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For a short while, people in Japan panicked after getting a false warning that a massive earthquake had hit the Tokyo area, saying a magnitude-9.1 earthquake had struck. The announcement, which was canceled within seconds, set off alarmed chatter on Twitter. They’re investigating why the report got sent and said the reason may have been lightning hitting a monitor. Japan is among the most quake-prone nations in the world. A magnitude-9 quake off the northeast coast in March 2011 set off a giant tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people and sent three nuclear reactors into meltdowns.
Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria. Not only are some 1,400 athletes at risk of getting violently ill in water competitions, but the AP’s tests indicate that tourists also face serious health risks. A study published over a year ago showed viral levels at up to 1.7 million times what would be considered worrisome in the United States or Europe. Athletes have been taking elaborate precautions to prevent illnesses that could potentially knock them out of the competition, including preventatively taking antibiotics, bleaching oars and donning plastic suits and gloves in a bid to limit contact with the water. Doctors warning no one should put your head in the water.
Vigils were held to remember the young victims of the incident early Saturday morning in Mukilteo. Two of the victims were Anna Bui, a UW Bothell student and a 2015 graduate of Kamiak High School. So was Jordan Ebner, another Kamiak High School graduate.
Washington State Patrol is investigating after a collision that took the life of a young man early yesterday morning. Witnesses reported a man, wearing dark clothing, walking in the roadway of State Route 530 just prior to when he was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound. The man identified by WSP as Shane Stieben, a 27-year old from Everett, died at the scene of the crash. The crash happened 2 miles west of Arlington. His girlfriend shared ‘He strove for what he wanted and made his dreams reality. He cared so much for the people around him. Shane was very intelligent and a sweetheart. We talked about a future together just a few hours before he passed.’