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Japan Focus 07: Biggest Brothel in the World

Posted by feww on May 16, 2017

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“Filthy old Japs,” JK business, “tour guiding,” “compensated dating,” taboo sex and all other illicit and depraved sexual activities

[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

  • Report available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

Background:

  • The continued practice of enjo kosai (compensated dating) and the existence of websites for online dating, social networking, and “delivery health” (a euphemism for call-girl or escort services) facilitated the sex trafficking of children and other commercial sex industries. A trend known as “JK business” continued to grow; these businesses include cafes that feature underage female servers and massage parlors staffed by high school-age girls. NGOs helping girls in “JK business” reported a link between these activities and the exploitation of children in prostitution. [US State Department, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016, Japan]
  • STD infection rates in Japan are currently soaring: more so than in most developed countries.
  • Japan’s syphilis problem prompts ministry to bring in special team: Across Japan, there were 4,259 syphilis cases from Jan. 1 to early December 2016, up 77 percent from the same period in 2015.
  • From 1985, when the first diagnoses were reported, to the end of 2013, there were a cumulative 23,015 reported cases of HIV, of which 7,203 (31.3%) were AIDS cases (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 2014). … these numbers do not include 1432 cumulative cases of HIV and AIDS among hemophilia patients iatrogenically infected through blood products…

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FIRE-EARTH Focus: Japan 06

Posted by feww on April 21, 2017

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What Parts of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Lost in the Translation?

[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

  • Japan Reports 01 – 06 are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

Background:

  • Some 95 members of parliament, including Communications Minister, visited the Yasukuni Shrine on Friday to pay their respect to Japan’s war criminals.
  • The shrine honors 14 Class-A convicted war criminals, along with millions of other Japanese war dead.
  • Japanese Prime Minister Abe and the Health Minister sent a ritual offering NHK reported.
  • “There was no sign that Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, who has been accused by China of recklessly misrepresenting wartime history, had visited or made an offering at the shrine,” japantoday reported.

 

 

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FIRE-EARTH Focus: Japan 05

Posted by feww on April 14, 2017

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A traumatized people haunted by war crimes, bamboozled by the evil ‘elite,’ let down by falsity of ridiculous religions and punished by ‘vengeful’ natural forces

[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

  • Presentation available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

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FIRE-EARTH Report: Japan 04

Posted by feww on March 31, 2017

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Racism in Japan: Foreigners Face Significant Discrimination

[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

  • Japan Reports 01 – 04 available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

Background:

25 percent of foreigners in Japan cannot get jobs, and 40 percent were turned down for rental accommodation, according to a survey commissioned by the Japanese Justice Ministry.

More than 2.3 million foreigners live in  Japan. Nationalities include Americans (55,000), Brazilians (180,000), Chinese (700,000), Filipinos (250,000), South Koreans (500,000) and Vietnamese (150,000).

“The Justice Ministry’s first probe into hate speech concluded in March last year that 1,152 such demonstrations took place from April 2012 to September 2015 across the nation.”

 

 

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FIRE-EARTH Report: Japan 03

Posted by feww on March 24, 2017

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Resurgence of Fascism in Japan: Corrupt Little Hitler, “Shinzo Abe Memorial Elementary School,” Nippon Kaigi, Uyoku dantai

[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

  • Japan Reports 01 – 03 are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

Background:

 

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FIRE-EARTH Report: Japan 02

Posted by feww on March 19, 2017

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How Do You Say ‘Duck-n-Cover’ in Japanese?

Japanese authorities teach schoolkids how to “Duck-n-Cover” —Reports

[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

  • Report is available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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FIRE-EARTH Report: Japan

Posted by feww on March 13, 2017

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Empire of War Crimes Hosting Wahhabi War Criminals

[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

  • Report is available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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‘Fukushima Catastrophe Ongoing: Leakage continues on a daily basis’

Posted by feww on February 9, 2017

Radiation at Fukushima rising to highest level since 2011 meltdown

“[…] recent measurements showing 53,000 Rem per hour (deadly to humans within a minute or less, at close range, in the absence of radiation shielding), or higher, radiation dose rates in the melted down Unit 2 reactor at Fukushima Daiichi, Japan.”

Emergency storage tanks contain “800,000 tons of highly radioactive water … because every day they pour a hundred tons of water on each of these three melted down cores and sometimes they lose those tanks. They leak, they overflow, so it is an ongoing catastrophe,” says Kevin Kamps, radioactive waste monitor at Beyond Nuclear,

“There are many shoes that could still drop at Fukushima Daiichi. One of the ones is the high radioactive waste storage pools that aren’t even inside radiological containment. They don’t have all of that spent nuclear fuel transferred to a safer location in a couple of the units still. If something were to go wrong with that – those would be open air releases of very high-level radioactivity.

“The prime minister at the time the catastrophe began, Kan, had a contingency plan to evacuate all of Northeast Japan – up to 50 million people. It was predominantly because of those storage pools. We’re still in that predicament- if one of those pools were to go up in flames. As Tokyo plans to host the 2020 Olympics and bring in many millions of extra people into this already densely populated area –it is not a good idea.”

More information is available at:

http://www.beyondnuclear.org/japan/2017/2/6/fukushima-catastrophe-ongoing-leakage-on-a-daily-basis.html

See also previous blog entries on Fukushima catastrophe.

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Japanese Space Ship Fails, Like its Xenophobic Govt, Education, Industry, Justice, Police… and Pathetic Elites

Posted by feww on February 6, 2017

Submitted by a reader

There’s only one thing left for Japan to do!

Japanese Space Ship Fails to Remove Space Debris Using Earth’s Magnetic Field –Report

Japanese space cargo ship, Kounotori 6 has failed to carry out a key test of its magnetic technology to remove debris from earth’s orbit, and will renter the atmosphere today, its nationalist broadcaster said.

Launched on December 9, Kounotori 6 was programmed to deploy a 700-meter-long wires, using electric current induced by Earth’s magnetic field,  to cause space debris to slow down and re-enter the atmosphere, where they would burn up.

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FIRE-EARTH Report: Who Really Pulls the Strings on N. Korea?

Posted by feww on December 21, 2016

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What would be the sum total of military spending by S. Korea, Japan… sans N. Korean threat?

Would the global arms industry be lucrative without their puppet poltergeists?

[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

  • Report is available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: Burma Pursuing ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Rohingya –UN

Posted by feww on November 25, 2016

 Japanese establishment financially supports Buddhist Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing of Rohingya  –Informed sources

  • Myanmar is pursuing the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority from its territory, a senior UN official has told reporters.
  • John McKissick, a representative of the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, said Burmese troops have been “killing men, shooting them, slaughtering children, raping women, burning and looting houses, forcing these people to cross the river” into neighboring Bangladesh.
  • “The Rohingya are being squeezed by the callous actions of both the Myanmar and Bangladesh authorities. Fleeing collective punishment in Myanmar, they are being pushed back by the Bangladeshi authorities. Trapped between these cruel fates, their desperate need for food, water and medical care is not being addressed,” said Amnesty International’s South Asia Director.
  • The Bangladeshi authorities have cracked down on the flow of Rohingya refugees and asylum-seekers from Myanmar. Over the past week, the Bangladesh Border Guards have detained and forcibly returned hundreds.
  •  Myanmar’s Buddhist majority consider the Rohingya as illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Fukushima Coast, Japan

Posted by feww on November 22, 2016

M7.3 quake generates tsunami waves of up to 1.8m*

Major tsunami warnings have been downgraded to tsunami advisories.

Earthquake Details [JMA]
Magnitude: 7.3
Coordinates: 37.3N, 141.6E
Region: FUKUSHIMA COAST (Offshore), Japan
Depth: 10km
Time: 2016-11-21 20:59:49 UTC

*Tsunami Heights at MIYAGI and FUKUSHIMA Prefectures UNKNOWN/ UNDECLARED, as of posting.

  • Further details and analysis available from FIRE-EARTH Pulsars.

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: GISP

Posted by feww on October 13, 2016

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: The Latest Strain of Gonorrhea “Superbug” Spreading from Japan

[Information Bulletin provided by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.]

  • Details of the Bulletin will be available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS shortly.

Related Links and Background Information

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Selected Seismicity – June 24, 2019

Posted by feww on June 24, 2016

M5.9 strike 102km SSE of Yonakuni, Japan Region

Location: 23.614°N 123.386°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2016-06-23 21:05:29 UTC

M2.9 – 1km NW of Lakeland South, Washington
Location: 47.286°N 122.292°W
Depth: 22.0 km
Time: 2016-06-24 08:38:34 UTC

M4.9 – 89km S of Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska
Location: 51.158°N 179.423°E
Depth: 35.0 km
Time: 2016-06-24 09:23:02 UTC

M4.4 – 13km N of Aratoca, Colombia
Location: 6.813°N 73.028°W
Depth: 147.0 km
Time: 2016-06-23 22:28:55 UTC

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Significant Earthquake Strikes South of Sapporo, Japan

Posted by feww on June 16, 2016

Quake registers ‘6-‘ on the local seismic scale, rattles S Hokkaido, N  Honshu

Measuring magnitude 5.3Mw [6- 0n the local seismic scale of 0 to 7,] the event was centered at 42.0N,141.0E [110km S of Sapporo,] striking at a depth of 10km, Japan’s weather forecasters reported.

The quake is the latest episode in the renewed waves of seismicity striking Japan region.

Tomari Nuclear Power Station

The quake occurred about 120km SSW of Tomari Nuclear Power Station [43.036N, 140.512E] home to three PWR reactors.

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Earthquakes Strike Guatemala, Alaska, Montana, Nevada

Posted by feww on June 15, 2016

M5.7 quake strikes SW of Guatemala City

Magnitude: 5.7Mw [EMSC]
Location: 14.22 N ; 91.44 W
Depth: 100km [77.5km USGS/EHP]
Date/ time: 2016-06-15 13:46:58.7 UTC
Distances:

  • 110 km SW of Guatemala City, Guatemala [pop: 994,938]
  • 35 km S of Mazatenango, Guatemala [ pop: 44,132 ]
  • 11 km SW of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate, Guatemala [pop: 18,189]

Alaska
M5.1 – 39km SW of Adak, Alaska
Location: 51.611°N 177.033°W
Depth: 48.2 km
Time: 2016-06-14 17:13:26 UTC

Montana
M4.0 – 52km W of West Yellowstone, Montana
Location: 44.733°N 111.765°W
Depth: 9.7km
Time: 2016-06-14 14:35:28 UTC

Nevada
M3.7 – 17km SSE of Gabbs, Nevada
Location: 38.721°N 117.842°W
Depth: 9.9 km
Time: 2016-06-15 10:12:24 UTC

Other Significant Seismicity

Afghanistan
M5.0 – 43km W of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan
Location: 36.097°N 70.301°E
Depth: 112.1 km
Time: 2016-06-15 09:02:16 UTC

Indonesia
M5.6 – 194km ESE of Enarotali, Indonesia
Location: 4.606°S 137.965°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2016-06-14 22:09:26 UTC

Japan
M5.6 – 171km SSE of Naze, Japan
Location: 26.948°N 130.188°E
Depth: 6.0 km
Time: 2016-06-14 15:01:56 UTC

Vanuatu
M5.2 – 66km NW of Sola, Vanuatu
Location: 13.428°S 167.147°E
Depth: 222.4 km
Time: 2016-06-15 13:31:17 UTC

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Significant Earthquakes Strike Japan

Posted by feww on June 12, 2016

M5.0 quake strikes 36.0 km NNE of Tokyo, Japan

Centered at 36.0N, 139.9E [6km ENE of Noda, Ibaraki Pref.] the event occurred at a depth of 40km.

The quake struck at 07:54 local time [UTC + 9hrs] on 12 Jun 2016 and registered 4/7 on the local seismic intensity, the weather agency said.

M4.3 quake strikes Kumamoto Pref.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 4.3Mw [-5/7]
Location: 32.5N, 130.7E; depth= 10km
Region Name: Kumamoto-ken, Kumamoto-chiho
Time: 22:08 [UTC+ 9hrs]  on 12 Jun 2016

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Significant Earthquake Strikes South of Palm Springs, CA

Posted by feww on June 10, 2016

M5.2 strikes 44km S of Palm Springs, Calif.

Centered at 33.431°N, 116.443°W [20.0 km NNW of Borrego Springs] the event occurred at a depth of 12.3km, reported USGS/EHP.

  • The quake struck at 08:07:11 UTC [2016-06-10] and was followed by a swarm of at least nine aftershocks, as of posting.

Testimonies [EMSC]

Witness location : La Quinta (United States) (28 km NE from epicenter)
Strongest I have felt in a long time. Things really rattled. Pictures sitting on furniture came down

Witness location : Palm Desert (United States) (32 km N from epicenter)
First felt a rumble then the house shook and could here stretching sounds. This was the scariest I’ve experienced in CA in last50 years. The cats were terrified and are hiding somewhere in the house. Street lights still on, nothing fell inside house which seems to be intact.

Witness location : Cathedral City (United States) (38 km NW from epicenter)
the whole ground shaking… seeing everything around shaking is the scariest feeling imaginable… i felt like the ground was going to open.

Witness location : Cathedral City (United States) (38 km NW from epicenter)
We are used to earthquakes in Southern California but for some reason, this one was felt as a very big one. Surprised it was only 5.2. I heard most people felt it through southern California from San Diego to Joshua Tree.

Witness location : Temecula (United States) (65 km W from epicenter)
Born and raised in Ca. & this earthquake truly got my attention. We were sleeping in my second story and it shook so vigorously I thought the earthquake felt like a 6.0 pretty bad rattling on second floor.

Witness location : Homeland (United States) (70 km NW from epicenter)
Felt way bigger than a 5.2 was a lot longer than other quakes.

Witness location : Fallbrook (United States) (75 km W from epicenter)
There was some thunderous sound and the whole house swayed.

Witness location : Rosarito (Mexico) (132 km SW from epicenter)
Scary woke up to approx 10 second jolt in Baja Mexico felt like a railroad train passed by me.

Witness location : Los Angeles (United States) (204 km NW from epicenter)
At the hospital and noticed the curtains and IV bag shaking.

Witness location : Mohave Valley (United States) (238 km NE from epicenter)
Lived here 20 years in mohave desert never felt anything like this. 3 to 4 seconds of rolling pretty strong

Witness location : Bullhead City (United States) (258 km NE from epicenter)
I’m in Arizona and felt light shifting like motion, totaling 6-10 seconds

Witness location : Bodfish (United States) (303 km NW from epicenter)
A little rolling lasted a couple seconds.

Other Significant Seismicity

  • M5.3 at 38.396°N, 144.528°E; depth=25.1km  about 249km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan 2016-06-10 12:07:02 UTC

 

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Global Seismicity – June 8, 2016

Posted by feww on June 8, 2016

M6.3 quake strikes 126km WNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

M6.3 [1.295°N, 126.355°E; depth=38.3 km] 126km WNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia 2016-06-07 19:15:16 UTC 38.3 km

M5.1 [13.577°N, 90.804°W; depth=52.0 km] 38km S of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala 2016-06-08 10:38:29 UTC

M4.5 ~ 78km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador 2016-06-08 09:56:54 UTC 32.3 km
M5.0 Central East Pacific Rise 2016-06-08 08:31:39 UTC 10.0 km
M4.9 ~ 175km SSE of Naze, Japan 2016-06-08 02:02:22 UTC 10.0 km
M4.9 ~ 147km SSE of Naze, Japan 2016-06-08 01:54:27 UTC 10.5 km
M4.9 ~ 87km S of Nishinoomote, Japan 2016-06-08 00:56:39 UTC 19.0 km

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Strong Earthquake Strikes ENE of Taipei, Taiwan

Posted by feww on May 31, 2016

M7.2 Earthquake Strikes 73km ENE of Keelung City, Taiwan: CWB Earthquake Report

The quake was felt as far away as the coast of mainland China, about 400km away, according to several reports.

Centered at 25.572°N, 122.516°E the quake struck at a depth of 242.9km, reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.1Mw [Downgraded from M6.4, and subject to further changes due to unresolved procedural issues at USGS/EHP]
Location: 25.572°N, 122.516°E; depth of 242.9km
Time: 2016-05-31 05:23:47 (UTC)
Distances:

  • 92.0 km (57.2 mi) ENE of Keelung, Taiwan
  • 114.0 km (70.8 mi) ENE of Taipei, Taiwan
  • 118.0 km (73.3 mi) NE of Yilan, Taiwan
  • 122.0 km (75.8 mi) ENE of Banqiao, Taiwan
  • 925.0 km (574.8 mi) ENE of Hong Kong

Other Significant Seismicity

Earthquake strikes 230km SSW of Naha, Japan
Magnitude: 5.2Mw
Location: 24.448°N, 126.469°E  – 126km ESE of Hirara, Japan
Depth: 10.0km
Time: 2016-05-30 09:47:47 UTC

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Significant Global Seismicity – May 27, 2016

Posted by feww on May 27, 2016

M5.2 – 13km WNW of Campoverde, Peru

Location: 8.450°S 74.927°W (13.0 km WNW of Campoverde, Peru) depth=132.4 km
Time: 2016-05-27 10:00:49 (UTC)

M4.6 – 103km ESE of Khonsa, India

Location: 26.517°N 96.447°E (103.0 km ESE of Khonsa, India) depth=74.8 km
Time: 2016-05-27 05:03:11 (UTC)

M5.8 quake strikes SSE of Naze, Japan

Location: 26.987°N 130.195°E (168.0 km SSE of Naze, Japan) depth=10.0 km
Time: 2016-05-27 03:44:29 (UTC)

M6.4 – 19km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji

Location: 20.826°S 178.671°W (19.0 km  S of Ndoi Island, Fiji) depth=572.1 km
Time: 2016-05-27 04:08:44 (UTC)

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Latest Significant Global Seismicity – May 24, 2016

Posted by feww on May 24, 2016

KAH

M5.2 quake strikes 11km W of Cintalapa de Figueroa, Mexico

  • Location: 16.747°N, 93.822°W depth=124.0 km (77.1 mi)
  • Time: 2016-05-23 at 19:20:39 (UTC)

Chile, China, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan

  • 4.9 – 50km SSE of Putre, Chile 2016-05-24 00:29:35 UTC 120.7 km
  • M4.6 – 52km N of Miyako, Japan 2016-05-24 09:48:03 UTC 35.0 km
  • M4.8 – 4km SE of Pilar, Philippines 2016-05-23 23:57:33 UTC 74.2 km
  • M4.5 – 178km NNW of Dili, East Timor 2016-05-23 21:14:00 UTC 511.4 km
  • M4.5 – 5km SSW of Yachimata, Japan 2016-05-23 16:42:58 UTC 56.4 km
  • M4.8 – 102km W of Makurazaki, Japan 2016-05-23 15:17:42 UTC 14.8 km
  • M4.8 – 30km WNW of Chaoyang, China 2016-05-22 09:08:06 UTC 16.5 km
  • M4.9 – 20km N of Pingtung, Taiwan 2016-05-22 02:06:18 UTC 10.0 km
  • M5.0 – 21km ENE of Pingtung, Taiwan 2016-05-21 20:51:39 UTC 10.0 km
  • M4.8 – 3km N of Carlagan, Philippines 2016-05-21 11:14:49 UTC 40.0 km
  • M4.5 – 107km NE of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands 2016-05-21 08:17:35 UTC 32.0 km
  • M5.5 – 239km S of Hachijo-jima, Japan 2016-05-21 06:06:42 UTC 130.4 km

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Earthquakes Strike Taiwan, Russia, NZ, Japan, Cyprus

Posted by feww on May 12, 2016

M 5.6 quake strikes Su’ao, Taiwan Region

The event, registered as M5.8 by Taiwan Govt., was followed by a M5.5 aftershock, reported USGS/EHP.

  • At least a dozen earthquakes and aftershocks have struck Taiwan on May 12 (local time).

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.6Mw
Location: 24.674°N, 121.966°E [14km NE of Su’ao, Taiwan]
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2016-05-12 03:17:16 UTC

Magnitude: 5.5Mw
Location: 24.682°N, 122.039°E [21km ENE of Su’ao, Taiwan]
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2016-05-12 04:29:56 UTC

Magnitude: 5.0Mw – Russia
Location: 43.326°N, 146.659°E [52km S of Shikotan, Russia]
Depth: 65.3 km
Time: 2016-05-12 06:32:30 UTC

Magnitude: 5.2 [classified locally as ‘STRONG’ by NZ geonet]
Location: 40.92°S, 175.42°E [20 km west of Masterton]
Depth: 27km
Date/Time: May 11 2016, 19:55:18

Magnitude: 4.4Mw – Japan
Location: 32.690°N, 130.606°E [5km W of Uto, Japan]
Depth: 6.4 km
Time: 2016-05-12 08:04:25 UTC
This aftershock, measuring 4/7 on Japan’s seismic scale, was one of about two dozen shocks to strike the Kumamoto disaster zone on May 12.

Magnitude: 4.3Mw – Cyprus
Location: 34.950°N, 33.511°E [4km E of Psevdhas, Cyprus]
Depth: 6.3 km
Time: 2016-05-12 00:18:37 UTC

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Significant Seismicity – April 20, 2016

Posted by feww on April 20, 2016

M6.1 event occurs in coastal Ecuador

Details
Magnitude: 6.1Mw  [emsc-csem.org]
Location: 0.67°N, 80.17°W
Depth: 15km
Time: 2016-04-20 at 08:33:48 UTC
Distances:

  • 208 km NW of Quito, Ecuador [pop: 1.4 million]
  • 17 km NW of Muisne, Ecuador [pop: 14k]

M7.8 Ecuador Earthquake Casualty Update

  • Death toll: About 500 dead, more than 100 others missing
  • Injuries: About 5,000 injured
  • Damage: 1,500 buildings destroyed, many others damaged, multiple landslides have destroyed roads and other public infrastructure
  • Estimated Damage: USD2.5 Billion

Japan

Magnitude: 5.8Mw [USGS/EHP]
Location: 37.83°N, 141.60°E  [About 90km east of Fukushima NPP]
Depth: 38.8km
Time: 2016-04-20 12:19:45.1 UTC
Distances:

  • 80 km SE of Sendai-shi, Japan [ pop: 1,037,562]
  • 65 km NE of Namie, Japan [pop: 21,866 ]

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Significant Quakes, Aftershocks Hit Chile, Ecuador, Japan, Vanuatu

Posted by feww on April 18, 2016

Powerful earthquake, aftershocks devastate coastal areas of Ecuador

A M7.8 quake and its aftershocks have devastated multiple towns and communities in Ecuador. The death toll from the earthquake and aftershocks has now reached about 370, and could rise further.

Additionally, more than 2,000 people have been injured, many of them seriously.

The worst affected region is the coastal province of Manabi; however, the full extent of damage remains unknown, as of posting.

Hundreds of aftershocks have rocked the disaster zone including at least three that measured between 5.4Mw and 5.6Mw.

Japan Deadly Earthquakes

Dozens of significant aftershocks continue to rattle the disaster area in Kyushu, Japan.

Up to 200,000 people have been evacuated following the two deadly quakes that have killed dozens of people, and left thousands more injured.

The quakes and aftershocks have destroyed or damaged more than 3,000 houses. Bridges, tunnels, roads and large sections of highways have also been destroyed.

Ground movements of up to 2 meters have been reported, apparently due to a new active fault line!

Up to a quarter of a million households are without power, natural gas, or water.

Serious food and water shortages have been reported. Piles of garbage are posing a health threat throughout the disaster area.

Chile
M5.6 [31.715°S, 71.175°W] about 9km S of Illapel, Chile 2016-04-18 11:38:38 UTC depth=39.4km

Vanuatu
M5.9 [19.479°S, 169.034°E] 25km WNW of Isangel, Vanuatu 2016-04-18 13:06:11 UTC depth=74.5km

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