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Natural Disasters, Top News

Japan Sits on Ring of Fire

Japan Sits on Ring of Fire

In Japan’s shaky, unstable geography, earthquakes are commonplace. No other country in Asia has seen so many earthquakes as Japan, China, and other countries along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Just recently, Japan was rocked by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake causing substantial loss of life and property, and inflicting serious damage in the country’s infrastructure, […]

March 14, 2011 1 Comment / Read More >>

Health & Wellness, Top News

Nuclear Fears in Japan

Nuclear Fears in Japan

Thousands of people have been evacuated for health and safety reasons due to an explosion at Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. The roof and walls of one of the reactors were blown off and there have been fears of a meltdown. The devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan last Friday, March 2011, caused damage to […]

March 13, 2011 1 Comment / Read More >>

Natural Disasters

The Tokai Earthquake

The Tokai Earthquake

Honshu Island, located southwest of Tokyo, has been considered the most earthquake-prone region in Japan.  It is here that Japanese geologists found regular and repeated movements of earth’s plates causing them to rapture. What are the earth’s plates? The earth is composed of layers: inner and outer core, lower and upper mantle, transition region and […]

March 12, 2011 2 Comments / Read More >>

Natural Disasters, Top News

Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan

Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan

A powerful earthquake measuring 8.8 in magnitude struck northern Japan today producing tsunami as high as 6 meters and causing devastation across the country. The quake caused power outage that affected 4 million homes and buildings in Tokyo and nearby areas.   Farms and homes were washed away in the Miyagi prefecture.  An oil refinery and […]

March 11, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Top News

Earthquake Rocks Japan

Earthquake Rocks Japan

The east coast of Honshu, the largest and main island of Japan, was struck by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday.   More than 20 aftershocks followed with four tremors felt today that measured 6 or greater in magnitude.  Although the quakes were strong and caused buildings to shake in the capital city of Tokyo, no damage […]

March 10, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>