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6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off East Coast of Japan

04/14/2011 Leave a comment

Richter magnitude 6.1, off the east coast of Honshu, Japan
39.587°N, 143.357°E
Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 05:57:23 AM at epicenter
Depth: 11.2 km (7.0 miles)

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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes East Coast of Japan Near Tokyo

04/11/2011 Leave a comment

“A STRONG earthquake has struck Tokyo, a day after a monster aftershock shook the country.

The 6.4 magnitude quake struck just 77km east of Tokyo off the coast of Chiba prefecture at 9.08am (AEST).

There was no chance of a tsunami, say authorities.

Tokyo residents reported strong shaking. The city’s subway system has stopped.”  Read more.

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Another Strong Earthquake Strikes Japan; Fukushima Nuke Plant Evacuated

04/11/2011 Leave a comment

“SENDAI, Japan — A strong new earthquake rattled Japan’s northeast Monday as the government urged more people living near a tsunami-crippled nuclear plant to leave, citing concerns about long-term health risks from radiation.

The magnitude 7.0 aftershock came just hours after people bowed their heads and wept in somber ceremonies to mark a month since a massive earthquake and tsunami that killed up to 25,000 people and set off a crisis of radiation leaks at the nuclear plant by knocking out its cooling systems…

Japanese officials said the quake was a 7.0 magnitude, but the U.S. Geological Survey said it measured magnitude 6.6.”  Read more.

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7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Tsunami-Hit Japan

04/07/2011 Leave a comment

By CARA RUBINSKY – “TOKYO – Japan was rattled by a strong aftershock and tsunami warning Thursday night nearly a month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern coast.

Announcers on Japan’s public broadcaster NHK told coastal residents to run to higher ground and away from the shore.

The Japan meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for a wave of up to 6 feet (two meters) after the magnitude-7.4 aftershock.” Read more.

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