Large 8.5M earthquake strikes near Japan (7.8M revised magnitude)
from dutchsinse Worthy to note the depth of the earthquake was over 400 miles… thus no tsunami warnings were issued. The earthquake was located deep in the Asthenosphere, which means we need to watch for shallow LARGER movement in a nearby adjacent area in the next few days. _______ This movement WAS EXPECTED TO OCCUR. A full warning and forecast was issued for Japan a day before this occurred, warning for large movement to come in the South Japan region in the near term.