Powerful quakes in Japan and Indian Ocean

11 08 2009

Earthquakes struck both Japan and India on August 10, 2009. Although tsunami warnings were initially announced they were later recscinded.

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Video From Japan: Jishin!

14 06 2008

Even if you do not understand Japanese, this video shows the effects of the earthquake in Japan  on June 14 (Iwate, Miyagi, Sendai, Tohoku) such as landslides and road damage, and reports on the over-turned bus, the buried hot springs building, various rescue missions as well as interviews.

Strong Earthquake Strikes Northern Honshu, Japan

14 06 2008

A 6.8 earthquake struck Iwate prefecture in the northeastern part of Honshu, Japan on Saturday at 8:43 a.m. Miyagi prefecture and other areas were also hit.

The quake was followed by dozens of aftershocks, including one which registered lower 5 on the Japanese scale in Osaki at around 9:20 a.m. The center of the quake was inland. No tsunami warnings were issued.

Three people were killed and 89 injured. Landslides cut off access to some areas and buried a structure at an onsen (hot spring) where rescue workers were sent to save guests. Rail service was suspended to some areas and expressways in Miyagi Prefecture closed, police said. The quake was felt as far away as the Kanto region and Hokkaido.

Mainichi Shinbun
Japan Meteorological Agency
Photo: Yomiuri Shinbun