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No tsunami from Japan earthquakes

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 07:24 a.m. HST, Nov 24, 2011



 

TOKYO >> Two strong earthquakes rattled northern Japan on Thursday, but neither caused any apparent damage or a tsunami.

A magnitude-6.1 quake struck Thursday evening south of the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said.

It hit about 465 miles northeast of Tokyo and 19 miles below the sea surface. The agency did not issue a tsunami warning.

About 3,900 households in the towns of Erimo and Samani lost electricity shortly after the quake, but power was restored about an hour later, according to the Hokkaido Electric Power Co.

The shaking was not felt in Tokyo, though a morning quake was.

That magnitude-6.0 temblor struck just off the coast near the nuclear power plant damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

The two shakings are believed unrelated and did not affect the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi plant or other nuclear plants in the region.

The March 11 magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami wiped out large parts of Japan’s northeastern coast and left nearly 20,000 people dead or missing. The twin disasters also triggered a nuclear crisis, forcing about 100,000 people to flee their homes due to leaking radiation.

Japan lies on the “Ring of Fire” — an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones that stretches around the Pacific Rim. About 90 percent of the world’s quakes occur in the area. 






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false wrote:
These are some aftershocks from the monster Earthquake earlier this year. I hope Japan and the United States are sharing details on research for Earthquake proofing buildings, such as with rubber dampers at the foundation, especially for Structures in Japan and California, or CAW LEE FOE KNEE AHH, as Arnold would say.
on November 24,2011 | 09:56AM
false wrote:
No one is working today, except a few at The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Ambulance Drivers, Fire Fighters, Hospital Staff, Emergency Physicians, on call repair people from the Board of Water Supply, the same from Hawaiian Electric, Flight Attendants, Pilots for Jet Planes, President Obama (always on call to be alerted if a major disaster anywhere in the world needs his decision on tactics), same with Governor Abercrombie, etc. So if you do not work today, then you are considered non-essential. The staff at The Honolulu Star-Advertiser works today, so they are essential. Zippy's is open today. Banks are closed, so does that mean banks are non-essential? I guess so, right, banks are non-emergency staffed corporations, so banks are important, however not THAT important. Which means it is justifiable that Surgeons, Physicians, Registered Nurses and Practical Nurses are compensated accordingly, and of course, not to the tune of ripping us off. Over and Out.
on November 24,2011 | 10:02AM
Anonymous wrote:
Today is a nice day.
on November 24,2011 | 10:02AM
Anonymous wrote:
I hate commercials. Nobody likes commercials. Just plain vanilla.
on November 24,2011 | 10:03AM
Anonymous wrote:
A few advertisements here and never hurts, however mine seem to be free, so maybe that is the reason why, except I am taking time off from my day off to "engage" in the "enjoyableness" of these MAGNIFICENT HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, LOL.
on November 24,2011 | 10:04AM
false wrote:
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on November 24,2011 | 10:18AM
Anonymous wrote:
Sure, it will not be shown.
on November 24,2011 | 10:18AM
false wrote:
"Japan lies on the “Ring of Fire” — an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones that stretches around the Pacific Rim. About 90 percent of the world’s quakes occur in the area." This of course does not bode well for Hawaii, as we are smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and a Tsunami can attack us from all over, including California quakes, Japan quakes, Southeast Asia quakes and South America quakes. Still Hurricanes are own worst potential disaster starting at us. Compare that to the relatively low catastrophe from Tsunami, except for Hilo in 1946 which did not heed warnings. Now we know.
on November 24,2011 | 10:20AM
Anonymous wrote:
You got to be kidding me. I studied at UH for most of that information.
on November 24,2011 | 10:21AM
false wrote:
Jack and Jill went up the hill.
on November 24,2011 | 10:21AM
Anonymous wrote:
Yah that is no good.
on November 24,2011 | 10:21AM
false wrote:
When you find out that we can beat the system, you guys turn us off.
on November 24,2011 | 10:22AM
Anonymous wrote:
Yep I knew it. I almost know when I will be sent to the circular file.
on November 24,2011 | 10:22AM
Anonymous wrote:
Almost like knowing a person has a full house in Texas Hold 'em. I know. I know.
on November 24,2011 | 10:22AM
false wrote:
Work hard, earn your money.
on November 24,2011 | 10:23AM
Anonymous wrote:
Ok.
on November 24,2011 | 10:23AM
false wrote:
Doesn't anybody want to be wanted? A song by the Partridge Family in the early 1970s.
on November 24,2011 | 10:24AM
Anonymous wrote:
I approve of your disapproval.
on November 24,2011 | 10:24AM
Anonymous wrote:
Thank you.
on November 24,2011 | 10:24AM
Anonymous wrote:
Ha
on November 24,2011 | 10:25AM
false wrote:
Are we having fun yet?
on November 24,2011 | 10:25AM
Anonymous wrote:
No.
on November 24,2011 | 10:25AM
Anonymous wrote:
The Republicans are the party of NO.
on November 24,2011 | 10:26AM
false wrote:
...............
on November 24,2011 | 10:26AM
Anonymous wrote:
Zit.
on November 24,2011 | 10:26AM
false wrote:
Z i p p y ' s.
on November 24,2011 | 10:26AM
Anonymous wrote:
Smart, Smart algorithm. How much you guys paid for it, or are you renting it?
on November 24,2011 | 10:27AM
Anonymous wrote:
Instantaneous. Just like Spock.
on November 24,2011 | 10:27AM
Anonymous wrote:
How about 9-2 ??
on November 24,2011 | 10:28AM
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