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Ecuador and Japan earthquakes: Are they related?

Ecuador and Japan earthquakes: Are they related?

Ring of Fire Source: USGS

Ring of Fire
Source: USGS

Several million earthquakes occur annually, but most are unnoticed because they’re so small, the U.S. Geologic Survey says. But three recent earthquakes — on Thursday and Saturday morning in Japan and Saturday night in Ecuador — have gotten lots of attention because of the great destruction. Here are five things to know about those quakes…

 

Aftershocks, Widespread Damage After Deadly Japan Earthquake

Aftershocks rattled communities in southern Japan as businesses and residents got a fuller look Friday at the widespread damage from an unusually strong overnight earthquake that killed nine people and injured about 800. Rescue workers were combing through the wreckage in hard-hit areas to make sure there were no more trapped people, said Shotaro Sakamoto, a Kumamoto prefecture official. Concern about aftershocks was keeping many people from starting the huge task of cleaning up, police said…

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