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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:01 AM
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Strong earthquake jolts east Japan, felt in Tokyo - Reuters
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 7:57 a.m. ET

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 jolted eastern Japan on Wednesday and was felt in Tokyo, but no tsunami warning was issued, NHK national television said.

The quake, at 8:40 p.m. (1140 GMT), shook buildings in Tokyo, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

http://news.lycos.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&...
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:09 AM
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1. Have they had more than usual lately?
Seems like every time I turn around there's an earthquake in Japan.
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:16 AM
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2. That's normal!
It's been this way for the last 2000 years, just CNN hasn't been around that long.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:17 AM
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3. earthquakes, hurricanes
not sure if it's the 24 hour instant news we can now get, but it does seem they occur more these days.
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foo_bar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:48 AM
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5. Japan is ground zero on the "Ring of Fire"
There are more earthquakes in Japan than in any other nation. The Japanese people feel about 1500 tremors every year. Most are harmless, but about once every two years, an earthquake causes serious damage and loss of life. When the epicenter of the earthquake is on land, buildings, farmland, and whole villages can be destroyed. An offshore earthquake can cause a tsunami. A tsunami is an enormous ocean wave that can devastate coastal lands.

http://www.mrdowling.com/616-ringoffire.html

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no_to_war_economy Donating Member (962 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:35 AM
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4. Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Hits Japan
http://apnews.myway.com//article/20051019/D8DB3ERO4.htm...

A strong earthquake rocked eastern Japan late Wednesday, the meteorological agency said. There were no immediate reports of injuries, damage, or a risk of tsunami from the quake.

The magnitude-6.2 quake, centered off the coast of Ibaraki, shook buildings in Tokyo and nearby areas, including Ibaraki, Chiba and Fukushima prefectures.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:42 AM
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6. I felt that sucker
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 10:43 AM by Art_from_Ark
We just had a 5.1 quake last Sunday, and now this sucker--a 6.2, around 9:00p.m. local time.

Lots of earthquakes here in the Kanto region
:scared:
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