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Mini earthquake just now

I just experienced some mild tremors in my hotel in Shinjuku. Is it normal to have little tremors in Japan, or is this a prelude to something larger? :(

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1. Re: Mini earthquake just now

Japan has small earthquakes all the time. I just checked google for news, and this earthquake is listed as 5.7 magnitude. Nothing in the news reports posted so far suggests cause for worry.

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2. Re: Mini earthquake just now

Here's JMA report for a 2.8 magnitude earthquake this afternoon:

Occurred at (JST) 17:46 25 Feb 2013

Loc: 36.9N 139.4E

Depth: 10 km

Magnitude: 2.8 T

Region: Tochigi-ken Hokubu

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/

Edited: 25 February 2013, 08:57
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There's no warnings. It all appears as normal.

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/warn/319_table.html

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4. Re: Mini earthquake just now

Just another day. No worries.

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5. Re: Mini earthquake just now

Truthfully speaking, I was outside all day today and felt nothing. I really didn't know there was a quake until just reading this thread... Another regular day. Japan experiences thousands of quakes a year.

Edited: 25 February 2013, 12:19
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It's a bit scary for people who seldom have earthquakes. I have only ever felt 2 in my 50+years living in Melb Australia.

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Earthquakes in Japan are common. Check data @

…kishou.go.jp/eq/shindo_db/shindo_index.html

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