Earthquake in Japan: Typhoon hits Okinawa

Earthquake in Japan: Typhoon hits Okinawa

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Early Saturday an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck Japan’s northern coast. There are no reports of injury or serious structural damage. The earthquake occurred as Okinawa was being hit by super-typhoon Vongfong, rendering 17,000 homes without power.

The strong earthquake struck at 12:35 p.m. Saturday, rattling windows and knocking items off shelves. Its location was 96 miles east northeast of Hachinohe, at a depth of 8.4 miles. The epicenter is more than 400 miles north-northeast of Tokyo.

The largest storm of the year, super-typhoon Vongfong moved onto Okinawa. It is expected to move north to Honshu Island. Tuesday it could reach Tokyo. The storm is producing heavy rain and wind gusts exceeding 230 kilometers an hour.

James Turnage

 

Sources:

RT

Earthquake Track

CBS SF Bay Area

 

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James Turnage is currently a writer and editor for The Public Slate, a subsidiary of the Guardian Liberty Voice. He is also a novelist who is in the process of publishing his fourth effort. His responsibilities include Editing, reporting , managing.

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