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2011-04-07 10:55:00

Another earthquake hit Japan today, just weeks after another devastating earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern coast. A tsunami warming for a wave up to 6-feet has been issued by the Japan meteorological agency.  The warning was issued for a coastal area already torn apart by the tsunami that struck last month and took 25,000 lives sparking an ongoing crisis at a nuclear power plant. Officials say Thursday's quake was a 7.1-magnitude and hit 25 miles under water and off the...

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.

2008-08-05 09:00:38

An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale rocked eastern parts of Indonesia Tuesday but officials said no tsunami or casualties were reported. The quake's epicenter was about 145 miles northwest of Saumlaki in Maluku province and 106 miles under the sea bed, reported Xinhua, China's state-run news agency. The quake had potential for tsunami but it did not occur and we did not issue the warning, a meteorologist with a local agency told Xinhua.

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....

2005-10-19 06:57:21

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 jolted eastern Japan on Wednesday and was felt in Tokyo, but no tsunami warning was issued, NHK national television said. The quake, at 8:40 p.m. (1140 GMT), shook buildings in Tokyo, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

2005-08-20 21:42:04

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 jolted northern Japan on Sunday, public broadcaster NHK said. The quake occurred at 11:29. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

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...

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