Tag Archives: Japan Earthquake 2010

Second Big Quake Hits Japan

NEW YORK — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattled Japan’s southern Bonin Islands on Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, a day after a stronger quake jolted the region and sent residents scrambling to community centers. No tsunami alert was

Japan Quake & Tsunami Update

A major 7.4-magnitude quake struck southern Japan on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, with people in nearby coastal regions told to evacuate as a half-metre wave rolled in. Japan’s meteorological agency had downgraded a tsunami alert to a

Quake hits Japan: Tsunami warning

A strong earthquake measuring 6.3 struck south of Japan’s Okinawa island on Monday, US scientists said. The epicentre of the tremor was 36 kilometres under the Pacific seabed, 115km from Ishigaki-jima in the Ryukyu islands far to the southwest of

Earthquake hits central Japan

TOKYO — A 5.0-magnitude quake hit areas some 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of Tokyo Sunday as Japan’s early warning system kicked in to alert residents to the tremor. The earthquake caused no tsunami and there were no reports of

Earthquake hits north of Tokyo

TOKYO: A 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s main island of Honshu about 175 kilometres (110 miles) north of Tokyo Wednesday but there were no immediate reports of injuries. No tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit at a depth of 10