7.3 Magnitude Quake Hits Off Northeastern Japan

7 12 2012
People crowd at Sendai railway station in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 after trains were halted following a strong earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan. It is the same region that was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami last year. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

People crowd at Sendai railway station in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 after trains were halted following a strong earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan. It is the same region that was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami last year. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

A strong 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan on Friday.

The quake lasts for about several minutes minutes.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 5:18 p.m. (0818 GMT).

It is  in the same region that was hit by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and deadly tsunami last year.

The epicenter was 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) beneath the seabed and 240 kilometers (150 miles) offshore.

Tokyo high-rises swayed for several minutes.

Authorities issued a warning that a tsunami potentially as high as 2 meters (2.2 yards) could hit.

A tsunami of 1 meter (1 yard) hit Ishinomaki, a city in Miyagi, at 6:02 p.m. (0902 GMT).

So far no deaths or serious damage were reported.

This is a disaster!

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Hawaii Hit By Tsunami After Canada Earthquake

28 10 2012

Hawaii was hit by a tsunami on Saturday night.

The authorities order at least 100,000 people in the island state to move to higher ground.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the first tsunami wave was three feet high and less forceful than expected.

The tsunami hit with little warning and an alert, issued at short notice due to initial confusion among scientists about the quake’s undersea epicenter, caused massive traffic congestion as motorists made a mass exodus from low-lying areas.

The tsunami center cautioned that wave height could not be predicted and that the first wave “may not be the largest and all shores are at risk no matter which direction they face”.

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Magnitude 7.7 Quake Strikes Off Canadian West Coast

28 10 2012

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada.

It was followed by a 5.8 magnitude aftershock several minutes later and several other aftershocks were also reported.

The quake hit Queen Charlotte Islands after 8 pm local time, Saturday at a depth of about 3 miles (5 kilometes) and was centered 96 miles (155 kilometers) south of Masset, British Columbia.

The quake was felt across much of north and central British Columbia but there were no immediate reports of major damage.

The National Weather Service issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas of British Columbia, southern Alaska and Hawaii.

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Two Earthquakes On Wednesday

12 04 2012

Yesterday, two earthquakes hit two different parts of the world.

The first earthquake hit Indonesia and it could be felt even in Malaysia.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the first 8.6-magnitude quake was centered 20 miles (33 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor around 269 miles (434 kilometers) from Aceh province, followed by an 8.2 magnitude aftershock  two hours later.

According to CNN, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami watch for the entire Indian Ocean but was lifted later.

Next, another eartquake hit Mexico.

The USGS said the first quake on Wednesday evening in the western state of Michoacan had a magnitude of 6.5 and was recorded at a depth of 12.4 miles.

It was followed by a second earthquake, of a magnitude of 6.9 and at a depth of 6.2 miles that hit somewhere near Baja California early Thursday morning.

Earthquake is a disaster but luckily both earthquakes did not caused any tsunami.

People walk through debris from Wednesday's strong earthquake at an office building in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra island, Indonesia, Thursday, April 12, 2012. Cries of panic and fervent prayers rang out Wednesday as Indonesians rushed toward high ground after two strong earthquakes raised fears of a killer tsunami. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)

A map of Indonesia's Sumatra locating the 8.6-magnitude quake. A tsunami watch around the Indian Ocean was lifted hours after two massive earthquakes struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island Wednesday, sending terrified people fleeing from the coast(AFP)





Aftermath Of Japan’s Earthquake And Tsunami In Photos

16 03 2011

Reports said that more than 10,000 people died after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a huge tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011.

I am very sad to see the aftermath photos of the disaster.

It must be very hard for the victims.

Most of them lost almost everything including their families and friends.

I hope they will be strong and may tomorrow be a better day for all of us.

And we should learn a lesson from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Disaster.

So we should not be greedy and we should build more huge wind turbines and wind farms to produce electricity.

Do not destroy our Earth and Go Green.

 

A boat lies in a street after being washed inshore by the recent tsunami in Ishonomaki, Japan in the wake of the Macrh 11 earthquake and tsunami. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Police officers carry the body of a victim at Friday's earthquake and tsunami devastated area Wednesday March 16, 2011, in Rikuzentakata, Miyagi, northern Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

Destroyed cars are seen at a factory area devastated by earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northern Japan, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Smoke rises from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex in this still image from video footage March 14, 2011. REUTERS/NTV via Reuters TV

A Japanese rescue team member walks through the completely leveled village of Saito, in northeastern Japan, Monday March 14, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

A women walks past a tsunami collapsed building in Ishonomaki, Miyagi prefecture. Explosions and a fire at Japan's quake-hit nuclear plant unleashed dangerous levels of radiation on Tuesday, sparking a collapse on the stock market and panic-buying in supermarkets.« Read less (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Soldiers and a rescue worker carry the body of a resident through Kesennuma City on March 15, 2011, days after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami.« Read less REUTERS/Adrees Latif (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)

An aerial picture shows the devastated city of Minamisanriku, in Miyagi Prefecture, northeast Japan. (AFP/Noboru Hashimoto)

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members search for the victims of Friday's tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011, three days after a massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami hit the country's east coast. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

Debris littering Onagawa town in Miyagi prefecture at dawn. A new explosion at a stricken nuclear power plant hit Japan Monday as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people.« Read less (AFP/JIJI PRESS)

This aerial shot shows a pleasure boat sitting on top of a building amid a sea of debris in Otsuchi, in Iwate prefecture. (AFP/Yomiuri Shimbun)





Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Disaster

15 03 2011

In this video image taken from NTV Japan via APTN, smoke raises from Fukushima Daiichi power plant's Unit 1 in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Saturday, March 12, 2011. The walls of a building at the nuclear power station crumbled Saturday as smoke poured out, and Japanese officials said they feared the reactor could melt down following the failure of its cooling system in a powerful earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/NTV Japan via APTN) JAPAN OUT, NO SALES, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant caused more serious disaster to Japan after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami.

At least 10,000 people were killed in the earthquake and tsunami disasters.

This is the world’s most serious nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine in 1986.

Nuclear power plant is a place where people produce electricity.

But nuclear radiation is very, very dangerous.

It can kill human, animals and plants and it can also caused cancer.

It could cause a big disaster and the effect will last for a long, long time.

This is the worst nuclear disaster in Japan after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in 1945.

In these combo images made from Japan's NHK television, the Fukushima Daiichi power plant's Unit 1 is seen before (top) and after (bottom) an explosion in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Saturday, March 12, 2011. The walls of the building at the nuclear power station crumbled Saturday as smoke poured out and Japanese officials said they feared the reactor could melt down following the failure of its cooling system in a powerful earthquake and tsunami. The damaged structure of Unit 1 can be seen at left after the walls crumbled. Japanese characters read: "before 9 a.m., top," and "at around 4:30 p.m." (AP Photo/NHK TV) MANDATORY CREDIT, JAPAN OUT, NO SALES, TV OUT, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

In this video image taken from NTV Japan via APTN, smoke raises from Fukushima Daiichi power plant's Unit 1 in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Saturday, March 12, 2011. (AP Photo/NTV Japan via APTN) JAPAN OUT, NO SALES, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

In this March 12, 2011 photo provided by GeoEye, Fukushima, Japan is shown. Japan's nuclear crisis intensified Sunday as authorities raced to combat the threat of multiple reactor meltdowns and more than 180,000 people were evacuated. (AP Photo/GeoEye)

In this March 13, 2011 photo shhows the damaged No. 1 reactor of Tokyo Electric Power Co's Daiichi Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, left, and No.2 reactor are seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE





Photoes Of Earthquake And Tsunami In Japan (Photo)

12 03 2011

In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, a tsunami surge carrying debris sweeps between houses to reach poly tunnels on farmland near Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture Japan Friday March 11, 2011 following a massive earth quake. A magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan's northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland. Fires triggered by the quake burned out of control up and down the coast. (AP PHOTO/NHK TV)

On Friday 11th March 2011, a 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a huge tsunami hit northeast coast Japan.

At least 1,300 people were killed in the disaster.

A lot of people were hurt.

This s the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Japan and the 5th in the world.

Houses, buildings, vehicles, roads, farms and others were swept by the tsunami.

The disasters also caused fire and floods.

I am sad and sorry for the victims and their families.

In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, ships and boats are washed ashore in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefectur, Japan Friday March 11, 2011. (AP PHOTO/NHK TV)

Houses are in flame while the Natori river is flooded over the surrounding area by tsunami tidal waves in Natori city, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, March 11, 2011, after strong earthquakes hit the area. (AP Photo/Yasushi Kanno, The Yomiuri Shimbun)

In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, a tsunami surge sweeps cars, boats and other debris against a building in Miyaku City, Iwate Prefecture Japan Friday March 11, 2011. (AP PHOTO/NHK TV)

A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011.

Swirls of waves approach to a coast in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Yasushi Nagao)

Swirls of waves approach to a coast in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011 after a powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coast. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Yasushi Nagao)

Houses burn at night following an earthquake in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years. A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Pacific basin except for the mainland United States and Canada following a huge earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. REUTERS/KYODO

A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline.

Boats are swept by a wave after a tsunami and earthquake in Asahikawa city March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

People who were left inside a building ride on a container as they are rescued in Kesennuma, northern Japan Saturday, March 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

A ship lifted up onto shore after an earthquake and tsunami is seen in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast on Saturday, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed at least 1,000 people. REUTERS/Kyodo

A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country’s coastline. A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Pacific basin except for the mainland United States and Canada following a huge earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.







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