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Mar 14, 2012

Japan Earthquake 2012: 6.8-magnitude quake hits northern Japan, tsunami warning issued

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A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the northeastern part of Japan on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, which prompted local officials to issue tsunami warning on the affected areas. According to United States Geological Survey (USGS) on its official website that day, the strong earthquake occurred at 6:08:37 p.m. (local time) with a depth of 26.6 km (16.5 […]


Jul 10, 2011

Japan earthquake 7.1 magnitude, tsunami warning issued but later canceled

Japan earthquake 7.1 magnitude, tsunami warning issued but later canceled
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Japan earthquake 7.1 magnitude map (July 10, 2011) Image Credit: USGS.gov A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 9:57 a.m. (local time) while a tsunami warning was issued but was canceled later. As noted at Japan Meteorological Agency‘s official website, the 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Pacific Ocean off the coast of Honshu, […]


Jun 30, 2011

Japan earthquake 5.4-magnitude, 7 injured but no tsunami warning issued

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A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Thursday, June 30, 2011; with 7 people reportedly injured but no tsunami warning has been issued. As noted at Japan Meteorological Agency official website, a 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Central Japan at around 8:16 a.m. (local time) that day but it was recorded earlier as 5.5. The epicenter of the […]


Jun 23, 2011

Japan Earthquake 6.7 magnitude, tsunami warning issued but canceled later

Japan Earthquake 6.7 magnitude, tsunami warning issued but canceled later
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Updated: July 10, 2011 11:50 a.m. Read Japan earthquake 7.1 magnitude, tsunami warning issued but later canceled U.S. Geological Survey earthquake map Image Credit: usgs.gov A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at around 6:50 a.m. (Japan time), and a tsunami warning was issued but was lifted one hour later. According to […]


Mar 28, 2011

Water at Fukushima nuclear plant reactor No. 2 found to have high radiation level

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Fukushima, Japan – The water in a trench outside the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant reactor No. 2 building was found to have high level of radiation, according to Kyodo News on Monday, March 28, 2011. As noted in the report, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) discovered on Sunday afternoon that the radiation level is now […]


Mar 19, 2011

Japan tsunami death toll reaches 7,197, temporary houses being built

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Updated: March 20, 2011 8:41 p.m. Read 80-year old woman and teenage grandson rescued, 9 days after Japan tsunami (Video) The Japan earthquake-tsunami death toll reaches to 7,197, as thousands are being unaccounted for, the National Police Agency told reports on Saturday, March 19, 2011. According to Kyodo News, the confirmed casualties of the twin […]


Mar 19, 2011

Japanese tsunami survivor found after 8 days news not true, evacuee instead

Japanese tsunami survivor found after 8 days news not true, evacuee instead
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An earlier news report on Saturday about a Japanese tsunami survivor for 8 days was proven not true, as the man was confirmed to be an evacuee instead, Kyodo News reported. Katsuharu Moriya rescued Image Credit: nhk.or.jp/nhkworld According to some morning news reports on Saturday, March 19, 2011, a Japanese man named Katsuharu Moriya was […]


Mar 17, 2011

Water cannon to be used at Fukushima nuclear plant No. 1, Americans within 80-kilometer radius recommended evacuating

Water cannon to be used at Fukushima nuclear plant No. 1, Americans within 80-kilometer radius recommended evacuating
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Tokyo, Japan – With the current nuclear crisis in the country, a water cannon truck is being planned to be used in the attempt to cool the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to prevent a radiation meltdown on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Fukushima nuclear plant No. 1 Image Credit: NHK TV According to Kyodo […]