February 26, 2010

7.0 Earthquake in Japan (NEWS)

A major earthquake rocked Japan today, hitting the southern coast and affecting Okinawa and other islands.

The worst impact was out at sea, apparently, and no major damage or loss of life has been reported yet, thankfully.

Japan is one of the most earthquake-prine countries, and was hit by a major disaster when an earthquake struck Kobe in the nineties.

According to one Okinawa resident, this quake came as quite a scare, though it didn't do major property damage to most homeowners: "I was fast asleep when the quake hit, and I jumped out of bed. It felt like the shaking lasted forever."

It happened on early Saturday morning Japanese time, and it will take a while to hear the full scoop on how much damage there was, hopefully the news later on will be goood.

7.0 Earthquake in Japan (NEWS)

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake hit off Japan's southern coast early Saturday, shaking Okinawa and nearby islands, and a tsunami warning was briefly issued, Japan's Meteorological Agency said. The quake occurred off the coast of the island of Okinawa at a depth of 6.2 miles early Saturday morning, the agency said.There have been no reports of major damage or casualties so far, except for reports of ruptured water pipes in two locations, Okinawa police official Noritomi Kikuzato said...

7.0 Earthquake in Japan (NEWS)

Posted at February 26, 2010 5:10 PM