Thursday, July 24, 2008
Japan early warning system a dismal failure
This is an interesting comment. Seems the last time the system failure, it was blamed on the earthquake being too shallow. This time, it's too deep! Anyway, they'll get a lot of practice with their excuses, since I predict an earthquake storm over the next year or two. Japan is right in line for the stress disturbance of the 2004 M9. Some thrust earthquakes won't be so deep, so we can expect more 'Fist of God' earthquakes. It also makes it more likely for their huge subduction quake, which would be another M8 or M9, even though the subduction zone looks highly curved there, so I would give it only an M8 (300 km as opposed to 3000 km).