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7.2 Magnitude Quake Rips Japan, Kills At Least 6 People

7.2 Magnitude Quake Rips Japan, Killing At Least 6 People

A magnitude-7.2 earthquake crumpled the countryside in Japan on this morning, killing at least six people, leaving a path of destruction. At least eight people are still missing.

Military helicopters headed to the quake zone 250 miles north of Tokyo, bringing supplies and taking the injured to hospitals. At least 144 people were injured and landslides trapped 100 bathers at a hot spring resort, say officials.

Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda said they are marshaling "everybody we possibly can" to find the missing and rescue and treat the injured. "Our most important task is to save as many lives as possible, and we are doing the best we can."

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kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
My dad was in Japan when this quake hit. He felt it, but, thankfully was far enough away that he wasn't in danger.
MindayH MindayH 8 years
sad. although, 6 people in comparison to the thousands in China makes me think that Japan was a lot more prepared for the quake.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
LOL I can imagine - come out to the desert and spend some time with us - you'll have all the drought you wish for ;-)
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
:lol: Ok, There is a little truth in that comment. It's been an incredibly wet spring so far though. I'm ready for a little drought.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
UD - no, you're not ;-)
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Is there anyone taking bets that Gore will blame this on GWT as well? (Just kidding) GTR :pucca:
underyourwaves underyourwaves 8 years
2008 has been a rough year. D:
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
This is terrible. They are having so many problems lately with these same happenings.
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