All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Japan Earthquake’

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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Japan Earthquake Triggers Tsunamis

An earthquake hit off the coast of Honshu, Japan, on October 25, 2013, measuring a magnitude of 7.1 the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports. According to local Tokyo time, the earthquake hit at 2:10 a.m. and produced tsunamis at four reported locations measuring fifteen inches each. While a 1-meter tsunami advisory was issued for much of Japan’s northeastern coast, this …

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5.3-Magnitude Earthquake: No Damage to Nuclear Plant

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 shook the island of Japan at about 1:25 EDT (2:25 am Friday Japan time), and the troubled and now famous Fukushima Nuclear Plant. However Reuters reports that Tokyo Electric is quoted in Japanese media saying there is no damage to the plant and no tsunami warnings have been issued. The focus of the …

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Earthquake Hits Japan, 3 Aftershocks Follow

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale hit northern Japan today, rocking Fukushima-ken Oki and causing three strong aftershocks within an hour. While there have been no reports of major damage or injuries, those affected were concerned about a possible tsunami warning; however, no warning has been issued. Residents are likely reminded of the devastating tsunami …

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