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2005-03-19 09:19:18 PM
No news from the USGS yet...
 
2005-03-19 09:21:42 PM
Insert generic, unfunny Godzilla joke.
 
2005-03-19 09:23:28 PM
I just had some friends move to Japan like a week ago.

(sigh)...

Best of luck to all the Japanese TFers and TFettes out there.
 
2005-03-19 09:25:32 PM
Ahh, there it is. Looks like 6.7 offshore between Japan and Korea. Probably just another test of a North Korea gravity weapon.

Oops, I wasn't supposed to mention that.
 
2005-03-19 09:33:04 PM
Oh No, can tentacle monsters swim? ? ? ?
 
2005-03-19 09:35:46 PM
You know it's the aliens... India Daily tells me so.
 
2005-03-19 09:42:13 PM


"You round-eyes! You are responsible for this!!"

/Luv that pic
 
2005-03-19 09:42:53 PM
Well snap. Hope everyone is ok. I remember thousands of people dying from that Kobe quake years ago.
 
2005-03-19 09:43:54 PM
TERRORISM!
 
2005-03-19 09:44:00 PM
tsunami wave to ensue??

/not a joke, not meant to be funny
 
2005-03-19 09:44:08 PM
/glances uneasily at the San Andreas and Hayward faults, both within half a mile
 
2005-03-19 09:44:55 PM
I sure hope not Karate Explosion.
 
2005-03-19 09:45:20 PM
great, who's the idiot that woke up cthulhu?

/hopes everyone's ok
//getting eaten by post-quake squid monster would suck
 
2005-03-19 09:45:47 PM
So is "Tsunami" the new buzz word?
ARIZONA TO EXPECT TSUNAMI.
 
2005-03-19 09:46:53 PM
I seriously would hate to see this all happening again!

Best wishes and luck to everyone!
 
2005-03-19 09:46:57 PM
My economics teacher always said the worst thing to happen to America will be a big earthquake in Japan. they will cash in all of their investments in our economy and it will tank. Thank god no one was hurt, or we would all feel the wrath.
 
2005-03-19 09:47:00 PM


Uh Oh.
 
2005-03-19 09:47:03 PM
2005/03/20 01:53 M 6.4 KYUSHU, JAPAN Z= 10km 33.85N 129.98E

This information is provided by the USGS
National Earthquake Information Center.
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These parameters are preliminary and subject to revision.

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake IN KYUSHU, JAPAN has occurred at:
33.85N 129.98E Depth 10km Sun Mar 20 01:53:42 2005 UTC

Time: Universal Time (UTC) Sun Mar 20 01:53:42 2005
Time Near Epicenter Sun Mar 20 10:53:42 2005
Eastern Standard Time (EST) Sat Mar 19 20:53:42 2005
Central Standard Time (CST) Sat Mar 19 19:53:42 2005
Mountain Standard Time (MST) Sat Mar 19 18:53:42 2005
Pacific Standard Time (PST) Sat Mar 19 17:53:42 2005
Alaska Standard Time (AST) Sat Mar 19 16:53:42 2005
Hawaii Standard Time (HST) Sat Mar 19 15:53:42 2005

Location with respect to nearby cities:
40 km (25 miles) WNW of Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan (pop 1,284,000)
115 km (70 miles) N of Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan (pop 438,000)
130 km (80 miles) NNW of Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan (pop 650,000)
915 km (570 miles) W of TOKYO, Japan
 
2005-03-19 09:47:13 PM
WWSBS?

EARTHQUAKED!!!

/WWSBS = What Would Strong Bad Say
 
2005-03-19 09:47:30 PM
Is this where people say they deserved it? Or is that only for brown people, not Oriental?

*personal stupid post quota achieved for Saturday*
 
2005-03-19 09:47:43 PM
20 inch tsunami. Woohoo!
 
2005-03-19 09:48:06 PM
Hope everyone is ok.

/world being wingy come of late.
 
2005-03-19 09:48:15 PM
I am rather scared about this, and not just for the Tsunami factor. I have to people in the Military over there, one my best friend of two decades and one sister-in-law stationed right there in the straights of Korea and outside Tokeyo.

Here's to hoping they're ok...
 
2005-03-19 09:48:37 PM
rhiannon: Is this where people say they deserved it?

No, this is where they say, "This is a good country. Nothing like this happens here."
 
2005-03-19 09:48:40 PM
skeptical_orangutan: great, who's the idiot that woke up cthulhu?

*raises hand* My bad.
 
2005-03-19 09:48:42 PM
Anybody seen the reports that the number of underwater volcanic vents has asploded from about 1,000 to many thousand over the last year or so?

Mother Nature needs to take her beano.

USGS downgraded this to about 6.4 now.
 
2005-03-19 09:48:52 PM
From a sight over here:



/glad I left the Southern end Friday
 
2005-03-19 09:48:59 PM
I have TWO people over there, rather.
 
2005-03-19 09:49:17 PM
If only Bush had signed the Kyoto treaty.
 
2005-03-19 09:50:26 PM
sunday at 10:53...........so it happened tomorrow?

just kidding

/not stupid
 
2005-03-19 09:51:06 PM
It's all coming apart at the seams.

/Buying property in Denver
 
2005-03-19 09:51:17 PM
Hory shiat!
 
2005-03-19 09:51:26 PM
I don't know why, but the term "flee" always makes me giggle.
 
2005-03-19 09:51:36 PM
madsenj37:

My economics teacher always said the worst thing to happen to America will be a big earthquake in Japan.

I thought something like a smallpox outbreak or homosexuals getting married is what Americans fear most.
 
2005-03-19 09:52:00 PM
Kyushu is the smallish island to the southwest.
 
2005-03-19 09:52:22 PM
nullportal:

Anybody seen the reports that the number of underwater volcanic vents has asploded from about 1,000 to many thousand over the last year or so?

Is that because we're actually discovering more of them, or because there has been a sudden rise in the number, over previous mappings of the ocean floor?

I was just listening to an NPR program in which they stated that much of the ocean floor is unmapped. Thus, stating "there are more than we previously thought" doesn't mean much at all.

More facts, fewer falling sky chunks, please.
 
2005-03-19 09:53:02 PM
 
2005-03-19 09:53:42 PM
rainbowsponies:
sunday at 10:53...........so it happened tomorrow?


No, you Americans are permanently stuck in the past.
 
2005-03-19 09:53:42 PM
Oh Snap!
 
2005-03-19 09:54:30 PM
godzilla?
 
2005-03-19 09:54:54 PM
Also it should be noted that Japan does NOT use the same scale as the USGS. Dont ask me why, but it's always a couple points (min) different.

Shadowknight: I have TWO people over there, rather.

I wouldn't worry too much Shadowknight. I've been here almost 5 years and we've never had an on base injury due to earthquake. (knock on wood)
 
2005-03-19 09:55:10 PM
 
2005-03-19 09:55:16 PM
my friends band is in Fukuoka right now and he just posted online about this, heres what he wrote:
"THERE WAS JUST AN EARTH QUAKE
while i was on the computer a freaking earth quake just happened it was huge. i mean like bricks falling and shiat. everythign was shaking everyone is okay so dont worry, scary but kinda farking cool. \bwaaaaaa
8:57 PM"
fukuoka is about 2 or 3 circles to the orth east of that main orange circle. thank god my friends are ok.
 
2005-03-19 09:55:17 PM
meridian: No, you Americans are permanently stuck in the past.

Many of us in 1954, unfortunately :^P
 
2005-03-19 09:57:11 PM
Subduction zone!
 
2005-03-19 09:57:38 PM
ExcessNeckSkin

So not cool...

/but funny
 
2005-03-19 09:58:25 PM
I just finished Michael Creightons' State of Fear. Makes you wonder sometimes.
 
2005-03-19 09:59:00 PM
ExcessNeckSkin: My neurologist will be calling you tomorrow.
 
2005-03-19 10:00:26 PM
"Earth, although made, is constantly being remade."

/forgot who said that...
 
2005-03-19 10:01:29 PM
That's slightly more powerful then the 2.7 we had here in Tampa, FL last week!
 
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