Is Japan Just Going to Fall Into the Ocean?

I just got this announcement from the usgs.gov site – the earthquake warning system. Japan had a 7.0 quake off the coast. I think it’s time everyone in the country move into China – and you can all forgive and forget.

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7.0 Mw – OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.0 Mw
Date-Time
  • 10 Jul 2011 00:57:12 UTC
  • 10 Jul 2011 10:57:12 near epicenter
  • 10 Jul 2011 06:57:12 standard time in your timezone
Location 38.040N 143.287E
Depth 34 km
Distances
  • 212 km (131 miles) E (96 degrees) of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
  • 237 km (147 miles) ENE (62 degrees) of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
  • 250 km (155 miles) E (81 degrees) of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
  • 411 km (255 miles) NE (49 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 14.1 km; Vertical 4.2 km
Parameters Nph = 311; Dmin = 441.9 km; Rmss = 0.80 seconds; Gp = 32°
M-type = Mw; Version = 9
Event ID US c0004sg6

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