Japanese Earthquakes


Title: Earthquake Shakes Japan Today But Inflicts No Damage
Date:
January 1, 2012
Source:
All Voices

Abstract: A strong earthquake hits eastern and non eastern japan on Sunday. The earthquake is with a magnitude of 7 was recorded and it was several hundred miles of the coast of Japan. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake, at a depth of nearly 217 miles, was recorded off Japan's southeastern Izu islands on Sunday at 0527 GMT,

The earth quake shaking the buildings in Tokyo but till now no damages or injuries have been reported. Also the officials said that there was no danger of tsunami. So no warnings of tsunami till now. The magnitude of earthquake in central Tokyo and its surroundings is 4 on the Japanese intensity scale. Due to the earthquake some high speed train services in northern japan were suspended. But soon they resumed operations.

As earthquakes are common in Japan. japan. And japan is one of the world's most seismically active areas. The country accounts for about 20 percent of the world's earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.

The northeast coast was struck by a magnitude 9 earthquake on march 11, 2011.the strongest quake in Japan on record, and a massive tsunami, which triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years since Chernobyl. The disaster left up to 23,000 dead or missing (All Voices, 2012).

Title: M5.4 Quake Jolts Ibaraki, Tokyo
Date:
March 1, 2012
Source:
Japan Today

Abstract:
  An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted Ibaraki Prefecture and other parts of the Kanto region on Thursday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The quake struck at 7:32 a.m. Its epicenter was situated 60 kilometers underground off Ibaraki, the agency said. In Saitama, Chiba and Tokyo, the quake registered 3.

No tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, Fuji TV reported (Japan Today, 2012).

Title: Tsunami Advisories After M6.8 Quake Lifted
Date:
March 15, 2012
Source:
House of Japan

Abstract:
A small tsunami hit Japan's northeastern coastline on Wednesday, after a M6.8 earthquake jolted the Tohoku and Hokkaido region .   There were no immediate reports of damage at nuclear facilities in the area .

Nearly all of Japan's nuclear plants are offline for safety inspections (House of Japan, 2012).

Title: M5.9 Quake Jolts Fukushima, Kanto Regions
Date:
April 13, 2012
Source:
Japan Today

Abstract:
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 jolted Fukushima and other parts of the Kanto region on Friday night, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The quake struck at 7:10 p.m. Its epicenter was 20 kilometers underground off Fukushima, the agency said. It registered 4 in Fukushima and northern Ibaraki, and 3 in Miyagi, Tochigi, Yamagata, Niigata, Saitama and Tokyo.

No tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, Fuji TV reported (Japan Today, 2012).

Title: Quake Jolts Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba
Date:
May 29, 2012
Source:
Japan Today

Abstract:
An earthquake struck the Kanto area at 1:36 a.m. on Tuesday. The Japan Meteorological Center said the epicenter was at a depth of 80 kilometers in northwest Chiba where it registered 5.2. It measured 4 in Tokyo and parts of Kanagawa Prefecture. No tsunami warning was issued and there were no reports of injuries, police said (Japan Today, 2012).

Title: M6.3 Quake Jolts Japan's Sea Off Sanriku
Date:
October 2, 2012
Source:
Xinhua News

Abstract:
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolted Japan's sea off Sanriku at around 7:22 a.m. local time, said Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The epicenter was initially measured at 39.8 north latitude, 143.4 east longitude, with a depth of 10 km, according to JMA.

No tsunami alert was issued. No damage has been reported so far (Xinhua, 2012).

Title: Magnitude 4.9 Quake Jolts Tokyo, No Tsunami Warning
Date:
November 24, 2012
Source:
Reuters


Abstract:
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 jolted Tokyo and nearby areas on Saturday, but no tsunami warning has been issued, Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Some trains were temporarily halted but are now back to normal service, public broadcaster NHK said. There were no immediate reports of damage.

The depth of the tremor was 80 km (50 miles) in Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo, the Meteorological Agency said (Reuters, 2012).