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Strong quake shakes Iwate, Miyagi; no tsunami risk

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Yet another nerve rattler.

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Just a truck. But seriously, that was a funny earthquake. There weren't any multiple aftershocks immediatley afterwards, like twenty. Just two aftershocks after two hours?

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There's been a lot of aftershocks, but not many strong enough to break Shindo 1. http://kwatch.web.fc2.com/hinet_record/20120327.html

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I didn`t know it..

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The aftershocks were supposed to only last one year

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Earthquakes happen ALL the time in Japan. They just don't get headline news. Earthquakes of 3 to 5 magnitude are common occurances. Japan is a small country made up of volcanic islands. This event wouldn't even of been reported, but only because of Fukushima from last year. It is just silly panic mentality.

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Pretty sure it was reported because it was a Low 5 on the Shindo scale, which is the beginning of significant quakes.

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BurumuMar. 28, 2012 - 02:39PM JST Pretty sure it was reported because it was a Low 5 on the Shindo scale, which is the beginning of significant quakes.

Here is a map. http://mapserver.gis.ttu.edu/japanquake/

Earthquakes are a common occurrence.

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There are 400 quakes a day in Japan, but a quake of Shindo 5 or higher is not a "common occurrence". If there was an article every time my office moved, yes I would agree with you. But I don't think this article being posted was overkill.

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