Japan 2024 earthquake

by dan, Tuesday, January 02, 2024, 05:47 (202 days ago) @ dulan drift

Yeah, we didn't feel a thing. That's a horrible scenario though -- having a few feet of water in your house and no heat in the middle of winter! It sounds like so far the feared 5M tsunami never materialized.

Japan 2024 earthquake

by dulan drift ⌂, Tuesday, January 02, 2024, 18:00 (202 days ago) @ dan

In Suzu, a coastal town of just over 5,000 households near the quake's epicentre, there may have been up to 1,000 houses destroyed, according to its mayor Masuhiro Izumiya

That will mean a lot of death, if that report is correct. It's 48 already - that's gonna go up significantly.

Trying to imagine what it was like for those drivers in the pic below. It was probably survivable for them, but must've been incredibly scary.

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Japan 2024 earthquake

by dan, Wednesday, January 03, 2024, 11:37 (201 days ago) @ dulan drift

Yeah, more information is coming in today. Thousands of homes destroyed, and the last I heard the death toll was in the 60's but, as you point out, that's certain to rise.

2024 has gotten off to a rocky start! This earthquake, then two planes collide at Haneda the next day, killing 5 with hundreds remarkably escaping, then Israel targets a Hamas leader inside Lebanon, actually in Beirut, so I guess you could say the war has now spread to Lebanon.

And it's only Jan 3!

Japan 2024 earthquake

by dan, Tuesday, January 09, 2024, 06:13 (195 days ago) @ dan

Reports of the death toll and numbers of missing grow increasingly dim. I think the current count fatalities is around 250, but there are over 300 missing. Plus, over 30,000 people are sheltering in below freezing temperatures. They recently got 10cm of snow, and then it's supposed to rain in coming days. That's horrible weather -- rain on top of snow. Then if it freezes again you have lots of ice.

In short, a lot of misery.

Japan 2024 earthquake

by dan, Monday, March 04, 2024, 17:49 (140 days ago) @ dan

The 2024 New Years Day Japan earthquake continues to lead the 5-minute morning English NHK news summary I download every day. One of the most outstanding effects of the quake, aside from the 250+ lives lost and massive human suffering, people still living in cars and shelters with no running water, etc., is that the traditional fishing industry has been destroyed by the decrease in depth of the bay.

The seabed on the harbor rose by 1.5 meters due to the quake.

In related news, Japan agency warns of more quakes as temblors continue east of Tokyo.

Japan's weather agency has warned of more earthquakes in Chiba Prefecture east of Tokyo following a series of temblors in recent days, detecting a movement known as "slow slip" in tectonic plates off the coast.

The slow-slip event is believed to be occurring off the Boso Peninsula on the boundary between the continental plate and the Philippine Sea plate, according to the Geospatial Information Authority.

An abnormal crustal movement was detected from around Monday. Based on data collected through Wednesday, up to about 2 centimeters of slippage is estimated to have occurred on the plate boundary surface, the organization said Friday.

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Hats off to the associated Japanese agencies for identifying and measuring this tectonic activity.

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