Mon Oct 09 22:41:22 2000
To: newsletter
From: "Peter M. Rivard"
Subject: Natural disasters

Quick note--

      My Japanese friend Mitsuko said that the recent earthquake felt a little stronger in Takefu than the one that destroyed Kobe--and as that one also destroyed her aunt's house near Osaka, she was scared until she found out where it had struck and that no one was killed.
      I also found out that what I had taken to be a bad sewer smell all over town a couple of weeks ago (I had wondered why it was everywhere--usually that's a local problem) was stench from the volcano that erupted on an island south of Tokyo earlier in the month.
      So Takefu is a bit more exciting than I'd thought.



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