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  1. Japan has had: (M1.5 or greater) 5 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 10 earthquakes in the past 7 days; 45 earthquakes in the past 30 days; 746 earthquakes in the past 365 days

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    Jun 13, 2011 · An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 struck Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan, on Monday, a day after a strong quake jolted the region, the weather agency said. There was no fear of a tsunami. The quake occurred at 10:31 a.m., registering upper 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale… Read

  3. Mar 11, 2011 · Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011, also called Great Sendai Earthquake or Great Tōhoku Earthquake, severe natural disaster that occurred in northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. The event began with a powerful earthquake off the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan’s main island, which caused widespread damage on land and initiated a series of large tsunami waves that devastated many ...

  4. The earthquake) was a powerful magnitude 6.6 earthquake that occurred 10:13 a.m. local time (01:13 UTC) on July 16, 2007, in the northwest Niigata region of Japan. Eleven deaths and at least 1,000 injuries have been reported, and 342 buildings were completely destroyed, mostly older wooden structures.

  5. Japan, one of the world’s most densely populated countries, is a volcanic archipelago located between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean. In the mid-nineteenth century, following more than ...

  6. The earthquake moved Honshu (the main island of Japan) 2.4 m (8 ft) east, shifted the Earth on its axis by estimates of between 10 cm (4 in) and 25 cm (10 in), increased earth's rotational speed by 1.8 µs per day, and generated infrasound waves detected in perturbations of the low-orbiting Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer satellite.

  7. In the first hours after the earthquake, Japanese Prime Minister Kan Naoto moved to set up an emergency command centre in Tokyo, and a large number of rescue workers and some 100,000 members of the Japanese Self-Defense Force were rapidly mobilized to deal with the crisis. In addition, the Japanese government requested that U.S. military personnel stationed in the country be available to help ...

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