A powerful earthquake ripped across the mountains and rice fields of northeastern Japan on Saturday, causing six deaths and more than 200 injured.
The quake, which was revised up to 7.2 on the Richter scale, rattled a largely agricultural region. It was strong enough to shake buildings in Tokyo some 500 kilometres (300 miles) to the south.
Photos from Xinhua news.
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Good thing we were already out of Japan when this happened. So scary… I am so much afraid of earthquake. When I was growing up we had a terrible earthquake in my City and it almost sank my town. I live close to the South China Sea.
Thanks for informing us. BTW, ur sister had a very nice experience in Japan. She actually went to a hotel with a traditional Japanese design.
Coincidentally, after I finished blogging about Sichuan, China, the deadly earthquake struck. Now, I just finished the posts on Japan, an earthquake struck it. Gosh, hope all victims could go back to their normal life soon.
glad you are safe
Nowadays there are so many disaster happenings around the world wide, earthquake is the scary one!
Yeah, seems alot of disasters this year, terrible. It’s like each taking turn to come.
Is there any faultline in Japan? Or I guess it’s the volcanoes.
According to Japan Guide, the Japanese archipelago is located in an area where several continental and oceanic plates meet. This is the cause for frequent earthquakes and the presence of many volcanoes and hot springs across Japan.
The worse earthquake in Japan occurred in 1923, causing 100,000 deaths.
scary stuff. thanks for posting the pictures….
what ever has happened in japan is very bad, but the people of japan should be strong enough, and the people across the world pray for japanese.