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Another massive earthquake with a potential magnitude of 7.9 could strike Japan in the next two days, sparking fresh fears it will trigger another tsunami in the country's devastated north-east.
Seismologists have warned a powerful quake may hit the region, which continues to experience aftershocks of up to 6.2 in the wake of Friday's deadly 9.0 quake and tsunami.
The official death toll in Japan tragedy has reached 1800, with fears it could climb to more than 10,000.
Earlier today 2000 bodies were found on two shores in the Miyagi prefecture in Japan's north-eastern coast.

Posted it in rumours, because the reports are still a speculation.






Kyodo news agency reports that about 1000 bodies washed ashore off Miyagi's Ojika Peninsula and another 1000 bodies were sighted in the town of Minamisanriku.
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/822...ond-earthquake
post #2 of 14
I'm pretty sure last weeks quake was 8.9 not 9.0.

If this is true, god help the Japanese.
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Another earthquake would demolish Japan, and it be dangerous for the current reactor troubles there if it just hit.
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post #4 of 14
Hope not. If it is just a quake though they will probably manage. Another Tsunami would be very cruel.
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Originally Posted by mtbiker033 View Post
I'm pretty sure last weeks quake was 8.9 not 9.0.

If this is true, god help the Japanese.
I do believe the rating was revised to a 9.0 following the initial assessment. And as always my heart goes out to the Japanese people.
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My condolences to the victims in Japan. This is terrible what these people are going through...I don't think they can handle ANOTHER disaster
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Someone must've used a pp restore.





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Hope it is a rumor, this already made New Orleans pale in comparison, that would make an already catastrophic situation worse
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Yea, it was revised to a 9.0 after further investigation.

I really hope another massive aftershock doesn't hit. A 7.9 is still a HUGE earthquake.
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That would be absolutely horrible. Not one but two natural disasters (three counting the tsunami) that could hit Japan in the span of a few days. On top of that, those reactors probably won't handle the second quake very well. Those affected are definitely in my prayers and I hope a second quake doesn't hit.
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