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Strong Quake Strikes Off the Coast of Fukushima

Posted by feww on July 12, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M6.8 Quake Strikes East of Iwaki, Japan

Centered at 37.0N, 142.6E the quake struck at a signature depth of10km and was felt throughout Japan’s main Island of Honshu.

The quake was followed by at least 2 aftershocks, as of posting.

EQ Details [JMA]

Magnitude: 6.8Mw
Region: Fukushima-ken Oki
Time Occurred: 04:22 JST [UTC + 9] 12 Jul 2014 (JST)
Location: 37.0N, 142.6E depth=10 km

EQ Details [USGS/EHP]

Distances:

  • 129km (80mi) ESE of Namie, Japan
  • 131km (81mi) E of Iwaki, Japan
  • 147km (91mi) ENE of Kitaibaraki, Japan
  • 151km (94mi) ENE of Takahagi, Japan
  • 284km (176mi) ENE of Tokyo, Japan

EQ Location Map

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Tsunami Status

No Tsunami Warnings, Advisories or Watches are in effect.

However, small tsunamis of about 20 cm were observed at several coastal locations in the northeast, said Japan’s weather agency.

Mass Evacuations

Tens of thousands of people in dozens of coastal towns and villages were evacuated fearing a repeat of March 11 tsunami that left thousands of people dead and hundreds of thousands homeless.

Related Earthquakes

Magnitude: 5.3Mw [USGS/EHP]
Event Time: 2014-07-11 13:11:46UTC
Location: 26.299°N 125.801°E depth=117.5km (73.0mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 174km (108mi) NNE of Hirara, Japan
  • 187km (116mi) W of Itoman, Japan
  • 187km (116mi) W of Tomigusuku, Japan
  • 188km (117mi) W of Naha-shi, Japan
  • 1,254km (779mi) S of Seoul, South Korea

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for Japan

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on Japan seismicity, California ditto.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: FIRE-EARTH EQ Forecast

For detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts tune into UDCCpf daily @ 06:32UTC.


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M6.2 Quake Strikes Japan Region

Posted by feww on July 1, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Earthquake Strikes near Bonin Islands, Japan Region

Centered at 28.4N, 138.9E the quake occurred at a depth of about 512km, according to USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.2Mw
Event Time: 2014-06-30 19:55:32 UTC
Location: 28.354°N 138.864°E depth=512.4km (318.4mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 359km (223mi) WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan
  • 656km (408mi) SSE of Shingu, Japan
  • 682km (424mi) SSE of Owase, Japan
  • 683km (424mi) SSE of Tanabe, Japan
  • 817km (508mi) S of Tokyo, Japan

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for Japan

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on Japan seismicity, California ditto.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: FIRE-EARTH EQ Forecast

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Recent Earthquakes ≥ Magnitude 6.0

Posted by feww on May 5, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
NIGHTMARE SCENARIO 08
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Strong Quakes Strike Japan Region, Fiji

The latest seismicity in and around the PRF include the following events.

Magnitude: 6.0
Event Time: 2014-05-04  @ 20:18:24 UTC
Location: 34.862°N 139.312°E depth=155.1km (96.4mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 23km (14mi) ESE of Ito, Japan
  • 98km (61mi) SSW of Tokyo, Japan

Reported Impact: EQ shook buildings in Tokyo

Magnitude: 6.1
Event Time: 2014-05-04 09:25:14 UTC
Location: 25.798°S 178.208°E depth=610.6km (379.4mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 543km (337mi) NW of Raoul Island, New Zealand
  • 848km (527mi) S of Suva, Fiji
  • 848km (527mi) SW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga

Magnitude: 6.6
Event Time
2014-05-04 09:15:53 UTC
Location: 24.642°S 179.084°E depth=527.6km (327.8mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 497km (309mi) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji
  • 703km (437mi) SW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
  • 722km (449mi) S of Suva, Fiji
  • 777km (483mi) SSE of Nadi, Fiji

NO tsunami reported.

FIRE-EARTH EQ Forecast

The next detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast will be released together with Bulletin NO. 95 on May 6, 2014.

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The 2011 Tohoku Earthquake – Third Anniversary

Posted by feww on March 11, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
NUCLEAR AGGRESSION AGAINST EARTH
ONGOING DISASTER
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NO Lesson Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake

The so-called ‘Great East Japan Earthquake’ was a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) shock, the most powerful earthquake ever to have hit Japan, and the fifth most powerful earthquake globally in modern record.

The 3.11 Earthquake, centered at 38.322N, 142.369E was an undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011. The hypocenter was at an underwater depth of about 30 km.

The earthquake spawned powerful tsunami waves that reached heights of up to 41 meters in Miyako,  Iwate Prefecture, and traveled inland at least 10 km in the Sendai area.

The massive shock moved Japan’s main island of Honshu 2.4 m east toward North America and shifted the Earth on its axis by an estimated 10 to  25 cm.

The quake and tsunami double action left up to 20,000 people dead or missing (presumed dead), and more than 6,000 injured across twenty prefectures; destroyed  about 130,000 buildings, left a further 275,000  buildings  seriously damaged, and another 750,000 buildings partially damaged.

The earthquake and tsunami also caused extensive damage to the infrastructure in north-eastern Japan, including severe damage to roads and railroads, sparking fires in many areas, and causing a dam collapse.

“In the 65 years after the end of World War II, this is the toughest and the most difficult crisis for Japan,” said the then Prime Minister Naoto Kan.

Japan 2011 Tsunmai Map-NOAA-2
Japan 2011 Tsunami Map. Source: NOAA

Ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

IMPORTANT NOTICE:    The Internet Mafia has previously censored Public Health Emergency, global health warnings and any and ALL information posted on this blog concerning nuclear disasters, nuclear energy and the global nuclear mafia. The cabal have specifically blocked or buried blog entries on Fukushima Daiichi NPP.

The tsunami triggered by the Tōhoku earthquake on March 11, 2011 hit the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, causing a catastrophic failure, resulting in meltdowns at three of the plant’s six nuclear reactors.

The meltdowns became  the largest nuclear incident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster measuring Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale. More than 300,000 people evacuated the area due to the radiation.

To date no short term radiation exposure fatalities have been reported, however, up to 2,000 deaths related to the evacuation conditions have been recorded. The exact cause of most of the  evacuation-related deaths remain unspecified.

On June 11, 2011 in Japan’s Nuclear Industry: Mega Disaster in the Making, FIRE-EARTH noted:

In the hand of the Japanese ruling elite who own, operate and invariably fail to safeguard the country’s nuclear industry, the atomic plants have turned into weapons of mass destruction.

Japan’s ruling elite are the remnants of the same diabolic regime that painted the entire region red with human blood in the last century.

Japan MUST now be disarmed and its nuclear “weapons” removed BEFORE the next Mega Quake strikes the country.

The world community must force Japanese authorities to decommission all of their nuclear power plants forthwith.

Meantime, the deadly farce continues…

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Significant Quake Strikes Ibaraki, Japan

Posted by feww on December 31, 2013

M5.4 Earthquake Strikes Near Ibaraki,  Japan

The event was centered near 36.7ºN, 140.7ºE and occurred at a depth of 10km. The quake was followed by several aftershocks, with the largest measuring 3.6Mw, as of posting.

EQ Details [USGS/EHP]

  • Magnitude: 5.1Mw
  • Event Time: 2013-12-31 01:03:00 UTC
  • Location: 36.789°N 140.591°E depth=9.9km (6.2mi)
  • Nearby Cities:
    • 13km (8mi) NW of Takahagi, Japan
    • 14km (9mi) W of Kitaibaraki, Japan
    • 21km (13mi) NNW of Hitachi, Japan
    • 21km (13mi) E of Daigo, Japan
    • 146km (91mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

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Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

EQ Details [JMA]
Magnitude: 5.4Mw
Event Time: 2013-12-31 01:03:00 UTC
Location: 36.7°N 140.7°E depth=10km
Region:  Ibaraki-ken Hokubu

earthquake location map JMA 311213
Earthquake Location Map.  Maximum intensity of 5 on Japan’s 1-7 scale recorded near epicenter. Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

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Significant Quake Strikes the Red Sea

Posted by feww on December 24, 2013

M5.3 quake Strikes  195km (121mi) W of Al Qunfidhah, Saudi Arabia

Earthquake Details

Event Time: 2013-12-23 18:44:22 UTC
Location: 19.200°N 39.224°E
Depth: 10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 179km (111mi) ENE of Tokar, Sudan
  • 195km (121mi) W of Al Qunfidhah, Saudi Arabia
  • 199km (124mi) E of Sawakin, Sudan
  • 215km (134mi) ESE of Port Sudan, Sudan

significant quakes 23-24 dec 2013
1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ earthquakes Worldwide- December 23-24, 2013. There are 28 Earthquakes on the map. Multiple earthquakes striking the same location aren’t visible due to size restriction. Source: USGS/EHP. Map created by FIRE-EARTH blog.

Other Significant Quakes

M4.3 – 51km S of Lone Pine, California
Event Time: 2013-12-23 13:39:26 UTC
Location: 36.141°N 118.065°W depth=2.1km (1.3mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 51km (32mi) S of Lone Pine, California
  • 67km (42mi) NNW of Ridgecrest, California
  • 86km (53mi) E of Porterville, California
  • 92km (57mi) E of Lindsay, California
  • 367km (228mi) SSE of Carson City, Nevada

M 3.3 – 1km S of Reno, Texas
Event Time: 2013-12-23 13:11:34 UTC
Location: 32.927°N 97.577°W depth=6.5km (4.0mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 1km (1mi) S of Reno, Texas
  • 4km (2mi) NW of Azle, Texas
  • 281km (175mi) S of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

M5.2 – North Atlantic Ocean
Event Time: 2013-12-23 16:45:49 UTC
Location: 25.722°N 66.600°W depth=4.3km (2.7mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 661km (411mi) NE of Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • 774km (481mi) NNE of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic

M5.8 – 186km WSW of Merizo Village, Guam
Event Time: 2013-12-23 09:12:28 UTC
Location: 12.757°N 143.033°E depth=103.2km (64.2mi)

M5.1 – 93km NE of Visokoi Island
Event Time: 2013-12-23 12:05:47 UTC
Location: 56.130°S 26.087°W depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities: 2632km (1635mi) ESE of Ushuaia, Argentina

Source: USGS/EHP

M5.8  Kanto Toho-oki region, Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan)
Time 09:25 UTC 23 December 2013
Location: 35.7°N, 142.3°E
Depth: 10 km

Approximate Distances to Nearest Cities

  • 120km (76mi) E of Hasaki, Japan
  • 140km (86mi) E of Asahi, Japan
  • 225km (140mi) E of Tokyo, Japan

M5.7  Kanto Toho-oki region, Japan
Time 06:57 UTC 23 December 2013
Location: 35.7°N, 142.2°E
Depth: 10 km

Approximate Distances to Nearest Cities

  • 120km (76mi) E of Hasaki, Japan
  • 140km (86mi) E of Asahi, Japan
  • 225km (140mi) E of Tokyo, Japan

Source: JMA (distances from global maps)

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Magnitude 5.5 Quake Shakes Tokyo

Posted by feww on December 14, 2013

Significant earthquake strikes offshore eastern Japan

Quake Details [USGS/EHP]

Magnitude: 5.4
Event Time: 2013-12-14 04:06:14UTC
Epicenter: 35.621°N, 140.686°E
Depth: 36.0km (22.4mi)
Nearby Cities
11km (7mi) SSE of Asahi, Japan
90km (56mi) E of Tokyo, Japan

Quake Details [Japan Met]
Magnitude: 5.5
Time:  13:06 JST 14 Dec 2013 (JST)
Epicenter: 35.6ºN, 140.8ºE ( Chiba-ken, Toho-oki)
Depth: 50 km
Max JMA Seismic Intensity: 4

Earthquake Location Map

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Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP.

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Earthquake Location Map. Source: Japan Met

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Significant Aftershocks Follow Powerful Japan Quake

Posted by feww on October 26, 2013

Quake magnitude revised down to 7.1Mw, as significant aftershocks strike

Magnitude of the powerful earthquake that struck off Fukushima coast has been revised down to 7.1Mw by USGS/EHP.

The revised details are as follows

  • Magnitude: 7.1Mw
  • Time: 2013-10-26 02:10:16 UTC+09:00
  • Location: 37.170°N, 144.665°E [475km (295mi) ENE of Tokyo, Japan]
  • Depth: 10.0km

At least 4 significant aftershocks have occurred, as of posting, the largest of which measured 5.5Mw.

Meantime, the authorities evacuated the crippled Fukushima Power Plant, after Tsunami Advisories were issued.

The plant operator said on Saturday there was no damage or change in radiation levels at the station following the quake, according to reports.

A 30cm tsunami reached Japan’s east coast, NHK reported.

The quake reportedly shook buildings far away as Tokyo, about 230 km south of Fukushima nuclear plant, and 475km WSW of the epicenter.

Earthquake Location Map

japan quake aftershocks 26oct13
Source: USGS/EHP

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M 7.3 Quake Strikes Off the Pacific Coast of Japan

Posted by feww on October 25, 2013

Powerful Quake Strikes at a depth of about 10 km

Local Tsunami Advisories have been issued for

  • IWATE , MIYAGI, FUKUSHIMA, IBARAKI Prefectures.
  • KUJUKURI and SOTOBO areas, CHIBA Prefecture.

The event occurred near Bosei Seamount, east of Japan Trench and about  240km southeast (121 degrees) ESE of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake.

Time: 2013-10-26 02:10:16 UTC+09:00
Location: 37.194°N 144.663°E
Depth: 10.0km

Earthquake Location Map

M 7.3 Honshu 26oct13
Source: USGS/EHP

Tsunami Map

tsunami map
Map shows the locations where Tsunami Advisories (local Tsunamis measuring 0.2 – 1.0 m high) have been issued. Source: JMA

More Details to follow…

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Strong Quake Shakes Fukushima NPP

Posted by feww on September 19, 2013

M5.8 Strikes 42km SE of Fukushima Nuke Plant

A strong quake measuring 5.8Mw struck 42km southeast (230º) of the disaster-ridden Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant at a depth of 20km, Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported.

Centered at 37.1N, 140.7E, the quake struck at 02:25 JST on September 20, 2013.

Tremors were felt in 17 prefectures across Japan, causing buildings to sway in the capital Tokyo, about 170km away, according to eyewitnesses.

Earthquake Information (Information is based on seismic intensity detected at various sites throughout Japan) – Issued at 02:31 JST – 20 Sep 2013

Event Date and Time: 02:25 JST on 20 Sep 2013
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 20km
Location: 37.1N, 140.7E
Region Name: Fukushima-ken, Hamadori
Source: JMA

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UPDATE: Japan Megaquake Forecast

Posted by feww on April 19, 2013

FIRE-EARTH members have initiated a limited release of some details of a previous forecast concerning the next Megaquake to strike Japan region, and believe this information has reached  the Japanese authorities.

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Italy Scientists Convicted Over Quake Warning Failure

Posted by feww on October 23, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,236 Days Left 

[October 23, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,236 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Italy quake scientists guilty of manslaughter

Six scientists and a government official were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 6 years in prison by an Italian court for failing to give adequate warning of the 2009 deadly earthquake in L’Aquila that killed at least 309 people,  left more than a thousand injured  and destroyed tens of thousands of homes and other buildings.

  • The prosecutors successfully argued that the experts had had provided “incomplete, imprecise and contradictory” statements, despite the warning signs, “playing down the threat of a repeat of the earthquakes which wrecked the town in 1349, 1461 and 1703, saying the smaller shocks were a ‘normal geological phenomenon,'” said a report.
  • The prosecution had accused the seven, all members of a body called the National Commission for the Forecast and Prevention of Major Risks, “of negligence and malpractice in evaluating the danger and keeping the central city informed of the risks,” the report said.
  • The Commission had met on March 31, 2009, a few days before the M6.3 earthquake struck, but failed to provide adequate information on the dangers despite clusters of low-level tremors that occurred the region in the months preceding the deadly quake.
  • In addition to their sentences, the Commission members have been barred from ever holding public office again, La Repubblica reported.
  • It remains to be seen whether the justice systems in the U.S., Japan and New Zealand, among other countries, would bring similar action against their scientists and officials for failing to warn the public about the deadly earthquakes and tsunami that have occurred in those countries.
  • Any expert who asserts earthquakes were “inherently unpredictable” should not be allowed to hold office, or teach science. [All of the above, of course, is academic now.]

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Significant Shock Hits Coast of Chiba, Japan

Posted by feww on March 14, 2012

Magnitude 6.1 shock hits off the coast of Chiba, Japan

Magnitude: 6.1Mw
Region: Off Coast of Chiba (Chiba-ken Toho-oki), Japan
Time: 12:05 UTC
Epicenter: 35.8°N, 141.1°E
Depth: 10 km
Source: JMA

Distances (USGS)

  • 77 km (48 miles) SSE (163°) from Mito, Honshu, Japan
  • 89 km (56 miles) E (87°) from TOKYO, Japan
  • 152 km (94 miles) S (186°) from Iwaki, Honshu, Japan

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Significant Quake Rattles Tokyo Area

Posted by feww on July 15, 2011

Magnitude 5.5 Quake in Ibaraki Pref Rattles a Vast Area

The 5.5Mw quake, epicentered at 36.3N, 140.1E, struck about 59 km NNE of Tokyo at a depth of 60 km at 21:01 JST (UTC + 9 hrs) on 15 July 15, 2011, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

There was NO tsunami associated with this quake.

Distances [USGS]

  • 47 km (29 miles) WSW (239°) from Mito, Honshu, Japan
  • 59 km (37 miles) NNE (25°) from TOKYO, Japan
  • 91 km (56 miles) ESE (108°) from Maebashi, Honshu, Japan


Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS-EHP

Japan Earthquake Forecasts

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Magnitude 7.1 Quake Strikes Off Sanriku, Japan

Posted by feww on July 10, 2011

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Off the East Coast of Honshu Japan

The quake, epicentered at 38.0ºN 143.5ºE , struck at a depth of 10 km at 09:57 JST (00:57 UTC) on Sunday Jul 10, 2011  off the coast Sanriku (Tohoku Region),  Honshu, Japan, Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported.

The earthquake occurred about 250km east of Fukushima and 405km NE of Tokyo.

TSUNAMI STATUS:  JMA has just issued the following Tsunami Bulletin:

Tsunami Warning/Advisory- Issued at 10:00 JST 10 Jul 2011

Tsunami Advisories have been issued for the following coastal regions of Japan: PACIFIC COAST OF TOHOKU

Tsunami Advisories have been issued for the following coastal regions of Japan:

  • IWATE PREF.
  • MIYAGI PREF.
  • FUKUSHIMA PREF.

Tsunami Forecast
Tsunami height is expected to be about 0.5 meters. Attention advised.

10-degree Map Centered at 40°N,145°E


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS

Earthquake Shakemap


Source: USGS

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M6.7 Quake Strikes Near Honshu Coast, Japan

Posted by feww on June 22, 2011

Strong Earthquake near Morioka rattles the East Coast of Honshu

The quake was epicentered at 39.9N, 142.5E about 100 km (62 miles) ENE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan.

Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant

The earthquake struck about 175 km NNE of Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant.


Map of Japan’s Nuclear Power Plants. Click image to enlarge

Earthquake Bulletin Report

Issued by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) at 06:56 JST 23 Jun 2011

Magnitude: 6.7Mw
Occurred at (JST): 06:51 JST 23 Jun 2011
Epicenter:  39.9N, 142.5E
Depth: 20km
Region: Iwate-ken Oki

Approximate Distances [USGS-EHP]

  • 86 km (53 miles) SE (132°) from Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
  • 99 km (62 miles) ENE (73°) from Morioka, Honshu, Japan
  • 161 km (100 miles) SE (126°) from Aomori, Honshu, Japan
  • 527 km (328 miles) NNE (24°) from TOKYO, Japan

Tsunami Threat

An initial tsunami advisory issued by JMA was lifted shortly afterwards.


Japan Earthquake Tsunami Map. Click image to enlarge.


EQ Shakemap. Source: USGS

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M7.1 Quake Strikes Eastern Honshu, Japan

Posted by feww on April 11, 2011

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED: JPTRMT1

Powerful Quake Strikes Eastern Honshu on One-Month Anniversary of  Great East Japan Earthquake

JAPAN MUST DECOMMISSION ITS NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW !

The quake measuring 7.1Mw struck at a depth of 10km about 160 km NNE of Tokyo, and 37km W of Iwaki city in Fukushima prefecture.

The powerful quake shook buildings in Tokyo and a large area of eastern Honshu, Japan’s main island.

Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported the earthquake details as follows:

Occurred at (JST) Latitude
(degree)
Longitude
(degree)
Depth Magnitude Region Name
17:16 JST 11 Apr 2011 36.9N 140.7E 10 km 7.1 Fukushima-ken Hamadori

Significant Aftershocks

As of 12:00UTC


Source: JMA

Earthquake Location Maps

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

The powerful quake, which was followed by a tsunami warning, forced technicians to flee the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP. The latest shock struck amid reports that Japanese authorities were considering to extend the evacuation zone around NPP because of “prolonged exposure to radiation” in several areas.

The villages and towns outside the 20 km evacuation zone that have accumulated radiation will be evacuated, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano Edano said at a daily news conference.

The decision to enlarge the evacuation zone around the Fukushima plant is “based on data analysis of accumulated radiation exposure information,” he said.

“These new evacuation plans are meant to ensure safety against risks of living there for half a year or one year,” he said, adding that there was no need for immediate evacuations.

Japan’s Triple Disaster: Human Cost

  • Official Death Toll: 13,127
  • Missing:  14,348
  • Homeless: At least 155,000
  • Others: In addition to the above, an unknown number of people in remote areas may have perished, but no records are available as of posting.

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Japan Tsunami Rikuzentakata Damage – Satellite Images

Posted by feww on March 18, 2011

Tsunami Damage to Rikuzentakata City, Japan


Click Image to enlarge. Download larger image (6 MB, JPEG)  — acquired March 14, 2011


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Download larger image (6 MB, JPEG) — acquired March 1, 200

The city of Rikuzentakata (population: 24,000) in Japan’s Iwate prefecture was almost entirely obliterated after the 9.0Mw megaquake and ensuing deadly tsunami struck. The above false-color images were taken by the ASTER instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite before and after the disaster. Source: NASA-EO.

The Human Toll

The official death toll in the Megaquake and the tsunami disasters, which is based on names registered with the authorities, stands at 5,695 perished with 9,503 people listed as missing, as of posting. Fire-Earth has previously stated that the actual death toll could reach into tens of thousands due to the severity of the twin catastrophes, a fear that has now been echoed by the Kyodo News Agency.

Homeless and Displaced

Up to 400,000 people are currently in temporary shelters, mostly school gymnasiums, enduring severe shortages of water food, warm clothing, heating fuel and all other basic essentials.

Aftershocks

The disaster zone is still bombarded with aftershocks, which are expected to continue for many weeks, possibly months. About 340 significant aftershocks (Magnitude ≥5.0) have swarmed the region since the Megaquake struck exactly a week ago.

Fukushima Nuclear Mess

An update will be posted later.

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Energy Released by Japan Mega Quake

Posted by feww on March 13, 2011

BREAKING NEWS

Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has just upgraded the Sendai Megaquake from a Magnitude 8.8 to a 9.0Mw.

Energy released by Japan’s M8.9 M9.0 Mega Quake and its ongoing aftershocks could reach 1.45 a total of 2.02 exajoules (EJ)

The Sendai Megaquake released about 1.41 2.0 EJ of energy (the equivalent of about 340 480 megatons, or 24,000 34,000 Hiroshima bombs).

[NOTE: TNT equivalent is a method of quantifying the energy released in explosions. The megaton is a unit of energy equal to 4.184 petajoules.]

The Aftershocks

As of posting, some 175 significant aftershocks (≥5.0Mw) have been reported since the Megaquake struck.

Moving Honshu to the East

The Megauake moved  Japan’s main island of  Honshu 2.4 m (8 feet) to the east, said a USGS geophysicist.

Geologists at the University of Tokyo say the earthquake shifted the Earth’s axis by about 10cm.

The movement also sped up the Earth’s rotation by about 1.6 microseconds, NASA said.  [Don't forget to adjust your clocks!!]

The Sinking Land

Some of the stress energy destroyed structures along the eastern coast of Honshu, and split the ground. As a result the land surface in many areas of Miyagi prefecture has sunk by about 70cm (2.2 ft), trapping water brought in buy the deadly tsunami waves.

[A colleague informs us that according to Japan's Civil Defense manuals people should climb to the third floor of buildings in case of a tsunami. The deadly Sendai Tsunami had reached the fifth floor—about 15 meters high—in many areas!]

The Giant Tsunami

Rest of the energy was used to trigger a giant tsunami. The following image shows the energy map of the Tsunami spawned by the Sendai Megaquake.

Energy Map of Japan’s Tsunami Spawned by the 9.0Mw Megaquake

Source: NOAA. Click image to enlarge.

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JAPAN M8.9 MEGA QUAKE UPDATE

Posted by feww on March 11, 2011

A 10-m wall of tsunami traveling across Japan is sweeping everything in its path

MEGA QUAKE 8.9Mw STRIKES OFF NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

MEGA QUAKE and TSUNAMI HAVE CAUSED TREMENDOUS DAMAGE in JAPAN’S COASTAL AREAS

  • Large number of people in Myiagi prefecture are reported as missing.

6 MAJOR AFTERSHOCKS REPORTED BY USGS/EHP


TSUNAMI UPDATE

The Pacific Tsunami Center Warning Center has extended the tsunami warning to the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, the Pacific coast of Russia and Hawaii,  Australia, New Zealand, and the entire coast of Central and South America.

Tsunami Warning/Advisory for Japan Region

Issued at 16:08 JST 11 Mar 2011

******************Headline******************
Major Tsunami and Tsunami have been issued.
JAPAN SEA COAST OF AOMORI PREF.
UCHIBO AREA, CHIBA PREF.
OGASAWARA ISLANDS
SAGAMI BAY AND MIURA PENINSULA
SHIZUOKA PREF.
WAKAYAMA PREF.
TOKUSHIMA PREF.
SETONAIKAI COAST OF OITA PREF.
WESTERN PART OF KAGOSHIMA PREF.
Tsunami attentions are in effect at some of the other coasts now.


Tsunami Advisory
<Tsunami Advisory>
AKITA PREF.
*YAMAGATA PREF.
NIIGATA PREF.,EXCEPT SADOGASHIMA ISLAND
SADOGASHIMA ISLAND
TOYAMA PREF.
NOTO AREA, ISHIKAWA PREF.
HIROSHIMA PREF.
SETONAIKAI COAST OF YAMAGUCHI PREF.

Changed;
Tsunami Advisory –> Tsunami Warning

SETONAIKAI COAST OF OITA PREF.
WESTERN PART OF KAGOSHIMA PREF.
Evacuate from the seashore immediately to the safe places near the above coasts.

Tsunami Warning –> Tsunami Warning

JAPAN SEA COAST OF AOMORI PREF.
UCHIBO AREA, CHIBA PREF.
OGASAWARA ISLANDS
SAGAMI BAY AND MIURA PENINSULA
SHIZUOKA PREF.
WAKAYAMA PREF.
TOKUSHIMA PREF.

At the following coasts (* marks) tsunamis are
expected to arrive right away.
YAMAGATA PREF.

*******Tsunami forecast now in effect********
<Major Tsunami>
IWATE PREF.
MIYAGI PREF.
FUKUSHIMA PREF.
CENTRAL PART OF PACIFIC COAST OF HOKKAIDO
PACIFIC COAST OF AOMORI PREF.
IBARAKI PREF.
KUJUKURI AND SOTOBO AREA, CHIBA PREF.
IZU ISLANDS
EASTERN PART OF PACIFIC COAST OF HOKKAIDO
WESTERN PART OF PACIFIC COAST OF HOKKAIDO
JAPAN SEA COAST OF AOMORI PREF.
UCHIBO AREA, CHIBA PREF.
OGASAWARA ISLANDS

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Japan 7.2 Quake Strikes Off the Coast of Honshu

Posted by feww on March 9, 2011

Earthquake Measuring 7.2Mw Strikes Off  the Coast of Sendai, Japan

The mainshock struck about 168km east of Sendai and was followed by at least 4 significant aftershocks, as of posting, the largest of which measured 6.3Mw.

The quake was widely felt throughout Tokyo region, but there was no report of major damage or casualties in the capital.

Earthquake Details (Source: JMA)

  • Occurred at (locakl time):  11:45 JST   on 09 Mar 2011
  • Epicenter
    • Latitude:  38.3ºN
    • Longitude: 143.3ºE
  • Depth: 10km
  • Magnitude: 7.2Mw
  • Region: Sanriku Oki


Earthquake location map. Epicenter is marked by a red cross. Bubbles indicate severity of the tremor as felt by local monitoring stations throughout Japan. Source: JMA.

Distances (USGS)

  • 168 km (104 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
  • 193 km (119 miles) SE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
  • 216 km (134 miles) E of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan
  • 413 km (256 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan


Earthquake location map.  Source: USGS

Aftershocks:


Tsunami Details


Initial tsunami observation: Click here for full details.


Tsunami Warning/Advisory

Issued at 11:48 JST 09 Mar 2011
Tsunami Advisory
PACIFIC COAST OF AOMORI PREF.
IWATE PREF.
MIYAGI PREF.
FUKUSHIMA PREF.

Latest Information: Tsunami Information NUMBER 7


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M 7.4 Quake Strikes Japan Region

Posted by feww on December 21, 2010

Powerful Quake Strikes Japan’s Bonin Islands


Earthquake Location Map. Cross shows epicenter of the 7.4Mw quake, while the colored bubbles indicate the seismic intensity at various monitoring centers in Japan. Source: Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA). Image may be subject to copyright.

Tsunami Warning/Advisory

The 7.4Mw quake struck at a depth of 10km and created a tsunami which reached a height of about  3m (10 feet) in at least a dozen locations around Japan’s coastal areas

JMA said on its Website:

Tsunami Observations
As of 05:40 JST (UTC+ 9 hours)
At some parts of the coasts, tsunamis may be higher than those observed at the observation sites.
The tsunamis can become higher from now on.

However, JMA later downgraded the warning to a tsunami advisory for the area.


Tsunami Map for the 7.4Mw Bonin Islands Earthquake.
Source: Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA). Image may be subject to copyright. The tsunami reached a height of about 3m in at least 12 locations around Japan’s coastal areas.

Earthquake Details [JMA]

  • Magnitude: 7.4Mw [Reported as 7.5Mw by GFZ Potsdam - Earthquake Bulletin]
  • Date- Time 02:20 JST on 22 Dec 2010 a
  • Location: 27.5N 143.4E  Depth: 10km
  • Region: Chichijima Kinkai  [Bonin Islands, Japan Region]
  • Distances [USGS]
    • 150 km (95 miles) E of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands, Japan
    • 335 km (210 miles) NE of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Japan
    • 1050 km (650 miles) SSE of TOKYO, Japan

Aftershocks

About 3 dozen strong aftershocks were reported, as of posting, the most significant of which measured 5.0Mw. Many more aftershocks may follow in the coming days and weeks.

FEWW Forecast

More powerful earthquakes, some related to this event, could strike Japan Region, much closer to the coastal areas.

On June 13, 2010, FIRE-EARTH forecast

Fire Earth Model shows that Japan region could be struck by up to 4 additional strong to large earthquakes possibly this year/early next year, one of which could be a catastrophic event.

Japan Earthquake Forecasts (FEWW)

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Powerful 6.9Mw Quake Strikes Bonin Islands, Japan

Posted by feww on November 30, 2010

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Strikes Bonin Islands, Rattling Japan’s Entire Eastern Seaboard

The quake struck at a depth of about 480km, too deep to cause a tsunami.


Earthquake Location Map.
Cross shows epicenter of the 6.9Mw quake
, while the colored bubbles indicate  the intensity at various monitoring centers in Japan. Source: Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA). Image may be subject to copyright.

Quake Details (JMA)

  • Time Occurred:  12:25 (JST) 30 Nov 2010
  • Epicenter: 28.4N, 139.7E
  • Dept: 480km
  • Magnitude: 6.9 Mw
  • Region Name:  Ogasawara-shoto Seiho-oki (Bonin Islands), Japan Region

Distances (USGS)

  • 335 km (210 miles) WNW of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands, Japan
  • 455 km (285 miles) NNW of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Japan
  • 525 km (325 miles) S of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan
  • 810 km (500 miles) S of TOKYO, Japan

Japan Earthquake Forecasts (FEWW)

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Strong Earthquake Strikes East of Honshu, Japan

Posted by feww on June 13, 2010

Quake Measuring 6.2Mw Strikes East of Japan’s Main Island of Honshu

The 6.2Mw quake was epicentered at 37.4N, 141.8E and struck at a depth 40km off the east coast of Honshu near Fukushima Prefecture, Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported.

JMA did not issue a tsunami warning, alert or watch.

Tremors were reportedly felt in the neighboring Tokyo,  Miyagi, Yamagata, Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures, but there was no report of damage or injury, as of posting.

Two nuclear power plants located in the Fukushima prefecture were operating normally, The Tokyo Electric Power Co. said, media reported.

Fire Earth Model shows that Japan region could be struck by up to 4 additional strong to large earthquakes possibly this year/early next year, one of which could be a catastrophic event.

Earthquake Details: GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin

  • Region: Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan
  • Time: 2010-06-13 03:32:57.7 UTC
  • Magnitude: 6.2
  • Epicenter: 141.75°E 37.47°N
  • Depth: 24 km

Distance [USGS/EHP]

  • 75 km (45 miles) ENE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
  • 110 km (65 miles) ESE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
  • 110 km (70 miles) E of Koriyama, Honshu, Japan
  • 255 km (155 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan


Earthquake Location Map. © Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum – GFZ

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M6.2 Quake Strikes Izu Islands, Japan Region

Posted by feww on May 3, 2010

More Shocks Could Strike Japan Region

Strong Earthquake Measuring up to 6.2Mw Strikes Izu Islands, Japan Region

The quake, centered at 29.8N, 141.6E,  struck Torishima Kinkai region at a depth of about 50km on Monday, 03 May 2010 19:28 JST (10:28UTC), Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported.

Tsunami Status

JMA did NOT issue any tsunami warnings, advisory or watch, probably due to the fact that the shock occurred deep below the ocean surface.

Approximate Distances (USGS/EHP)

  • 300 km (190 miles) NNW of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands, Japan
  • 405 km (250 miles) SSE of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan
  • 535 km (335 miles) N of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Japan
  • 685 km (425 miles) S of TOKYO, Japan

Fire-Earth Forecasts:

    1. More shocks, possibly stronger than this quake, could strike Japan Region as a result of a new wave of seismic activity in the region.

    2. Intense volcanic activity may occur in Japan Region in 2010.

    Fire-Earth’s Earlier Forecasts:

    Earthquake Details According to GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin
    Region: Southeast of Honshu, Japan
    Time: 2010-05-03 10:27:46.7 UTC
    Magnitude: 6.2
    Epicenter: 141.41°E, 29.69°N
    Depth: 107 km
    Status: manually revised

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