M6.1 quake strikes off south coast of Hokkaido

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    Samantha Zoe Aso

    Didn't Hokkaido have a big one in the last week? Is this some kind of pattern emerging or has 9 months of rattling and rolling loosened the wiring in my brain?

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    zichi

    Hope it won't shake the milk too much?

  • -1

    Samantha Zoe Aso

    Cheese anyone?

  • 0

    NuckinFutz

    Felt it really good in Aomori! The house rocked for a good 30 seconds!

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    YongYang

    And where is 3,000 tons of highly radioactive used nuclear fuel stored? 六ヶ所村核燃料再処理施設でです。

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    kukuchai

    why so many earthquake? i really pray for japan.

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    Foxie

    That was a long shake, made me feel dizzy for quite some time. Thanks God no damage. I am worried about big quakes happening in the freezing cold and in tons of snow soon. You can't even escape by car anymore. Let's pray for the best.

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    Sam Walkom

    It felt strong here in Hakodate too.

  • -4

    rainman1

    Brilliant Yong Yang - Once again, concern just for yourself. No 'I hope everybody there is OK' statement. Why DO you stay in Japan. I am not saying that its not a concern but you really could be a little more sympathetic.

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    YongYang

    Hmm. The heebie-jeebies eating away at you rainman? You doth protest too much, that 'analysis', by you, completely over shoots whatever point you tried to target. Asking a rhetorical question of the importance posed by that which indicates where 3000 tons of highly radioactive fuel is stored in no way demonstrates a concern merely for self, but for all. Utter fear, completely with everyone in mind. Rework your responses before you jump too high. Think.

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    Foxie

    Rokkasho was 2 on the Japanese scale and as YongYang says that facility is scary for everyone.

  • -2

    YongYang

    @Kuku, on March 11th Japan was moved up to 7 meters towards the US. Most of the country has been affected to one degree or another, literally. There's a lot of settling going to continue for a long time yet as stresses built up by the March 11th mega-quake release. Japan is well built for earthquakes and is a world leader in the technology; modern buildings here survive the fierce movement experienced along a subduction zone when it slips. It is the mega-tsunami and the damage done by the mega-quakes to infrastructure, notably nuclear power plants, that is of major concern. No major concrete structure completely failed in the March 11th quake, that is testament to the standard of engineering here, but when pipes and connections and walls and electricity go down at a nuclear power plant, who's built in redundancy measures are totally inadequate, well... then you have a problem. No nuclear power plants / facilities should be built within such a seismically active region.

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    yasukuni

    " Japan is well built for earthquakes"

    Tell me that after a 6 or 7 hits Tokyo.

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    YongYang

    @Culturally aware enough to pick that shrine HOW 'edgy': No. You'll be able to see for yourself that if an earthquake of that magnitude (Not sure which scale you are using? Are you?) occurs within the Tokyo / Yokohama Metropolitan area that it will suffer less damage than any other comparable mega-city.

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    WilliB

    Yongyang:

    " No major concrete structure completely failed in the March 11th quake, that is testament to the standard of engineering here, but when pipes and connections and walls and electricity go down at a nuclear power plant, who's built in redundancy measures are totally inadequate "

    Please stop beating that dead horse. On March 11, the nuclear plant survived the earthquake just fine. In case you forgot, what it was not prepared for was a 20 m wall of water. And even that would still have been OK, if the connection to the outside power grid had survived.

    I think it should be possible to discuss this without rethorical distortions.

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    zichi

    It's most likely, possible, that Japan is now in a new era of powerful or strong earthquakes which could last all of this century. The quake of 3/11 was the most powerful known here, and I think the 4th or 5th known most powerful in the world.

    The country is experiencing quakes in places that don't normally have them or have not had one for many years. This is all the more reason for the country to think about shutting down all the nuclear reactors or least those older than 30 years or located in dangerous places, like Hamaoka.

  • 0

    ExportExpert

    Who was going on about whale strandings and earthquakes the other day on here?

    Seems it's coming to pass, stop the whale strandings and stop the quakes haha.

  • 0

    Seawolf

    As for the big one hitting Tokyo, I think most of the bigger buildings will have no major damage. The bigger problem might be all the people, as seen on a smaller scale on 3/11!.

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    Jean Rose

    My son and his family live in Hokkaido. I am praying for them and all of Japan.

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    globalwatcher

    on March 11th Japan was moved up to 7 meters towards the US.

    Good grief. This is beyond my comprehension.

    No nuclear power plants / facilities should be built within such a seismically active region.

    Very good post. I agreed 100%. Who on the earth wants to keep building more nuke enegy plants on "Tofu" islands of Japan?

  • 0

    Farmboy

    This makes three strong, widely felt quakes this week, and there was a smaller widely felt quake in Hiroshima this morning. Haven't seen this much strong activity for a while. Stay safe, folks.

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    globalwatcher

    Farmboy, another one in Hiroshima? Hiroshima had a quake about a couple days ago? Please let me know, Farmboy. I do not get these news here as well as you do.Thanks.

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    Amanda Harlow

    All the quake info here on the Japan Meteorological Agency website. http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/

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    Amanda Harlow

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    globalwatcher

    Geewiz, Amanda. you guys have quakes every day! Awful. Thanks for the weblink above.

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    Blair Herron

    globalwatcher

    <http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/12/japan.earthquake.tsunami.earth/index.html?iref=allsearch

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    Farmboy

    Hiroshima had a quake about a couple days ago? Please let me know, Farmboy.

    globalwatcher,

    The last Hiroshima quake is below. The one before it was around 6 magnitude.

    http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20111125043844491-250435.html

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    globalwatcher

    Blair and Farmboy, thank you. I have been so frustrating as I am not getting news as well as you do. These will help me. Gee, I am wondering how you guys are keeping yourself so strong in these circumstances. You are amazing!

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    Blair Herron

    According to Asahi Shimbun this morning, 9M class earthquake would occur 30% possibility within 30 years along the coast of Minamisanriku through Bousou of Chiba.

    http://www.asahi.com/science/update/1124/TKY201111240561.html

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    Farmboy

    globalwatcher,

    You're welcome, and I should correct my info a little. There were actually two quakes in Hiroshima this morning...one about 15-20 minutes after the one I linked. That one was a bit weaker. Rock and roll. Maybe Elvis is back.

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    globalwatcher

    Whoooat? Blair, are you serious?

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    Blair Herron

    globalwatcher

    I wish I had an English site. Hope it will come soon. According to the government earthquake research group, 9M earthquake on 3.11 might not have released all the energy yet.

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    globalwatcher

    Blair, please let me know. Everything what's going in Japan in the past couple of days are blowing my mind. Earthquakes are happening everywhere, everyday. You guys are very strong to put up with these monsters.

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    zichi

    The Hokkaido Prefectural Government was involved in attempts to manipulate public opinion in favor of an experimental pluthermal nuclear reactor project, a prefecture-appointed panel stated on Nov. 23.

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    zichi

    Within the next 30 years or so, there will be at least five earthquakes has strong as 3/11 or stronger.

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    Samantha Zoe Aso

    The way Japan's going I think a few more big quakes will be felt a lot sooner than the 30 years estimated. Not that I am a scientist or anything. It just seems like someone has turned on an 'earthquake switch' and here we all are. Keep safe everyone!

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    ironchef

    what was the shindo? magnitude only tells strength. shindo is probably a more useful assessment imo.

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    Blair Herron

    ironchef

    <http://typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp/earthquake/

    発生時刻=time of the earthquake

    震源地=epicenter

    マグニチュード=magnitude

    最大震度=shindo

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    Tom DeMicke

    Even Okinawa is having more than its fair share of earthquakes in recent months. Tsunami's scare me the most, no place to go in Okinawa.

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    YongYang

    No nuclear power plants / facilities should be built within such a seismically active region, they fail.

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    Elbuda Mexicano

    Foxie, I know you are up there in cold, cold Hokkaido, I do hoe you and your family are safe! Please take care. Your amigo down here in Tokyo.

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    James Howard

    Hope Everyone is ok....

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    YongYang

    @Willy: but it is you who is fantasying because all of the 'would ofs' and 'ifs' never occurred; reality did. Meltdowns and melt-throughs, massive releases of radiation and still very possible more. So your point is?

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