7.3 Earthquake and Tsunami Risk for Japan
According to Japan Meteorological Agency and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center here in Hawaii, a 7.3 earthquake has occurred of the East Coast of Honshu Japan.
The PTWC evaluated the situation saying,
“BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.”
Despite this welcome news for Hawaii, our thoughts and prayers remain with the people of Japan who suffered so much so recently after the earthquake in March.
After the 9.0 quake and ensuing tsunami that hit Japan in March, 15,000 were left dead and more than 3,200 are still missing. The Fukushima nuclear plant suffered a meltdown resulting in the worst radioactive incident since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.
Story by: Joel Rogers for Grassroots News.