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Natural Disasters, Top News

Japan Nuclear Crisis

Japan Nuclear Crisis

News Update: A 6.7 in magnitude and the 75th aftershock since the devastating March 11 quake had rocked northern Japan on Thursday, June 23. The tremor disrupted train service temporarily and led to the evacuation of around 8,000 families in the coastal cities of Kamaishi and Ofunato.  A tsunami warning was released but was lifted […]

June 24, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Environment

Pacific Seismic Belt

Pacific Seismic Belt

Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, and the Philippines are just a few among countries along the Pacific that have notably frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. These natural occurrences gave rise to what is known today as the Pacific Ring of Fire, so called because of its distinct horseshoe shape of nearly continuous series of volcanic belts and […]

March 24, 2011 No Comments / 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 >>