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Quakes Rattle Tokyo, Northeastern Japan

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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A series of earthquakes sent jitters through Tokyo and northeast Japan late Wednesday, but caused no apparent damage or injury. Seismologists say the first quake, a 6.8 magnitude temblor off Hokkaido island, struck some 700 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. Authorities lifted all tsunami advisories about 90 minutes later. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the 5.7 […]

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New Quakes Terrify Residents of Stricken New Zealand City

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Two earthquakes hit near New Zealand’s quake-ravaged city of Christchurch Monday, toppling a building in the sealed-off city center and sending frightened residents pouring into the streets. Police say no one was killed but 10 people were injured. Two people were rescued from the Christchurch Cathedral, where a tower collapsed killing sight-seers during an earlier […]

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New Zealand Earthquake Inquest Disrupted by New Quakes

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Two earthquakes hit near New Zealand’s quake-ravaged city of Christchurch Monday, forcing the evacuation of a building where officials were conducting an inquest into an earlier deadly quake. Police say there have been no reports of serious injuries in Monday’s quakes. Authorities say two people were rescued from the Christchurch Cathedral where a tower collapsed […]

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