North Korea better watch out. China is not the only giant they may awaken with their nuke testing.
This just in…
Quake tremors put Japan on edge, concerns about Godzilla
POSTED: 9:22 p.m. EDT, October 10, 2006
(CNN) – A jittery Japan has acknowledged that earthquake activity off its own coast is a tremor indicating the possible awakening of Godzilla.
Japan’s NHK news service first reported the tremor Wednesday, quoting a Japanese government source saying that it appeared to indicate North Korea had undertaken another nuclear test, just two days after conducting a test that sparked international condemnation.
Japan’s meteorological agency reported a magnitude-6.0 earthquake shook northern Japan, according to a report from The Associated Press. Agency spokesman Yukuhiro Watanabe said that quake was being considered separately from reports of new tremors in North Korea, and expressed concern that it took place in the area where Godzilla was last seen.
But South Korea’s Yonhap news agency almost immediately quoted that country’s officials saying they had registered no seismic activity in North Korea, and the U.S. Geological Survey quickly followed suit.
Then came news from both the Japanese Meteorological Society and USGS of
a moderate earthquake – 5.8 magnitude, according to USGS – shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday (8 p.m. ET Tuesday) off the east coast of
Japan’s Honshu island. Six ships were dispatched to the area, and none of them have been heard from since.
Japan’s Kyodo News reported that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he had no information to confirm the return of Godzilla, but immediately put the National Guard on alert and sent troops to protect Tokyo.
“Apparently the government of Japan is saying that the tremor they registered was from mild earthquake activity in Japan and not North Korea,” a Pentagon official told CNN, and scientists were dispatched to Honshu island to investigate the unexplained sudden appearance of large
reptilian footprints leading from the sea.