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Japan

Still a Hot Spot

It is now seven weeks since a huge earthquake and subsequent tsunami wiped out towns along the northeastern coast of Japan. Here in Sakari we are still experiencing aftershocks every day. Yesterday, a 4.9 shook the building so violently people started to run outside – not a common occurrance in a place where building regulations ensure most places can withstand far worse.

Then, this morning, a 5.3 had us all bolt upright before deciding that it probably wasn’t worth getting out of our warm cozy beds just yet.

Check out the maps on the USGS website for some interesting visual information. Today’s map of this area shows 40 earthquakes above magnitude 4.5 in the last seven days, 8 of which were in the last 24 hours.

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About Jess UK

Fell in love with the crazy, inspiring, all-or-nothing world of disaster response and the wonderfully ridiculous, hard-working people who are drawn to it. Currently working in the Philippines as part of the recovery efforts after Typhoon Washi/Sendong! Want to know more? Check out disasterchasers.wordpress.com.

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