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Video: Japan’s Earthquake Triggers Tsunami Waves Surge Nov 2016
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook northern Japan at 5:59 am on 22nd of November, 2016, triggering a small tsunami.
Japan Meteorological Agency said that the epicentre of the earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles).
The quake however did not kill or injure anyone, nor did it damage the Onagawa Nuclear Plant, though Tokyo Electric Power Co was still checking if the other nuclear plants in Fukushima are damaged.
The biggest quake recorded to hit Japan was a 9 magnitude quake, causing a large tsunami which led to the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl, a quarter of a century earlier.
Below are some videos of the tsunami waves surge:
7.3 Earthquake Hit Indonesia,Triggers Tsunami Warning
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake under the sea at a depth of 28 miles (46 km) near Maluku Islands, Indonesia has triggered tsunami warning on Saturday.
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake struck northwest of the town of Kota Ternate, at 0231 GMT.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said: “Tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 kilometres.”
It said tsunami waves could hit parts of Indonesia, as well the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan and islands in the South Pacific.
KOMPAS.com listed 15 places in Indonesia that has the potential to be hit by the tsunami:
1. Halmahera, Maluku
2. Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara
3. Kepulauan Sula, Maluku Utara
4. Bolaangmongondow bagian selatan, Sulawesi Utara
5. Kepulauan Sangihe, Sulawesi Utara
6. Kepulauan Talaud, Sulawesi Utara
7. Minahasa Bagian Selatan, Sulawesi Utara
8. Minahasa-Selatan Bagian Selatan, Sulawesi Utara
9. Minahasa Utara bagian selatan, Sulawesi Utara
10. Minahasa Utara bagian utara, Sulawesi Utara
11. Gorontalo bagian utara, Gorontalo
12. Buru, Maluku
13. Seram bagian barat, Maluku
14. Halmahera Selatan, Maluku Utara
15. Kota Ternate, Maluku Utara
Magnitude 8.2 Earthquake Hit Northern Chile
A powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off northern Chile on Tuesday night killing at least 5 people.
The Telegraph reported that according to the the United States Geological Survey (USGS) , the powerful quake struck at 8.46 pm local time (2346 GMT) at the relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), 83 kilometres from Iquique on Chile’s northern coast.
The earthquake caused landslides that blocked roads, power failed for thousands, damaged an airport and caused fire to some buildings.
It also shook modern buildings in nearby Peru and in Bolivia’s high altitude capital of La Paz.
About 300 inmates escaped from a women’s prison in the city of Iquique.
However, Chilean press reported that 30-40 escaped prisoners had been recaptured.
A tsunami warning remained in effect for northern Chile, but alerts were lifted elsewhere.
Geophysicist Gerard Fryer at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center told The Associated Press:
“We regard the coast line of Chile as still dangerous, so we’re maintaining the warning,”
The center warned that the U.S. state of Hawaii, might see higher waves on Wednesday.