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8.3/8.4 magnitued earthquake strikes close to Japan

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I hope this doesn't go into tsunami for Bear.


    <table class="AssocContent" align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="AssocContentTD" valign="top">Related To Story

    </td></tr></tbody></table>Tsunami Watch Issued For Hawaii After Japan Quake

    POSTED: 7:05 pm HST January 12, 2007
    UPDATED: 8:46 pm HST January 12, 2007
    <!--startindex-->HONOLULU -- Alaska's western Aleutian islands are under a tsunami warning following a strong earthquake in the northern Pacific. There is a tsunami watch for the rest of the Aleutians and coastal areas along southcentral Alaska to Seward. Hawaii is also under a tsunami watch. Waves are expected to hit Alaska's Dutch Harbor at about 4 a.m. ET. They could reach Hawaii about an hour later. The quake was centered northeast of Japan, with a preliminary magnitude of 8.3.Waves over three feet were expected along the northeast shore of Japan's northern-most island, Hokkaido. Officials in towns along Japan's Pacific coast issued evacuation orders to flee to higher ground. There have been no reports of injuries or damage from the quake.<!--stopindex-->
    Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Surf's Up dude in Japan,
    I hope it misses Bear too.
  3. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    8.4! What's the largest on record?
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