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Strong Earthquake Strikes Japan Region

Posted by feww on June 8, 2015

M6.2 Strikes 99km NNE of Misawa, Japan

Centered at 41.459°N, 141.954°E the quake occurred at a depth of 44.3 km (27.5 mi), USGS/EHP reported.

Tsunami Evaluation: NO destructive tsunami generated by the earthquake.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.2Mw
Location: 41.459°N, 141.954°E; depth = 44.3 km (27.5 mi)
Time: 2015-06-08 06:01:08 (UTC)
Nearby Cities:

  • 64km (40mi) ENE of Mutsu, Japan
  • 99km (62mi) NNE of Misawa, Japan
  • 102km (63mi) SSW of Shizunai, Japan
  • 107km (66mi) ESE of Hakodate, Japan
  • 670km (416mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

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Strong Quake Strikes NE Honshu Coast, Japan

Posted by feww on August 10, 2014

SCENARIOS 09, 08, 07

M6.1 Earthquake Strikes OFF the Coast of AOMORI, JAPAN

Centered at 41.163°N, 142.176°E the quake struck at a depth of 41.0km (25.5mi), according to USGS/EHP.

The quake rattled the entire northern half of Honshu, Japan’s main island, and nearly all of Hokkaido, the country’s second largest island, registering a high of 5- on the local seismicity scale of 1 to 7.

Tsunami Evaluation

There was no threat of a major tsunami associated with this event.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.0Mw  [M6.1 according to the local weather agency]
Event Time: 2014-08-10 @ 03:43:17 UTC
Location: 41.163°N 142.176°E depth=41.0km (25.5mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 81km (50mi) E of Mutsu, Japan
  • 86km (53mi) NE of Misawa, Japa
  • 126km (78mi) ENE of Aomori-shi, Japan
  • 645km (401mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for Japan

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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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More Whaling? No Way!

Posted by feww on July 11, 2008

Submitted by a CASF Member

Folks, It’s High Time We Said to Japan: Enough Is Enough!


Here’s a report that caught our eye earlier. It’s about two environmental activists who have been charged with stealing a box of whale meat in Japan while conducting a covert operation to expose the Japanese whaling authorities … We [CASF Members] don’t necessarily agree with Greenpeace tactics, or trust their management [because of their abject failure, or lack of commitment, in making the world a better place, or achieving any lasting objective, whatever;] however, the anti-whaling activists have our support!

A lactating mother and her calf? Why, they taste better together? Japan has said the pictures were misleading and did not show a lactating mother and her calf. (Australian Customs Service)

Japan charges Greenpeace members over whale theft

TOKYO (Reuters) – Environmental group Greenpeace said on Friday two of its activists had been charged with stealing a box of whale meat while conducting a covert operation into suspected cases of embezzlement.

The public prosecutors office in Aomori, northern Japan, charged Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki with theft and trespass, the group said in a statement.

Workers rest after butchering a Baird’s Beaked whale at Wada port in Minamiboso, southeast of Tokyo, June 28, 2008. Whales emerged the big losers as a weeklong International Whaling Commission meeting wrapped up in Chile on Friday, conservation groups said after anti-whaling nations failed to halt No. 1 hunter Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN). Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice!

A spokesman for the Aomori Public Prosecutors Office declined to comment.

Greenpeace had used the meat as evidence when complaining to prosecutors that members of Japan’s whaling fleet crew shipped large quantities of the meat home, which they said amounted to embezzlement.

Japan has come under fire from environmentalists and foreign countries for its whaling program. The government says its whaling is for scientific research purposes.

Commercial whaling was banned under a 1986 international moratorium, but Tokyo has campaigned for a lifting of the ban, saying whaling is part of the country’s cultural tradition.

A recent poll showed that a majority of Japanese support whaling, although whale meat is now less popular among the public than in the past.

The country’s fleet caught only 551 minke whales compared with a planned 850 in its latest Antarctic hunt, after obstruction by anti-whalers. (Source)

Japan says its whaling is legal and part of its culture.


Let’s Stop Japan Whaling!

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