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11:56 am - 03/28/2012

3.11 aftershocks continue: Magnitude 6.4 quake rocks Iwate, Miyagi

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 shook the northeast Tuesday night, centering on Iwate and Miyagi prefectures, the Meteorological Agency said.

No tsunami warning was issued.

The temblor, which struck at 8 p.m., measured lower 5 on the Japanese intensity scale of 7 in a wide area of Iwate and northern Miyagi. The quake's focus was in the Pacific off Iwate at a depth of 10 km.

The agency said the nature of the temblor indicates it was an aftershock of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that hit the region March 11, 2011.

Tohoku Electric Power Co. said the quake did not cause any abnormalities at its nuclear power plants in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, and Higashidori, Aomori Prefecture, while Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. said it detected no trouble at its plant for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture.

The temblor did not cause any new problems at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

Source: Japan Times, Japan Meteorological Agency

Come on, Mother Nature. Stop shaking them up. They've been through too much as it is. :(

Note: Japan has many quakes because it sits on the Ring of Fire. This quake, though small and doing a lot more emotional damage than physical damage, is newsworthy due to the part in bold; the JMA (the Japanese authority on quakes in Japan) rarely issues such a statement.

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csaca 28th-Mar-2012 04:48 am (UTC)
That gif is unfair... //got teary eyed again
Not that the post is much more fair... stop it, nature...
ninomiy4r4shi 28th-Mar-2012 06:31 am (UTC)
kat_desu 28th-Mar-2012 04:54 am (UTC)
this is just so sad. :(
exdream1999 28th-Mar-2012 05:01 am (UTC)
Oh honey, Japan is part of the Ring of Fire, it always has and always will have muliple quakes during any given year.

A magnitude 6 like this might be a bit strong, but it's actually closer to what you'd normally get. The magnitude 9 is extremely are, but historical records show that quakes up to that level have happened in that area before.

I remember back in 2007 there was a quake in Niigata that caused a lot of landsldies that caused a lot of damaged, but it wasn't reported that much overseas, but now almost every quake is getting international coverage since in the grand scheme of things, it wasn't uniquely devastating.

As much as the concern and support of the international community is very wonderful and supportive, not every quake that hits Japan is neccessairly bad, most of them just shake you up and delay the trains for a few hours at worst.
squallina 28th-Mar-2012 05:04 am (UTC)
The reason I posted this article (as well as the reason why the Japan Times posted it, because they certainly don't report every quake either, not even strong ones), is because it is directly related to the March 11, 2011 quake.

And I'm aware Japan goes through a multitude of quakes - I've begun counting at least one good strong shake a fortnight, thank you.
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asweetsymphony 28th-Mar-2012 05:08 am (UTC)
curisuti 28th-Mar-2012 05:29 am (UTC)
I live in Tokyo and didn't even know about the quake until I saw this post. I don't think people realize Japan has several earthquakes DAILY...this has been the trend for years, not just since 3/11.
exdream1999 28th-Mar-2012 05:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think I might have heard about this one, the last one I really know about was the one that hit off of Chiba, because I felt the fucker and my phone went off like, a good ten seconds before it made it's way over to me (I'm in Western Kanagawa).
aisasami 28th-Mar-2012 05:39 am (UTC)
Wow, I just came out from Narita when this happened. Didn't fell it because I was in a van.
ngantvk 28th-Mar-2012 05:44 am (UTC)
OMG, so sad :(
miiss_hachiiko 28th-Mar-2012 05:45 am (UTC)
Damn it. Why must it be that gif!?
I feel like crying again while I listen to Furusato.

Though, apparently my guy friend in Japan felt the earthquake, and even said so on Facebook. At least there wasn't a tsunami again, because my other friend lives near the epicenter.
squallina 28th-Mar-2012 05:51 am (UTC)
Sorry, I had no other relevant gifs. :(

Felt it here in Kanagawa too. There were concerns for tsunami at first, but I'm so glad warnings weren't even issued and no tsunami happened.
kerplunk 28th-Mar-2012 05:47 am (UTC)
Praying the world invents something to stop earthquakes from happening.
sandpanther 1st-Apr-2012 04:48 am (UTC)
I suspect that would probably cause the planet to explode. Though there are technologies to take the seismic energy released from earthquakes and convert it into electricity. Kind of nifty!
veessentielle 28th-Mar-2012 06:33 am (UTC)
I remember not being able to get proper sleep a week after the initial earthquake. I kept getting all these earthquake alarms all day and night :|
exdream1999 28th-Mar-2012 06:47 am (UTC)
I remember that! >.<

And, at that point I hadn't moved yet, so my bed was lofted, so I had to climb down to get to my phone, or else the light would just blink on and off all night. >.
corlee1289 28th-Mar-2012 06:49 am (UTC)
Oh gosh, Sho walking amongst the ravaged land...
yuui1010 28th-Mar-2012 08:31 am (UTC)
khonn2 28th-Mar-2012 08:52 am (UTC)
sparklymonster 28th-Mar-2012 10:01 am (UTC)
Just is case anyone was interested, here is a video that's able to give you a visual on Japan's 2011 earthquakes.

Titled “Japan Earthquakes 2011 Visualization Map,” the video presents the distribution and severity of all the earthquakes that occurred in Japan with a very easy to understand system of circles and a graph.
squallina 28th-Mar-2012 05:14 pm (UTC)

For something that's nothing more than a graphical representation, that has to be one of the most terrifying videos I have ever seen.

Thank you for sharing this.
emiichan 28th-Mar-2012 10:21 am (UTC)
God, please protect them.
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