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News Two small quakes make one big

Discussion in 'Japanese News & Hot Topics' started by thomas, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. thomas

    thomas Unswerving cyclist
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    This was quite disturbing yesterday: we had three devices going off at the same time, but the quake never materialised. Fortunately, I guess.

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    The big one last night went unannounced though.

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    That's shindo, not magnitude.

    Earthquake warnings leave Kanto jolted, but the big shake never came

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    Simultaneous small quakes in Japan trigger emergency warning - Japan Today
     
  2. Mike Cash

    Mike Cash 骨も命も皆此の土地に埋めよう

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    I also got the warning while sitting seaside down at the docks in Tokyo yesterday. I clicked NHK radio on and got reports of a shindo 3 quake and wondered what in hell all the fuss was over a 3. Then they announced that the epicenter of the quake was off the coast of Sendai or somewhere off the Pacific coast, I forget exactly where....and then a few seconds later the epicenter had jumped to off the coast of Toyama in the Sea of Japan. They had some rather confused announcing going on for a while.

    I was surprised that there was nothing about that big rocker after midnight. That thing shook the hell out out my truck.
     
  3. Lomaster

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    It reminds me how Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia failed to notify the population of impending calamities on several occasions. After being criticized for that, the Ministry began issuing warnings in spam-like manner even for such "calamities" as a slight breeze and drizzle (should i mention that often times the warnings don't manifest at all?)
    Perhaps that's the case with 気象庁 too? "Better safe than sorry" approach.
     

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