Japan tsunami

Japan: Magnitude 5.7 – BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

Magnitude: 5.7   Date-Time Tuesday, October 04, 2011 at 01:37:27 UTC Tuesday, October 04, 2011 at 11:37:27 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 26.767°N, 140.462°E Depth 437.5 km (271.9 miles) Region BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION Distances 177 km (109 miles) W of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands, Japan 236 km (146 miles) …

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Japan: update: Now 6 earthquakes with magnitude 5.2 or greater have hit near Japan’s Honshu region

Japan seems to be suffering from a strong string of earthquakes in the region today.  No tsunami alerts have been issued as far as we can tell but the thought of 5 earthquakes over 5.2 is somewhat amazing for such a short period of time in such an specific location. UPDATE: Another earthquake has hit …

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Japan: The fourth earthquake over 5.2 magnitude has hit near Honshu Japan

As far as we can tell no tsunami warnings have been issued for any of these four earthquakes, the latest of which was a 6.2 magnitude earthquake Mag. 6.2 2011/09/16 21:08:06 40.221 143.050 20.2 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Mag. 5.5 2011/09/16 20:11:15 40.305 143.180 19.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN …

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Another earthquake in Japan region 7.3 magnitude

Magnitude 7.3 FIJI REGION Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 19:30:59 UTC A magnitude-7.2 earthquake rattled Fiji in the Pacific Ocean on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. No tsunami warning was issued, and no damage or casualties were immediately reported. Magnitude 7.3 Date-Time Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 19:31:02 UTC Friday, September 16, 2011 …

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IMPACT: Nuclear plant owner TEPCO downplayed tsunami risk

TOKYO — In planning their defense against a killer tsunami, the people running Japan’s now-hobbled nuclear power plant dismissed important scientific evidence and all but disregarded 3,000 years of geological history, an Associated Press investigation shows. The misplaced confidence displayed by Tokyo Electric Power Co. was prompted by a series of overly optimistic assumptions that …

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