Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Japan 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake :Japan Hit by Earthquake, Today

An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude has struck off the coast of Japan, shaking buildings in the capital, Tokyo, and triggering a small tsunami.

Honhsu Japan’s earthquake today did not create a tsunami. Honhsu Japan, and specifically Sendai, Morioka, and Fukushima, were struck by a 7.2 earthquake today. Shaking was felt as far as Tokyo.

In a news statement issued this evening from the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, officials indicated “a tsunami is not expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, or Alaska coast. No tsunami warning, watch or advisory is in effect for these areas.”

A powerful earthquake struck off the northern Japanese coast early Thursday, injuring at least 91 people, triggering landslides and cutting power to thousands of people, officials said.Japan's Meteorological Agency said there was no danger of a tsunami from the temblor, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8.

It struck shortly after midnight about 65 miles underground and centered just off the coast of Iwate, 280 miles northeast of Tokyo."

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