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At Least 4 People Die After 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Osaka: Japanese Govít
http://ktla.com/2018/06/18/3-people-die-after-5-3-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-osaka-japanese-govt/ ^ | UPDATED AT 07:53PM, JUNE 18, 2018 | http://ktla.com

Posted on 06/18/2018 8:36:07 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK

A strong earthquake hit the Japanese city of Osaka during morning rush hour Monday, killing at least four people and injuring 214, Japan’s government says.

The 5.3 magnitude quake shook Osaka, on Japan’s main Honshu Island, around 8 a.m. Monday local time (7 p.m. Sunday ET) according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The Japan Meteorology Agency put the magnitude at 5.9. It rated the quake at “6 Lower” on its JMA Seismic Intensity scale, meaning the shaking would have been severe enough to make it difficult to remain standing.

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Meantime, on the other side of the Pacific, a 5.6 magnitude quake struck near Guanagazapa in Guatemala’s Escuintla province just after 8:30 p.m. local time (10:30 p.m ET) Sunday, according to the USGS.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage, according to CONRED, the government agency for disaster reduction.

Both Japan and Guatemala are situated on the Ring of Fire, an area of intense seismic and volcanic activity on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.


TOPICS: History; Reference
KEYWORDS: hotstuff; lava; volcano

1 posted on 06/18/2018 8:36:07 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

BTW this is an epskirt !


2 posted on 06/18/2018 8:37:20 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK ("Vi veri vniversum vivus vici" "By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Prayers for the families. I’m beginning to wonder if all this activity is a result of the underground nuclear testing.


3 posted on 06/18/2018 8:52:53 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."Thomas Jefferson)
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To: McGavin999

It’s a Ring of Fire thing.


4 posted on 06/18/2018 8:53:50 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Reported in real time on FR. Best wishes to our Japan FReepers.


5 posted on 06/18/2018 9:00:12 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: dfwgator

That’s what Johnny Cash said.


6 posted on 06/18/2018 9:25:42 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

5.3 shouldn’t kill people. It’s only starting to get serious at that level.


7 posted on 06/18/2018 10:04:38 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: Flash Bazbeaux

Perhaps it’s different than the normal type of earthquake they usually get in Japan, IIRC buildings are supposed to withstand a certain kind of quake, but not others.


8 posted on 06/18/2018 10:06:16 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Flash Bazbeaux

Japan still says it was a 5.9 . Keep in mind it was only 6 miles deep . A wardrobe or some such cabinet fell on an 83 year old man . A 9 year old girl was killed at her school when a concrete wall near the school pool fell on her . Not sure about the other 2 . One of the most populated areas in Japan outside Tokyo . I was suprised there weren’t more deaths . Oh - I lived through 2 giant quakes - a 6.4 and a 7.3 within 28 hours two years ago here in Kumamoto . Not fun .


9 posted on 06/18/2018 11:54:37 PM PDT by sushiman (i)
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To: McGavin999

When you live on the Ring of Fire you get earth quakes.


10 posted on 06/19/2018 3:57:57 AM PDT by stellaluna
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