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More Quakes jolt Pacific Rim (Japan)

-Posted by D. Worth (US) | for- M. Barbay (France)

Japan earthquake news in miyagi 2008-06-14

Meteorological Agency is calling for caution against possible secondary disasters, as more than 260 aftershocks have followed the major quake...


Image: Bertha Lum (1879–1954) Rain, 1908.



Rescuers battle buckled roads, rubble after Japan quake... Story.
Mature trees, uprooted, show the force of the quake... Rampant after-shocks of over 160, at time of this posting, could increase in intensity over the next 7 days reaching 6 minus, in some places.... Iwate dam suffered NO damage, although 630 people were stranded, as six SDF (as well as coastguard) helicopters continued evacuations... #
-Mountain Climbers include those rescued during this quake...

UPDATE: Search on for missing after north Japan quake
Reuters - 2 hours ago
The official said a dam created by the quake started to leak some water, forcing rescuers to suspend their efforts to pull out a man trapped in a landslide.

Search on for Japan quake survivors
More than 1,000 rescue workers including troops are searching for people missing after a powerful 7.2 magnitude quake struck on Saturday at 8.43am (local time) in the prefectures of Miyagi and Iwate, a sparsely populated, scenic region... Read more

Strong earthquake hits eastern Honshu, Japan
Xinhua, China -Jun 13, 2008
HONG KONG, June 14 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit eastern Honshu, Japan at 07:50 am local time Saturday...

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