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One little detail about that sexy, magazine-selling explosion: TEPCO is attributing it to an aftershock of the main earthquake which took place at 15h36.

So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Mar 13th, 2011 at 06:24:27 PM EST
I have a hard time piecing that together, though. The USGS lists a 4.9 aftershock six minutes earlier, but hundreds of kilometres away, and another 5.0 one exactly at 15:36 local time, even more further away. And the explosion shakes the earth, too.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Mar 13th, 2011 at 06:27:28 PM EST
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I pointed that out in this comment. At the time my best guess was that this was the event they might be referring to, but that's 7 minutes off. The one that matches the time is this one bt that's far from the coast:


So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Mar 13th, 2011 at 06:37:10 PM EST
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I thought about propagation time. If my source is right, earthquake P waves travel at around 6 km/s on the surface, the distance for the 4.9 quake is 234 km, that's 39 seconds only. This is too little. For the 5.0 one however, the distance is 323 km, that's 54 seconds, too long.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Mar 13th, 2011 at 06:54:55 PM EST
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