Earthquakes Hit Japan, Cuba, California: Cause for Concern?

Thursday, September 15, 2011
By Paul Martin
September 15, 2011

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled Japan’s northeastern coast on Thursday.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency said there was no risk of a tsunami, and so far there have not been any reports of injuries or damages.

The quake hit off the coast of Honshu, Japan’s largest island. The epicenter was about 140 miles east of Toyko and six miles beneath the sea floor.

Cuba was hit by a 6.0 earthquake on Thursday as well, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake happened before 5 a.m. local time off the island nation’s southern coast.

Additionally, minor quakes shook Birmingham, Alabama and southern Califiornia.

Are multiple earthquakes in the same day anything to worry about?

Considering that there are about 1.5 million earthquakes a year, not really. And that’s just above magnitude 2.0. Below that, there are more millions.

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