All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Earthquake’

Tokyo Earthquake Shakes Things Up

Earthquakes are common in Tokyo, but most of them are not too strong. A level 5 earthquake struck Tokyo early Monday morning, and woke many people from their sleep. The earthquake is the strongest one recorded since the magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami that occurred in March 2011 off the northeastern coast that left more than 18,500 people dead or missing. …

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Tokyo Earthquake Doesn’t Cause Much Trouble, Rattles John Mayer

Tokyo earthquakes aren’t all that uncommon. In fact, the entire region is somewhat unstable thanks to the geological makeup of the islands. It’s still unsettling to feel the earth rumble, especially since the wounds from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake still haven’t healed. Reuters is reporting that Tokyo and surrounding regions was hit by an earthquake early Monday morning. The quake …

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Nicaragua Earthquake Leaves 23 Injured

An earthquake with a 6.1 magnitude hit western Nicaragua on Thursday evening, leaving at least 23 people injured in one town, and an aftershock 20 miles to the south followed. The earthquake shook houses and at least 23 people were injured from falling walls, ceilings, and other objects in Nagarote, located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of the capital, …

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Chile Aftershock Registers Magnitude 7.6

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 7.6 aftershock rattled Chile’s northern coast late Wednesday night, triggering a tsunami warning for regions of that country and Peru. The significant tremor came after an April 1st magnitude 8.2 quake generated a tsunami which produced 6.9 foot waves. The initial quake hit at 23:46 UTC off the coast of Chile, and …

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Chile Earthquake Evacuees Return Home

Citizens of the Chilean city of Iquique were permitted to return home Wednesday morning, after an April 1st magnitude 8.2 earthquake generated a tsunami which produced 6.9 foot waves. Similar sized waves were also reported in the coastal towns Pisagua and Arica. The death toll so far due to the quake is six. According to officials, one firefighter and one …

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Chile Earthquake Causes Tsunami And Landslides

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday and caused a large Tsunami and several landslides. Five people have died as a result of the earthquake, either from heart attacks or fallen walls. The landslides washed away homes and roads, making it hard for many people to evacuate the area or find help. No significant damage …

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Yellowstone Earthquake: Caldera Remains Calm

The Norris Geyser Basin felt the seismic bass drop today – all 4.8 worth of it. No injuries were sustained in the midst of this natural phenomenon common to Yellowstone – even though it was the strongest quake to hit the park since the 80’s. Yet, raised eyebrows about these more intense quakes have had more to do with whether …

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Aftershocks Shake Southern California

After a magnitude-5.1 earthquake hit La Habra near Los Angeles Friday evening, more than 100 aftershocks have rattled the Southland area since, with the largest being a magnitude 4.1, which hit at 2:32 p.m. Saturday near Rowland Heights. The tremors were also felt in Culver City, Brea, Studio City and Whittier. Caltech seismologists said Friday’s earthquake was at a depth …

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Los Angeles Earthquake: This One A 5.1 Magnitude

California just experienced another earthquake after the 6.9 magnitude shook residents near Eureka, CA, March 9th. This time, a magnitude-5.1 earthquake shook the Los Angeles area Friday evening, authorities said. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck at about 9:09 p.m. and the epicenter was near Brea in Orange County, which lies about 20 miles southeast of downtown …

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1964 Alaskan Earthquake: What We’ve Learned

Exactly fifty years ago today, the largest ever earthquake to ever hit North America shook the state of Alaska. What became known as the ’64 Great Alaska Earthquake had a magnitude of 9.2 and it lasted from about four to five minutes. The powerful earthquake was itself blamed for fifteen deaths. The resulting tsunami was responsible for killing 124 people, …

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Los Angeles Earthquake: 4.4-Magnitude Trembles the City

A sudden tremble struck the Los Angeles area Monday morning at 6:25 a.m. The quake’s epicenter occurred in the Santa Monica Mountains 6 miles north-northwest of Westwood, Calif., and 15 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The quake was initially measured at a 4.7-magnitude, but then was recorded as 4.4 at a depth of 5.3 miles. Approximately six aftershocks followed the rumbles. …

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Japan Earthquake: 6.3-Magnitude Hits Three Main Islands

Fourteen injuries were reported Friday following an earthquake that struck the south coast of Japan. The quake occurred a little after 2 a.m. in the Iyonada inland sea that separates the country’s main islands, including Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. It was reportedly at a depth of 80 kilometers, but experts say that the earthquake could have reached 700 kilometers. The U.S. Geological …

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