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2013-09-19 02:55:42 PM
I have a hypothesis...

I think the big earthquake actually folded a piece of the crust of the plate on which Japan sits underneath Japan. That would explain the shifts, both horizontally and vertically, of the island. I think the almost constant earthquakes in that area since then are a result of this big piece of crust getting pushed under the rest of the plate and ground down. Once it passes, I wouldn't be shocked if that part of the crust (including Japan) sinks a significant amount into the ocean. It doesn't bode well, obviously.
 
2013-09-19 03:00:18 PM
♫  I said shake, rattle, and glow... ♫
 
2013-09-19 03:16:21 PM
It's just the bio-creature awaking beneath the sea.
 
2013-09-19 03:29:20 PM

SurfaceTension: I have a hypothesis...

I think the big earthquake actually folded a piece of the crust of the plate on which Japan sits underneath Japan. That would explain the shifts, both horizontally and vertically, of the island. I think the almost constant earthquakes in that area since then are a result of this big piece of crust getting pushed under the rest of the plate and ground down. Once it passes, I wouldn't be shocked if that part of the crust (including Japan) sinks a significant amount into the ocean. It doesn't bode well, obviously.


That's one theory...

blatz514: It's just the bio-creature awaking beneath the sea.


This is another
 
2013-09-19 03:50:42 PM
Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

/what do you mean, "why bother"?
 
2013-09-19 03:52:50 PM
After reading the comments attached to that article, we need to turn this thread into a contest to try and top them.
 
2013-09-19 04:01:42 PM
Godzilla will you just settle the fark down for a while, please?
 
2013-09-19 04:02:08 PM
I blame HAARP.
 
2013-09-19 04:02:15 PM

texdent: SurfaceTension: I have a hypothesis...

I think the big earthquake actually folded a piece of the crust of the plate on which Japan sits underneath Japan. That would explain the shifts, both horizontally and vertically, of the island. I think the almost constant earthquakes in that area since then are a result of this big piece of crust getting pushed under the rest of the plate and ground down. Once it passes, I wouldn't be shocked if that part of the crust (including Japan) sinks a significant amount into the ocean. It doesn't bode well, obviously.

That's one theory...

blatz514: It's just the bio-creature awaking beneath the sea.

This is another


Has anyone checked for Indian burial sites?
 
2013-09-19 04:03:12 PM
Can we start naming earthquakes?

"Today Earthquake Tetsuo caused extensive damage in the Hokkaido prefecture..."
 
2013-09-19 04:03:13 PM
Reverse China Syndrome!
 
2013-09-19 04:04:10 PM
5.3? No big deal. That is much smaller than many of the aftershocks of the 9.0 one.
 
2013-09-19 04:04:39 PM
5.3? Isn't that typical in Japan for days ending in 'y'?
 
2013-09-19 04:05:07 PM
I'm glad I got to visit Japan when I did. Now on to more stable and less nukey countries on my list.

/World Cup Brazil!
 
2013-09-19 04:05:11 PM
wow.  Joe Rogan just asked this question on the Mac Lethal podcast from maybe 3-4 days ago:  "what if an earthquake hits Fukushima?  we're already farked, but what would another earthquake or tsunami do?"
 
2013-09-19 04:06:15 PM
SCARY - all those storage containers for contaminated water.
 
2013-09-19 04:06:19 PM
I'm sure everything will be okay.
 
2013-09-19 04:06:21 PM

rickythepenguin: wow.  Joe Rogan just asked this question on the Mac Lethal podcast from maybe 3-4 days ago:  "what if an earthquake hits Fukushima?  we're already farked, but what would another earthquake or tsunami do?"


Apparently not a lot.
 
2013-09-19 04:07:24 PM
Great second line in the article:  "There are no reports of damage to destroyed facilities"

Gee, ya think?
 
2013-09-19 04:07:41 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: Can we start naming earthquakes?

"Today Earthquake Tetsuo caused extensive damage in the Hokkaido prefecture..."


"The 5.3 Earthquake Michael J. Fox shook up the Eastern region of Japan today..."
 
2013-09-19 04:09:03 PM

Old_Chief_Scott: After reading the comments attached to that article, we need to turn this thread into a contest to try and top them.


Only Pocket Ninja or maybe Mike_LOwell could hope to top some of those. And PN has already given us an amazing gem (one of his best ever) in another thread.
 
2013-09-19 04:10:09 PM
♫ Oh no, they say he's got to go go go...♫
 
2013-09-19 04:10:12 PM

rickythepenguin: wow.  Joe Rogan just asked this question on the Mac Lethal podcast from maybe 3-4 days ago:  "what if an earthquake hits Fukushima?  we're already farked, but what would another earthquake or tsunami do?"


Apparently, fear is not a factor.
 
2013-09-19 04:15:31 PM
"The epicenter was 20 km beneath the surface on the Pacific coast but only around 50 miles from the Fukushima plant."

OK; first... That's not close enough to say "at Fukushima". Second, who the f*ck uses kilometers for depth and miles surface distance in the same sentence?!
 
2013-09-19 04:16:03 PM
TEPCO, the company in charge of the cleanup operations at the site has said it is monitoring the plant and that so-far no irregularities have been discovered, according to the local media.

At this point why do they even ask TEPCO anything involving safety? They've been proven time and time again to lie out their ass about everything.. They makeBaghdad Bob look honest.
 
2013-09-19 04:16:46 PM

blatz514: It's just the bio-creature awaking beneath the sea.


Kaiju!
 
2013-09-19 04:18:03 PM
www.wearysloth.com

Is on it.
 
2013-09-19 04:24:24 PM

COMALite J: Old_Chief_Scott: After reading the comments attached to that article, we need to turn this thread into a contest to try and top them.

Only Pocket Ninja or maybe Mike_LOwell could hope to top some of those. And PN has already given us an amazing gem (one of his best ever) in another thread.


which thread?
 
2013-09-19 04:25:21 PM
"No radiation leak was detected."

Probably because their radiation detectors were already spiked.

*** EVERYBODY PANIC ***
 
2013-09-19 04:27:02 PM

COMALite J: Old_Chief_Scott: After reading the comments attached to that article, we need to turn this thread into a contest to try and top them.

Only Pocket Ninja or maybe Mike_LOwell could hope to top some of those. And PN has already given us an amazing gem (one of his best ever) in another thread.


Link?
 
2013-09-19 04:27:02 PM
img0.joyreactor.com
 
2013-09-19 04:32:42 PM
"FYI No one uses the Richter scale anymore"
 
2013-09-19 04:34:22 PM
Fukishima is just a front for Japan's clandestine Uranium-enrichment program.

Radiation leaks and earthquakes my ass, that's the result of underground nuclear testing. The Empire of the Sun is rising again.
 
2013-09-19 04:34:38 PM

rickythepenguin: wow.  Joe Rogan just asked this question on the Mac Lethal podcast from maybe 3-4 days ago:  "what if an earthquake hits Fukushima?  we're already farked, but what would another earthquake or tsunami do?"


Well, if one of the spent-fuel pools collapses (#4 being the most likely), you could suddenly have energy "too cheap to meter."
 
2013-09-19 04:35:37 PM
Going by the history of the region, lots of smaller earthquakes are going to hit and very likely another fairly large earthquake and tsunami (not AS large, but large) within 100 years, with a fair chance of it coming within 50. There were also major earthquakes and tsunami in 1896 and 1933, along with a merely strong earthquake in 1978, so I can make this prediction pretty safely. This is not counting the other ones in 1994, 2003, and 2005.

Incidentally, the reason Japan has nukes out in the sticks like Fukushima and Niigata is because they KNEW there was a distinct possibility for problems and wanted them to be away from major population centers like Tokyo.

Seriously, nuclear power is farking stupid. I have come to think there is no "smart" way to "have it all", but nuclear power is just hubris in action (we can "tame the atom"!). Fossil fuels are willful ignorance in action, as seen by my climate change denier PHYSICIST roommate (they aren't dirty or destroying our environment, and it's totally worth it no matter how bad things get!).
 
2013-09-19 04:38:33 PM
 
2013-09-19 04:39:47 PM
Well that's because an hour after the last one, the earth just gets hungry again.
 
2013-09-19 04:41:41 PM
Here's a great one from the comments:

Now for something really scary. There are over 400 nuclear reactors on the planet. They all require being connected to the regular power grid for the electricity to run their cooling pumps. One good solar storm event, which is overdue, could take out the entire grid causing all the reactors to meltdown at the same time.

I suspect this isn't true, but if it was, do you know what the solution would be?  Build new reactors.  You know, the exponentially safer/self-limiting designs that have been available for decades but not built (at least in the US) due to political derp, causing us to continue using older models.
 
2013-09-19 04:41:42 PM

AliceBToklasLives: 5.3? Isn't that typical in Japan for days ending in 'y'?


Eskaminagaga: 5.3? No big deal. That is much smaller than many of the aftershocks of the 9.0 one.


These.  That's just a wiggle around there.  As the saying around here goes when people want to be dismissive, "Wake me when" they get a 7 or above.
 
2013-09-19 04:41:53 PM
5.3 is nothing. Wake me when they hit 7, otherwise don't bother.
 
2013-09-19 04:43:53 PM

adamatari: Going by the history of the region, lots of smaller earthquakes are going to hit and very likely another fairly large earthquake and tsunami (not AS large, but large) within 100 years, with a fair chance of it coming within 50. There were also major earthquakes and tsunami in 1896 and 1933, along with a merely strong earthquake in 1978, so I can make this prediction pretty safely. This is not counting the other ones in 1994, 2003, and 2005.

Incidentally, the reason Japan has nukes out in the sticks like Fukushima and Niigata is because they KNEW there was a distinct possibility for problems and wanted them to be away from major population centers like Tokyo.

Seriously, nuclear power is farking stupid. I have come to think there is no "smart" way to "have it all", but nuclear power is just hubris in action (we can "tame the atom"!). Fossil fuels are willful ignorance in action, as seen by my climate change denier PHYSICIST roommate (they aren't dirty or destroying our environment, and it's totally worth it no matter how bad things get!).


Maybe we can just get hippies to run on a big hamster wheel connected to a turbine (with hemp rope of course). We can hang bags of Funyuns in front of them to keep them moving.
 
2013-09-19 04:44:11 PM

netweavr: Fukishima is just a front for Japan's clandestine Uranium-enrichment program.

Radiation leaks and earthquakes my ass, that's the result of underground nuclear testing. The Empire of the Sun is rising again.


You know there's absolutely nothing that says Japan isn't allowed to have nuclear weapons, right? And they are nuclear-ready and able to be armed within a few months time, if they wanted to be?
 
2013-09-19 04:46:29 PM

awalkingecho: netweavr: Fukishima is just a front for Japan's clandestine Uranium-enrichment program.

Radiation leaks and earthquakes my ass, that's the result of underground nuclear testing. The Empire of the Sun is rising again.

You know there's absolutely nothing that says Japan isn't allowed to have nuclear weapons, right? And they are nuclear-ready and able to be armed within a few months time, if they wanted to be?


More bullsh*t from deniers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_on_the_Non-Proliferation_of_Nucl ea r_Weapons
 
2013-09-19 04:47:01 PM
GanjSmokr:
These.  That's just a wiggle around there.  As the saying around here goes when people want to be dismissive, "Wake me when" they get a 7 or above.

Shakes impotent fist in rage! LOL!
 
2013-09-19 04:48:13 PM

swingbozo: GanjSmokr:
These.  That's just a wiggle around there.  As the saying around here goes when people want to be dismissive, "Wake me when" they get a 7 or above.

Shakes impotent fist in rage! LOL!


Only by 11 seconds.  Dismissive minds think alike :)
 
2013-09-19 04:48:49 PM
I'm surprised my company hasn't located a set of offices there yet.
I guess they are waiting for the real estate values to drop even further.
 
2013-09-19 04:49:56 PM

netweavr: awalkingecho: netweavr: Fukishima is just a front for Japan's clandestine Uranium-enrichment program.

Radiation leaks and earthquakes my ass, that's the result of underground nuclear testing. The Empire of the Sun is rising again.

You know there's absolutely nothing that says Japan isn't allowed to have nuclear weapons, right? And they are nuclear-ready and able to be armed within a few months time, if they wanted to be?

More bullsh*t from deniers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_on_the_Non-Proliferation_of_Nucl ea r_Weapons


Try again
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_nuclear_weapon_program#Nuclear _N on-Proliferation_Treaty

Japan's stance and role in the NPT as well as its constitution are more complicated than that.
 
2013-09-19 04:51:54 PM
Seriously, I've got "shake alerts" on my phone. You'd be surprised how many 6.5-ish happen around the world. I'm on the Oregon coast, so we're pretty sensitive about earthquakes in these parts.
 
2013-09-19 04:53:01 PM

awalkingecho: netweavr: awalkingecho: netweavr: Fukishima is just a front for Japan's clandestine Uranium-enrichment program.

Radiation leaks and earthquakes my ass, that's the result of underground nuclear testing. The Empire of the Sun is rising again.

You know there's absolutely nothing that says Japan isn't allowed to have nuclear weapons, right? And they are nuclear-ready and able to be armed within a few months time, if they wanted to be?

More bullsh*t from deniers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_on_the_Non-Proliferation_of_Nucl ea r_Weapons

Try again
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_nuclear_weapon_program#Nuclear _N on-Proliferation_Treaty

Japan's stance and role in the NPT as well as its constitution are more complicated than that.


They signed it in 1970 and extended it in 1995. They're bound to it. The discussion they had prior to signing it has no bearing as they did sign it.
 
2013-09-19 04:53:23 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: Can we start naming earthquakes?

"Today Earthquake Tetsuo caused extensive damage in the Hokkaido prefecture..."


KANNEDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 
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