Sailors wake up call


Camp Shields, Okinawa, Japan

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake shook the island of Okinawa Japan during the early hours of the morning on March 3rd this week. Sailors from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion were preparing to attend their morning physical training session when the tremor rocked Camp Shields.

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Matthew Agius is a recent PhD graduate from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies in Ireland and is now doing research at the University of Southampton (National Oceanography Centre). His research focuses on the dynamics of the lithosphere beneath Tibet, the Central Mediterranean, and the Pacific Ocean. Matthew’s role as a young scientist representative is to promote the efforts done by young researchers and to engage in discussions that concern seismology students. You can reach Matthew via e-mail at

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