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There sure are a lot of "lets get scared" stories at the moment.

Here's another from today

東日本大震災の地震発生がきっかけになり、東北地方沖の太平洋プレートの深い部分で、岩盤同士が押し合っていた力が、引っ張り合う力に転じていたことを、海洋研究開発機構などの研究グループが突き止めた。
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 引っ張る力がプレート内でより強く働くようになり、マグニチュード(M)8・1の昭和三陸地震と同じタイプの大規模地震が起きやすくなっていることを示す成果。31日付の米物理学会誌に掲載される。
 東日本大震災の本震は陸側のプレートの下に、太平洋プレートが沈み込む「プレート境界」で起きた。この太平洋プレートの浅い部分では岩盤を引っ張る力、深い部分では押し合う力が働いているが、巨大地震の発生で、このバランスがどう変わったかはわかっていなかった。
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The same in native English:

Earthquake occurrence of east Japanese large earthquake disaster becomes opportunity, in the part where the Pacific Ocean plate of the northeast local open sea is deep, the power where the base rock has jostled, the fact that it changed to the power to pull was pinpointed, the research group of oceanic research and development mechanism and the like.  The result which shows the fact that it reaches the point where the power which pulls works more strongly inside the plate, magnitude (M) large-scale earthquake of the same type as 8.1 Showa Aomori, Iwate, and Miyagi Prefectures earthquakes to occur it becomes easy. It is published to the American physics periodical of 31 dates.  Main shock of east Japanese large earthquake disaster the Pacific Ocean plate sinks under the plate of shore and, is packed it occurred with “plate boundary”. In the part where this Pacific Ocean plate is shallow the power which pulls the base rock, in the deep part the power which jostles works, but you did not know with occurrence of enormous earthquake, this balance how changed.

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According to the Japan TImes' style guide, that should read "enormous tremblor" at the end. Other than that, its ready for the presses!
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What I think that is all about is that they are saying now that there's 'a chance' of a M8 aftershock.
It'll probs be on the tv news tonight.

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View Postmuikabochi, on 31 January 2012 - 12:45 PM, said:

What I think that is all about is that they are saying now that there's 'a chance' of a M8 aftershock.
It'll probs be on the tv news tonight.


And so it was. M8 more likely now due to Pacific Plate surface that was in compression before 3.11 now being pulled apart. Which could create a large tsunami, but since the epicenter would be further from land, it may only be a shindo 5 or less on land, so people may not take the tsunami risk seriously.

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View PostMr Wiggles, on 31 January 2012 - 12:23 PM, said:



Let's hope AC are working on some better adverts.The last ones were SHITE! ;)


if the people involved in making the AC adverts after a crazy disaster are reading, then I request, hot naked young ladies gratuitously showing their wares on the screen......no A-SHEEEEEE jingle, if you have to have music then some 70's soft porn music would add comedy value and set everyone at ease. When you constantly played those shite ads, I wanted to rip my face off and kill someone
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What are those adverts actually for? I still don't know.

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How many of us here have some sort of preparation going on?

Like a few torches around the house, some food or pack near the genkan in case an escape is needed etc?

I have the torches going on. I have a few of my cupboards attached to walls as well.

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I have some torches around the house, some candles, and some supplies in a bag in the genkan. I think they call it a 'grab-bag'.

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We have a couple of huge grab bags in and outside the genkan.
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Torches for sure.
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Need to get some stuff sorted really.
Got matches, candles, gas canisters for nabe grill, some retort pouches and water stored.

Also got a few of these. Hand powered:

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I also wonder how much the government would let on if there were clear signs that something big was going to happen. In the past few weeks I've been hearing more and more idle chatter (more gossip than usual) about the Tokai earthquake. People have also been talking more about the possibilities of Mt. Fuji erupting... something I hadn't really heard much of until recently. Last weekend on the way back from Nagano we saw quiet a few firefighters (a dozen trucks or so) doing drills on the Fujinomiya side of Mt. Fuji as well.

We have a few supplies and bags ready to go incase of emergency but I don't think they would help much if Fuji were spewing!
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Me too.
They're not going to evacuate people from an area re: earthquake are they. Are they?
Would be widespread panic.

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Same supplies as you guys above basically! Well if Fujisan does explode we will be totally covered in ash if the wind blows in this direction, not sure how bad it would be though!

There has been a prediction from an astrophysicist (Piers Cobyn) from the UK that a very big quake will hit this month somewhere in the world! Trouble is he has predicted many with great accuracy over the past couple of years! He is also very accurate at predicting the weather months in advance too!
No idea if it will come through, but better to be prepared just in case I say!
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That's the same guy that predicted a white easter right?

And from Wikipedia:


Forecasts for 2008

At the end of 2007, WeatherAction predicted that temperatures in January could plummet to -17 °C in the Midlands, and that the average temperature for January would be close to freezing. This prediction was dismissed by the Met Office in a Guardian article on 2 January.[20] After the January prediction proved false, Mr. Corbyn blamed the incorrect forecast on an undefined 'procedural error,' but insisted that the second half of the month, specifically the period of 21–27 January, would be very cold, stating on his website:
""The period and forecast maps for the very cold ‘dipole’ patterns 15-21st Jan will probably be shifted later to 21st- 23rd Jan. Some exceptionally strong blizzard conditiuons (sic) and very strong cold winds are likely in this period. An ongoing similar situation with widespread heavy snow, strong winds and blizzards will continue 24th- 27th Jan."[21]
The period 21–23 January continued very mild for the country as a whole, but with a brief colder interlude for Scotland and the far north of England, with some snow in the Highland and Pennine Mountain regions, not out of the ordinary for January.[22] The Met Office run Hadley Observation Centre had the CET from the 1–22 January running at 6.4 °C, or 2.8 °C above normal for the time of year. This made it highly unlikely that Corbyn's very cold January forecast would come to fruition.
The final CET for January 2008 ended up over 3 °C above the standard reference average making the predictions for a cold Jan very poor. In fact it ended up being one of the warmest Januarys since records began.

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Ah snowdude finally we get to see some of where or who you get your 'science' from. Starts to make more sense now.

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View PostMan_In_Japan, on 02 February 2012 - 05:49 PM, said:

That's the same guy that predicted a white easter right?

And from Wikipedia:


Forecasts for 2008

At the end of 2007, WeatherAction predicted that temperatures in January could plummet to -17 °C in the Midlands, and that the average temperature for January would be close to freezing. This prediction was dismissed by the Met Office in a Guardian article on 2 January.[20] After the January prediction proved false, Mr. Corbyn blamed the incorrect forecast on an undefined 'procedural error,' but insisted that the second half of the month, specifically the period of 21–27 January, would be very cold, stating on his website:
""The period and forecast maps for the very cold ‘dipole’ patterns 15-21st Jan will probably be shifted later to 21st- 23rd Jan. Some exceptionally strong blizzard conditiuons (sic) and very strong cold winds are likely in this period. An ongoing similar situation with widespread heavy snow, strong winds and blizzards will continue 24th- 27th Jan."[21]
The period 21–23 January continued very mild for the country as a whole, but with a brief colder interlude for Scotland and the far north of England, with some snow in the Highland and Pennine Mountain regions, not out of the ordinary for January.[22] The Met Office run Hadley Observation Centre had the CET from the 1–22 January running at 6.4 °C, or 2.8 °C above normal for the time of year. This made it highly unlikely that Corbyn's very cold January forecast would come to fruition.
The final CET for January 2008 ended up over 3 °C above the standard reference average making the predictions for a cold Jan very poor. In fact it ended up being one of the warmest Januarys since records began.


Yeah same guy. Some of what he predicts he has been way out but he has been quite right for a lot too.
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