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4th Powerful Quake Strikes Japan Region

Posted by feww on August 17, 2009

Magnitude 6.8 Quake Strikes Ryukyu Islands, Japan

FEWW Moderators had predicted more powerful earthquakes in the region last week, and now believe as many as 10 additional magnitude 6+ quakes could yet strike the region in coming weeks

Volcanic Activity Forecast

FEWW Moderators also believe there is a strong probability (0.8+) that the submarine Unnamed Volcano located East of Taiwan at 24.00N, 121.83E could erupt in 2009. [See previous comment.]

This Earthquake:
Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported the EQ details as follows

Earthquake Information
Occurred at: 09:06 JST 17 Aug 2009 [00:10UTC]
Region name: ISHIGAKIJIMA KINKAI
Latitude: 23.2N
Longitude: 123.8E
Depth:  about 10km
Magnitude: 6.8

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Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). Image may be subject to copyright.

JMA issued the following tsunami warning:

Tsunami Information NUMBER 2  (High Tide Time and Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time at each place)

Issued at 09:10 JST 17 Aug 2009 [00:10 UTC]

High Tide Time and Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time at each place
Pay attention carefully in case a tsunami comes with a high tide and becomes higher.

Tsunami Forecast Region/ Tsunami Observation Site:
MIYAKOJIMA AND YAEYAMA AREA (*1)

High Tide Time /Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time:

MIYAKOJIMA AND YAEYAMA AREA (*1)
Iriomotejima 18:03 JST 17 Aug (*1)
Yonagunijima Kubura 18:06 JST 17 Aug 09:20 JST 17 Aug
Ishigakijima Ishigaki-ko 18:00 JST 17 Aug 09:30 JST 17 Aug
Miyakojima Hirara 17:55 JST 17 Aug 09:50 JST 17 Aug

[*1 mark: It is estimated that a tsunami has already arrived there.]

Tsunami Warning/Advisory

MIYAKOJIMA AND YAEYAMA AREA
No tsunami damage at some of the other coasts though there may be slight sea level changes.

END.

Meanwhile, USGS Earthquake Hazard Program reported the event as measuring 6.7Mw.

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Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS

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12 Responses to “4th Powerful Quake Strikes Japan Region”

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  5. Fire Earth said

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  7. feww said

    Volcano near Taiwan’s capital still active, scientists warn

    * Foreign

    2009-11-02 14:05

    TAIPEI, Novr 2 (AFP) – A volcano overlooking Taiwan’s capital Taipei is still active, and not dormant as long thought, potentially threatening an area that is home to three million people, local media reported Monday.

    Datun Mountain, around an hour’s drive from Taipei’s city centre, could devastate the entire urban area if it were to erupt now, the China Post said, citing Academia Sinica, the island’s main scientific institution.

    The assessment is based on findings from the academy suggesting the volcano last erupted 5,000 years ago rather than 200,000 years ago, as previously thought, according to the report.

    Scientists arrived at the revised date after analysing volcanic ash near the mountain. A final study is expected at the end of the year, the paper said.

    An active volcano is defined as one that has erupted within the past 10,000 years, according to the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Programme.

    Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin said he would consider the new findings and set up contingency plans for a possible eruption, according to the paper.

    Academia Sinica was not immediately available for comment when contacted by AFP Monday.

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  11. feww said

    5th Strong Quake Strikes Japan Region
    https://feww.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/5th-strong-quake-strikes-japan-region/

  12. feww said

    Another EQ Heavily Downgraded by USGS

    FEWW Moderators note that an earthquake which occurred SE of Lambasa, Vanua Levu, Fiji, this morning (local time), reported as USGS ID: us2009kjcd, was later downgraded from 5.9 to 5.0Mw, a very large margin of error, indeed.

    While they have provided invaluable service to geophysics and earth-related sciences previously, USGS Earthquake Hazard Program Data can no longer be relied upon as reasonably accurate.

    Either the Program is manned by totally unprofessional individual(s) who are unable to get the initial readings right, or it’s supervised by politically motivated, special-interest “euphimist(s)” who intentionally downgrade the details.

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