Intense M6.1 in Chiba with multiple aftershocks — Fukushima hit with M4.6 — Began with M6.8 off northeast Japan four hours ago (MAPS)

Published: March 14th, 2012 at 8:40 am ET
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The M6.1 quake to hit Chiba was rated a 5+ intensity, two categories stronger than the M6.8 that hit an hour and 45 minutes prior. On the Japanese scale there are only three levels more intense than a 5+.

Title: Earthquake Information
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency
Date: March 14, 2012

List of quakes during the 4-hour period from 4:09am ET – 7:59am ET

22:04 JST 14 Mar 2012 21:59 JST 14 Mar 2012 Chiba-ken Toho-oki M3.7 1
22:02 JST 14 Mar 2012 21:58 JST 14 Mar 2012 Chiba-ken Toho-oki M3.2 1
21:45 JST 14 Mar 2012 21:40 JST 14 Mar 2012 Chiba-ken Toho-oki M3.1 1
21:34 JST 14 Mar 2012 21:29 JST 14 Mar 2012 Chiba-ken Toho-oki M3.6 1
21:32 JST 14 Mar 2012 21:27 JST 14 Mar 2012 Chiba-ken Toho-oki M3.7 1
21:30 JST 14 Mar 2012 21:25 JST 14 Mar 2012 Chiba-ken Toho-oki M3.7 1
21:23 JST 14 Mar 2012 21:16 JST 14 Mar 2012 Chiba-ken Toho-oki M3.1 1
21:16 JST 14 Mar 2012 21:05 JST 14 Mar 2012 Chiba-ken Toho-oki M6.1 5+
21:09 JST 14 Mar 2012 21:05 JST 14 Mar 2012 Chiba-ken Toho-oki M6.1 5+
20:45 JST 14 Mar 2012 20:40 JST 14 Mar 2012 Sanriku Oki M5.3 1
20:03 JST 14 Mar 2012 19:58 JST 14 Mar 2012 Sanriku Oki M5.3 2
19:55 JST 14 Mar 2012 19:49 JST 14 Mar 2012 Sanriku Oki M5.9 3
19:35 JST 14 Mar 2012 19:29 JST 14 Mar 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.6 1
18:21 JST 14 Mar 2012 18:09 JST 14 Mar 2012 Sanriku Oki M6.8 4

Chiba

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Published: March 14th, 2012 at 8:40 am ET
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120 comments to Intense M6.1 in Chiba with multiple aftershocks — Fukushima hit with M4.6 — Began with M6.8 off northeast Japan four hours ago (MAPS)

  • rooks rooks

    Rocked the hell out of my house. I wish someone could tell me the hell is going on today!

  • Au Au

    http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/

    Geo Australia is showing a 7.4 at 9:08UTC
    Honshu Japan
    : (

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Shit!! shit!! This is terrible!!

  • WindorSolarPlease

    We can't stop earth quakes, so we better stop building these plants and close down the ones we have.

    • many moons

      You are sooooooo right!!!!!!!! There is NO getting around that argument!!!!

      • WindorSolarPlease

        Thank You many moons..You think they will listen?

        • many moons

          At this very moment..I think the whole population of Japan would agree, particularly those in the northern region.

          • WindorSolarPlease

            Now if the corporations/people in charge would only listen to what the people want.

            ~END NUCLEAR POWER~

          • rooks rooks

            Since I live here I can opine that 90 percent of the population here would rather pretend nothing has happened unfortunately.

            • Whoopie Whoopie

              So you felt the quake pretty good eh rooks? Feeling anymore? Peeps at HP are saying these q's are normal. But they dont KNOW ABOUT DAIICHI STILL BEING VERY CRITICAL.

            • WindorSolarPlease

              Rooks, Unfortunately I think people in other Countries feel the same way.

              Hopefully things will change.

            • CaptD CaptD

              Rooks
              Most folks have tuned out Fukushima because if they accept that then their entire concept of reality is called into question…

              What is wrong with this "Picture"?

              1. Tepco is one the "GANGS" that runs Japan.
              2. What is good for TEPCO is good for Japan.
              3. The Japanese people MUST OBEY TEPCO for the "GOOD" of the Country.
              4. The financial health of TEPCO is more important than the physical health,
              … of the Japanese People and all their FUTURE children!
              5. Only TEPCO knows what is best, all others must BOW to TEPCO's Rule.
              +
              Japan is now a majority TEPCO Stock Owner, where is their TEPCO Board seat and who is asking questions and demanding answers for all those in Tokyo receiving TEPCO's radioactiv­e fallout?

              This is UNACCEPTAB­LE!

              Who wants to star in a Japanese radioactiv­e pollution Film!

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Rooks, can you please tell us what city you are in or near?

        • Whoopie Whoopie

          I'm listening Have the volume turned way up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYjvBVaMBdM&feature=youtu.be
          Some poster at HP said Any quake that doesn't cause massive damage may actually be a good thing, ironically, because it's better when tectonic pressure is released a little at a time rather than all at once.
          WITH THE PLANTS SO UNSTABLE THOUGH, I DONT THINK ANY EQ IS GOOD EH?

          • WindorSolarPlease

            Hi Whoopie

            Maybe it is better if pressure is released little at a time, I don't know?

            However, with Nuclear Plants that are in trouble, I don't see how this can be good a good thing??

            Nuclear Plant + EQ = Possible Big Trouble That No One Wants

            • Whoopie Whoopie

              Riiiight Wind. Not a good thing. 🙁 WHY IN THE HELL WOULD HP KEEP EQ THREAD ON LOCK DOWN?!?! I mean…good god. Someone just said they r backpacking outside of Tokyo/nothing serious. quote

              • WindorSolarPlease

                Whoopie, I can't blame them if they are trying to get out of there.

                Heck, I'm still waiting for my limo

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Seismic experts generally agree a series of smaller EQ's is good for relieving pressure from a fault. However, since they may shift things on one fault, they can put pressure on another fault at its juncture with the one that moved. So it depends upon whether or not the EQ event happens on a fault that is more or less isolated from other faults, or not.

          • StillJill StillJill

            Ah,…the old, 'fart and feel better' cover! That's a HOOT!

  • Bobby1

    According to the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry confirmed nuclear facility in Aomori Prefecture [18:15], of spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Aomori Prefecture and the Tohoku Electric Power Higashidori nuclear power plant of Japan Nuclear Fuel ▽ ▽ Both is that the operation has stopped, that the check on the status of currently taking contact.

    https://twitter.com/#!/nhk_HORIJUN/status/179859328860295168

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Jaw dropping….scary shit.

    • rooks rooks

      This reprocessing plant would screw the entire northern hemisphere.

      • WindorSolarPlease

        Rooks, I think we already are. People have gotten high readings here.

        • Whoopie Whoopie

          It's time like these I wish we all could chat…so we could be connected. I'M SCARED…FOR JAPAN/ROOKS AND US TOO. Listening to this webcam and watching reminds me of the early days last year.
          OMG…"settle down whoop" ok i will

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Rokkasho is the reprocessing plant up on the northern tip of Honshu. That's at some distance to the north. If a large EQ happened, though, it's not that far from where the offshore EQ's happened.

        Supposedly that's a big weapons grade plutonium processing facility. They are doing MOX fabrication there.

    • CB CB

      A minor tsunami hit Japan's northeastern coastline today after a strong earthquake rocked the region nearly a year on from Japan's worst post-war natural disaster. The 10-centimetre wave and 6.8 magnitude quake, which struck some 210 kilometres off the northern island of Hokkaido, prompted local authorities to issue an evacuation warning for coastal residents. Japan's meteorological agency had initially said the tsunami could be as high as 50 centimetres, but US monitors said there was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat. RSOE

  • girlygrrll

    Are these foreshocks?

  • mungo mungo

    if this NPP is going to take 40 years to decommission…..what are the chances that a big e/q are going to hit daiichi within 40 years?
    we can all see how this is going- if fukup lasts another 24 hours in the present shakings, it then has to last another 24 hours, and another, and another, ad infinitum. sigh.

  • mungo mungo

    ■緊急地震速報(第1報)■■ 三陸沖で地震 最大震度 1(推定) [詳細] 2012/3/14 23:04:05発生 M4.4 深さ10km  東京到達時刻:23:07:03 (あと約178秒)

    • mungo mungo

      that was 8 minutes ago, near chiba

      • mungo mungo

        HisuiKiryu_3426 RT @ eq_tokyo: M4.4 earthquake occurred off the coast of Sanriku (10 km depth). Tokyo 116 seconds after (23:07:03) may influence the intensity of less than 1. #

  • dosdos dosdos

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/10/140_40.php

    Only the Chiba quake was close enough to really matter at Daiichi.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Rooks and anyone else living in Japan are you still ok?

  • openeye openeye

    The Fukushima Story You Didn't hear on CNN
    by Greg Palast
    I've seen a lot of sick stuff in my career, but this was sick on a new level.
    Here was the handwritten log kept by a senior engineer at the nuclear power plant:
    Wiesel was very upset. He seemed very nervous. Very agitated. . . . In fact, the plant was riddled with problems that, no way on earth, could stand an earth- quake. The team of engineers sent in to inspect found that most of these components could "completely and utterly fail" during an earthquake.
    "Utterly fail during an earthquake." And here in Japan was the quake and here is the utter failure
    KEEP READING–RE EQ QUALITY CONTROL NEVER IMPLEMENTED/CRIMINAL COLLUSION.
    http://pacificfreepress.com/news/1/11193-the-fukushima-story-you-missed-because-it-wasnt-told.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PacificFreePress+%28Pacific+Free+Press%29

  • Anthony Anthony

    Jumping in…. I think its one thing for 90% of other couuntries to be oblivious, but given the accident OCCURRED and CONTINUES to HARM the WHOLE WORLD, it is INEXCUSABLE for the Japanese and grossly irresponsible to still claim any ignorance about this disaster.

    It like a child playing with matches setting a whole neighborhood on fire and then being EXCUSED for their denial of what they have done. If nothing is changed we are doomed to repeat the events.

    Nothing new , sadly not a new development…. hence my bitterness upon reading it yet again.

    It doesn't take much for a person like rooks to inform themselves, communicate, and OWN IT.

    Love you WSP & rooks… really feeling the hate the f'n situation and the stunned people it takes to create and continue it.

    • Anthony Anthony

      This was a reply to:
      WindorSolarPlease
      March 14, 2012 at 9:51 am · Reply
      Rooks, Unfortunately I think people in other Countries feel the same way.

      Hopefully things will change.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Thank you Anthony)))

      Still would like to know if people there are ok..Not much on the news about this..I was expecting breaking news reports.

      • Anthony Anthony

        Yes agreed but they are not going to know *jack* unless they personally invest the effort to be informed. Simultaneously it would be really nice if the rest of the planet wasn't completely contaminated while people near the source of the poisons stay unaware, uninformed and uncaring for us DownWinders.

        In technical terms people, we are caught in a loop.

        • WindorSolarPlease

          I agree Anthony that, if anyone should be aware would be those closest to the disaster.

          This does not excuse those in other Countries who are unaware of this disaster and the dangers of what Nuclear Power holds.

          We all need to work together, from all over, to end Nuclear Power.

          ~END NUCLEAR POWER~

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Safecast and DataPoke are two independent monitoring groups in Japan. DataPoke is an international group with people inside and outside Japan. They are trying to assess the extent and levels of radiation in Japan.

        • NoNukes NoNukes

          To the people of Japan,

          Please understand that this sentiment from Anthony is not shared by everyone on Enenews.

          I believe that this is disinformation meant to divide and conquer.

          There are those of us here who know that we suffer alongside you. Our governments are not protecting their people.

          You are Fukushima's first victims. We thank you for all of the risks to your health-physical, social, professional-that you have made in order to get information out to the rest of the world.

          • Anthony Anthony

            To NoNukes

            You know your statement was ok until you had to tag it as disinformation.

            You are a weirdo as far as I am concerned.

            Lets not talk with each other anymore. I mean it.

            I am not sure of your agenda but I do not have one outside of surviving this disaster.

            I reject your attempt to discredit me or my opinion.

            It is much more elegant to agree to disagree.

    • NoNukes NoNukes

      Anthony,

      There are about 90 military bases in Japan. The United States government knows what is going on from the technician level to the top.

  • openeye openeye

    PALAST WAS ON AJ AGAIN YESTERDAY–IF ANYONE HERE LISTENED, DID AJ ALLOW THIS BREAKING NEWS RE NO EQ QUALITY CONTROL TO BEGIN WITH?

    WHY OH WHY HAVE WE HAD TO WAIT A YEAR TO HEAR THIS???????????

    The Fukushima Story You Didn't hear on CNN
    by Greg Palast
    I've seen a lot of sick stuff in my career, but this was sick on a new level.
    Here was the handwritten log kept by a senior engineer at the nuclear power plant:
    Wiesel was very upset. He seemed very nervous. Very agitated. . . . In fact, the plant was riddled with problems that, no way on earth, could stand an earth- quake. The team of engineers sent in to inspect found that most of these components could "completely and utterly fail" during an earthquake.
    "Utterly fail during an earthquake." And here in Japan was the quake and here is the utter failure
    KEEP READING–RE EQ QUALITY CONTROL NEVER IMPLEMENTED/CRIMINAL COLLUSION.
    http://pacificfreepress.com/news/1/11193-the-fukushima-story-you-missed-because-it-wasnt-told.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PacificFreePress+%28Pacific+Free+Press%29

    /

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi openeye

      Interesting video..Corruption to the fullest..Even though they have their money, they still need the environment to live. What good is money, when you have the radiation all around you and the beauty of this world is gone?

      • WindorSolarPlease

        If there is going to Corruption, can't it be with something else that won't effect this world with such devestation?

        • WindorSolarPlease

          BTW..That was a sarc comment, hope no one took that serious.

          Please no Corruption at all

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Yes, corruption to the fullest, and rampant in the nuclear entire industry, worldwide. The thought of non-OECD nations getting nuclear power plants going is mind boggling. Oh, you want to talk? Pay this baksheesh, or we kill you.

        • WindorSolarPlease

          Hi HoTaters

          I don't understand why anyone would want or keep Nuclear Power going.

          The last two sentences, sorry I don't understand what you mean.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Thank you for this site, WHERE IS THE BREAKING NEWS ON TV ABOUT THIS???!!!!

    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      Sadly, one must assume, due to the lack of msm reporting, that things are very bad there in Japan.. if it was just your average earthquake and tsunami.. we may have heard about it..

      I am glad most of Japan's nuclear plants are shut down, this is more proof that all of Japan's need to be shut, and the rest of the world must follow..

      As I read Karl Grossman's book, that he sent me, from 1982, "Cover up: What you are not supposed to know about Nuclear Power", I am horrified and outraged..

      ..did you know that 15 to 30 seconds is all the recovery time, from a loss of emergency core cooling system, that operators have to gain control prior to the accident proceeding out of control?

      I really suggest all enenewsers read Karl's material, he is an amazing investigative journalist that has the details, or should I say dirt! So much outrageous information, from 1982.. and I am only on page 20!!!!

  • StillJill StillJill

    Wow Cataclysmic! Page 20,….and I can already hear your head exploding with UGLY facts,….facts that bring up soooooo many questions, huh?

    You take care friend,….come up for 'air' every 20 pages I'd say! 🙂

    And come here! 🙂

    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      You got it Jill..

      ..he starts the book explaining how if nuclear anything, whether bomb, or power accident, damages your home or car, your insurance is worthless.. all insurance policies exclude coverage of nuclear incidents.

      ..then he shares the Federal Response Plan for Peacetime Nuclear Emergencies…that is mind blowing, and if read by the citizens of this country, we might not have to worry about nuclear power as it is frightening in its sheer enormity..

      ..then he moves on to the government report from the Atomic Energy Commission.. Theoretical possibilities and consequences of major accidents in large Nuclear power plants, which has big underlined letters that spell out DO NOT CIRCULATE

      ..now I am in the Atomic Energy Act..oh boy, here is a nice tidbit.. "The more money a utility spends on construction, the more money regulatory agencies let it make. Each new billion dollar nuclear plant constructed by a utility, even when ratepayers' money is used, allows it to make many millions of dollars more.

      Did you know that the multinational oil giants dominate the nuclear field? they bought up most of the uranium mines and reserves as well as milling and fuel fabrication centers…

      and really, this is all in the first 17 pages..the next page or two talk about Nuclear power costs and how solar and renewable energies, based on a study in 1978 by the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources subcommittees' report "Nuclear Power Costs", are cheaper and produce more jobs…"If the federal government spent only a small portion of what it has already spent on nuclear power development for the commercialization of solar power, solar generated electricity would be economically feasible within five years."

      THIS IS IN 1978!!! Talk about outrage!

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        IMHO, everyone here should also read the novel, The Prize. It's about how the oil companies came into being in the U.S., the Rockefeller family, and much more. That and the House of Morgan are must-reads, to put things as they are now into proper historical context.

        We cannot fully grasp why things are the way they are today unless we understand the historical context.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Queen of England, for example, major shareholder in Dutch Royal Shell, and uranium mines.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            And banks financing all of this tied to Bank of England historically. Important to know how and why central banks were established too. In U.S., done by stealth with questionable legality of a Constitutional Amendment signed in the middle of the night, to allow establishment of the Federal Reserve. And important to know who the Federal Reserve member banks are.

            All part of the same big picture.

  • openeye openeye

    WHY WOULD PALAST WAIT SO LONG TO TELL US–HE HAD THAT NOTEBOOK LONG AGO.

    WAS HE IN DANGER UNTIL NOW? WAS HE IN COLLUSION/CONTROLLED?

    IF HE'S A PUPPET, HE'LL HAVE THE SECRET ANTIDOTES I AM SURE.

    KEVIN,BLADES ET AL: PLS PLS GIVE US YOUR TAKE ON HOW DEEP THE COLLUSION GOES INVOLVING THE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA, AND PERHAPS GIVE US A (guestimated) GOOD GUYS/BAD GUYS LIST. I'LL GET US STARTED:

    GOOD GUYS: 1) enenews; 2)Stephen Lendman (I know him personally, but am sad he never write about Fukushima); 3)Jake Adlestein; 4)Global Research?…..TO BE CONTINUED 🙂

    What a service such a list would be.

  • StillJill StillJill

    Dr's Busby and Caldicott, Loren Moret (Am I even close to her name?)

  • StillJill StillJill

    It's not going to be a very LONG list, openeye,……but you've started us out on the positive side,….good choice! 🙂

  • StillJill StillJill

    Would you believe,…Nancy Grace? She went all FUKU on some supposed 'expert', who downplayed the three meltdowns! Ever since she became a Mother,….she's a LIONESS for children!!!! (Maybe before too,…but more now)

  • StillJill StillJill

    Sorry,…I thought 'we' were in O/T discussion.

    Back to earthquakes! 🙂

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    ..or maybe she smells the money from lucrative lawsuits…ratings..etc.

  • StillJill StillJill

    Oh yeah,…that too-ALWAYS! (A bit of the ol'e 'ambulance chasher", Yes!)

    But if I can find a clip of what I saw,….she went FUKU GOOD!

    Off to find,….if it's FINDABLE! 🙂

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi StillJill

      Yes you are…Nancy Grace called it right.

      • StillJill StillJill

        Thanks so much WindorSolarPlease,…for watching that and spicing up my 'giddiness' at finding it. You're a pal! 🙂

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Wow, that meteorologist she was talking to is a total IGNORAMUS! Disgraceful!

          The sad part is I don't recall there being ANY WARNING issued to people in California. I for one certainly was never made aware the Governor here declared a state of emergency due to the radiation!

          GRRRRRRR!

          • norbu norbu

            Do you have a link to governor Brown declaring a state of emergency due to radiation?

          • norbu norbu

            what is your source? I checked governors web site no such warning was there. That is a serious statement to make with nothing to back it up.

            • goathead goathead

              Is this the same governor Brown who warned various high ranking officials to not fly on September 11th??? What a Terrible irony, no???

          • StillJill StillJill

            I know! How can a meteorologist be so stupid?

  • CaptD CaptD

    Earth Quakes cannot be controlled and every land based reactor is a meltdown waiting to happen no matter how it is designed; and BTW US reactors are not built to the same "high" standard of earth movement that Japanese reactors are and Fukushima proved even that was not good enough; add in all other types of accidents or man made BLUNDERS and you have a perfect storm of Global radiation waiting to happen…

  • mungo mungo

    [# earthquake # breaking] 15, 1:57-epicenter of Ibaraki Pref.: earthquake Ibaraki Prefecture 3/15 1:57, occurred.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Maybe things are just warming up for the big one? Sure hope not! This might be really bad if its true.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdqimuL-ZoM&feature=youtu.be

  • norbu norbu

    there is high amount of solar activity, in last few days very large.
    http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/

  • CB CB

    5.2 earthquake, near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. Mar 15 6:38am at epicenter (13m ago, 141km SE of Mito, depth 3… http://t.co/0Lie3iqG