BREAKING: Magnitude 6.6 earthquake shakes Sapporo city in Japan, no tsunami threat

  1. BREAKING: Magnitude 6.6 earthquake shakes Sapporo city in Japan, no tsunami threat  AccuWeather.com
  2. Japan earthquake: Sapporo ROCKED by 6.7 earthquake – people trapped in collapsed buildings  Express.co.uk
  3. Japan earthquake: Landslide traps people in houses after magnitude-6.7 tremor shakes northern island of Hokkaido  The Independent
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Strong magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes Venezuela

Strong magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes VenezuelaVenezuela was rocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake near its northeastern coast, the US Geological Survey said Tuesday, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The tremor was felt for several seconds and caused panic in Caracas, notably in tall buildings, many of which were evacuated for fears of aftershocks or lasting structural damage. The USGS said the tremor occurred just after 5:30 pm (2130 GMT), with the epicenter close to the coast of the state of Sucre, at a depth of 123 kilometers (76 miles).


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NE Australian marine heatwave shakes up coral reef animal populations

Research describes upheaval among fish and invertebrate communities after a marine heatwave hit Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea in early 2016. The study analyzed data collected across these areas by the Reef Life Survey (RLS) citizen science program. It identified important changes in reef-animal communities that may affect the resilience of coral reefs, potentially reducing the capacity of corals to rebuild after mass bleaching.
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Toronto Shooting Shakes City Amid a Rash of Violence

  1. Toronto Shooting Shakes City Amid a Rash of Violence  New York Times
  2. ‘Our hearts are in pieces’: Gunman identified in Toronto shooting that left 2 dead, 13 injured  USA TODAY
  3. Suspect identified in Toronto mass shooting that leaves 2 dead, including 10-year-old girl: Police  Yahoo News
  4. Aspiring nurse, 10-year-old girl killed in Toronto mass shooting  CTV News
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EU Decision Shakes Mobile Industry, Google Business Model

  1. EU Decision Shakes Mobile Industry, Google Business Model  Wall Street Journal
  2. Google hit with record $5 billion EU fine over Android antitrust practices  CNET
  3. Here’s Why the EU Just Hit Google With a Record $5 Billion Antitrust Fine  Fortune
  4. The EU fining Google over Android is too little, too late, say experts  The Guardian
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Four dead as strong earthquake shakes Japanese city of Osaka

Four dead as strong earthquake shakes Japanese city of OsakaA powerful earthquake rocked Japan’s second city of Osaka on Monday, killing four people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring hundreds of others, according to an official tally. Television images showed buildings swaying and burst pipes spewing water after the quake, which struck at the height of rush hour in the city of around two million people. However, there was no large-scale destruction and no tsunami warning issued after the earthquake, although commuters were stranded and tens of thousands were left without power. Among the casualties was a nine-year-old girl who died in the city of Takatsuki, north of Osaka city, reportedly trapped by a collapsed wall following the 5.3-magnitude quake. Public broadcaster NHK said an 80-year-old man had also been killed by a collapsing wall and another man trapped under a bookcase in his home. The 1637 Myotoku-ji temple in Ibaraki was damaged as buildings shook across Osaka prefecture In addition to the four deaths, the government’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said at least 300 people were injured. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters the government was “working united, with its first priority on saving people’s lives”. And government spokesman Yoshihide Suga cautioned “there is a possibility that strong aftershocks will happen”. “Large-scale quakes are likely to happen in the next two to three days,” he told reporters. Water fills a crack on a road that opened up after the tremor Credit: KYODO/ REUTERS Japan sits on the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire” where a large proportion of the world’s earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are recorded. On March 11, 2011, a devastating magnitude 9.0 quake struck under the Pacific Ocean, and the resulting tsunami caused widespread damage and claimed thousands of lives. It also sent three reactors into meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant, causing Japan’s worst postwar disaster and the most serious nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986. ‘Strong vertical jolt’ Local residents described the moment the quake jolted the highly urbanised area at 8:00 am, when platforms would have been heaving with passengers waiting to board their commuter trains. “The floor moved violently. It was a strong vertical jolt. Nearly all of the dishes fell and shattered on the floor,” said Kaori Iwakiri, a 50-year-old nurse in Moriguchi, just north of Osaka city. “My parents suffered a blackout and they have no water. I plan to take water to them now.” Despite its relatively low magnitude, the quake caused quite a shake, registering a lower six on the Japanese experiential scale of up to seven, meaning it is hard to stay standing. Eiji Shibuya, 52, said the tremor reminded him of the devastating 1995 Kobe earthquake, which killed nearly 6,500 people. “I was stunned. I couldn’t do anything,” he told AFP from Itami, a city in eastern Osaka region. “I was worried about my son as he had just left for his high school. I was relieved when I confirmed he was safe.” NHK showed footage of firefighters tackling a blaze that ripped through a home north of Osaka. A number of train services were suspended, including the “shinkansen” bullet train, as multiple smaller aftershocks followed the quake. The Nuclear Regulation Authority said it had detected no problems at its local atomic power plants, but some companies, including Honda, said they had suspended operations at local plants. Kansai Electric said on its website that around 170,000 homes in the Osaka region were briefly without power. “There are fears that the risk of house collapses and landslides has increased in the areas shaken strongly,” said Toshiyuki Matsumori, in charge of monitoring quakes at the meteorological agency.


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Three dead as strong quake shakes Japan's Osaka

Three dead as strong quake shakes Japan's OsakaA powerful quake rocked Japan’s second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring scores of others, according to an official tally. Among the casualties was a nine-year-old girl who died in the city of Takatsuki, north of Osaka city, reportedly trapped by a collapsed wall following the 5.3-magnitude quake. In addition to the three deaths, the government’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said at least 91 people were injured.


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5.6 magnitude quake shakes Guatemala; no damage reported

5.6 magnitude quake shakes Guatemala; no damage reportedA 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), but disaster officials said it did not cause any damage, including at the Fuego volcano where recent eruptions have killed 110 people. Strong shaking was felt but “all is calm,” Guatemala’s disaster agency said in a statement. A Reuters witness said tremors were not felt in the capital Guatemala City.


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