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2009-08-13 14:55:00

News of Japan's most recent earthquake has many experts concerned that it is a sign of more to come. The magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck just 105 miles from the Japanese capital city of Tokyo at 7:49 a.m. Thursday, according to Japan's Meteorological Agency and the Associated Press. Fisheries official Masaki Yamada told AFP that the quake was "a rehearsal for us in preparing for a bigger, real disaster." What's more, the Earthquake Research Committee estimates that there is an 87 percent...

2006-08-31 20:50:27

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan held a huge earthquake disaster drill in Tokyo on Friday with a U.S. navy ship transporting evacuees and helicopters carrying relief supplies. The exercises, held every year on the anniversary of the Great Kanto earthquake which killed more than 140,000 people on September 1, 1923, are a reminder that the island nation, where earthquakes occur frequently, must be vigilant. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck southern Japan shortly before...

2006-08-31 20:35:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan held a huge earthquake disaster drill in Tokyo on Friday with a U.S. navy ship transporting evacuees and helicopters carrying relief supplies. The exercises, held every year on the anniversary of the Great Kanto earthquake which killed more than 140,000 people on September 1, 1923, are a reminder that the island nation, where earthquakes occur frequently, must be vigilant. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck southern Japan shortly before the drills...


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