Magnitude-6.5 Quake Hits Off Japan Prompting Tsunami Alert


NEW YORK (AP) — A magnitude-6.5 earthquake shook eastern Japan off the quake-ravaged coast on Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, prompting Japan to issue a tsunami alert.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, but the Japan Meteorological Agency announced that a tsunami of up to 1.6 feet (a half meter) may wash into Miyagi Prefecture.

The tsunami alert was localized to Japan. The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no wave was expected in Hawaii or on the U.S. west coast.

The alert was prompted by a quake that the U.S. Geological Survey measured at 7:23 a.m. Monday Japan time (22:23 GMT Sunday) near the east coast of Honshu.

The USGS said the quake was 3.7 miles (5.9 kilometers) deep.

A magnitude-9 quake off Japan’s northeast coast on March 11 triggered a tsunami that barreled onshore, triggering a humanitarian disaster that is thought to have killed about 18,000 people.

  • Lisa

    The US should think about leaving the wars that it started and save US tax dollars. Then spend a fraction of the war costs to help the Japanese people. It is a “nucluar world problem” now!

    • bugman

      I think that people need to look at their potted plants outside,mine have turned different after the recent rains!what “s the truth?

    • Proud American... Are You?

      Lisa, what do you propose the US government to do when another nation, group, or organization threatens our allies or even our own land/people? Do you know how ridiculous it is to think that we can avoid war? What kind of country would we be if we did not prepare our people or our allies with armed forces for our/their defense? You should be grateful we live in a country where, at this time, our young men and women are not forced to join the military. You should be grateful for their courage and bravery to protect fools like you. You should be proud to be part of a country where our soldiers stand tall for those that cannot. Lastly, you should be ashamed of yourself for your flawed opinions on our military and the position they find themselves in, in whatever country they are in.

    • Not a Moronn

      Lisa: ‘Nucluar world”? Really??? Nucluar? NUCLUAR???
      Please learn how to spell so that people take your ideas seriously.
      Or not.

      • casey

        correcting a spelling simply wont change reality im tired of people wanting to be grammatically corrrrrrect and yet ingoring the truth

  • Stupid

    i think this Tsunami thing is getting over people’s heads. I mean now every little Earthquake’s gonna trigger Tsunami warnings. Ridiculous!

    • Not a Moron

      Haha ha, Tsunamis getting over people’s heads. you should be the next duck voice of AFLAC because they got rid of Gilbert Gottfried for such stupid jokes. STUPID indeed. Just hope nothing like this ever happens to you, you unfeeling moron.

  • drozone69

    Lisa’s intelligence has obviously touched a nerve with some of our bottom feeders..Also to bugman its called chemtrails from arial spraying.

    • Proud American... Are You?

      Hmmm, Lisa cannot even spell correctly and you are saying she is intelligent? I feel for you, man. I really do. You need to set your aspirations a little higher. It’s called you being an idiot.

  • Proud American... Are You?

    By the way, Lisa, how many of YOUR US dollars have you sent to Japan? I’ll go out on a limb and say NONE. Let the change start with YOU and stop wasting your precious brain cells on tearing down the very government that provides your freedom. When you can throw a stone as an unblemished human then I’ll zip my mouth. Otherwise, shut your mouth and do something about it!

  • Tired of Morons

    Gee it is amazing to me that some of you that post still think you are in high school calling each other names…… Maybe one day you will be lucky enough to grow up and become part of the real world….. or maybe it would be better if you didn’t – we already have enough moron’s running around unsupervised. Didn’t realize that you were so perfect. So “Proud American…Are You?” how much have YOU sent to Japan? Bet not a dime either. As for the government – how is that hope n change thing working out for you?

  • Molecule

    Hmmm Massachusetts reporting on radiation after rains there. Hmmm Los Angeles says their equipment is broke, malfunctioning, whatever….. Lots of downplaying and “no big deal too small” PHONY DATA , Phony Reports,

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