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Earthquakes in Okinawa (Feb. 9, 2022)
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Earthquakes in Okinawa (February 9, 2022)

David

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Looks like Okinawa was struck by a series of small-to-medium earthquakes on the morning of February 9th. All of them have about the same epicenter, which is just west of Okinawa. The one at 0854 was more southern, near Miyakojima, but is still to the west of the main island of Okinawa too.

Earthquakes in Okinawa on Feb. 9, 2022


Here are the quakes mapped out for a visual. They are all besides the standalone red circle which was an earthquake that happened nearly a month ago.

Feb. 9, 2022, earthquake epicenters in Okinawa waters
 
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Distribution of earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.5 or greater that occurred in Japan from January 1, 2021 to December 28, 2021.
There is no safe area in Japan. Always be aware of disaster prevention.

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Source: Weather News
 
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Definitely a very active region of the world. That said, quakes like this, tightly spaced together, could be a foreshock to something greater.

Either way, it's good to be prepared: Have an exit route and a disaster plan in place.

After 3/11/2011, Japan saw the unforgiveness of the ocean. A tsunami of that scale (or greater) happening here is not out of reach as it has happened in the past (affecting Ishigaki and Miyako Island in 1771).
 

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