Five dead, 240 hurt in Japan earthquake

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  1. PrayersForMaura

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    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/asiapcf/07/16/japan.quake/index.html
     
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  3. Peter Hamilton

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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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    Oahu had a 3.2 today.

    Thanks for the link!
     
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