Wednesday, September 10, 2008

BREAKING: Powerful Quakes Rattle Japan, Northeastern Indonesia

From the AP via Fox News:

"Indonesia's geological agency says a powerful earthquake hit the northeast part of the country, while Japan's Meteorological Agency says a magnitude 7 earthquake hit the northern part of that country. It triggered a tsunami alert for both areas. It was not clear if the two earthquakes were related.

"The Indonesia agency says Thursday's quake has a preliminary magnitude of 7.6. But the U.S. Geological Survey puts the preliminary magnitude at 6.6. It struck six miles beneath the Molucca Sea and was centered 75 miles from the Maluku capital of Ternate. The Japan quake hit off the eastern coast of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. Authorities say there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey gives the quake a preliminary magnitude of 7.2."

PRAY for those affected by the quakes.

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