Tuesday, March 22, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, Japan - 22th Mar 2011

MANILA, Philippines - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, which is still suffering from the effects of the magnitude 8.9 magnitude quake followed by a devastating tsunami last March 11.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake's epicenter was 274 kilometers east of Iwaki City, one of the areas in Honshu, one of the hardest hit by the March 11 earthquake. The quake struck at around 3:18 p.m. local time.

The quake was 26.5 kilometers deep, the USGS added.

The USGS has said that the magnitude 8.9 quake, which the agency upgraded to magnitude 9.0, was followed by more than a dozen aftershocks.

The March 11 earthquake followed by a tsunami damaged the Dai-ichi nuclear power plant complex in Fukushima Prefecture, which has become an international concern. Read More

NOTE: Why is there no Mention in all these articles that the Quakes started with a 7.2 Wednesday 9th March followed quickly by 4 Earthquakes of 6+ Magnitude before the 11th March 9.0 Magnitude earthquake.

In addition I would like to Point out a Fact that there have been more than 700 Aftershocks since the 9th of March 2011 in that area not one of the aftershocks measuring less than 4.5 Magnitude.