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Tokyo Has Chance of Seeing Magnitude 7 Earthquake In The Near Future
2012-01-25 10:13:29

Japan´s capital city, Tokyo, has a high probability of experiencing a magnitude-7 earthquake within just a few years, according to Japanese scientists. Researchers at the University of Tokyo´s Earthquake Research Institute announced Monday there was a 75 percent chance that a 7.0 magnitude quake could strike the region within four years, and a 98 percent probability of one striking in the next 30 years. The announcement coincided a magnitude 5.1 quake that rocked large parts...

2011-08-24 19:25:14

   Less than a day after Virginia was hit with a 5.8 magnitude Earthquake, Peru felt the force of a 7.0 magnitude quake. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was about 350 miles northeast of the capital Lima, 51 miles north of the town of Puccalpa. It said that there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami was expected to occur as a result. The agency said the quake occurred 90 miles underground at about 12:46 p.m. local...

2011-04-18 13:15:36

The U.S. Geological Survey said that a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific on Monday. The survey said that the epicenter was south of the Kermadeic Islands, about 340 miles east-northeast of Auckland, New Zealand. The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, but the U.S. Geological Survey later increased to a 6.6-magnitude quake. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that it does not expect the earthquake to generate "a destructive, Pacific-wide tsunami." A...

2010-02-28 06:20:00

A magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck Chile early Saturday morning; damaging buildings, destroying bridges and tossing cars and trucks around like they were toys. The earthquake set off a tsunami that battered the Chilean coast minutes after the devastating tremor. The waves quickly pushed out westward into the Pacific Ocean, where more than 50 nations waited to feel some kind of effect from the early morning tragedy. The quake, which is the strongest to hit Chile in 50 years, struck at 3:34...

2008-10-05 21:00:13

Two earthquakes struck Asia and a third temblor shook a region of the Pacific Rim early Monday, geological experts said. The U.S. Geological Survey said an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Afghanistan at 3:26 a.m. local time. The epicenter was about 45 miles south-southeast of Kabul. Another quake, measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, hit Kyrgyzstan at 12:27 a.m., the survey said. That quake was centered 40 miles east-southeast of Sary-Tash. A 5.2 quake was registered at...

2008-09-29 14:41:01

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale rumbled near Kernmadec Island in New Zealand Tuesday local time, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter was at sea about 640 miles northeast of Auckland and 890 miles north-northeast of Wellington at a depth of about 12 miles, the geological service said. A tsunami warning had not been issued, Xinhua reported. There were no initial reports of casualties or damages, China's state-run news agency said.

2008-07-08 09:00:51

A strong earthquake measuring at least 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked an area near the Japanese island of Okinawa Tuesday afternoon, seismologists said. While the quake was felt on the island, there were no reports of damage or injuries, and Japan's meteorological agency told the Chinese Xinhua news agency that there was no danger of a tsunami. The depth of the epicenter, about 50 kilometers, or 31 miles beneath the Earth's surface, apparently mitigated the force of the quake. The U.S....

2006-08-31 20:35:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan held a huge earthquake disaster drill in Tokyo on Friday with a U.S. navy ship transporting evacuees and helicopters carrying relief supplies. The exercises, held every year on the anniversary of the Great Kanto earthquake which killed more than 140,000 people on September 1, 1923, are a reminder that the island nation, where earthquakes occur frequently, must be vigilant. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck southern Japan shortly before the drills...

2006-06-15 08:07:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A light earthquake shook northern California early on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The tremor occurred at 5:24 a.m. PDT and was magnitude 4.7, rated as "light," the agency said on its Web site. The epicenter was 28 miles southeast of San Jose. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

2006-04-30 00:26:28

TOKYO (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 jolted central Japan on Sunday, but the Meteorological Agency said there was no risk of a tsunami and national media said there were no immediate reports of damage. The Meteorological Agency said the epicenter of the tremor -- which occurred at 1:10 p.m. (0410 GMT) -- was 10 km (6 miles) under the sea off the coast of Shizuoka prefecture, around 120 km west of Tokyo. In the coastal city of Atami -- a famous...

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