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(Yahoo)   Scientists were right about predicting a 6.9 quake today. Only got the location wrong by 4000 miles: Japan, not California   ( divider line
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8253 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Sep 2004 at 2:02 AM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-09-06 02:03:29 AM  
2004-09-06 02:03:49 AM  
2004-09-06 02:04:26 AM  
Okay, who was looking at the map upside down?
2004-09-06 02:04:49 AM  
Well they do share the same plate.
2004-09-06 02:05:03 AM  
"Tsunami waves triggered by seismic activity were recorded along the Pacific Coast, the largest being 3 feet high."

shorty japs scared of 3 foot waves
2004-09-06 02:05:07 AM  
the more i think about them, the more i realize that earthquakes are pretty awesome.

2004-09-06 02:06:58 AM  
woops. my bad.
/drunk and taking credit for making an earthquake in the wrong place.
2004-09-06 02:09:42 AM  
Quite right joe_mama.

The fact that using the method that predicted this quake accurate measured the strength and general plate means it's a huge push towards earthquake prediction being fine-tuned. While they were thinking California instead, the fact it was the same plate simply means while their method has the release of tectonic pressures fairly well in hand, pinpointing the exact location on the plate it'll be released still needs work.

Regardless, look for the guy whose model predicted this to suddenly be getting LOTS of grants.
2004-09-06 02:11:44 AM  
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[clears throat]

MMMMMYes, here, the re-anti-seismo-de-zim-unator, v.1.4.1(c) clearly [AHEM] failed to pre-compensate for the reverse plasma de-flavin ionization which hoo-boy, what with the licking and sniffing and oh boy nice doggie did not accurately compensate for the flavin de-cromulinization WHICH de-polarized the malfunct-o-meter.....

I [clears throat] need an old priest and a young priest flavin.....glavin.....
2004-09-06 02:18:10 AM  
pfft I live about 14 hours by plane away from tokyo, I didn't feel anything, therefore it didnt happen. If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound. Think about it
2004-09-06 02:21:50 AM  
I live in Osaka Japan, and I felt both quakes, quite well. The two buildings I was in were swaying for about 20 minutes after they were over.
2004-09-06 02:29:08 AM  
2004-09-06 02:30:41 AM  
*The two buildings I was in were swaying for about 20 minutes after they were over.*

at the top of the news today, two buildings in osaka converted to vomitoriums, in other news *ambient* able to be in two places at once
2004-09-06 02:34:06 AM  
I live in Kochi (about 6 hours from Osaka by bus). I felt the second quake, but not the first one. Didn't even know there was a quake at 7pm until I turned on the TV to find out about the later one.
2004-09-06 02:37:55 AM  

We're pretty close. I'm in Kagawa, just north of you. I felt both quakes, my house shook for a while. Plus we're still wet from the floods. And typhoon #18 is just around the corner.
2004-09-06 02:38:01 AM  
20 minutes and we're in the clear!
2004-09-06 02:39:10 AM  
After much mathamatical analyzation, I have determined that it is indeed possible for Ambient to have been in one building during the first quake... and then somehow exit and enter into a different building for the second quake which happened at a different time. I know it's hard to believe.. but suprisingly it's very possible Mr. Chud.
2004-09-06 02:51:17 AM  
20 minutes? You could sell tickets to that ride.
2004-09-06 03:02:39 AM  
I'm in Aichi. Typhoon #16 tore through to Hokkaido, #18 along the the hell am I gonna get the laundry done?
/no flood damage here
2004-09-06 03:14:08 AM  
I still remember vividly the dream i had almost one year ago exactly. I even came on fark to fortell it. I predicted 2 earthquakes in japan, that our emergency response people would end up going there, and that then a huge earthquake would cause a huge volcano to erupt in california. It was like the end of the world. i predicted september 13th, i think.
2004-09-06 03:15:52 AM  
anyone else notice how when one earthquake appears on one side of the globe, it is usually followed by another on the other side a few days later.

just last week there was a biggish earthquake in italy...
2004-09-06 03:16:21 AM  
Frog from Nagoya here. Felt the first one in the car at a red stop.
Woke up by the second one since it scared the cat that was sleeping on my chest. Therefore I had another free acunpuncture session by her :-(

Was like driving on ice.

Hope it could happen more often, might be the only interesting thing in this hellhole...
2004-09-06 03:20:05 AM  
That is freaky lionfish, but what's even freakier is that the thread with all the earthquake talk also has so many one's in its number. (1111140)
2004-09-06 03:25:48 AM  
In Ichikawa City here.. didn't feel either of them.. which sucks cause I'm heading back to Canada in two months and wanted to experience a moderate quake like that.
2004-09-06 03:26:29 AM  
Glad to hear you're all ok!
2004-09-06 03:27:31 AM  

I live in a small fishing village in Mie-ken, which is the prefecture closest to the epicenter. I felt a lot.


I hear ya there. Watch out for 19 closing in on the heals of 18, too.

I guess we are paying for that AWESOME "rainy" season we had this year, eh?
2004-09-06 03:30:47 AM  
looking at all these responses from farkers in Japan makes me wonder why there hasn't been a Kyoto fark party.

Oh wait. We're too busy farking beautiful J-birds.
2004-09-06 03:31:58 AM  
Or J-guys, as the case may be.

</last post, honest>
2004-09-06 03:38:14 AM  
As one who lives in Nagasaki Prefecture I would love an earthquake to break up the monotony of all these typhoons.
2004-09-06 03:42:16 AM  
Better than being 5000 miles off!

2004-09-06 03:55:55 AM  
I live in Yamanashi-ken (about 2hrs West of Tokyo, next to Nagano) and shook the crap out of us.... Well, only a 3 on the Richter Scale where we were sitting, but both my wife and I were laughing at each other as I was trying to stop my favorite brandy snifters and martini glasses from falling out of the china cabinet and my wife was trying to ensure our TV didn't fall off its perch... All while scared that the shaking might start to get really intense...

The fun of living in Japan! :-)


P.S. All you Japan FARKers.... When are we gonna have (another) FARK party? I couldn't make the last one in Tokyo..... :-(
2004-09-06 04:19:09 AM  
A Kyoto Fark party sounds nice, since I wanted to visit there at least once.

The last summer here was rain most of the time, and it was freezing cold for me. And now this. Frequent earthquakes, no safe areas, finding out the hot springs were not springs at sucks living on a fault line.

But still, it's still more likely to die in an car crash than an earthquake or typhoon related accident. The prefecture I live in ranks the highest in auto accidents.

/now if you were a earthquake predictor and you forcast an earthquake and it was 5000 miles off, you'd still be serving time.
2004-09-06 05:37:49 AM  
I live in Shizuoka, where Mt. Fuji is, and I felt them. No matter what the size, they scare the hell out of me, as it really proves mother nature can Fark you up anytime she wants.

In a related note, I live in a relatively new building (6 years old) which was supposedly super engineered for quakes. Which is good because this area is supposed to get a "big" one every 100-150 years, and the last one was 148 years ago. Yikes. Land surfing in 5, 4, 3...

Tokyo Fark party, let's go. How bout Dubliners in Shinjuku?
2004-09-06 05:58:31 AM  
I took an Earthquakes class as GE last semester, failed that shiat, got a D because I dont go to lab which is like 60% of your grade and my TA was a complete asshole. She thinks she is da shiat and when she is wrong about something, she goes, OH IM A NOT GEOLOGY MAJOR! some bs like that,

anyways, this year i took another BS GE called Crisis of a Planet and we were talking about an EQ. Based on my knowledge of earthquakes (which i got a D in), its impossible to predict earthquakes because of alot of factors such as plate movement, land formation, and alot of other BS, but this guy who predicted the time did it TWICE already and my professor in this new GE said that is pretty scary even though his proof is full of BS.

I dunno... I think EQ are hard to predict and if this guy gets it right again, maybe he has some legitimate claim. Meanwhile, I look forward to Tuesday lecture about CRISIS OF THE PLANET and see what my professor got to say.

Maybe the world is coming to an end. Lets just enjoy while it lasts and BOOBIES while it still lasts.
2004-09-06 07:21:02 AM  
slimshaydeeIf a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound.

Yes. The fact that human ears do not acknowledge the falling of said tree does not constitute the lack of sound, simply that a lack of persons present means it is not heard. Normally when no-one is around the trees will mutter an 'ouch' and ask for a pillow.
2004-09-06 09:01:15 AM  
I second the motion of a Kyoto FARK party -- if it'd be on the long weekend coming up in 2 weeks -- the weekend of the 20th. Hold it on the Sat or Sun night to allow people time to get down there.... Then us non-Kyoto FARKERS can use the Monday holiday to travel back.

Whatdaya say? (I'd bring myself and my wife).... Also, you can get cheap accomodations for under 3000 yen in a number of hostel/backpacker hotel-type places.


2004-09-06 09:54:36 AM  
I just love piss poor reporting.

The quakes were a 7.0 and a 7.1. And the word is trembler....dumbass
2004-09-06 11:04:11 AM  
Ok J-Farkers, lets get this FARK party off the ground. On my website is a news-post, go there and leave a comment with your idea. Anonymous posting is enabled.
2004-09-06 11:48:46 AM  
I was eating Ramen at a restaurant when the first one got started... so we moved our bowls to the middle of the table just in case it got more violent.

I was sitting at my computer during the second one.

They both felt like i was on a mid sized boat, where you rock a bit, but still have stability. Either that or being on a moving train with bumps in the tracks... It was my first experience w/ quakes. I had thought that they would be more jittery and twitchy, but instead were smoother.

Oh, how awesome would it be to have an earthquake happen during or after having sex. That would be teh greatest.
2004-09-06 11:50:49 AM  
Hell, I'd go to a Kyoto Fark Party! W00t!

/Yokosuka here
2004-09-06 01:02:38 PM  
Whiskey_33, I've never heard so much BS in one post. I believe you said BS 5 times...

Just kidding, just kidding.
2004-09-06 03:09:56 PM  

i reject your logic and math. i refuse to acknowledge your theories on movement and time and your almost laughable arguement/hypothosis of occupying both spaces. that being said... touche my white oppressor.
/still rejecting logic. prefers to think of ambient as able to defy laws of physics.
2004-09-07 03:20:04 AM  
This is just a TEST!
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