "overdue" in San Francisco, the Cascadia area of the Pacific Northwest and half a dozen other places around the globe. So I guess only people named Chicken Little pay much attention.

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If any of the calderas here blew, now they would be really big.

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Hope Mount Fuji won't blow in the next 50 years.

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BTW Elvis, I love that you are still into vinyl

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