The Yamagata Shinkansen (山形新幹線?) is a Mini-shinkansen route in Japan, and is a part of the JR East railway company. It provides service between Tokyo and Shinjō in Yamagata Prefecture over the tracks of the Tōhoku Shinkansen and the Ōu Main Line.
The term Yamagata Shinkansen refers to the segment that connects Fukushima in Fukush...
The World's strongest recorded Earthquake
At 3.40pm on 22 May 1960 Valdivia was hit by the strongest recorded earthquake in the world. The Earthquake measured 9.5 on the Richter Scale. Most of the buildings in the city were destroyed by the earth's movements or by the devasting tsunamis that followed. Not only were there catastrophic consequences in the South of Chile, the earthquake ca...
This is the Epicenter of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred on this day at 2:46:28 UTC 36 kilometrs deep. A 10cm tsunami, landslides in rural areas, a reported house collapse,that is, minor damage.
On March 22, (2011) US carrier George Washington has left the naval facility at Yokosuka in south of Tokyo, where it was undergoing repairs, amid concerns over radiation from the damaged nuclear power plant. USS George Washington will remain in the local waters of Japan as part of US's comprehensive support and commitment to Japan.
The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program has compiled a database of earthquake faults in the United States which are believed to be the sources of earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 6 during the past 1,600,000 years. Detailed descriptions of many of the faults is provided via an online database linked to the fault lines in Google Earth.
Tallest Coastal Tower in Japan: together with Fukuoka Dome and Seahawk hotel it provides the city with a skyline.
8000 half mirrors wrapped around a 234 metre high structure. The observation deck is at 123 metres and there is a cafe/lounge just below it. It is claimed to be able to withstand a magnitude 7 earthquake (Japanese scale) and wind of up to 135 miles/hour. Built on reclaimed la...
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