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6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Fukushima, Tsunami Warning Issued
Zero Hedge ^ | July 14, 2014

Posted on 07/11/2014 12:57:46 PM PDT by Zakeet

Moments ago, at 4:22am local time, a major 6.8 magnitude quake struck eastern Japan, off the Fukushima coast.

From the USGS:

So far there have been no reports of damage. Those curious can keep track of Fukushima in real time at the live webcast below:


TOPICS: Breaking News; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; fukushima; japan; tsunami
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1 posted on 07/11/2014 12:57:46 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Just when one thought it safe to go near the shore


2 posted on 07/11/2014 12:59:24 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom…)
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To: Zakeet
The Northridge earthquake of 1994 was 6.7.

Loma Prieta (1989) was 6.9.

3 posted on 07/11/2014 1:00:21 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Zakeet

It’s hard to tell from that map, is this another deep one?
I can’t recall the details of the last one that did major damage off the top of my head..


4 posted on 07/11/2014 1:01:01 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Zakeet

Here we go again.


5 posted on 07/11/2014 1:01:22 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Zakeet

Is the ‘ice wall’ intact??


6 posted on 07/11/2014 1:03:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Location

37.069°N 142.364°E depth=13.3km (8.2mi)


7 posted on 07/11/2014 1:05:06 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: Zakeet; LUV W; SandRat; Godzilla

Godzilla fault LOL!


8 posted on 07/11/2014 1:05:37 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Zakeet

9 posted on 07/11/2014 1:06:59 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: SevenofNine

Did Godzilla just FART?


10 posted on 07/11/2014 1:08:27 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: al baby

After the Typhoon, perhaps...

Then after the Tsunami warning...

THEN after first taking a reading of how hot the surf & sand are (bq).

But I suppose not necessarily in that order.

/s


11 posted on 07/11/2014 1:08:46 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Ghost of SVR4

this one was stronger

I remember being here on Free Republic and watching via link the inland tsunami happening real time on Japanese TV (helicopter TV crew was filming)

It was horrible


12 posted on 07/11/2014 1:09:43 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

This one is 6.9 miles: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000rs50#summary

According to wiki, the 2011 Fukushima was 19 miles deep:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_T%C5%8Dhoku_earthquake_and_tsunami


13 posted on 07/11/2014 1:14:09 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: silverleaf

FWIW: The wiki page says the one in 2011 was 9.0.


14 posted on 07/11/2014 1:20:59 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Zakeet

the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center hasn’t updated their page with the warning. losers.


15 posted on 07/11/2014 1:23:08 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: silverleaf

The rolling waves of water and debris are hard to forget,, sad to watch life scrubbed out... Nature is transparent, man claims of be.


16 posted on 07/11/2014 1:25:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: SandRat

HA HA

I don’t know just breaking right now


17 posted on 07/11/2014 1:27:10 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Zakeet

Just this week, they’re still reporting leaks.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/07/leak-at-fukushima-nuclear-plant-threatens-dangerous-meltdown/


18 posted on 07/11/2014 1:40:09 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Zakeet
North America next up? Maybe Kalifornia will break off and float away.
19 posted on 07/11/2014 1:44:49 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Zakeet

In the *two* days before the 311 9.0 quake, there were some strong EQs in the same area as the big one, two in the low 7s and I think also a couple in the 6s.


20 posted on 07/11/2014 1:58:08 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: drypowder

Parts of it, like the edges of Kalifornia where all the liberals clutter can all take a dip in the ocean leaving the conservative inland intact.


21 posted on 07/11/2014 2:13:37 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: ransomnote

Yep - depth has a lot to do with the effects....just yesterday we had a beentsie 3.2 about sixteen miles south of us, and it was maybe 2 or 3 miles deep — but it rumbled and then gave us a good thump.....something we don’t usually experience until the upper 4’s on the scale.


22 posted on 07/11/2014 2:20:58 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: Zakeet

God help them.


23 posted on 07/11/2014 2:22:27 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Zakeet; Pelham

History shows again and again how nature brings up the folly of man.


24 posted on 07/11/2014 2:52:08 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Zakeet

According to Fukushima prefectural govt, TEPCO says no new problems confirmed at Fukushima nuclear plant after this morning’s M6.8


25 posted on 07/11/2014 2:58:58 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Yeah, they wouldn’t lie.


26 posted on 07/11/2014 3:14:50 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

I see what you did there... ;-)


27 posted on 07/11/2014 3:22:09 PM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Zakeet

28 posted on 07/11/2014 3:26:53 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Patriot Babe
Parts of it, like the edges of Kalifornia where all the liberals clutter can all take a dip in the ocean leaving the conservative inland intact.

Notably Fresno, home of the boss and our gracious, Patriotic host.

29 posted on 07/11/2014 4:34:53 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Patriot Babe

I’m still concerned about the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Runs offshore from Vancouver Island in Canada all the way to north-central Cali, where it hooks up with the San Andreas.

If THAT goes....most of the PNW is in a world of hurt. It’s the same type of fault as the 2011 Japan quake.


30 posted on 07/11/2014 5:06:10 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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31 posted on 07/11/2014 5:26:48 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: silverleaf

Yes, I watched it too. It was horrible seeing people driving and their vehicles being swept away.


32 posted on 07/11/2014 6:57:01 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Zakeet

Two smaller aftershocks at same location.


33 posted on 07/11/2014 7:01:14 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Steely Tom
The Northridge earthquake of 1994 was 6.7.

It was actually a 7.1, but the Clinton administration "downgraded" it because the law dictates that the Feds have to pick up the tab for all damages in an EQ of 7.0 or greater, and Slick had cronies that needed that taxpayer money more than us EQ victims did..

34 posted on 07/11/2014 7:08:58 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: Steely Tom

Only two earthquakes have really scared me and Northridge was one of them. Sylmar was the other.


35 posted on 07/11/2014 7:29:24 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: Zakeet
The obligatory bi-weekly tsunami warning...

Do these things ever pan out? I can only remember two tsunami in past 20 years or so, we had the one in Japan and then the one in that Sri Lanka type country that happened around Christmastime.

36 posted on 07/11/2014 8:03:38 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Chile has suffered several of them. But the human toll was minimal.


37 posted on 07/11/2014 8:36:14 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Zakeet
Earthquakes can result in fantastic happenings.

The summit of Mount Everest, for instance, "is formed of rocks made in a shallow sea."

That fact comes from "Darwin's Ghost" by Steve Jones, a comprehensive update of Darwin's famous work.

38 posted on 07/11/2014 9:11:29 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Pelham

Me too I was on the fifth floor of the parkwest apartments across from lax 24 right northridge quake was a monster nothing good or fun with that one


39 posted on 07/11/2014 9:13:47 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom…)
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To: hoagy62

I’m watching the Cascadia Subduction Zone too...


40 posted on 07/12/2014 1:41:34 AM PDT by pollywog ( " O thou who changest not....ABIDE with me")
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To: Zakeet

Is this a forecast?
Your date is July 14,2014


41 posted on 07/12/2014 5:02:28 AM PDT by opbuzz (Right way, wrong way, Marine way)
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To: Zakeet; maikeru; Dr. Marten; Eric in the Ozarks; Al Gator; snowsislander; sushiman; ...
Any reports from FReepers on the ground in the Land of the Rising Sun?

日本 ピング  (kono risuto ni hairitai ka detai wo shirasete kudasai : let me know if you want on or off this list)

42 posted on 07/12/2014 6:17:05 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SevenofNine; GeronL
Godzilla fault LOL!

Bush's fault

caused by Global Warming no doubt

43 posted on 07/12/2014 8:33:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: caww

According to Fukushima prefectural govt, TEPCO says no new problems confirmed at Fukushima nuclear plant after this morning’s M6.8


Yeah, and they’ve been trustworthy from the start. sarc/


44 posted on 07/12/2014 8:52:27 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Zakeet

Global warming.


45 posted on 07/12/2014 12:26:07 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: PghBaldy
It was horrible seeing people driving and their vehicles being swept away.

The worst part was watching those get swept away who had seen it coming, knew what it was, and were trying to outrun it.

46 posted on 07/12/2014 1:09:00 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: a fool in paradise

lol


47 posted on 07/12/2014 3:04:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Zakeet; Ernest_at_the_Beach; jodster36; navysealdad; calljack; lainie; BurbankKarl; pollywog; ...
Earthquake Ping List. If you want to be added or removed from the Earthquake Ping List please send me a Freepmail.

Update on the earthquake which occurred yesterday:

Magnitude was downgraded by USGS for the shallow earthquake to 6.5. The epicenter was located approximately 79 miles East and South of Namie Japan. There was an 8 inch sea level increase/tsunami at Ishinomaki Ayukawa and a couple of other coast locations.

USGS
M 6.5
- 135km ESE of Namie, Japan


2014-07-11 19:21:59 UTC


Location and Magnitude contributed by: USGS National Earthquake Information Center

Depth: 10.5km (6.5mi)

Event Time
2014-07-11 19:21:59 UTC
2014-07-12 04:21:59 UTC+09:00 at epicenter
2014-07-11 12:21:59 UTC-07:00 system time


Location 37.040°N 142.425°E
Depth=10.5km (6.5mi)

Nearby Cities



48 posted on 07/12/2014 5:05:24 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Thanks for the ping!


49 posted on 07/12/2014 6:53:13 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Patriot Babe

Lots of good conservatives, represented in Congress by strong conservatives live near and on the coast in Orange County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County (vacation home of Ronald Reagan) and San Diego County.


50 posted on 07/12/2014 7:09:35 PM PDT by Nero Germanicus (PALIN/CRUZ: 2016)
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