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    • #403099
      ArtfromArk
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      Scared the crap out of me. Violent shaking for 20 seconds or more. Thank goodness it’s over. But it seems like it has done significant damage in areas that had been hard-hit by the 2011 earthquake. I hope everyone’s OK!

      https://typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp/earthquake/20210213230800.html

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

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      @artfromark

      Stay safe as you can!

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

      • #403104
        ArtfromArk
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        My son just phoned me to ask if everything was OK, Some things fell off the shelves, but otherwise everything’s OK here. But 100 miles north of here, I don’t know/

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #403102
      ArtfromArk
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      There might be significant damage up there, since several areas are shown as a “6” on the Japanese seismic intensity scale (6 = “near catastrophic”)

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #403103
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      I was stationed in California for four years and became an earthquake-phobe. Yet another reason I’m in northeast Ohio.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

      • #403105
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        But I don’t think I could live with the cold winters.

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

        • #403110
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          Cleveland’s got nothing on Chicago, much less Minnesota and Iowa, when it comes to cold winters. Plus, I lived near Denver for about 15 years, which gets both hotter and colder than Cleveland. I grew up in south Texas, and learned to absolutely hate that kind of heat. I’ve been in Florida in August, and at the equator south of Singapore. I was in Thailand for Christmas one year and they had Christmas lights hanging from palm trees. Talk about Humbug!

          I was also in Minneapolis one December and lived through a Chicago winter once. Those places were cold! Oh, yeah, the Bering Sea in November isn’t exactly balmy.

          Right now it’s below freezing in Ohio, there’s 4 or 5 inches of beautiful white snow on the ground on a clear sunny day, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Not even cold in my sub-Arctic parka that looks a lot like the one Bernie Sanders wore at the inauguration. Maybe my Scandinavian and Germanic ancestry has something to do with it; I don’t know.

          But earthquakes? Those things are terrifying. There’s really not much you can do in the middle of one. For heat there’s air-conditioning and for cold there’s central heat, but there’s nowhere to run to in an earthquake. In fact, if it’s a big enough one you can’t even run if you try. I do not envy you and wish you and Japan the best of luck. Truly. Please let there be no cracked anything in nuclear power plants!

          It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

          You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

          • #403121
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            Where I am in Japan, we usually benefit from the warming effects of the Pacific Ocean. I’ve never seen icicles on houses in the nearly 3 decades I’ve been here, although locals have told me that they remember icicles from their childhood. But it hasn’t even snowed here (in a measurable amount) for 3 or 4 years.

            I’ll also say that icicles were a usual part of winters when I was in Arkansas from the 1960s into the late 1980s (and it even became cold enough to freeze, and break, the glass bottle of milk that was delivered by the milkman in the 1960s). The last time I was in (NW) Arkansas in the winter was a year ago, and there wasn’t even any snow. Although I have heard that it’s freaking cold there right now (10 degrees). Today, I was basking in  nearly 60-degree temperatures.

            “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

          • #403150
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            by my freakin’ weather app with a wind chill warning of -20° to -25° wind chills today and tomorrow. Last weekend we had -30° wind chills and have been in a deep freeze with below zero Temps and windchill for weeks.

            Two weeks ago we were dumped on with 10 inches of snow and have had snow every day since. Not only do we have horrendous wind chills today, I woke up to more snow this morning – maybe three more inches. We haven’t had this much snow since the polar vortex blew threw 7 or 8 years ago(?)

            That’s my sob story and I live 80 miles South of Chicago. I can imagine how miserably frigid it is in the city and  by the lake!


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            @artfromark

            I hope everything is okay with you! Stay safe!

            • #403155
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              We may get clipped by some lake effect snow later today, but it won’t be much. Certainly not like anything you are describing.

              We got a good 14″ a week or so ago. It’s mostly melted off, and we’ve had several lighter snowfalls since, but it never got below about 12F. The 20s feel balmy. I think we’re going to go out. Working from home and winter in general are giving me cabin fever. Besides, I need new workclothes.

              My pajamas are wearing out.

              It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

              You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

            • #403246
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              was during a polar vortex event around Christmas 1983. Brrrrrr

              “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

      • #403113
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        they really buckled down and toughened seismic regulations for new construction. By far the worst damage from the 2011 triple disaster was from the tsunami, rather than the 9.0 earthquake itself. I’m watching NHK News on the TV right now, and it seems like there has been no major damage, which is pretty amazing considering the magnitude of the quake. But it’s close to midnight here, so they’ll probably have to wait until dawn to get a full assessment.

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

      • #403148
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        is a pretty safe place to live when it comes to ‘act of God’ type events.

        • #403156
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          The Midwest has no active fault lines, and I really don’t have a problem with that.

          It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

          You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

          • #403258
            ArtfromArk
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            mostly running between the states of Arkansas and Missouri on the west, and Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois on the east. It hasn’t been active since 1812, but geologists are still keeping an eye on it, And there have been several earthquakes in Oklahoma in recent years, although that’s mostly due to fracking.

            “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

        • #403362
          ArtfromArk
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          Home Improvement. I thought that was a pretty funny show.

          “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

      • #403511
        ArtfromArk
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        But at the same time, I’ve been treated very well in Japan, There were even some people who came by today to check up on me. There are a lot of natural disasters here, but people look out after each other.

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

        • #403516
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          is one of the best places to raise kids. It’s a High-IQ city with relatively little crime, almost no drug problem, and people are used to interacting with non-Japanese. There are also chances for schoolkids to meet Nobel laureates and visit the Japanese version of NASA, among other things,

          “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #403106
      ArtfromArk
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      meaning that it could have caused significant damage.

      https://www.nhk.or.jp/kishou-saigai/earthquake/

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

      • #403111
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        Certainly big enough.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

    • #403112
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      https://earthquaketrack.com/p/japan/recent

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

      • #403115
        ArtfromArk
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        At any rate, the Japanese seismic intensity scale is still a 6+, which is just a small step below 7, the level of “catastrophic” that occurred back in 2011.

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

      • #403119
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        Imagine a 7.0 in Southern California, or even in the Mississippi River Valley near New Madrid, Missouri. The damage would be incredible.

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

      • #403238
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        The epicenter was just off the coast of Fukushima. NHK is reporting around 100 confirmed injuries, but no deaths (so far). But there was a landslide that covered part of a road in Fukushima, hopefully no one is buried under the debris. Around 800,000 people temporarily lost power, but it’s mostly been restored. A few thousand people are without water. The Japan Meteorological Agency is calling this an aftershock of the 2011 quake, and is warning people to prepare for the possibility of a similar quake within the coming week.

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

        • #403285
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          Glad to hear there were no deaths & limited damage.

          I hope there is no 2nd.

          Best to you.

          • #403357
            ArtfromArk
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            We have two types of earthquakes around here– land-based, and undersea. I’m getting pretty good at telling the difference. The land-based quakes are pretty short, and they’re often “announced” by a very loud thump, like someone had dropped a 10-ton weight on the ground. They usually don’t last more than about 10 seconds. But if the shaking keeps going after that, and even intensifies, then it’s time to start getting nervous because it’s probably an undersea quake.

            Since this quake occurred around midnight, there weren’t too many people who were out and about. Most of the injuries occurred at home, with people falling, or things falling on them. However, I’m concerned about a major  landslide that occurred on an expressway. Because of the time of the quake, there probably weren’t too many people on that stretch of road. However, it was a pretty big slide, and they’re still working to remove a huge pile of debris from the expressway. I hope nobody’s under there.

            “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

            • #403380
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              The video looked like the debris included a big boulder!

              • #403398
                ArtfromArk
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                This country certainly has its share of disasters. People here, though, learn to live with them.

                Where I am, it’s not so bad. I’ll never seen a tsunami here, or a flood. Yesterday’s earthquake just shook some things off my shelves (compared to the the 2011 quake, which destroyed a lot of lab equipment at the local university, and clay tiles on lots of roofs around here), And typhoons are generally little more than rainstorms by the time they get here. There have been a couple of tornadoes in the last 20 years or so, but they have mainly affected flat areas.

                So my biggest worry, as it regards “acts of God”, is nearby undersea earthquakes that last a relatively long time.

                What’s a little disconcerting here is that the Japan Meteorological Agency has suggested that this recent quake is just an “aftershock” from the 2011 megaquake, and there could be another big one within the week. The epicenter of yesterday’s quake had moved much more southward, much closer to where I am.

                “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

          • #404289
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            and just minor injuries. No one was buried underneath that rubble. I am so glad.

             

            “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #403127
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      just 3 or 4 days ago.

      https://typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp/earthquake/20210210222909.html

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #403325
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      Would occasionally have to go to Bay Area from Sacramento, and I remember Loma Preita really well.

      So call me paranoid. I don’t mind.

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

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      • #403358
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        I can understand why you would be wary of earthquakes. I remember Loma Prieta, too. It occurred during a World Series game. I still remember scenes of a car falling through a hole in the bridge. At that time, I had to cross a big bridge every day, and I  thought about that for months afterward.

         

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

      • #403405
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        Everything fell off the walls and the apartment shook for several minutes. At least is seemed like several minutes. Every car alarm in the city was screaming. And that was 500 miles away from the epicenter.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

        • #403465
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          The 2011 Japan quake knocked over huge storage safes in Tokyo, 300 miles from the epicenter.

           

          “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

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