Tag Archives: Oceanography

21Nov/16

7.3 magnitude quake hits Japan, Fukushima residents urged to flee

TOKYO, JAPAN (NOVEMBER 22, 2016) (NHK) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, issuing tsunami advisories for much of the nation’s northern Pacific coast.

The epicentre of the earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km, the agency said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

26Oct/15

Plankton poo clue could aid climate predictions

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – Marine scientists call it the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’, where only a small amount of sunlight can penetrate.

But it’s the ocean life here – between 100 and 1000 metres deep – that scientists say is crucial for keeping atmospheric carbon-dioxide (CO2) levels 30 percent lower than it otherwise would be.
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