Earthquake Strike Okinawa, Japan

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.

Okinawa Flag
Amami Flag

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.

On 12 January 2010 Haiti was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that almost destroyed Port-au-Prince and killed hundreds thousands of people.

Earthquake is a natural disaster.

I think we must avoid earthquake.

Earthquake Strikes California Coast

A 6.5 earthquake stuck off coast of Northern California, 33 miles from Eureka and 22 miles from Ferndale.

It happened on Saturday at 4:27 pm PST or 7:27 pm ET.

PST means Pacific Standard Time.

ET means Eastern Time.

The earthquake shook buildings, broke windows, glasses and plates, caused water, gas and sewer leak.

In Eureka some traffic lights fell down.

Some television sets and shelves also fell down.

Some refrigerators moved during the earthquake.

Anyway no building had collapsed.

There is no serious injury reported so far.

Anyway there are a lot of debris and broken glasses all around.

In this photo provided by the Ferndale Enterprise, Steve Sterback of Poppa Joe's cleans up after an earthquake, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in Ferndale, Calif. (AP Photo/Ferndale Enterprise) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES

Some places are without electricity and water.

A lot of earthquakes happened in California.

Earthquake is a disaster.

Last week three countries were hit by earthquakes and caused a tsunami in Solomon Islands.

I think we must keep our important things in a safe place.

Important things are like :

  1. Plates

  2. Fire extinguisher

  3. Food

  4. Computer

Eureka

Three Countries Hit By Earthquakes

These are the news from CNN:

A pair of earthquakes hit Solomon Islands Monday morning, and another struck the Philippines, according to the U.S. Geological Service.

One quake, with a magnitude of 5.3, hit the Philippines at 5:38 a.m. (4:38 p.m. Sunday ET), near the eastern-most island of Mindanao, the agency reported.

The Solomon Islands experienced a 6.3-magnitude quake at 8:48 a.m. (4:48 p.m. Sunday ET), and another 7.2-magnitude tremor hit less than an hour later.

The quake shook Tajikistan’s mountainous Gorno-Badakhshan province about 7:15 a.m. local time.

The 20,000 people were left homeless in the villages of Rog and Gishkon, where 1,050 mud dwellings were destroyed, according Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency.

The U.S. Geological Survey classified the quake as a magnitude 5.3. It was centered 80 km (50 miles) north of Korough, Tajikistan, and was about 44.5 km (27.7 miles) below the Earth’s surface, the USGS said.

Earthquake is a disaster.

Earthquake can kill many people and animals.

If a strong earthquake happens in the sea it can cause a tsunami.

Tsunami is also a disaster and can kill many people and animals.

A lot of tsunamis happened in Japan.

Japan is in Asia, in the western Pacific Ocean.

Solomon Islands is near Papua New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean.


The Philippines is in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean.


Tajikistan is in Central Asia near Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China.


Strong Earthquake Hits Kermadec Islands Off New Zealand

There was an earthquake in New Zealand.

Earthquake is a disaster.

Fortunately nobody die or hurt.

There was no tsunami warning.

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The map of Raoul Island

WELLINGTON, Jan 19 (Bernama) — A strong earthquake measuring 6. 7 on the Richter scale jolted Kermadec Islands north of New Zealand early Monday, China’s Xinhua news agency quoted the U.S. Geological Survey as reporting.

No casualties or damages were reported. The Kermadec Islands are uninhabited apart from Raoul, where the Department of Conservation maintains a field station.

The quake occurred at 3:11 a.m. New Zealand local time on Monday (14:11 GMT Sunday), some 80 km south of Raoul Island, and 1, 005 km northeast of New Zealand’s largest city Auckland. Its depth was just 10 km.

No tsunami warning was immediately issued.

The quake might have been felt along New Zealand’s east coast.

): Disasters :(

The disasters are :

UFO, Tornado,  AcidRain,  Space JunkFlood Landslide,  Fire,  Earthquake,  Whirlpool,  Locust,  War,  Drought, Blizzard , Tsunami,  Hurricane,  Sandstorm,  Monsoon Storm,  Avalanche, Mudslide, Volcano Eruption.

Some people are also like disasters because they disturb and hurt other people 😦

Flood
Flood in India. It is a disaster.

People get hurt and some people die when disaster happens.

My big sister Aeshah’s friend died when a landslide hit her house in Taman Harmonis, Gombak 4 years ago.

Disasters also destroy houses, cars, farms, roads, schools, shops, hospitals and others.

Cutting down trees, throwing rubbish everywhere, cutting down hills, pollution, playing with matches and fire crackers can cause disasters.

I think we should not play with fire crackers and do not throw rubbish all over the place.

We should plant lots of trees, recycle and do not cut down hills.

We should love and take care of our planet Earth.