8.8 quake offshore of japan

There is 8.8 quake that happened within the last few minutes offshore of Honshu, Japan. See the info here: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2011/usc0001xgp/

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Oh says ... on Thursday, Mar 10 at 10:43 PM

The red squares caused it? They are the biggest... I can't see how the small blue squares would have had enough mass to do the quake.

KingFisher says ... on Thursday, Mar 10 at 10:56 PM

They increased the magnitude to 8.9.

Hannah says ... on Thursday, Mar 10 at 11:30 PM

i've heard there is a warning for the west coast. if a tsunami did hit, when would it happen and how effective would it be??

Weshney says ... on Friday, Mar 11 at 12:19 AM

My friend just posted on Facebook that she lost power along with 3,000 buildings in her area and she is on tsunami alert. I believe she is in Tokyo right now.

Weshney says ... on Friday, Mar 11 at 12:33 AM

I just got word that supposedly (according to other friend) that she was in Shibuya center

KingFisher says ... on Friday, Mar 11 at 1:34 AM

There is now a tsunami warning for the Oregon coast The Emergency Broadcast system Stated. Seaside will be hit at 7:24am. Sorry I can not remember the rest.

KingFisher says ... on Friday, Mar 11 at 1:57 AM

There have been 23 aftershocks so far after the 8.9 magnitude quake, 7.1 magnitude was the biggest according to USGS. USGS states that the primary quake was 8.9 and Geologists in japan say the quake topped out at 8.8 there.

KingFisher says ... on Tuesday, Mar 15 at 2:25 AM

The quake has been upgraded to a 9.0 now.

KingFisher says ... on Tuesday, Mar 15 at 2:30 AM

There is now 474 quakes, not tremors, at and around the location of the 9.0 quake. (Upgraded to a 9.0 around 2 AM this morning March 15th) and counting!

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