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15 Mar 2011 14:25


World: Subsequent quakes, aftershocks are keeping Japan understandably nervous

  • 2 more earthquakes struck throughout Japan on Tuesday source
  • ยป Obviously, they’re softer than the big one. That said, two more earthquakes (there have reportedly been dozens of lesser quakes and aftershocks since the 9.0 cataclysm last week) shook Japan Tuesday, clocking in at 6.1 and 6.2 on the Richter scale. The latter quake struck an area roughly seventy miles south of Tokyo, while the former hit about sixty miles from the Hamaoka Nuclear Plant, which as you might expect made people a little nervous. Hamaoka has, thankfully, been functioning properly and without incident since the quake, but with the myriad of tragedies and fears the Japanese people presently have, we somehow doubt any rumble has the capacity to feel minor anymore. Here’s hoping the ground will stay still for a while.

11 Mar 2010 10:47


World: Chile’s new aftershock hit during President Pinera’s inauguration

  • This aftershock hit just as new Chilean president Sebastian Pinera was about to get inaugurated into office, which complicated things, as you might imagine. The quake was strong, but no reports of damage have come out yet. source

11 Mar 2010 10:39


20 Jan 2010 07:18


World: Totally unfair: Haiti hit by super-strong pre-dawn aftershock

  • 6.1 aftershock this morning; no new damage reported source
  • Will it cause new deaths? It’s possible, but as many Haitians have been sleeping in the streets for fear of this very thing, not as likely. Fingers crossed.

07 Apr 2009 08:14


World: The toll from the Italy earthquake rose fast

  • 207 dead, 15 missing, 1,000+ injured in the Italy quake source