Skip to content
A powerful Typhoon Bolaven lashed Okinawa Island in Japan late Sunday.
The wind speeds near the center of the typhoon were about 180 kilometers per hour (112 miles per hour).
More than 75,000 households in Okinawa Island and the nearby Amami islands were blackout by the typhoon as heavy rain and winds continued Monday.
Four people were hurt by the disaster.
Okinawa was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
It happened at 5:31 am (3:31pm Friday ET) early Saturday.
ET means USA’s Eastern Time.
Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory to the people in the Okinawa Islands, Amami Islands and Tokara Islands.
They should avoid the beaches and the sea.
Tsunami is giant waves.
The quake was centered about 6 miles (10km) deep and about 53 miles (85km) from Okinawa.
So far CNN said they haven’t received any news about the damage or casualty on the islands.
Anyway, I guess the aftermath will not be as bad as in the Haiti’s earthquake.
Earthquake is a natural disaster.
I think we must avoid earthquake.