The earth is shaking as strong earthquakes reported worldwide in the past 48 hours

[Anthony Smith, Natural Disasters Contributor]

Digital Journal: In the last 48 hours earthquakes measuring from 6.0 to 7. 0 magnitude have been experienced worldwide from Japan, Fiji, Papua New Guinea to Alaska to the region of Russia-Japan.

Monday 28th March 27th 2011

Japan: A 2nd earthquake shook Japan. It measured 6.5 and occurred in the the port of Sendai.  No casualty, or damage reports have been given by the authorities.

Sunday March 27th 2011

Fiji: Yesterday earthquakes of 4.5 and 4.8 magnitudes at an average depth of 450 km shook the ocean floor near Fiji followed by a subsequent 4.4 earthquake that occurred in the Savu Sea at a depth of 65.8 km which was succeeded by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake which shook the coast of Fiji at a depth of 13.4km.

Greece: Earthquakes of 2.1 and 2.7 in magnitude struck Athens and the Dodecanese Islands of Greece on Sunday. No casualties, or damage reports have been given.\

Mexico: An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck the coast of southern Mexico along the Cocos plate, according to the US Geological Survey.  No casualties, or damage has yet been reported.

Alaska, USA – March 23rd 2011: Last Wednesday, an earthquake of 6.3-magnitude shook Alaska. Before that two earthquakes, one in Fiji of 6.0 magnitude, the other in Papau New Guinea of 6.4 magnitude were experienced.

In addition to the above events, in recent weeks, strong earthquakes have hit: Thailand, Afghanistan, Burma, Dominican Republic, Japan and Russia.

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