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Published:September 15th, 2011 11:21 EST

6.0 Earthquakes Hit Cuba, New Zealand And Japan

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit off the southeastern coast of Cuba early Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Forty-three minutes earlier, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake rumbled off the east coast of Japan, the USGS reported.


And seven minutes before the Japan quake, a magnitude 6.0 quake was recorded off the coast of New Zealand, according to the USGS." - CNN.Com 

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but about 11 years ago I moved to a small town in Virginia. I love San Francisco, but I moved to Virginia for economic reasons. There are many things that I miss about the City by the Bay, but I found comfort in the fact that I no longer had to worry about earthquakes.

The recent East Coast earthquake shook me up to the reality that an earthquake can strike anywhere at any time. As if to emphasize that point three 6.0 quakes hit Cuba, Japan and New Zealand this Thursday.

These quakes aren`t a sign of the End Times, but they are a sign that we should be ready for earthquakes and other natural disasters. Do you have fresh batteries in your flashlights? Do you have bottled water? Do you have a battery-operated radio? Do you have a case of canned goods?

Get with the program!

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