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2005-08-16 02:30:11

By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 jolted northern Japan on Tuesday, injuring at least 45 people, causing power outages and snarling transportation. Buildings also swayed in Tokyo, about 300 km (190 miles) to the south, when the tremor struck at 11:46 a.m. (0246 GMT) but there were no reports of damage or injuries in the capital. Public broadcaster NHK said at least 22 of the 45 who were injured were hurt when the ceiling at an indoor...

2005-08-16 00:24:06

TOKYO (Reuters) - A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 jolted northern Japan on Tuesday, injuring at least 27 people, causing power outages and snarling transportation. Buildings also swayed in Tokyo, about 300 km (190 miles) to the south, when the tremor struck at 11:46 a.m. (0246 GMT) but there were no reports of damage or injuries in the capital. Injury reports were still being compiled, but Kyodo news agency said 27 people had been injured in the mainly agricultural region,...

2005-08-15 23:54:17

TOKYO (Reuters) - A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted northern Japan on Tuesday, and media reports said some people had been injured. Buildings also swayed in Tokyo, about 300 km (190 miles) to the south, when the tremor struck at 11:46 a.m. (0246 GMT). A tsunami warning was issued for the coast of Miyagi prefecture and some buildings had been damaged, TV reports said. The region is a mostly agricultural area with several large cities and some high-tech...

2005-07-23 04:21:46

TOKYO (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake struck near Tokyo on Saturday, shaking buildings and injuring five people in a shopping center, the weather office and a Japanese news agency said. The epicenter of the 5.7 magnitude quake, which occurred at 4:35 p.m. (0735 GMT), was 90 km (56 miles) deep in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, adding there was no risk of a tsunami. Kyodo news agency said five people were injured at a shopping center in Saitama...

2005-07-23 03:08:15

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 shook areas near Tokyo on Saturday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The epicenter of the moderate quake, which struck at 4:35 p.m. (0735 GMT), was 90 km (56 miles) deep in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo, the agency said, adding there was no risk of a tsunami. The quake led to the stoppage of some bullet train services, public broadcaster NHK said. Earthquakes...

2004-11-28 18:00:03

TOKYO - A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck Japan's northern island of Hokkaido early Monday, swaying buildings, throwing objects off shelves and triggering a small tsunami wave that reached the shore. The 3:32 a.m. quake injured at least eight people, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Japan's Meteorological Agency quickly issued a tsunami warning for the eastern shores of Hokkaido's Pacific coastal area. Tsunami are potentially dangerous waves...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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