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Tsunami his Japan after massive earthquake off its North East coast
11-Mar-2011 / ( International - Previous | Next | Last )


33 foot high Tsunami wave struck north eastern Japan after a massive earthquake, today. Several reports have already classified the quake has the biggest of the decade.

US Geological Survey had earlier reported it as a 7.9 event at around 11:15am Indian Time, but later upgraded it to 8.9. The quake occurred as a result of thrust faulting on or near the subduction zone interface plate boundary between the Pacific and North America plates.

The epicenter of the quake was located about 400 kms from Tokyo.

USGS says that the earthquake today was preceded by a series of large foreshocks over the previous two days, beginning on 9 Mar 2011 with an M 7.2 event approximately 40 km from today's quake, and continuing with a further 3 earthquakes greater than M 6 on the same day.

Today's massive quake was followed by a huge tsunami which hit the Japanese coastal areas. Television news has showed large scale devastation in the wake of the tsunami

Ships, cars, buildings were swept away by the huge wall of water. Fire and water and destruction could be seen every where.

It is too early to talk about the quantum of loss to life and property. Tsunami alert has been issued in several countries.




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