7.4 Japan earthquake

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Stradivarius Violin Sells for $16M

Violin built in 1721 has hardly been played

(Newser) - A Japanese music foundation has sold a renowned Stradivarius violin for $16 million at a London auction to raise money for tsunami disaster relief. Proceeds from selling the nearly 300-year-old violin known as the Lady Blunt will go to relief projects in northern Japan, the nonprofit Nippon Foundation said today.... More »

Tsunami-Tossed Ships Return to Water, Slowly

Each ship will cost roughly $1M to put back

(Newser) - Remember the shocking pictures of beached boats and ships after Japan’s March tsunami attack? in one fishing town, they’re still there, untouched months after the disaster. More than a dozen ships heaved inland sit with red bellies and propellers exposed among the demolished houses of Kesennuma, a jarring... More »

Radioactive Water Leaks After Japan Aftershock

Death toll rises to four; 100 injured

(Newser) - The death toll from yesterday's aftershock in Japan rose to four as news came that the quake (revised to a magnitude of 7.1) also caused radioactive water to leak from one of the country's nuclear plants. The water leaked from the spent fuel pools at the Onagawa nuclear power... More »

7.1 Earthquake Hits Japan

Tsunami warning now lifted in ravaged northeast

(Newser) - Weary Japan has been struck by an earthquake once again: The USGS is reporting a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit near the east coast of Honshu at 11:32pm local time—that's about 90 miles from Fukushima and about 200 miles from Tokyo, where buildings reportedly shook for a full minute.... More »

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