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Japan Hit by Another Major Quake - 7.1 Off Northern Japan

 
 
Reply Sat 9 Jul, 2011 07:39 pm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/magnitude-71-earthquake-hits-off-northeastern-japan-coast-still-recovering-from-tsunami/2011/07/09/gIQAkAHB6H_story.html?tid=sm_facebook

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Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits off northeastern Japan coast still recovering from tsunami

By Associated Press, Updated: Saturday, July 9, 7:22 PM

TOKYO — A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 has hit off the northeast Japan coast, prompting a tsunami warning.

The quake hit at 9:57 local time (0057 GMT) and a warning of a possible tsunami was issued for most of the northeastern coastline. The epicenter of the quake was in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan’s main island, Honshu.

Japan’s northeast coastline was devastasted by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11 that left nearly 23,000 dead or missing and touched off a nuclear crisis at a badly damaged facility in Fukushima.


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Magnitude 7.0 - OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
2011 July 10 00:57:12 UTC



Earthquake Details

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 7.0
Date-Time

Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 00:57:12 UTC
Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 10:57:12 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 38.040°N, 143.287°E
Depth 34.9 km (21.7 miles)
Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 212 km (131 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
239 km (148 miles) ENE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
250 km (155 miles) E of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
409 km (254 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
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Reply Sat 9 Jul, 2011 07:43 pm
@Butrflynet,
No tsunami threat to Hawaii or West Coast according to NOAA.

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Reply Sat 9 Jul, 2011 07:45 pm
@Butrflynet,
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/10/japan-quake-idUSL3E7IA00M20110710

UPDATE 1-Quake jolts northeast Japan, 50 cm tsunami warning issued
9:36pm EDT

TOKYO, July 10 (Reuters) - A strong earthquake jolted northeastern Japan on Sunday, and workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant were evacuated after an alert for a half-metre tsunami was issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The quake monitoring agency said the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.1 and occurred at a depth of 10 kms (6 miles) off the northeastern coast of Japan.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, public broadcaster NHK said. The same area was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11 which cut power to the Fukushima power plant and triggered a radiation crisis.

Tokyo Electric Power said all of the workers at Fukushima had been evacuated to higher ground, adding that there was no sign of any immediate further damage at the nuclear plant where workers have been struggling to build a cooling system to stabilize the reactors.

The U.S. Geological Survey initially estimated the quake's magnitude of 7.3, but then revised that estimate down to a magnitude 7.
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