Articles tagged "sendai"

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Sakurajima's alert leved raised to second highest just days after nearby nuclear plant restarts

The Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the alert level of Sakurajima volcano to 4 out of 5 (prepare to evacuate) on August 15, 2015 after detecting a strong swarm of shallow volcanic earthquakes beneath the Showa crater.The news comes just 4 days after Kyushu Electr

August 16, 2015

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6.2 earthquake hits off the east coast of Japan

According to USGS an earthquake magnitude 6.2 hit 304 km (188 miles) E of Iwaki, 349 km (216 miles) ESE of Sendai, 418 km (259 miles) ENE of Tokyo, Japan (36.776°N, 143.773°E) on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 09:44:07 PM. Epicentre was located at depth of 10 km (6.2

August 18, 2011

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6.2 earthquake hits Japan

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that another strong earthquake has jolted northeastern Japan, the same region devastated by March's massive quake and tsunami. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning is in effect.The

July 24, 2011

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6.4 earthquake struck near Morioka, Honshu, Japan

According to USGS a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits 112 km (69 miles) SE of Morioka and 125 km (77 miles) NE of Sendai, Honshu, Japan at depth of 38.6km at 04:34:24 UTC.  Japan’s Meteorological Agency says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude

July 23, 2011

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Japan's 11 March mega-quake shifted the ocean floor sideways by more than 20m

Japan's 11 March mega-quake shifted the ocean floor sideways by more than 20m (65ft), according one instrument placed on the seabed off the nation's coast. This direct measurement exceeds the displacement suggested by some models built only from data gathered on

May 22, 2011

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Earth movements from Japan earthquake confirmed via satellites

Satellite images have been essential for helping relief efforts in Japan following the massive quake that struck on 11 March. Now scientists are using ESA’s space radars to improve our understanding of tectonic events.Scientists are calling on data from the

March 31, 2011