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Tsunami Warning In Effect After Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake Hits Japan's Coast

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© USGS
An earthquake with a 6.7 magnitude struck off the east coast of Japan, near Honshu, early Thursday morning.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency warned that a tsunami about one-half meter (20 inches) could follow, CNN is reporting.

The quake struck in many of the same areas that were hit hard by the March earthquake and tsunami that left more than 23,000 dead or missing in Japan, AFP reports.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, according to CNN.

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Magnitude 6.7 Quake Rattles Northern Japan

Tokyo - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 struck off the Pacific coast of northern Japan early Thursday, Japanese and U.S. seismologists reported.

The Japan Meteorological Agency warned that a tsunami about one-half meter (19.5 inches) could be generated by the temblor, but there was no immediate report of damage or injuries.

The quake struck shortly before 7 a.m. (6 p.m. Wednesday ET) and was centered 530 kilometers (330 miles) north-northeast of Tokyo. The epicenter was off the northern prefecture of Iwate, about 175 kilometers (109 miles) north of where the magnitude 9 quake that devastated northern Japan struck in March.

Evil Rays

New Zealand: Late night quake scares Christchurch residents

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Damage from the quake
Last night another wave of violent tremors shook Christchurch residents again, and disrupted exams for some university students.

The most violent earthquake - 5.4 - hit just after 10:30pm, scaring the wits out of exhausted Christchurch residents.

"For us it wasn't a rolling, it was very sharp upheaval and really threw everything up and dropped it on the ground," says Peter Claridge.

Mr Claridge lives directly above the epicentre where the quake hit

"It emptied everything out, including the nails," he says.

Comment: Read The Christchurch Tragedy: A Message from the Universe to understand more about what's going on in Christchurch and how it affects the rest of the World.


Bizarro Earth

Antarctic Region Hit By Series Of Moderate Earthquakes

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© Irish Weather Online
Drift ice near South Thule, South Sandwich Islands, Antarctica.
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck the South Sandwich Islands region, situated around 750km south east of South Georgia, in the South Atlantic early Sunday. It was the latest in a series of quakes to hit the Antarctic Region during the past 24 hours.

The moderate quake struck at 9.37am GMT at a depth of 137km and was centred 69 km (42 miles) NNW of Visokoi Island and 330 km (205 miles) NNW of Bristol Island.

The last significant earthquake to be recorded in the South Sandwich Islands region occurred on 08 December 2010 when a magnitude 6.5 quake struck 85 km (55 miles) ENE of Visokoi Island.

The unpopulated islands consist of a chain of eleven volcanic islands, connected by a low submarine ridge, bending in an arc around 400km long. They are an overseas dependency of the UK, but also claimed by Argentina. The 337km islands lie 750 km (470 miles) south east of South Georgia in the South Atlantic Ocean.

This morning's earthquake was followed by a 4.9 magnitude quake along the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge at 12.05pm. The quake was measured at a depth of 10.3 km (6.4 miles).

Bizarro Earth

Santa Cruz Islands - Earthquake Magnitude 6.1

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© USGS
Earthquake location.
Date-Time:
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 02:04:15 UTC

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 01:04:15 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
11.510°S, 165.548°E

Depth:
13.5 km (8.4 miles)

Region:
SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

Distances:
93 km (57 miles) SSW of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Isl.

414 km (257 miles) ESE of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Isl.

654 km (406 miles) ESE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

2202 km (1368 miles) NE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

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China: 5.2-Magnitude Quake Hits Yunnan, Injuring Four

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© Xinhua
Rescuers search for signs of life after a 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit Tengchong County near the city of Baoshan in Southwest China's Yunnan Province June 20, 2011.
A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit Tengchong County near the city of Baoshan in Southwest China's Yunnan Province at 6:16 pm Monday, according to the China Earthquake Network Center.

The quake has injured four people as of 10 pm, according to the provincial department of civil affairs.

The provincial seismological bureau said the tremor was acutely felt in 18 townships administered by Tengchong, and damaged some houses there.

The epicenter of the tremor was recorded in Mangbang township, located more than 40 km away from the county seat of Tengchong.

Bizarro Earth

Chile - Earthquake Magnitude 6.5 - Antofagasta

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© USGS
Earthquake Location.
Date-Time:
Monday, June 20, 2011 at 16:35:59 UTC

Monday, June 20, 2011 at 12:35:59 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
21.898°S, 68.299°W

Depth:
117 km (72.7 miles)

Region:
ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE

Distances:
87 km (54 miles) NE of Calama, Antofagasta, Chile

196 km (121 miles) E of Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chile

224 km (139 miles) SW of Uyuni, Bolivia

1297 km (805 miles) N of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile

Bizarro Earth

India: Earthquake Magnitude 4.9 - Uttaranchal

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© USGS
Date-Time:
Monday, June 20, 2011 at 06:27:18 UTC

Monday, June 20, 2011 at 11:57:18 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location:
30.595°N, 79.352°E

Depth:
13.1 km (8.1 miles)

Region:
UTTARANCHAL, INDIA

Distances:
130 km (80 miles) ENE of Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal, India

153 km (95 miles) N of Haldwani, Uttaranchal, India

161 km (100 miles) SW of Garyarsa, Xizang (Tibet), China

303 km (188 miles) NE of NEW DELHI, Delhi, India

Bizarro Earth

US: Earthquake Magnitude 5.2 - Alaska: Kenai Peninsula

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© USGS
Date-Time:
Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 19:06:05 UTC

Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 11:06:05 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
60.765°N, 151.048°W

Depth:
57.4 km (35.7 miles) set by location program

Region:
KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA

Distances:
13 km (8 miles) ENE (61°) from Nikiski, AK

24 km (15 miles) NE (37°) from Salamatof, AK

25 km (16 miles) NNE (23°) from Kenai, AK

84 km (52 miles) SW (236°) from Anchorage, AK

Bizarro Earth

Papua New Guinea - Earthquake Magnitude 6.6

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© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 00:03:36 UTC

Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 10:03:36 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
5.994°S, 151.095°E

Depth:
21.5 km (13.4 miles)

Region:
NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Distances:
115 km (71 miles) ESE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG

173 km (107 miles) E of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG

577 km (358 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

2389 km (1484 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia