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  1. 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 ...

  2. Sep 18, 2022 · Taiwan Earthquake: The quake hit at 2:44 pm (0644 GMT) about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of the city of Taitung at a depth of 10 kilometres, the USGS said. Taiwan Earthquake: The quake hit at 2 ...

  3. Japan marks the 72nd anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Japan marks the 72nd anniversary of the first atomic bomb dropped by the U.S. on Hiroshima, Aug.6, 1945, killing an estimated 70,000 people with many thousands more dying over years from the effects of radiation.

  4. 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 ...

  5. Sep 18, 2022 · A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the sparsely populated southeastern part of Taiwan on Sunday, the island's weather bureau said, derailing train carriages, c It looks like you're using an ad blocker.

  6. Towns such as Whittier, Alaska, were inundated by tsunami waves before the earthquake had even subsided. The Government Hill Elementary School in Anchorage was torn apart in a landslide created by the Great Alaska Earthquake. A Costly Disaster. The earthquake and ensuing tsunamis caused about $2.3 billion of damage (equivalent to $311 million ...

  7. 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.

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