Talk:Large earthquakes reported in Indonesia and Japan

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This is being reported on BBC News channel in the UK. 00:25, 11 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Update: CNN also reporting this, but they are saying that no Tsunami warning has been issued. Abc30 (talk) 00:38, 11 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Oh my god it looks like two separate massive quakes, one in Indonesia, one in Japan, according to USGS. Abc30 (talk) 00:39, 11 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Ok Tsunami issued clarified by CNN - Japan has issued, Indonesia has NOT. Abc30 (talk) 01:07, 11 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

USGS seems to have downgraded Japan down to M 5.4 (significantly less powerful). Abc30 (talk) 01:14, 11 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Wait, no, 5.4 is a separate aftershock. Abc30 (talk) 01:16, 11 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Can someone with the know-how please rename this story to mention TWO earthquakes. Abc30 (talk) 00:45, 11 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

... Later renamed, as you see. --Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 17:19, 15 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]


Changes after the first review[edit]


Factual error

"just off the West coast of Hokkaido island in Northern Japan."
-- >> "off the southeast coast of Hokkaido."

--Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 17:19, 15 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]


Non-sourced info

"There is no Pacific-wide Tsunami threat because both earthquakes were deep below the earth's surface."

Old info

"The warning for Japan remains in place."

--Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 17:19, 15 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]


The fact that tsunami alerts for Japan were expired. (Lifted at 10:45 local time. I wonder why JMA web site doesn't state it.) The focus, aftershock and tsunami info from JMA. Two sources on the quake in Japan. The fact that the quake in Indonesia was located 120 km north of Ternate, according to the USGS. Category: Indonesia --Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 17:19, 15 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]


Old focus depth of the quake in Indonesia

93 km
-->> 98.3 km

USGS location data of the quake in Japan (replaced by JMA data)

Epicenter: 41°56′24.5″N, 143°37′31″E; Focus: 35 km in depth
-->>:Epicenter: 41°46′30″N, 144°9′0″E; Focus: 31 km in depth


"just after midnight UTC" ... "at exactly midnight UTC" ... "00:21 UTC"
-->> "around midnight UTC" ... "midnight UTC" ... "00:21 UTC"


Magnitude and time: Indonesia then Japan; Aftershocks: Japan; Epicenter: Indonesia then Japan; Tsunami info : Indonesia then Japan; Focus: Indonesia then Japan
Indonesia: magnitude, time, focus, epicenter; Japan: magnitude, time, focus, aftershocks; Tsunami info: Indonesia then Japan

Source URL


--Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 17:19, 15 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Tsunami warnings or advisories issued by JMA[edit]

Japan Meteorological Agency may issue two types of tsunami alerts: Tsunami Keihō (warning) and Tsunami Chūihō (advisory). This time the latter was issued. News media often use "warning" also for Chūihō, which seems misleading. Tsunami Keihō (warnings) are issued when it's more urgent. NHK interrupts its domestic AM Radio 2 programs to convey tsunami warnings in English. --Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 17:22, 15 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]