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Massive 8.9-magnitude quake hits Japan - Eastern coastline inundated by multiple tsunamis

CNN's Ivan Cabrera reports as a powerful earthquake triggers tsunami waves off the coast of Japan.


Comment: Japanese state TV footage of the tsunami washing way inland:

Japanese Earthquake / Tsunami TV Coverage March 11, 2011





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Japan: Earthquake Magnitude 8.9 - Near The Coast of Honshu

Honshu Quake_110311
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Friday, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 02:46:23 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
38.322°N, 142.369°E

Depth:
24.4 km (15.2 miles) set by location program

Region:
NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Distances:
130 km (80 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan

178 km (110 miles) E of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan

178 km (110 miles) ENE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan

373 km (231 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan

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China Earthquake: Deadly Temblor Kills at Least 22

An earthquake struck China's southwest region today, destroying buildings and causing at least 22 deaths.

Chinese officials said the temblor, which hit while many people were taking their customary afternoon rest, had a magnitude of 5.8 and was centered on Yunnan province's Yingjiang county. (The U.S. Geological Survey, however, reported that it was a 5.4-magnitude quake.)

Here's a short news report:

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Indonesia: Earthquake Magnitude 6.5 - Bali Sea

Bali Sea Quake_100311
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 17:08:36 UTC

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 01:08:36 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
6.895°S, 116.787°E

Depth:
510 km (316.9 miles)

Region:
BALI SEA

Distances:
200 km (124 miles) NNE of Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia

259 km (160 miles) NE of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

986 km (612 miles) W of DILI, Timor-Leste

1105 km (686 miles) E of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

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Papua New Guinea: Earthquake Magnitude 6.5 - New Britain Region

PNG Quake_090311
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at 21:24:51 UTC

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 07:24:51 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
6.022°S, 149.659°E

Depth:
29 km (18.0 miles)

Region:
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Distances:
27 km (17 miles) NNE (31°) from Kandrian, New Britain, PNG

305 km (189 miles) ENE (75°) from Lae, New Guinea, PNG

341 km (212 miles) NNE (27°) from Popondetta, New Guinea, PNG

469 km (292 miles) NE (35°) from PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

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Japan: Earthquake Magnitude 6.1 - Near The East Coast of Honshu

Honshu Quake4_090311
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at 21:22:18 UTC

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 06:22:18 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
38.385°N, 142.642°E

Depth:
23 km (14.3 miles)

Region:
NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Distances:
154 km (95 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan

194 km (120 miles) SE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan

201 km (124 miles) E of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan

395 km (245 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan

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Japan: Earthquake Magnitude 6.0 - Off The East Coast of Honshu

Honshu Quake3_090311
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at 18:44:35 UTC

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 04:44:35 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
38.492°N, 143.191°E

Depth:
1.2 km (~0.7 mile)

Region:
OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Distances:
203 km (126 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan

221 km (137 miles) SE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan

250 km (155 miles) E of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan

436 km (270 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan

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Japan: Earthquake Magnitude 7.2 - Near The East Coast of Honshu

Honshu Quake_090311
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at 02:45:18 UTC

Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at 11:45:18 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
38.510°N, 142.792°E

Depth:
14.1 km (8.8 miles)

Region:
NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Distances:
168 km (104 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan

193 km (119 miles) SE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan

216 km (134 miles) E of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan

413 km (256 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan

Location Uncertainty:
horizontal +/- 12.8 km (8.0 miles); depth +/- 1.8 km (1.1 miles)

Parameters:
NST=464, Nph=469, Dmin=390.7 km, Rmss=1.06 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=B

Source:
USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID:
usb0001r57

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7.2 earthquake hits northeast Japan; no damage

Image
© AFP/Sam Yeh
Photo illustration of a seismic chart. Japan issued a tsunami warning Wednesday after a major 7.2-magnitude quake struck 160 kilometres (100 miles) east off the main Honshu island at 0245 GMT, swaying buildings in the capital Tokyo.
Tokyo - A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit off Japan's northeastern coast Wednesday, shaking buildings hundreds of miles away in Tokyo and triggering a small tsunami. There were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries.

The quake struck at 11:45 a.m. local time and was centered about 90 miles (150 kilometers) off the northeastern coast - about 270 miles (440 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo - at a depth of about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers), Japan's meteorological agency said.

A 24-inch (60-centimeter) tsunami reached the coastal town of Ofunato, in Iwate prefecture, with other towns reporting smaller waves reaching shore about 30 minutes after the quake.

"We have confirmed that small tsunami have come up on the shores, but we have no reports of damage at this point," said Shinobu Nagano, an emergency and disaster response official in Iwate. "We are still trying to determine the impact of the quake."

Some train lines in the area were temporarily stopped after the quake, but they were restarted shortly after noon. Tohoku Electric Power said there was no damage at its nuclear power facility in the region.

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Solomon Islands - Earthquake Magnitude 6.6

SOlomon Islands quake_060311
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Monday, March 07, 2011 at 00:09:38 UTC

Monday, March 07, 2011 at 11:09:38 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
10.334°S, 160.739°E

Depth:
37.9 km (23.6 miles)

Region:
SOLOMON ISLANDS

Distances:
127 km (78 miles) W of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Isl.

135 km (83 miles) SE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

176 km (109 miles) S of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands

2064 km (1282 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia