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Fukushima Holocaust: No Warnings, No Damage, No Questions?

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I was in Japan during the Kobe quake, which I did not feel in Tokyo.  The Kobe earthquake was on the anniversary (one year) of a large quake in N. California, which makes it somewhat suspicious.  However, damage there to homes was due to the top heavy construction seen in many Japanese homes, where there is a tile roof (those tiles can weigh a few pounds each, they are not lightweight).  The homes are wooden, which will flex, but the roof will cave in. The tiles were to keep hurricane damage to a minimum, not meant for earthquakes.  Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto area is not known for quake activity the way Tokyo is.  There was, however a small article in the Japan times the week before where a local scientist stated that a fault line near Kobe was about to give.  I recall calling the local CNN office about that, and I do believe that they later reported on it.

As for the coastal areas, if there are any heavy tile roofs, this might be suspicious - on the other hand, the reason an earthquake brings down any structure is if the structure resonates with the wave form that the earthquake is producing.  Liquids are most likely to resonate - I worked in retail during a big one in my area and what fell off the shelves were bottles of liquid (wine, pesticide, etc) while other things remained in place.  It just depends on the object picking up the resonant frequency. 

Japanese are trained to stay inside during a quake. I  usually ran out the door, which they thought was foolish.  The idea is that if you run outside, something out there might hit you.  This is how they are brought up.  You are supposed to take cover under a table.

I was working in an office in downtown Tokyo when the room started shaking so much it became a blur - I ran down the stairs and out the door, only to look up and see the locals sticking their heads out the window and asking me why I was outside. 

When foreigners attempt to report on happenings in Japan and other countries, they often tend to interpret the data using their own cultural bias.  There is nothing unusual about Japanese not leaving the office or not looking panicked during a quake.

Andie, I left the Kobe area about 6 weeks prior to the 95 quake.  The people I spoke to and visited later said it felt like the buildings were coming down in Osaka. 

Lots of areas withstood the Kobe quake but again the Fukushima quake was supposed to be a huncred times stronger.  I don't think we even have the ability to imagine that kind of force.

Maybe certain earth formations have the ability to dissipate UNLIMITED amounts of force.  Maybe.  I'd love to hear a geologist discuss the specifics of the Fukushima region, but until I hear an expert I'm using common sense: the offficial story is bullshit. 

Osaka is close to Kobe and I'm not surprised anyone felt something there. I'm talking about Tokyo. 

It is rare to see Japanese leave an office even during a very large earthquake.  They are trained not to. The video is of an office in Tokyo, not Sendai.  It is an error in judgement to include that as proof of anything.

I recall seeing pictures of significant damage (2011) in Utsunomiya, which is inland from the coastal area affected. 

As for "no tsunami warnings", this article states:

"On March 11, the very large size of the earthquake was recognized quickly (from the seismic data) and the Japanese Meteorological Agency fortunately took no chances and put out a tsunami warning three minutes later."

The article also goes over the lack of preparedness for TSUNAMIS in these areas, and the fact that the sea walls were not very high. 

You would think (logically) that Japan would (or should have) spent its tax dollars wisely on things that would shore up or protect their infrastructure.  They never did. 

Japan is a politically corrupt country where people do not complain much, and projects like "bridges to nowhere" are built to satisfy the local mafia beneficiaries and put money in their coffers. 

I completely understand what "Japanese complacency" is and how it affects how people there react. 

As for the damage or lack of same, I need a better explanation than this video. 

This video goes over the Indonesia / Thai / India 2004 quake (9.1) and tsunami.  Note that there are only a few structures in Banda Aceh that have come down, the majority are still standing after the quake - the maximum damage was caused by the tidal wave. Banda Aceh was only 45 miles from the epicenter:

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0p_6G5GIeo]

There are plenty of possible and plausible reasons why the damage pattern from the 2011 Tohoku quake differs from the 1995 Great Hanshin quake.  One is a difference in focal depths - the focal depth of the 1995 quake was about half that of the 2011 quake. The shallower the focal depth, the greater the amount of destruction that can be expected from a quake of a given magnitude.  A second reason would be that there were fewer pre-code buildings in the immediate area of the 2001 quake, in comparison with the large number of pre-code buildings brought town in Kobe during the 1995 quake. Localised differences in the underlying geology can also influence the amount of shaking that results from a quake.

"There are plenty of possible and plausible reasons why the damage pattern from the 2011 Tohoku quake differs from the 1995 Great Hanshin quake."

Also, can water lessen a seismic wave's impact before it reaches land? The Kobe quake was land based. 

The Kobe aftermath was also partly blamed on shitty Yakuza construction aka "cutting corners".  Most of the earthquake ready buildings in Japan are skyscrapers - the majority of structures are not in the same league.

In any case, most buildings in Banda Aceh were left standing, and Indonesia is not known for its building codes. 

The reactions of people during these events differs from one country to another.  Japanese tend to believe that staying inside will save them (it will not if the roof collapses, as happened in many homes in Kobe, but Japanese are not known to be flexible thinkers). 

I was in Ubud in Bali when a 5-6 pointer occurred.  The family at a nearby guesthouse rushed out to their house shrine and started praying. In Japan, a quake of that magnitude would barely get noticed. 

This gives a better look at the 2011 earthquake and damage, as well as other reactions (people are running out of buildings, which indicates something really unusual):

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nTlgtf7TME]

Project Seal heads up from Greg Bacon at Mr. Friend's blog:

That a tsunami could be artificially caused was proven by the military off New Zealand in the 1940s. A tactic that was considered for use during WWII as a way to attack Japan.

“Top-secret wartime experiments were conducted off the coast of Auckland to perfect a tidal wave bomb, declassified files reveal. An Auckland University professor seconded to the Army set off a series of underwater explosions triggering mini-tidal waves at Whangaparaoa in 1944 and 1945. Details of the tsunami bomb, known as Project Seal, are contained in 53-year-old documents released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.”

– From article in the New Zealand Herald (New Zealand’s leading newspaper), 9/25/1999

And

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense, William S. Cohen, April 28, 1997: "Others are engaging even in an eco- type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves."

And as Greg Bacon reveals:

Back in the late 1990's, the US Air Force put out a paper about how they would 'own the weather by 2025.'

Within a day or two, the Air Force disavowed what the colonel had wrote, but the truth had slipped out.

I think they're using a combination of technologies Tesla developed in the early 20th Century and their HAARP facilities that are scattered around the world to control weather patterns and even set off earthquakes.

The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction: "Owning the Weather" for Military Use

Weather modification will become a part of domestic and international security and could be done unilaterally... It could have offensive and defensive applications and even be used for deterrence purposes. The ability to generate precipitation, fog, and storms on earth or to modify space weather, ... and the production of artificial weather all are a part of an integrated set of technologies which can provide substantial increase in US, or degraded capability in an adversary, to achieve global awareness, reach, and power. (US Air Force, emphasis added. Air University of the US Air Force, AF 2025 Final Report, http://www.au.af.mil/au/2025/ emphasis added)

I am not questioning whether the earthquake / tsunami was manmade or not - This video is just simply crappy. 

He makes several errors in judgement -

1.  States there was no earthquake when there obviously was

2.  States that Japanese acting unfazed by an earthquake is unusual (it isn't)

3.  States that there was no tsunami warning (there was 3 minutes after the quake started)

4.  Can't seem to remember that most of the structures in Banda Aceh were also left standing after a 9.1, centered very close to the area

And I could go on.

What is more interesting is how underwater faults differ from land faults, and how underwater faults may cause an earthquake to lose intensity.  The tidal wave itself is formed by the upward movement of the sea floor - so while the earthquake may not be as intense, the wave may still be:

??http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2007/1007-underwater_earthquakes.htm

"Snordelhans" is no expert on earthquakes, faults, or tsunamis and neither is Jim Stone.  I'm not pretending to be either, but I know a little from taking basic Geology (aka "rocks for jocks") at university.  They are making unsubstatiated claims which are easily debunked.

I also spent a long time in Japan, and have observed, many times, the Japanese reaction to quakes.  That is how they are trained.  The guy sitting at his desk typing (I am assuming this is the NHK building) is probably aware of being on camera and worried his boss might see him panic.  That's not unusual behavior there.  The book "Straitjacket Society" gives some insight on Japanese bureaucratic culture. 

The issues I have with the Fukushima quake are the date (another suspicious "11" date), Israeli security at the nuke plant, and the possiblity of Stuxnet being part of it all. 

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