Sunday, June 11, 2006

Earthquakes, Volcanos, Disasters...Oh My !!

The Pacific Ring of Fire is arcing up the intensity... With a volcano on the edge in Indonesia (Merapi) and now earthquakes in Southern Japan, what's next? Stay tuned...


TOKYO - A strong earthquake rattled southern Japan early Monday followed by a milder temblor in the north, but there was no danger of a tsunami from either, the nation's meteorological agency said.

At least five people were injured from the magnitude-6.2 quake in the south, but no one died, Kyodo News agency reported. No injuries or damage were reported from the second quake, Kyodo said.

The first quake occurred at around 5 a.m. 87 miles underground in Oita Prefecture (state) on the southern island of Kyushu. It struck wide areas of southern and western Japan, Kyodo said.

The second one, which registered magnitude-4.8, was three hours later off the coast of Aomori in northern Japan.

The meteorological agency said there was no danger of a tsunami from either quake.

Oita is about 500 miles southwest of Tokyo, and Aomori is 360 miles northeast of the capital.

Japan is one of the world's most quake-prone countries because it is located at the juncture of four tectonic plates, or moving slabs of the earth's outer crust.


Blogger Beverly said...

Jeremy...are you feeling better today?
Did you sleep well?

11:47 PM  
Blogger CanEragon said...

yes, i'm ok, not feeling very well, i'll survive...but i am sleeping ok..


1:37 AM  

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