Powerful M6.2 quake hits eastern Japan — Felt over span of 500 kilometers — 13 quakes near same spot in two hours (MAP)

Published: February 25th, 2013 at 3:23 am ET
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UPDATE HERE: Japan agency reports 37 earthquakes near location of today's powerful M6.2

Reuters, 2:48a ET: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 jolted eastern Japan on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said [...] Tokyo Electric Power Co said there were not reports of irregularities at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeastern Japan or at its other nuclear facilities. [...]

Source: jma.go.jp

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): A powerful earthquake has shaken Tokyo, wobbling high-rise buildings in the capital for 30 seconds. [...] In the capital, high-rise buildings shook for more than half a minute. The shallow quake was felt over a 500-kilometre range of Japan’s main island of Honshu – from Akita in the north to Shizuoka in the south. [...]

Kyodo News: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 jolted Tochigi Prefecture [100 miles WSW of Fukushima Daiichi] in eastern Japan and its vicinity on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued following the 4:23 p.m. quake, which registered upper 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7. [...]

See the list of most recent quakes here

Published: February 25th, 2013 at 3:23 am ET
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17 comments to Powerful M6.2 quake hits eastern Japan — Felt over span of 500 kilometers — 13 quakes near same spot in two hours (MAP)

  • kintaman kintaman

    Not a problem. Let's build more nuclear reactors in this area. It is a great idea. What could possibly go wrong?


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    • japan guinea pig

      well said KINTAMAN….youve got balls !!


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    • We Not They Finally

      Understanding the time restraints we all live under thanks to Fukeshima and the Nuclear authorities..Why dont we do a grand bargain with the Republicans but set 10 years as the time it all goes into effect….That way we can get the next ten years devoid of the harassment by the far right..Of course they refuse to understand that nuclear energy is not safe and the clock is ticking….Does this sound to cynical to you? Or does it make definitive sense? To me its real politic and since the slide to extinction is moving at super speed.Why worry…The future looks like a cross between Mad Max and some sort of future nightmare where society telecasts Russian roulette games world wide and where law and justice have totally dissapeared.


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  • We Not They Finally

    Everyone was afraid of the likes of this because reactor 4 might topple and collapse. But it seems likely that that has ALREADY happened. (See Yoichi Shimatsu 6/30/12 at JeffRense.com.) But Fukushima Daichi is also quicksand by now — built on a landfill, saturated with zillions of gallons of now-radioactive water, multiple reactors out of containment. So everything still gets exponentially worse with earthquakes. Wonder if they will even bother to tell us…..


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    • kintaman kintaman

      I am very much doom and gloom about Fukushima (I evac'd from Japan entirely) but I do not take what JRense or Yoichi Shimatsu say at face value….big grains of salt as they appear to be in the conspiracy land feeding people's fears for their profit. I am not saying that everything they say is false but I am sure a bunch of it is and also exaggerated.

      That said, I will say that I think Japan is f*cked and so is the pacific and in time the rest of us.


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      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        There's the crux of the situation, kintaman. How much time do the 'rest' of us have? I think that's what we're all trying to figure out.

        I asked a health professional what is the expected lifespan with lungs full of uranium and plutonium. He just stared at me and sighed.


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        • kintaman kintaman

          Sighed as though you were a crazy sounding person? I get that all the time to the point where I have given up talking about it with anyone offline.

          Many of our life times will be cut short no doubt but the more pressing matter is what about future generations. I foresee a "Children of Men" scenario in the coming decades or so.


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          • Fury Fury

            Your life will be cut short by most of the medicine that you will be put on not by radiation. Megestrol to improve your appetite till you get cancer from a cancer drug! and it tightens up your throat till you can't eat! Don't go to a doctor, it's dangerous!


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  • japan guinea pig

    Even when there was a"Meltdown" at Fukushima the Japanese government did not admit it to the International community,and hide it from their own people for 12 weeks !!.They (The Japanese govenment are a bunch of liars….dont believe a word they say.
    All their worried about is the economy…but they dont realize that without people you have NO ECONOMY.Japan stop killing your children !!!! with radiation poisioning !!!.


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  • nedlifromvermont

    just another industrial accident … like a coal mine collapse … or an oil rig blow out … get over it people … people die in peace time, too … you don't want us to shut off your televisions, do you? DO YOU?

    take no notice of that fellow who says you can have your electrical grid powered by wind and solar … he is not drinking this nice Kool-aid we're serving, so he is clearly in La-La land …

    Move along now … there is no immediate danger (there never is) … and the experts have everything firmly in control … we have whole agencies devoted to deceiving you about the dangers of radiological contamination … and the nice G-men have decided that nuclear power is so safe … YOU ARE NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO DISCUSS SAFETY as it related to nuclear power … Isn't fascism great???

    And thank you to Adolf and Josef for showing the way to run a country … simply choose the biggest lie you can think of and repeat … often, rinse and repeat … the Sheeple will believe it soon enough … when their leaders lie to them, the Sheeple believe …

    Why? What could go wrong here. Radiation is good for you. It is safe to move back there now and eat the tasty produce. There is no immediate danger … experts in the field have determined it is now safe for you to move back to Minamisoma. Wirklich wahr. Take no notice of that fellow behind the curtain.

    What could go wrong? Your leaders would not lie to you. We love you.

    peace …


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The 6.2 was at 10 km…near Mt. Mitsudake,ETC…heavy volcanic area.

    Look at the area involved with this one.

    4.5..30.53 km (18.97 miles) – of Muikamachi, Niigata, Japan

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=seism_index&rid=307632

    Kashiwazaki Kariwa Npp 47.01 km


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    PS..a better look on this one..
    Less than 5 km. from Mt.Hiuchi.


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  • weeman

    After a earthquakes watch for a increases in radiation levels, if in north America look for increase in 6 to 7 days,
    Shake rattle and radiate baby, every time a quake occurs it disturbs corium and a increase in radiation levels occur.


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  • Fury Fury

    Forget the coriums!! It looks like the whole volcanic island of Japan is going to erupt!! Maybe bigger than the deccan traps or Yellowstone!! Get out the video cams!!


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  • earthsmith

    Uh oh looks like she is getting ready to the old split, puke, and sink. The earth has done this before and surely will again. Oh where have all the real scientists gone…..oops my bad they disappeared! I disapprove of violence and have protested all wars. But we are being attacked and I fear this is one war I will have to fight.


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