14 Mar '11, 11pm

Japan earthquake upgraded to 9.0-magnitude

Japan earthquake upgraded to 9.0-magnitude

WASHINGTON: US experts on Monday upgraded the strength of the earthquake which rocked Japan last week from a magnitude of 8.9 to 9.0, making it the fourth largest in the world since 1900. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said Japanese seismologists have also independently updated their estimate of the earthquake which struck northern Japan on Friday unleashing a devastating tsunami. "The USGS often updates an earthquake's magnitude following the event," the US-based centre said in a statement. "Updates occur as more data become available and more time-intensive analysis is performed." It added that Friday's quake was also the strongest ever recorded in Japan since modern readings began 130 years ago. The largest earthquake ever recorded was in Chile on May 5, 1960 when a 9.5 temblor struck off the southern coast, the USGS said. More than 1,600 people were killed and two mil...

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