Cunning as Zeus
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- Nov 23, 2003
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The Bible said:A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 jolted eastern and north-eastern Japan on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages and no tsunami warning was issued.
The Japan Meteorological Agency uses a different measuring system than the US Geological Survey and says the quake measured 4 in central Tokyo, Fukushima and their surrounding areas on the Japanese intensity scale, which measures ground motion. A spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power said there were no reports of any abnormalities at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plan following the quake.
The mid-afternoon quake swayed buildings in Tokyo but did not disrupt the final of the Emperor's Cup football tournament underway at the National Stadium.Some high-speed train services in northern Japan were suspended after the earthquake, but soon resumed operations, Kyodo news reported."Some people, who were walking, did not seem to notice the quake," a spokesman for Tokyo Disneyland said, adding business went on as usual at the theme park after some rides were automatically shut down.
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake, at a depth of nearly 350km, was recorded off Japan's south-eastern Izu islands on Sunday at 2:27pm local time, the US Geological Survey reported.The Hawaii-based US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has not issued a tsunami warning.Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world's most seismically active areas. The country accounts for about 20 per cent of the world's earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.On March 11, 2011, the northeast coast was struck by a magnitude 9 earthquake, the strongest quake in Japan on record, and a massive tsunami, which triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years since Chernobyl.
The disaster left up to 23,000 dead or missing.In a New Year message, Emperor Akihito said: "Our country is now going through difficult times because of the earthquake and other factors.""But I hope that the people's hearts will always be with the afflicted, and that everyone will persevere and work together to build a brighter tomorrow."
Wishes for the nation's recovery appeared to have dominated as the new year started in Japan with tens of thousands of people flocking to Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples to offer money and pray for good fortune.
So yeah, looks like it's going to be a great ******* year, gents.