11 March 2011

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Japan 8.9 Magnitude Earth quake Hits 13 Foot Tsunami Triggered

Japan 8.9 Magnitude Earth quake Hits 13 Foot Tsunami Triggered

Japan was struck by a magnitude-8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast triggering a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that washed away cars and tore away buildings.

The quake struck at a depth of six miles (10 kilometers), about 80 miles (125 kilometers) off the eastern coast, the agency said. The area is 240 miles (380 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami warning was in effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas. A tsunami watch has been issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and the U.S. state of Hawaii.

How much damage earthquake and Tsunami caused is not clear?

In 1933, a magnitude 8.1 quake in the area killed more than 3,000 people.

The Tokyo stock market extended losses after the quake

The western prefecture of Wakayama ordered 20,000 people to evacuate after further tsunami warnings.

This the biggest natural calamity Japan faced after 1895.

All 5 nuclear reactors are safe.
Bullet train services have been stopped, airports are closed.
No electricity in more than 4 Million Homes because of this earth quake and Tsunami.

Several quakes had hit the same region in recent days, including a 7.3 magnitude one on Wednesday.

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Rama Ananth March 11, 2011  

I was watching the news, it is really sad, such a calamity could strike so suddenly. My prayers are with them.
I just can't say anything else.

A Great Liar March 11, 2011  

Yes, it was awfully sad what happened in that region. Scary stuff.

sm,  March 12, 2011  


sm,  March 12, 2011  

Kiran Bajaj,,

sm,  March 12, 2011  

A great,,

Sandhya March 12, 2011  

This looks like a computerised video! How nice it would have been, if it was true...

Feeling sad now. Hope the devastation stops now.

sm March 13, 2011