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1 Quake strikes Japan's main island on Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:42 am

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A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck Japan's main island of Honshu, reportedly injuring several children and a teacher at a day care centre.

The epicentre was in Akita prefecture, 82km (52 miles) north of the city of Sendai, at a depth of 10km (6.2 miles), according to the US Geological Survey.

The tremor rattled buildings in nearby towns and in the capital, Tokyo, 390km (240 miles) to the south.

All bullet trains in the area were automatically shut down.

Two nuclear power plants nearby were unaffected, officials said.

Seismologists had issued advance warning of the first earthquake moments before it struck around 0845 (2343 GMT on Friday).

Footage from NHK television showed surveillance cameras in Sendai being shaken violently for about 30 seconds.

An official from Miyagi prefecture, in which Sendai is located, told NHK he had seen the tiles coming off the roofs of several homes.

Window panes broke at a child care centre and another building in Oshu, injuring children and at least one teacher, Japanese TV said.

source: bbc.co.uk

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2 Re: Quake strikes Japan's main island on Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:05 pm

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ooops these earthquakes...
They are wake up call for Nepal I read somewhere....Nepal is sure to get a high magnitude earthquake in near future hear.


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3 Re: Quake strikes Japan's main island on Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:01 pm

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I just heard on TV more than 20 % of 7 + rector earthquakes of the world are brone by Japan alone and hence it a common day to day business for Japan to have an earthquake.


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4 Re: Quake strikes Japan's main island on Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:11 am

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u r right.
It is very vulnerable in the context of Earthquake because of its geographical location. It's all happening due to pacific ocean.

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