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In case you were wondering what happened to the earthquake to which some of you might have been alerted this morning: it was an erroneous call after all.

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In our home, several smartphones went off, in unison with the municipal PA system, pretty startling! And it's not the first time the JMA got it wrong.
 

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The physical principles on which the warning system are based make it prone to errors but it's the best we've got at the moment,
so there's not really point in blaming anyone for false alarms.
 
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Agreed, no use in blaming JMA for my next heart attack! At least, it was a good drill, as we all braced ourselves for an incoming. :)


 

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