Saturday, August 10, 2013

Major quake alert mistakenly issued for minor shake ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

Japan’s Meteorological Agency says it is investigating after it issued an alert for a very strong earthquake that turned out to be only a mild shake.

Loud alarms rang from cell phones and TVs just before 5 p.m. on Thursday, warning of an earthquake of magnitude 7.8, which could cause severe damage. It said residents throughout Japan should be prepared for a jolt.

A few minutes later the Meteorological Agency reported a magnitude 2.3 quake centered in Wakayama Prefecture, in western Japan. Under the Japanese system for measuring quakes, it barely registered.

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Comment: Technology, you got to love it and hate it. Somebody probably tripped over or stubbed their toe on the bench holding the machine. 

On the other hand, this offers a valuable lesson to all the Keynesian Kool-Aid drinking arm chair economists and chicken little global warming alarmists who think we actually need them to run the world for us! It's called Murphy's Law and it reigns supreme in this life. No system or plan is perfect and you're not the genius or wonder kid you think yourself to be. Learn it, live it, love it!

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