Ummid Assistant

Applications open for Manmohan scholarship at Cambridge

IIM-Trichy to offer short courses too at Chennai centre

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home International

Magnitude 7.3 quake jolts Japan, tsunami warning lifted

Friday December 07, 2012 07:03:49 PM, IANS

Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale Friday jolted the east coast of Honshu island, leading to a tsunami warning for the coastal areas which was later lifted in Miyagi prefecture, Xinhua reported.

The quake, which occurred at 5.18 p.m., had a depth of 10 km, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said. Earlier, the the US Geological Survey (USGS) had put the origin at a depth of 36 km.

At least five people were injured in Miyagi after the quake.

The tremor shook buildings as far away as Tokyo. The temblor was followed by a 6.2-magnitude aftershock off the east coast of Honshu, at 08.31 GMT, the USGS said.

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority said no abnormalities had been detected at nuclear plants in the northeast, including the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant which was badly damaged in March 2011 earthquake and following tsunami.

Sendai airport in Miyagi grounded all flights while Narita airport near Tokyo briefly closed its runways.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda cancelled his campaign speech in Tokyo and returned to his office to deal with the emergency.

The tsunami warning for Japan's northeastern coastal areas was lifted, media reported here in the evening.

The warnings for the northeastern Miyagi prefecture were lifted at 7.20 p.m. by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), reported Japanese broadcaster NHK.

Earlier, one-metre tsunami had reached Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, the centre of the devastation during the March 2011 disaster, at 6.02 p.m.

According to JMA, as the earthquake jolted the east coast of Honshu, it led to a tsunami warning for the country's northeastern coastal areas.

Nearly 16,000 people had been killed in a 7.2 Richter earthquake and a subsequent tsunami that struck Japan March 11 last year.

The Miyagi prefecture had registered the greatest damage in its vicinity.








Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS



More Headlines

N.K. Singh chaired FDI panel during NDA: Anand Sharma

Karnataka releases Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu

Drugs, chillums, phones, condoms in a Goa prison!

UAE makes world's largest ID card

Japan deploys warships ahead of N.Korean rocket launch

'Shinde called all-party meet on Telangana to know views afresh'

With Mayawati's support, UPA eyes SP in Rajya Sabha FDI vote

India eminently suited for permanent UNSC seat: President

Ajit Pawar to be Maharashtra deputy chief minister again


Top Stories

N.K. Singh chaired FDI panel during NDA: Anand Sharma

Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma's reference to Rajya Sabha member N.K Singh having chaired a panel on foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail during  

With Mayawati's support, UPA eyes SP in Rajya Sabha FDI vote

Government wins FDI vote - SP, BSP help out


  Most Read

Mumbai riots 1992-93: The days that changed the city

It had erupted into a frenzy of riots, senseless killings, mobs brazenly moving around armed with sticks, rods, swords, chains, bottles, bulbs and tubelights to maim or kill. The riots continued thus in two  

Politics of hatred doesn't pay: Babri Masjid demolition eyewitness Mark Tully

Five killed in opposition, pro-Mursi clashes in Cairo

Four tanks and three armored personnel carriers were stationed meters from the front gate of the palace in northern Cairo as hundreds of Mursi's partisans chanted slogans in support of the  


  News Pick

Top security officers among 500 named for 'rights violations' in J&K

Among the alleged perpetrators are two major generals, three brigadiers, nine colonels, three lieutenant colonels, 78 majors and 25 captains of the army; 37 officers of paramilitary forces  

Textbook, pen as weapons against harassers!

Organised by Jamia Millia Islamia and Delhi Police, the annual workshop focuses on teaching school girls the basic self-defence techniques to thwart any unwanted advances from the opposite sex in public transport or  

Protests in Karnataka over Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu

Protests erupted late Wednesday in Cauvery belt in Karnataka hours after Supreme Court's directive to the state to release 10,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu. 

SC tells Karnataka to release water for Tamil Nadu

Lok Sabha disrupted over Babri Masjid demolition

The members targeted the government for failing to take action against people who demolished the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh  

Key players in Babri mosque razing

The Babri morass: How did it all transpire

20 years after Babri razing, India has moved on


Picture of the Day

Tri Service Chiefs paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate on the occasion of Navy Day in New Delhi on December 04, 2012.


Recommend the story to your friends



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant



Science & Technology



About us




Government Schemes










Contact us


The Funny Side

Education & Career

    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.