Friday, March 11, 2011

Another Earthquake Hits Japan! A 6.6 Magnitude!

Bloggers, this crazy day just keeps getting crazier! After the major earthquake that struck Japan earlier today at a 8.9mag they have seen continuous aftershocks! Now 100 aftershocks of at least magnitude 5.0+ since the first quake, according to USGS. And now another 6.6 Magnitude earthquake just a bit ago was reported! They are calling this another earthquake not an aftershock!

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes central Japan,causing Tokyo buildings to sway!!

You can see where this second earthquake was located in the map above! The darker the yellows and Orange's the stronger the intensity of the quake!

Here's a look at a video of the building swaying during the 8.9 Magnitude earthquake earlier in Japan!! This is pretty much what it looked like during this recent 6.6 Magnitude earthquake that just happened a bit ago!

The government said there was no danger of a tsunami, although slight changes to ocean levels were a possibility in some areas.

It was strong enough to gently sway large buildings in Tokyo and was felt across a broad stretch of Japan's main Honshu and northern Hokkaido islands.

Japan's early warning system predicted the earthquake just before it hit, with public broadcaster NHK interrupting a sumo match to warn residents to take cover. The country is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries. In 1995, a magnitude-7.2 quake in the western port city of Kobe killed 6,400 people

As for the area where the 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit
New reports say that people in Japan fear that over 1000 people could be dead. Also other reports not confirmed yet say that they fear that (WELL OVER 1000) people could be dead! This is a terrible day for all effected during this event.

Still you can do your part to help out! You can donate to help out by simply texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to the cause!

I'll continue to keep updates off and on through this event today.

More Earthquake Info On My Sisters Blog At The Following Link Below.

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