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6.8 earthquake strikes off Japan’s Honshu island

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http://rt.com/news/258017-japan-earthquake-honshu-island/

A powerful 6.8 earthquake has struck off the eastern coast of Japan’s Honshu island, USGS and Japan Meteorological Agency report. Shaking has been felt in Tokyo.

The quake struck at 6:13am local time at a depth of almost 50 kilometers. While USGS originally reported the quake at 6.9 magnitude, JMA measured it at 6.6. No casualties or damage have yet been reported.

No tsunami warning was issued by JMA and according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, based on all available data a“destructive pacific-wide tsunami” is not expected. No warning has been issued for the US state of Hawaii.

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No abnormalities were reported at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. However, some trains were reportedly delayed on the Tohoku Line between Fukushima and Sendai prefectures following tremors. Onagawa and Higashidori nuclear power plants also reported no abnormalities.

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Anyone translate Japanese? 

平成27年05月13日06時19分 気象庁発表 13日06時13分頃地震がありました。 震源地は宮城県沖(北緯38.9度、東経142.1度)で、 震源の深さは約50km、地震の規模(マグニチュード)は6.6と推定されますCE1iQReUUAA3Mrm.png
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It says "grab your cocks and pull up your socks. Hello Kitty is making a feature film due in theaters this fall"

actually it says this...

There was an earthquake around 13 pm on May 13, 2015 06 hours 19 minutes Meteorological Agency announced the 13th 06 . Epicenter off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture ( 38.9 degrees north latitude , east longitude 142.1 degrees) , the depth of the epicenter is about

50km, earthquake scale ( magnitude ) is estimated to 6.6

Edited by CalmShock
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Japanese "Shindo" scale

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Meteorological_Agency_seismic_intensity_scale#Scale_explanation

USGS Richter scale

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_magnitude_scale#Richter_magnitudes

The difference between the two being that Shindo scale uses whats called the Mercalli intensity scale.. "The intensity of an earthquake is not totally determined by its magnitude (amount of energy released). It is not based on first physical principles, but is, instead, empirically based on observed effects.The Mercalli scale quantifies the effects of an earthquake on the Earth's surface, humans, objects of nature, and man-made structures on a scale from I (not felt) to XII (total destruction)"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercalli_intensity_scale

I remember learning all about this shit when the big one kicked off and there we're discrepancies between the USGS readings and the Japanese numbers. Interesting difference between the two I thought.

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Japan is so unstable, the place was literally liquifying when the huge one hit. What are those island sitting on anyway? Are there volcanoes? I need to do more research on that.

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Japan is so unstable, the place was literally liquifying when the huge one hit. What are those island sitting on anyway? Are there volcanoes? I need to do more research on that.

Japan lies along the Pacific Ring of Fire a narrow zone around the Pacific Ocean where a large chunk of Earth's earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. Roughly 90 percent of all the world's earthquakes and 80 percent of the largest ones strike along the Ring of Fire.

http://m.livescience.com/30226-japan-tectonics-explosive-geology-ring-of-fire-110314.html

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