Daily Archives: March 11, 2011

This interactive map tracks the impact of Friday’s earthquake in Japan, as well as the resulting tsunami across the Pacific. Read more

Japan has declared a “nuclear emergency” at an atomic plant north of Tokyo after cooling systems failed following the country’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake. Read more

The International Atomic Energy Agency, the world’s nuclear watchdog, said on Friday that it was seeking further details about the situation at a Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which has been hit by the earthquake.

Japan has declared a heightened state of alert at the nuclear power plant, which is a boiling water reactor with six units. Read more

With a magnitude of 8.9, according to the British and US geological surveys, the offshore quake is the biggest since the magnitude 9.1 event off the coast of Indonesia that triggered the devastating Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 – and Japan’s biggest quake in recorded history. Read more