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Tsunami Warning in Japan After 6.8 Quake

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan has issued a tsunami warning after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck early Thursday off the country’s northeastern coast. The quake was centered about 136 kilometers southeast of Hachinohe. It was immediately followed by a 6.7 magnitude quake. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Hachinohe is north of the epicenter of the […]

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Woman Dies in New Zealand Aftershocks

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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An elderly nursing home resident in New Zealand was killed Monday when a series of aftershocks struck the earthquake-damaged city of Christchurch. The aftershocks struck four months after a massive 6.3 magnitude quake that killed 181 people and either destroyed or damaged dozens of buildings in the city center. The strongest of Monday’s aftershocks had […]

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Post-disaster Reconstruction Could Cost Japan Up to $225 Billion

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A top Japanese research institute says reconstruction efforts in Japan could cost the government between $175 billion and $225 billion during the next decade. The Japan Research Institute said Monday the damages following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami would cost Japan more than $110 billion this year alone. The private institute says the government […]

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