Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes Japan

Japan Meteorological Agency issues tsunami warning – Waves up to 10 feet (3 m) expected – Coastal residents in Japan ordered to flee to higher ground

The earthquake, which occurred about 6 miles (10 km) deep, struck off the coast of Fukushima early this morning and shook buildings in Tokyo, about 240 km (150 miles) southwest of the epicenter.

Tsunamis of up to 90 cm (3 feet) were recorded about an hour after the 6 a.m. temblor.

9 thoughts on “Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes Japan”

  1. Some are predicting that with the earlier deep quakes in the region that this may be a precursor to a large quake at Japan!

    Let us hope not eh.

    • I think John Casey suggested that there is a connection in his book Quiet Sun. Or it may have been volcanic eruptions. Of course the two are linked.

      • I watch this in morning after a weather check. Sounds like 6th graders can be easily taught to predict earthquakes. Plus, watching something like this will let you know when a nasty solar eruption is heading for earth. Unless you would rather wait for your government to tell you. I would rather make a trip to the store sooner rather than later.

  2. hmm got downgraded later then?
    only….6.9 on usgs just now
    aftershock over 5
    reckon that dodgy “icewall” just took some damage?
    once again we have one tiny sunspot
    a continuing huge solar coronal hole coming round again…it didnt seal over at all..
    and a perigee moon effect
    any one of which seems to cause more quakes and volcanics

    more concerning to us southern readers, is two more over 5 down in NZ again, and shallow

  3. Tsunamis were very small compared to quake.

    Most people (especially the MSM) assume that each quake will cause them. A lot of variables as to the location and direction of the quake, depth, etc.

    Hopefully people recognize the warnings are needed and they should not be ignored just because you do not have a tsunami each time. But MSM hype will eventually cause people to stop following the warnings.

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