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Exclamation Powerful quake rocks Japan

A tsunami alert has been issued for the northeastern coast.

This news just broke recently, no details on this yet.


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Northern Japan hit by magnitude 7.2 earthquake; tsunami alert issued

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Posted: 03/8/2011 9:06 PM
TOKYO - A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has hit northern Japan, prompting the country's meteorological agency to issue a tsunami alert for the northeastern coast.
It warns that a tsunami of about 20 inches (50 centimetres) will hit the coast around noon Wednesday.


http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/wor...117624028.html
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20 inches doesn't sound like a lot. How significant is this?
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It's not a Pacific wide tsunami alert. Just the northeastern coast.

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Large quake hits off Japan; no Pacific-wide tsunami expected
By Star-Advertiser staff and Associated Press
POSTED: 05:03 p.m. HST, Mar 08, 2011

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan, but did not trigger a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami, officials said today.

The quake struck at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday (4:45 p.m. today Hawaii time) about 104 miles east of Sendai in Honshu, Japan, according to a preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey. It was centered at a depth of 8.8 miles.

"Based on all available data, a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii," according to a statement from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach. "However, earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers (62 miles) of the earthquake epicenter," warning center officials said.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami alert for Japan's northeastern coast, warning that a tsunami of about 20 inches would hit the coast around noon Wednesday, but that time passed without any reports of a wave reaching the shore.

There was a 6.3 magnitude aftershock shortly after the main quake.

There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, but officials are still assessing the situation. Buildings were shaken in Tokyo about 256 miles southwest of the epicenter.

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Hope no one was hurt, I know what those people would have experienced and to get a 6.3 aftershick right after a 7.2-gonna be a lot of rattled nerves there.
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The earthquake had a depth of 70 Km, with Latitude 38.59 North and Longitude 142.91 East.

No reports of damage or casualties.
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It appears Japan does not let the earthquake rattle them anymore. They are getting better at riding them out.

The Nikkei Stock Average even finished 0.6% higher.
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Earthquake prone Citie's of the world could learn alot from Japan. They don't let it stop Them from building multi-storey building's
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yes, they have very advanced earthquake-proofing building codes. we can all learn from them, although these don't come cheap...
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A powerful earthquake lasting for several minutes has shaken the Pacific coast area of northeastern Japan and the strong tremors were also felt in Tokyo.

The quake is believed to have measured 7.9 in magnitude.

Japan's meteorological agency warns a tsunami as high as six metres could strike the coast near Miyagi prefecture, closest to the epicentre.
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Wow! This one caused way more damage than the 7.2 that hit a couple of days ago near the east coast of Honshu.

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Shinkansen bullet trains stopped when the quake struck, while the nuclear power plant in Miyagi prefecture has stopped operating.
I hope there is no damage to the reactor systems. This nuclear power plant in Miyagi had a series of problems back in 2006, after an earthquake hit the same area in 2005.
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I heard it was upgraded to 8.8 magnitude 30 minutes later. Anything larger than 7 is pretty powerful.
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yes,very serious quake.
My condolences...I pray there is minimal casualties.
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I am watching breaking news now..it looks very, very bad.

The tsunami looks crazy! It's just pushing anything in its path.
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Yeah, local news, after a quick check said this one could be 5th largest ever recorded. Damn sure a big one anyway.
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