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Worthington native: Quake was intense

August 23, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

MINERAL, Va. Worthington native Jennifer (Behrens) Nelson was in her yard cutting the rose hedge when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the East Coast shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday. The epicenter was determined to be near Mineral, Va., where Nelson has lived since 2002. Continue Reading

Worthington native: Quake was intense

August 23, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

MINERAL, Va. Worthington native Jennifer (Behrens) Nelson was in her yard cutting the rose hedge when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the East Coast shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday. The epicenter was determined to be near Mineral, Va., where Nelson has lived since 2002. Continue Reading

Man with local ties is safe after tsunami scare, his family says

March 13, 2011 in West Central Tribune

NEW LONDON Elaine Awe of New London says her grandson, Jon Awe, is safe, unharmed and back in South Korea.
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Explosion rocks plant in Japan; officials warn of another tsunami

March 13, 2011 in West Central Tribune

SOMA, Japan Officials along a stretch of Japan’s coast warned residents that the area could be hit by another tsunami today and ordered them to high ground. But the Meteorological Agency said there was no risk of another wave. Continue Reading

Japanese-Americans seek news of quake back home

March 12, 2011 in West Central Tribune

LOS ANGELES Nancy Niijima switched on the TV in her room at the Keiro retirement home to see images from her native country of submerged neighborhoods, cars being carried in giant ocean tides, collapsed buildings and cracked roads.
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Explosion at Japan nuke plant, disaster toll rises

March 12, 2011 in West Central Tribune

IWAKI, Japan An explosion at a nuclear power station Saturday destroyed a building housing the reactor, but a radiation leak was decreasing despite fears of a meltdown from damage caused by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, officials said.
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Powerful quake, tsunami leaves hundreds dead, missing in Japan

March 11, 2011 in West Central Tribune

TOKYO For more than two terrifying, seemingly endless minutes Friday, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan shook apart homes and buildings, cracked open highways and unnerved even those who have learned to live with swaying skyscrapers. Then came a devastating tsunami that slammed into northeastern Japan and killed hundreds of people.
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