Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"nothing shall by any means hurt you" - Suruga Bay


Suruga Bay

When I bought a newspaper at a kiosk of a station, a saleswoman said, "Oh, the old man said that this newspaper had not been in the rack outside!"  She really looked surprised.

In the Mainichi shimbun newspaper, I found a report about a fisherman family who is today the only one specializing in catching deep-water fish in Suruga Bay, 120 km west of Tokyo.

Suruga Bay is unique in that it has a depth of 2,500 meters, at its deepest point.  There are no other bays, close to the land in Japan or the world, that have such a deep sea-bed.  Once many fishermen took deep-water fish in the bay.  But now there is only one family engaged in the trade.

The four continental plates (the Philippine sea plate, the Pacific plate, the Eurasia plate, and the North America plate) meet around Suruga Bay and adjacent Sagami Bay, resulting in probably the generation of Mt. Fuji.

Maybe the next time, a big undersea earthquake might occur around Suruga Bay.


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Luk 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Luk 10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.