UPDATED Saturday, 12 March 2011
Fri 11 Mar 2011
@CEQgovtnz An earthquake of magnitude 8.9 has occured in Japan.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has issued a Tsunami Watch #chch #eqnz
### 3news.co.nz Sat, 12 Mar 2011 9:03a.m.
Japan buildings designed to withstand strong quakes
By Tom Parmenter
As everything shook in Japan people said the buildings around them moved like jelly. In many cases that’s exactly what they are supposed to do. Modern structures in Japan are designed to move with the earth rather than against it. In giant warehouses different techniques are tested.
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Wed 9 Mar 2011
Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes Japan. This event is superceded by a magnitude 8.9 quake on 11 March. See comments at this post, and this link.
### stuff.co.nz Last updated 4:27 09/03/2011
Large quake off Japan
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 hit off the coast of northeastern Japan on Wednesday, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.
A tsunami warning of up to 50 cm was issued for northeastern Japan, public broadcaster NHK reported. Buildings shook in Tokyo but no damage was immediately reported.
(via NewstalkZB) This afternoon’s quake occurred 160km east of Honshu.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr