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Here we go again: 7.3 quake hits near Fukushima in Japan...

Here we go again: 7.3 quake hits near Fukushima in Japan...

RE: Here we go again: 7.3 quake hits near Fukushima in Japan...

Just saw that on the net - 10 foot tsunami too.

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


RE: Here we go again: 7.3 quake hits near Fukushima in Japan...

I read that the accompanying tsunami was about 1-1.4m, depending on the landing site. Not a real danger to life or property. But I do wonder why humans still choose to build/live on the edges of tectonic plates. Then again, we still build wooden homes in hurricane zones.

Steve

RE: Here we go again: 7.3 quake hits near Fukushima in Japan...

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Yes, he initial fear was for a 10 ft tsunami but when it barely cleared 3 ft they all breathed a sigh of relief.

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RE: Here we go again: 7.3 quake hits near Fukushima in Japan...

"But I do wonder why humans still choose to build/live on the edges of tectonic plates."

They don't "choose" tectonic plates, per se; they choose to live closer to the coast, when they have a choice. Ocean coasts bring commerce, but also weather, like hurricanes, and potentially earthquakes, when located on the edge of a plate

The Atlantic is lucky in that the associated plates divide in the middle of the ocean, while the Pacific Ocean itself mostly sits on a plate, and we can see that North America's west coast is on the edge a plate, as is Japan itself:

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RE: Here we go again: 7.3 quake hits near Fukushima in Japan...

Earthquakes, floods, droughts, blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes, monsoons, volcanoes, sinkholes, gaseous eruptions, heat waves, hailstorms, wildfires, landslides and avalanches... why do we continue living on this planet?

Massive solar flares - why do we continue living so close to Sol?


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RE: Here we go again: 7.3 quake hits near Fukushima in Japan...

SOL has another connotation in that case... nosmiley

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


RE: Here we go again: 7.3 quake hits near Fukushima in Japan...

Everything is a trade-off: risk vs. reward. We're in that temperate zone of the sun, perfectly positioned to get moderate temperatures, both for us and the food we eat. Living in Mars' or Venus' orbits would be pretty miserable. For that, we have to put up with solar flares, eruptions, and asteroids.

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RE: Here we go again: 7.3 quake hits near Fukushima in Japan...

"Then again, we still build wooden homes in hurricane zones."
And stone homes in earthquake zones.
And both in flood plains.

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