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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:55 PM
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Magnitude 6.8 quake hits Japan
Source: Associated Press

updated 18 minutes ago

TOKYO - A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck off the northern Japanese coast on Thursday morning, Japan's weather agency said.

The Meteorological Agency says there was no danger of a tsunami, or seismic waves, from the 12:26 a.m. quake, which occurred about 75 miles below the ocean's surface off the coast of Iwate.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Japan is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries.



Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25816753 /
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Juneboarder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:59 PM
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1. I'm Surprised This Isn't On The MSM Yet...
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:02 PM
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2. A big quake, but offshore and quite deep, so the chance of significant
damage is low, if it didn't trigger a tsunami. Nothing much to report on.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:14 PM
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3. And I thought the CA map of earthquakes looked bad
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:46 PM
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4. They had two big ones off the east coast a few nights ago. USGS info:
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 06:47 PM by JoeIsOneOfUs
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:48 PM
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5. guess it's a little different than the last ones, but still pretty close
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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:03 AM
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6. The dance of tectonic plates continues.
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