6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan

September 16, 2011JAPAN – This map shows the latest breakout of earthquakes and reveals the amount of seismic stress being unleashed off the coast of the Japanese mainland. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake is the 16th major (6.0 +) earthquake to strike in the month of September. –The Extinction Protocol
TOKYO — A strong 6.6-magnitude undersea quake and a series of aftershocks hit off the coast of Japan’s Honshu island Saturday, not far from the area ravaged by a huge March quake and tsunami, geologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no widespread tsunami warning, although the initial earthquake was followed by four more quakes, one of them coming in at magnitude 6.2. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the first, 36.2-kilometre (22.6-mile) deep quake hit 108 kilometres east-south-east of the coastal town of Hachinohe, 574 kilometres from Tokyo, at 4:26 am (1926 GMT Friday). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that “no destructive widespread tsunami risk exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data.” But it said that quakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis. “Authorities in the region of the epicentre should be aware of this,” the centre said in a statement. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that there might be some changes in sea levels due to the first earthquake, but that there were no reports of damage or casualties and none were expected, according to the Kyodo news agency. It said the initial quake jolted Iwate prefecture, an area badly hit by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11 that left almost 20,000 dead or missing and sparked the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl. The 6.6-magnitude quake was followed by a smaller, 5.2-magnitude tremor, 10.4 kilometres deep and 46 kilometres from Hachinohe at 4:39 am (1939 GMT Friday), then a third, 5.5-magnitude quake at 6:11 am (2011 GMT Friday), this time at a depth of 19 kilometres, 144 kilometres from Hachinohe. The fourth quake struck at 7:08 am (2108 GMT Friday), with a magnitude of 6.2 at a depth of 20.2 kilometres, 137 kilometres east-south-east of Hachinohe. Again, no widespread tsunami warning was issued. At 07:36 (2136 GMT), a 5.6-magnitude quake hit at a depth of 17.6 kilometres, 161 kilometres east-south-east of Hachinohe, USGS said. Japan, located on the tectonic crossroads known as the “Pacific Ring of Fire” and dotted with volcanoes, is one of the world’s most quake-prone countries. –AFP
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19 Responses to 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan

  1. kristoffer94 says:

    This is unbelieveable

    Can it be a sign of a new big earthquake in Japan, maybe 8.0 to 9.0 magnitude?


    • I think we are moving beyond the spectrum of earthquakes and are now progressing into the bandwidth where “events” will start happening which will include several large earthquakes that will work in concert with the destructive force of magma and the ocean to rend land masses asunder. This is the next level of these changes and it is soon to be upon us. The world is daydreaming now of La Dolce Vita with Anita Ekberg only to be rudely and abruptly awakened to an encroaching nightmare.


      • Apple IIGS says:

        Alvin – Any idea, roughly speaking, when these events will get severe enough where the world is going to start taking notice? I’ve said it before, but it seems like the news media and everyone I know is completely oblivious to changes happening around us.

        Will we see it before the end of this year, or is likely several months away? (somehow I doubt years).


      • Apple, next year will be very bad and 2013 will be even worst. All this fringe talk of disasters of the end of the world will soon become mainstream chatter and the noise will be heard across the globe.


  2. Julie says:

    Alvin –

    You called it – the pot is indeed beginning to boil.
    I hope this doesn’t sound morbid – but we are living in miraculous times.


    Peace –


  3. Dennis E. says:

    This is not good for the people of Japan. These series of quakes are a warning that a bigger
    event is real soon in my opinion. I wonder if anyone is telling the people of Japan about this approaching situation? Where can they go? With so many 6.0 plus EQ’s this month, where will the explosive point be, here?


  4. David says:

    Looks like there is more to come,another 5.7 or so just hit now, will be up on USGS in a minute.http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/


  5. Evo says:

    Once the people of Japan are safe from all this chaos, and no major tsunami is going to wreck havoc, I can thank God again for his protection.
    A few weeks ago on Discovery, I watched a scientist who discovered that when an asteroid impacted earth, there was also an event directly opposite the impact site. Kind of like a “Newtons Cradle” effect.
    I can guess where this might be on Earth, but does anybody know where the exact opposite location of Honshu is on Earth. And if any minor effects have been felt there.


  6. Gen says:

    Evo, it is in the south Atlantic Ocean. Here is a map tunneling tool. You drag the mouse across the map until the cross in the center is over the area you want. It will come up on the other map.



  7. Gen says:

    Also when on the USGS quake page you can also click on “map” for the location of a specific quake. Then click on the square showing the location of the quake. Then click on Scientific and Technical. Then click on Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times. A world map will come up showing you the opposite side of the earth to that quake.


    • Evo says:

      Gen, Thank you so much for this. Never heard of p-wave, or how it is used before. Its really interesting. Now I have my homework for tonight, I want to know more about it.! Thank you again


  8. sophia carlson says:

    Hi Alvin I went for a drive last night up into the beginning of our Alpine Pass and you can feel the Earth holding its breath as if waiting for a signal. The hairs on your body prickle and there’s a feeling that all is not right with the world. The moon is brighter, the clouds look odd and there’s a silence at night up there that is not usual. Usually there are night sounds of bugs, the odd bird calls, a possum talks but there is just dead silence, an unnatural silence. Creation is waiting for I know not what but something wicked this way comes. May God Bless us and keep us in the trials that are to come.


  9. jade says:

    A case of mother earth straightening up on her axis for whats to become of her… as she chooses to birth into a star perhaps???


  10. luisport says:

    Magnitude M 4.9
    Date time 2011-09-17 17:41:04.3 UTC
    Location 28.76 S ; 70.98 W
    Depth 26 km
    Distances 129 km N La serena (pop 154,521 ; local time 13:41:04.3 2011-09-17)
    30 km SW Vallenar (pop 44,895 ; local time 13:41:04.3 2011-09-17)

    Magnitude mb 5.0
    Date time 2011-09-17 17:54:52.0 UTC
    Location 40.53 N ; 142.96 E
    Depth 40 km
    Distances 121 km E Hachinohe (pop 239,046 ; local time 02:54:52.0 2011-09-18)
    130 km NE Miyako (pop 51,721 ; local time 02:54:52.0 2011-09-18)


  11. luisport says:

    Lurking says:
    September 17, 2011 at 23:06
    Fönix says:
    September 17, 2011 at 22:49

    “I wonder what is going on with Almannagjá at Thingvellir, its starting to fall apart,
    the crack gets bigger every day.”

    Thanks for the link.

    But, stating the obvious, it is a rift, that’s what rifts do. If a road built down the center of a crack starts to deteriorate and collapse due to the crack getting wider, build the road in a different place. The only way to actually stop it, would be stopping the two plates from moving apart. I don’t think that’s gonna happen any time soon.

    Re-route the road, put a parking area near each and and a bike/walking path so that people can go up and see the thing, and call it a day. Problem solved.

    Jón Frímann says:
    September 18, 2011 at 00:25
    This actually might be signs that a new rifting episodes are about to start in this area. Therefor new eruptions on the Reykjanes peninsula. But that is only a guess, based on best available data that I got.


  12. luisport says:

    Earthquake in Russia [Asia] on Saturday, 17 September, 2011 at 17:44 (05:44 PM) UTC.

    Four earthquakes were registered nearby the Kuril Islands in Russia’s Far East, a spokesman of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Sakhalin region said on Saturday. “The first earthquake of 7.1 magnitude was registered at 6:35 Sakhalin time (12:35 GMT) 460 km south-east of the city of Yuzhno-Kurilsk. Three earthquakes of 5.8, 6 and 5.9 magnitude were reported at 7:10, 8:09 and 8:38 (Sakhalin time), respectively,” the spokesman said. Epicenters were located in the Pacific Ocean and the earthquakes were not felt in the region. There is no tsunami threat, said the spokesman.



  13. luisport says:

    Magnitude mb 5.1
    Date time 2011-09-18 10:39:47.0 UTC
    Location 42.12 N ; 142.26 E
    Depth 60 km
    Distances 79 km SE Tomakomai (pop 174,806 ; local time 19:39:47.6 2011-09-18)
    25 km S Shizunai (pop 22,436 ; local time 19:39:47.6 2011-09-18)


  14. luisport says:

    Magnitude M 5.2
    Date time 2011-09-18 18:35:24.0 UTC
    Location 10.54 S ; 161.44 E
    Depth 64 km
    Distances 1566 km E Port moresby (pop 283,733 ; local time 04:35:24.0 2011-09-19)
    208 km SE Honiara (pop 56,298 ; local time 05:35:24.0 2011-09-19)
    49 km W Kirakira (pop 1,122 ; local time 05:35:24.0 2011-09-19)


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