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earthquake off coast of southern Japan, tsunami warning issued

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posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 09:14 PM
10:13 PM EST Mar 19
TOKYO (AP) - A powerful earthquake rattled southern Japanese on Sunday, swaying buildings and prompting warnings of tsunami.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The magnitude 7 quake, which hit off the coast of Kyushu Island at 10:53 a.m. local time, was centred at an "extremely shallow" depth below the ocean floor, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.

The agency cautioned residents near the water to flee to higher ground

posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 09:24 PM
Wow. could be a big story. You should consider cleaning it up a bit and posting it on ATSNN.

posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 09:26 PM
Here's a link to a reuters news story to use for a source.

I agree, you should submit it.

posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 09:32 PM
was this a Mag 7.0 or what was it?

posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 09:34 PM
My understanding of what I read was that Japan uses a slightly different scale than most. Richter may have had it at 7.0 and the Japanese scale at a low 6.

My info is based off of what I read in the reiters story.

posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 09:36 PM
And they say "off coast" and "shallow"...
My sources both said in the middle of the island and deep (33 km)


Hey wait... the EMSC page went down (they reported 33km) and USGS now says 10 km...

Tsunami?? It´s the middle of the island...

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...and now they changed their mind (still on the island though...)

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[edit on 2005/3/19 by Hellmutt]

posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 09:37 PM
Yeah, I see that. Well at least the region appears to be the same. Is it possible there was 2?

EDIT: Well, no the times appear to match.

[edit on 3/19/2005 by phreak_of_nature]

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