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2013

Baoxing gets back to business, but quake fears linger

Shu Wei, his wife Yang Xiaoli and younger daughter mourn the family’s 5-year-old elderdaughter who was killed in last Saturday’s earthquake in Lushan county, Sichuan province.CUI MENG / CHINA DAILY

 

SEE MAP of SICHUAN

 

Article In China Daily

Updated: 2013-04-27 02:28

By Tang Yue and Yang Wanli

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26

Mar

2011

New Tsunami Pictures: Head-on View of Approaching Wave

The Calm before the Tsunami
The Calm before the Tsunami

Photograph by Sadatsugu Tomisawa, AP

 

In the first of a series of newly released pictures showing a Japanese shoreline before and during the recent tsunami, a beach in Fukushima Prefecture appears calm.

 

The tsunami, captured here by a researcher working on the coast, struck northeastern Japan after a magnitude 9 earthquake, nearly wiping away entire towns.

 

A tsunami isn't a tidal wave but a series of waves—or wave train—in which the first isn't necessarily the most dangerous. Seen from on shore, a tsunami may be more like a rapidly rising tide than a series of giant breaking waves.

 

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Sun

13

Mar

2011

Death Toll Estimate in Japan Soars as Relief Efforts Intensify

Parents look at the body of their daughter they found in the vehicle of a driving school in Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture
Parents look at the body of their daughter they found in the vehicle of a driving school in Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture

The New York Times

 

SENDAI, Japan — Japan faced mounting humanitarian and nuclear emergencies Sunday as the death toll from Friday’s earthquake and tsunami climbed astronomically, partial meltdowns occurred at two crippled plants and cooling problems struck four more reactors.

 

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13

Mar

2011

Japan Earthquake Shifted Coastline Maximum Of 8 Feet, Scientists Say

First Posted: 03/13/11 06:00 AM Updated: 03/13/11 01:15 PM
First Posted: 03/13/11 06:00 AM Updated: 03/13/11 01:15 PM

The Huffington Post

NEW YORK -- The massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake that shook Japan and triggered a powerful tsunami on Friday has had a profound effect on both the surrounding terrain and the planet as a whole.

 

Dr. Daniel McNamara, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, told The Huffington Post that the disaster left a gigantic rupture in the sea floor, 217-miles long and 50 miles wide. It also shifted Japan's coast by eight feet in some parts, though McNamara was quick to explain much of the coast likely didn't move as far.

 

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23

Feb

2011

New Zealand Earthquake 2011: Magnitude 6.3 Quake Shakes Christchurch, South Island (VIDEO)

A strong earthquake shook New Zealand on Tuesday afternoon, according to reports. The 6.3-magnitude quake, per the USGS, shook New Zealand's South Island and its largest city of Christchurch at 12:50 p.m. local time. ... The New Zealand Herald reported that the quake's epicenter was Lyttelton with a depth of 5 kilometers, though it was felt as far away as Wellington and Dunedin per Twitter reports. It shook the Canterbury region, which has a population of approximately 500,000. Radio New Zealand reports "that some people have been killed." Radio New Zealand also noted some of the damage from the quake in Christchurch: a church collapsed, a bridge is impassible, the airport has been shut down and the mayor is urging people not to drive due to road damage. HuffPost reader Laura Campbell submitted these photos of the damage in Christchurch. A local New Zealand media outlet posted this photo of damage to Chirstchurch's historic Christchurch Cathedral. Videos of the quake are beginning to surface on YouTube. One video (watch below) shows shaking, presumably an aftershock, and fallen rocks among the damage outside Christchurch
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