Strong quake shakes Japan; minor injuries, no major damage
No major damage was reported, but several people had minor injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey put the strength of the quake at magnitude 7.0 and depth at 54 kilometers (33.5 miles). Akira Wakimoto, a crisis management official in Tome town in Miyagi prefecture, said he was in his apartment when the quake struck, and felt his room shake for a long time. In mid-February, another powerful quake in the region killed one person and left more than 180 injured, though most injuries were minor. AdA Japan Meteorological Agency spokesperson, Noriko Kamaya, said in a news conference that Saturday's quake is considered an aftershock of the 9.0 magnitude quake in 2011.
Greece: Thousands spend night outdoors after powerful quake
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of over 6.0 struck central Greece on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. ATHENS – Fearful of returning to their homes, thousands of people in central Greece were spending the night outdoors late Wednesday after a powerful earthquake, felt across the region, damaged homes and public buildings. The shallow, magnitude-6.0 quake struck near the central city of Larissa. In 1999, an earthquake near Athens killed 143 people. Ad___ Elena Becatoros and Theodora Tongas in Athens, Llazar Semini in Tirana, Albania, and Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Turkey contributed.
6.6 magnitude Aegean Sea earthquake shakes Greece, Turkey
ISTANBUL – A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 19 people and injuring over 700 amid collapsed buildings and flooding, officials said. At least 17 people were killed in Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city, including one who drowned, and 709 were injured, according to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, or AFAD. The earthquake, which the Kandilli Institute said had a magnitude of 6.9, struck at 2:51 p.m. local time (1151 GMT) in Turkey and was centered in the Aegean northeast of Samos. “We pray that there is no further loss of live in Turkey or Greece and we send our best wishes to all those affected on both sides of the earthquake," Turkey’s Communications Director Fahrettin Altun tweeted. Relations between Turkey and Greece have been particularly tense, with warships from both facing off in the eastern Mediterranean in a dispute over maritime boundaries and energy exploration rights.
SE Michigan earthquake experiences: Heres what people felt
Weve received a long list of firsthand accounts from Friday (Aug. 21, 2020) evenings earthquake in southeastern Michigan. My house shook, but not enough to knock down anything that was on display. I asked my husband if he felt the shaking and he said no, but he guessed that if I felt it, it had to have been an earthquake. The east side of my house felt like something had hit my house. I have never felt anything like that before.-- Renee in Monroe (48161)If you felt it, please tell us what it was like:
Earthquake in SE Michigan: Heres what people felt
Weve received a long list of firsthand accounts from Friday evenings earthquake in southeastern Michigan. Here are some firsthand accounts from Michiganders who felt the Earth beneath them shake:We heard a loud boom and then it felt like the house shook as if a wave was passing through the house. My house shook, but not enough to knock down anything that was on display. I asked my husband if he felt the shaking and he said no, but he guessed that if I felt it, it had to have been an earthquake. The east side of my house felt like something had hit my house.
More harm than good: Compassion is noble, but what does Haiti really need, 10 years after quake?
“Deep down, I know there was an element of trying to get a pat on the back,” Albert said. “That’s when they completely blew me away with their response.”What the community leaders essentially told Albert and Zelaya was this: Thanks for your efforts and compassion, but you actually did more harm than good. The experience was such an eye-opener that it led Albert and Zelaya to a greater purpose and mission. “That goes back to the negative aid that is undermining the natural development of the Haitian people,” Albert said. The two discovered that nearly 80% of Haitian teachers haven’t been properly trained, and 60% of kids dropped out of classes during elementary school.