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Japan – Quake hit Fukushima, no tsunami threat

Friday, April 13, 2012 Comments off

5.9 magnitude, 20 meters deep earthquake shook Japan today. Epicenter was near Fukushima. Read more…

Japan – Tsunami advisories issued after quake

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Comments off

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit northeastern Japan on Wednesday evening. Read more…

Japan – Over 10,000 tremors shook Japan after March quake

Friday, March 9, 2012 Comments off

Japan’s Meteorological Agency says more than 10,000 noticeable tremors have shaken the country since last year’s major earthquake.

The agency says it measured 10,119 earthquakes strong enough to be felt by humans during the 12 months until Wednesday, nearly 8 times the number recorded in 2010. Read more…

Japan:Quake stops water supplies in Sado

Thursday, February 9, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 9, 2012

An earthquake in Niigata Prefecture, central Japan, on Wednesday night temporarily cut off water supplies to some parts of the prefecture.

The quake occurred near Sado Island at around 9:00 PM.
It registered 5 plus on the Japanese scale of 7 in Sado City, and 3 in Joetsu and Nagaoka. Read more…

Japan expected worse in March

Saturday, January 21, 2012 Comments off

Hosono explains decontamination steps for Fukushima

 Fukushima-1 after earthquake. Photo: EPA 

According to Japanese media, last spring the government drafted contingency plans for the eventuality of an even worse disaster than the one that actually struck the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was severely damaged by the tsunami on March 11th . Read more…

Japan:Powerful earthquake hits Tokyo

Sunday, January 1, 2012 Comments off

A strong earthquake struck Tokyo and surrounding areas on Sunday afternoon.

The earthquake occurred at around 2:28 PM local time.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency says the earthquake had an estimated magnitude of 7.0, with its focus 370 kilometers deep near Torishima Island in the Pacific Ocean. Read more…

Another quake hits Japan

Thursday, November 24, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov.24,2011

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A 6.1 mg earthquake struck Japan early Thursday, local meteorologists Read more…

Japan:Another quake strikes Japan

Saturday, June 18, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 18,2011
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Japan’s island of Honshu in the area of the Fukushima 1 nuclear plant on Saturday, seismologists say. No tsunami alert has been issued and no damage reported. Read more…

Japan:Evacuees return from brief home visits

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  May 10,2011
100 evacuated Japanese visit homes

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Japan rocked by one more jolt

Saturday, April 23, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News April 23,2011

A Richter-6 earthquake has rocked the bottom of the Pacific Ocean some 160 kilometres southeast of Morioka on the northeastern coast of the main Japanese island of Honshu. The focus was 40 Read more…