Alberto Enriquez, in the Anchorage Daily News, writes that earthquakes don?t just cause the earth to move. They are accompanied by loud noises that broadcast at radio frequencies, and they can even produce a visible glow.

Radio interference was reported in the days before the worst quake recorded (magnitude 9.5), in Chile in 1961, as well as Alaska?s magnitude 9.2 Good Friday quake in 1964. Thirty-eight luminous displays were seen by people in Quebec before, during and after the earthquakes of November 1988.
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An earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter Scale has just been recorded in the area of the Banda Sea in Indonesia. The Banda Islands and Spice Islands are located in this region.

This is the latest in a series of 6 and higher earthquakes to strike the Pacific Rim in recent weeks. Since October 11, there have been three such quakes. The first, registering 6.2, took place near Queen Charlotte Island in British Columbia on the 11th. On the 12th, the second–a very powerful 7.2 event–shook the Marianas.

There have been many smaller earthquakes in the region, indicating that the Pacific Rim continues to be highly quake active.

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The Northwest has discovered damage from an earthquake that happened over 3 months ago, on February 28?as well as one that occurred 12,000 years ago.

The recent 6.8 magnitude quake in Washington state was strong enough to crack the Capitol dome near Olympia. The entire city of Seattle slid about 5 millimeters northeast and Olympia dropped a quarter of an inch. But no homes or businesses were leveled, so area residents thought they had missed the worst effects.
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