Sep 182011
Towns of Sikkim, India Names in green are the ...

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A 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck in the vicinity of Sikkim, India this morning occurring at approximately 8:40 AM (EDT). The quake epicenter is located at 27.723°N, 88.064°E and was approximately 12.2 miles deep. The quake was approximately 42 miles NW of Gangtok, Sikkim, India. Initially reported as a 6.8 magnitude quake, the USGS has upgraded it to 6.9. There are no reports of damage or injuries at this time with the quake happening in a mountainous and sparsely populated region of the country.

UPDATE: 11 have been reported killed (6 in India, 5 in Nepal). Part of British Embassy collapses.


Jul 302011
Map of Fukushima Prefecture.

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The quake epicenter was 184 km (114 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan at a depth of 27 miles. Massive flooding is also occurring in Fukushima and Nigata provinces as a result of torrential rains hitting the area. Approximately 200,000 people have been forced to take shelter with 3,000 homes suffering flood conditions. Over 24 inches of rain has fallen in Fukushima prefecture alone in the last 72 hours.

Apr 092011