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cab970
2003-Sep-25, 09:41 PM
8.0 earthquake happened today

Humphrey
2003-Sep-25, 09:58 PM
link to where?

parejkoj
2003-Sep-25, 10:08 PM
Hhere're a couple:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/3141074.stm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3192494,00.html

Looks like there were only a few injuries, and no fatalities reported. A train derailed and a few fires. Hopefully there is nothing worse.

Humphrey
2003-Sep-25, 10:22 PM
i i found info on the quake. I ment on where on GLP did they predict it?

ObiWan377
2003-Sep-25, 10:44 PM
Didn't the Japanese already predict this would happen?

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=6&u=/ap/20030925/ap_on_re_as/japan_earthquake

That's what this article says at least....

tazmandevil3
2003-Sep-25, 11:21 PM
It wasn't really a prediction pulled out of thin air. It actually has some scientific evidence backing it.

http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=1&id=272589

SarahMc
2003-Sep-26, 12:38 AM
Somewhat scientific, however, he was off quite a bit - over a weeks time and 500 miles distance. The quake was East of Hokkaido in Northern Japan. From the referenced article:


Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 05:21 JST
TOKYO Word is spreading through Japan's quake-prone capital that a major earthquake may hit the area Tuesday or Wednesday after such a prediction was recently made by a Japanese astronomer and reported by the local media.

Yoshio Kushida, a self-taught astronomer who has been running his private Yatsugatake Observatory in Yamanashi Prefecture since 1985, predicted that a temblor with a magnitude of 7 or greater is likely to jolt the southern Kanto region, which centers on the Tokyo metropolitan area, on Tuesday or Wednesday."

He's also been at this for quite some time, apparently his predictions aren't too accurate. Deserves watching though, especially for those in Japan or near Tokyo.

Sammy
2003-Sep-26, 04:09 PM
SarahMc wrote


He's also been at this for quite some time, apparently his predictions aren't too accurate. Deserves watching though, especially for those in Japan or near Tokyo.

I suspect that he may frequently predict stuff and got lucky this time. Also, he wasn't working in a vacume:


Many seismologists agree that a major and destructive earthquake is likely to hit Tokyo in the future. The capital suffered severe damage after a quake and resulting fire in 1923. Kushida's warning, however, has not gained much support from other earthquake researchers. (Kyodo News)

Gmann
2003-Sep-27, 02:14 PM
As my bowling teammate says when he gets a strike..."even a blind squirrel can find an acorn" :lol:

beskeptical
2003-Sep-28, 06:01 AM
Better discussion on this here:

http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=8089