Updated information on Japan's earthquake

10:22, March 21, 2011      

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Graphics shows a 8.6-magnitude (later revised to 9.0-magnitude) earthquake jolting the east coast of Honshu in Japan on March 11, 2011, according to China Earthquake Networks Center. (Xinhua/Zhang Liyun)


Following is the updated informaiton on last Friday's catastrophic earthquake in Japan.

Time: Japanese local time 2:46 p.m. (05:46 GMT)

Epicenter: Near Japan's northeastern Honshu Island

Magnitude: 9.0 in the Richter scale

Depth:10 kms under the seabed

Damage:

1.Felt in almost all areas in Japan's pacific coast, including Tokyo and Osaka.

2.Numerous people reported injured and black smoke was seen rising.

3.Major blackout was reported.

Death Toll: 6,911.

Nuclear power plant's radiation Level: Level 5.

Source: Xinhua

 
 
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