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Old 10-23-04, 05:40 AM
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4 straight Earthquakes in Tokyo

This is very odd as none of them were small ,and I am getting them between the past 1 hour.Never had I ever experinced 4 big eathquakes in Tokyo in such a short time!
Hope nothing bigger comes by tonight.It's going to be restless night for me today!
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Hey, could be worse. Large blocks of ice could be falling on your head.
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I'm up in Fukushima Prefecture and I didn't feel anything. Must be some localized quakes. Hope you're doing ok. We've been getting some serious typhoon-caused wind and rain lately but that's seemed to have past on, thanfully.
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That could mean California is next.....

Stay safe KumarJ
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
Hey, could be worse. Large blocks of ice could be falling on your head.
Dont laugh! Locally, here in Yorkshire, someone collected up some hail stones yesterday, and the measured between 2 and 5cm each!! Bigger than a golf ball! Cars were damaged etc - they were MASSIVE!
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The quake was centered in Niigatta Prefecture, the largest being about a 7.0, in Tokyo the biggest was about a 4.0

My building (56 stories I'm on 28) is rated for a 7.0 so it was really swaying to counteract the movement of the quake.

Its almost enough to have me consider living on a lower floor....

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(there was a post from WhoGirl here earlier that helped this to make sense.....)

and 23 Typhoons have hit Japan in the last few months, one of them being the biggest to hit Tokyo in 25 years.

Florida also had 2-3 back to back tropical storms correct?
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You know, I have a feeling the end is nigh. This year alone - Nay! Within four months (August - December) all these have happened:

Four Earthquakes hit Florida
(At least) four steam eruptions from Mt. St. Helens (so far)
A plague of locusts in Africa.
The Red Sox coming from behind to beat the Yankees. Lost three, then won four in a row.
Four consecutive earthquakes in Tokyo.
A Presidential Election.


...and if the Red Sox end up winning the World Series, that'll put the creamy frosting on our Apocalyptic cake. Don't get me wrong - I'm a lifelong Sox fan. I'm just being realistic here. There is something terribly wrong with all these things occuring within such close proximity.
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Cool, there it is.... my post above references her post above.

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Originally posted by gotwavego
Cool, there it is.... my post above references her post above.

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You caught me.

Late at night if I do some editing and I don't see any other activity, I'll fix and copy my post, delete the original, then re-post it just so I don't have the Last edited by.... tag at the bottom. I am that much of a perfectionist.

Anyway, yes. My previous post should have been after ChrisTurner's post...
Old 10-23-04, 08:04 AM
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Re: 4 straight Earthquakes in Tokyo

Originally posted by Kumar J
4 straight Earthquakes in Tokyo
As opposed to homosexual earthquakes?

(Sorry, first thing that came into my mind)
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Just heard the latest the Bullet Train ran out of it's rail.Will have to wait for futher news on that.So far no more eathquakes, but middle of the night is the always the time to expect them!
Just 3 days after Typhoons and now earthquakes.
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Originally posted by WhoGirl
You know, I have a feeling the end is nigh. This year alone - Nay! Within four months (August - December) all these have happened:

Four Earthquakes hit Florida
(At least) four steam eruptions from Mt. St. Helens (so far)
A plague of locusts in Africa.
The Red Sox coming from behind to beat the Yankees. Lost three, then won four in a row.
Four consecutive earthquakes in Tokyo.
A Presidential Election.


...and if the Red Sox end up winning the World Series, that'll put the creamy frosting on our Apocalyptic cake. Don't get me wrong - I'm a lifelong Sox fan. I'm just being realistic here. There is something terribly wrong with all these things occuring within such close proximity.
I belive the correct Biblical verse is: "When the little bears from the windy city take the pennant, the end shall be near" -- I think we ar save for at least another year.

Edit-- Four earthquakes hit Florida?
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My Japanese isn't that great so I don't understand much of it, but 5 out of my 6 tv stations are covering the earthquakes. They're showing fires, people in shelters, and huge traffic jams on the highways.

I really hope that most people are ok.

It feels kind of weird that I'm only about 3-4 hours north of Tokyo and everything's fine here.
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CNN says that 13 died including a 2 month old baby.

Japan news says that 14 have died.

My Mother-in-law lives in Niigata-ken but other than a few things breaking it seems her house is fine (which is a surprise because its one of those old houses that moves in a strong breeze and will most likely lose its roof if the typhoon ever really hits her area hard).

Here is the story at Japan Today:

http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content...at=1&id=316529

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This happened just after the typhoon where the rain made the soil wet so landslides continues to happen as the earthquake hit.
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Originally posted by WhoGirl
Four Earthquakes hit Florida
Originally posted by WhoGirl
Late at night if I do some editing and I don't see any other activity, I'll fix and copy my post, delete the original, then re-post it just so I don't have the Last edited by.... tag at the bottom. I am that much of a perfectionist.
Looks like you need to do some more editing.
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Looks like you need to do some more editing.


.....You aren't pulling an invisible admin edit on me to make me look stupid, are ya? Because I do that sometimes.


I don't know. It was late. I have a cold. I was stupid at the time. (Unless you did it. )
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End of the world huh? Maybe, we've had two earthquakes this week where I live, Monday was 2.1, Friday at 7am was 2.5. Oh, and we had three tornados touch down this week as well.
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Some pics here.But in Japanese the text
http://www.asahi.com/national/update/1024/010.html
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Originally posted by WhoGirl
.....You aren't pulling an invisible admin edit on me to make me look stupid, are ya?
Nope, didn't touch it. You did that all by yourself.
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I'd only worry if volcanic activity in Yellowstone increased. Like certain types of quakes and a whole stretch of ground rising up about ten feet in a week sort of thing.

If that happens, I don't think we'd have to worry too much about earthquakes in Japan and storms in Florida.
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Sucke.

I heard at least SEVEN quakes now. Dang.

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The total number is more than 124 separate quakes and aftershocks, and the number as of 6:00 p.m. Tokyo Standard (GMT +9) is still increasing.

The shinkansen de-rail is the first in the 40 year history of the Joetsu Shinkansen, good thing it was going slowly.

PLUS there is another typhoon (#24) heading to Okinawa, hopefully it won't go up as far as Niigata-ken this time, don't think the area could handle another major event.

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As I mentioned my Mother-in-law lives in that area, right next to her is a huge rice field, so all of the people in that area (maybe 30 households) headed there while the quakes happened.

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