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Quake Rattles Japan

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posted on Sep, 26 2003 @ 07:37 AM
This one was on Monday and was 7.0. That's 3 major quakes in 5 days. 2 of those in Japan. Count this up with the 5.5 I believe was last week. Be sure to check the research forum as I'm sure they got some good data on this very shaky week.

A powerful earthquake rocked northeastern Japan on Monday, starting fires and landslides, knocking out power, and disrupting road and rail traffic. Buildings swayed in Tokyo, hundreds of miles away.

Police said 54 people were hurt, but only six injuries were serious and damage was minor.

The quake registered a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was the strongest to hit Japan in more than two years, the nation's Meteorological Agency said. An agency official suggested the impact of the quake might have been mitigated by its depth.

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