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Scientists fear 'the Big One' is COMING as FOUR major earthquakes strike in 48 hours

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Today The Japanese Red Cross Kumamoto Hospital confirmed admitting 45 injured patients, including five with series problems after a quake of magnitude 6.2 to 6.5 and a series of strong after shocks ripped through Kumamoto city.

Several buildings were damaged or destroyed and at least six people are believed to be trapped under homes in Mashiki and local reports said one woman was rescued in critical condition 

Scientists say there has been an above average number of significant earthquakes across south Asia and the Pacific since the start of the year.

The increased frequency has sparked fears of a repeat of the Nepal quake of 2015, when 8,000 people died, or even worse.

Roger Bilham, seismologist of University of Colorado, said: "The current conditions might trigger at least four earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude. 

"And if they delay, the strain accumulated during the centuries provokes more catastrophic mega earthquakes."

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Yesterday's quake was followed by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake which struck off the coast of the southern Philippines.

The earthquake happened at 2.20am (Singapore time) off Mindanao island.

Local authorities said there was no tsunami risk and that they had not received reports of casualties or damage.

Buildings were destroyed by a powerful 6.4 magnitude quake which shook southern Japan today.

Japan's Meteorological Agency said the epicentre was in the Mashiki town in the Kumamoto prefecture. 

Officials said the region's nuclear facilities were not affected.

A 6 magnitude earthquake also hit today off the coast of the Pacific island of Vanuatu, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

It was 53 miles from town Port Orly and the fourth one this week in the immediate area, after a 6.4-strength tremor hit a week earlier. 

Vanuatu is on the "Pacific Ring of Fire," one of the most seismic parts of the globe and known for its earthquakes and volcanoes.

Seismologists say the Himalayan region is overdue for a tremor stronger than Nepal's 7.9 strength quake last year.

Today's quakes take the total to nine across Asia in a period of just over three and a half months - nearly three every month.

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/661052/SCIENTISTS-fear-the-Big-One-is-COMING-as-four-major-earthquakes-strike-in-48-hours

Can you even imagine what 4 quakes that big would do, if they happened all at once. The earth would be ringing like a bell, crust displacement could destroy huge cities. Millions could be killed and injured. Fear porn? Or is this possible? Edgar Cayce said Japan would sink and then all hell would break loose everywhere, including the New Madrid fault. 

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Japan earthquakes: Deadly magnitude-6.5 tremor hits island of Kyushu, collapsing homes, no tsunami warning

A powerful magnitude-6.5 earthquake has hit Japan's south-western island of Kyushu, collapsing homes, sparking fires, leaving at least nine people dead and injuring hundreds, government officials say, as the scramble continues to rescue people feared trapped in the rubble.

Key points:

A series of quakes and tremors hit Japan

Reports of collapsed buildings, injuries, and thousands without electricity and gas

Officials say that nuclear facilities were safe, but are checking for damages

At least 12 people were injured and 19 houses collapsed in Kumamoto prefecture on Kyushu, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the government's top spokesman, announced, adding that 350 military personnel had been dispatched for rescue work.

Kumamoto prefectural official Shunsuke Sakuragi said: "We also received information indicating a few people were under collapsed houses."

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-15/no-tsunami-alert-after-strong-quake-rocks-south-western-japan/7328284

Vids and more at link above. 

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Been trackin it myself. Things look unsteady across the region as a whole. 

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11 minutes ago, Full Throttle said:

Been trackin it myself. Things look unsteady across the region as a whole. 

I'm wondering when the next Tsunami is going to hit, hundreds of thousands are killed in those things. And the fish have way too much food. Perish the thought, but it's true and I know people don't eat fish from a Tsunami area for a long time after. I don't know if I could do it again, after that. I don't like fish anyway! 

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The next tsunami?  Oh geez, could happen anytime Cinn,  pray it isn't like the last one. 

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Please let it be California.Please let it be California.Please let it be California.Please let it be California.

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1 hour ago, thedudeabides said:

Please let it be California.Please let it be California.Please let it be California.Please let it be California.

Ummm...I m in California!

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6 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

Ummm...I m in California!

Well get out of there lol. No I know it's not always possible to up and leave but yea I refuse to live in Cali again. Plus all of my mean ol scary "weapons" would be illegal there. 

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Intriguing Seismic Activity along the Cascadia Subduction Zone

We got a present from the Juan de Fuca Plate, which is subducting under the North American Plate: a slow earthquake! Did you even know an earthquake could be slow? We're used to thinking of earthquakes as events that happen over seconds to a few minutes and produce a lot of shaking, but some earthquakes actually mosey along over hours or days, their trembling so gentle only seismometers can recognize it. One of these earthquakes started in the Cascadia Subduction Zone on December 21st and has been making its slow way south from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada ever since.

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9 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

Ummm...I m in California!

Love ya cinn but if there is a place for judgement on this nation it would be California.

just be ready to flee to safety. 

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