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    Five dead, 240 hurt in Japan earthquake

    Five people, including three elderly women, were killed and at least 240 people were injured when a magnitude-6.8 earthquake, centered 17 kilometers below sea level, struck just off the northwestern Japanese coast Monday morning, knocking down several small buildings, authorities reported.

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapc...ake/index.html
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    Saw some of the damage on CNN--Japan is no stranger to earthquakes--The Kobe earthquake killed thousands back in 1994 and the great 1923 Earthquake virtually destroyed Tokyo,killing tens of thousands--It plunged the country into an economic depression,eventually paving the way for the military to take over the country, and then we all know what happened after that

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    Are they expecting a tsunami at all? Awful!!

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    Just pulled up the earthquake site that gives real-time readings... another 6.8 has just happened in the Sea of Japan.

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    In case anyone wants to check out the readings:

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/...quakes_all.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by englishleigh View Post
    Are they expecting a tsunami at all? Awful!!
    No tsunami expected.

    http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elphaba View Post
    Just pulled up the earthquake site that gives real-time readings... another 6.8 has just happened in the Sea of Japan.
    Oahu had a 3.2 today.

    Thanks for the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewingDeb View Post
    No tsunami expected.

    http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/
    That's good news...enough problems without that.



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