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Corporations pledge millions to help Japan Earthquake Victims

Corporations pledge millions to help Japan Earthquake Victims

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(Best Syndication News) - There have been several United States corporations that have announced financial support to help with the recovery efforts of the Japan earthquake.

Delta Airlines announced that they will pledge up to $1 million in cash to help donate to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Delta will immediately provide a $250,000 cash donation to the organization. Then for every cash donation that Delta customers and employees can also donate at a Delta-Red Cross website. Delta also will provide cargo and passenger assistance to move supplies and worker to and from disaster areas, which they have done worldwide.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced that they will commit $1.22 million to the American Red Cross Society to aid the Japan earthquake relief efforts.

Last 50 Workers Evacuated after another Explosion Rocks Nuclear Reactor in Japan

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(Best Syndication News) A new fire at the #4 reactor of the Fukushima nuclear plant is raising new concerns and questions about safety. Radiation levels have now risen so high that workers needed to halt operations.

The new blaze broke out on Wednesday morning while Japanese television stations displayed smoke rising from the nuclear power plant. Reports are coming in from Japan that helicopters may be used to spray boric acid on the reactor to stop fuel rods from overheating.

Several local reports have said that there have been low levels of radiation detected in Tokyo. Weather forecasters now say the winds are blowing directly into the capital city.

Japan Earthquake 2011 Prompts Congressman to Express Concern

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(Best Syndication News) Congressman Buck McKeon has expressed his thoughts on the devastating March 11th earthquake in Japan.

“While the full extent of the damage is not yet known, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragic disaster”, McKeon tells Best Syndication News. “As friends and allies, the American people stand ready to assist the people of Japan as the recovery begins”.

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake spurred a tsunami and tsunami warning throughout the United States.

Nuclear Emergency Declared - Japan Braces for Next Giant Earthquake

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(Best Syndication News) Japanese officials are evacuating personnel from a damaged nuclear power plant. There have been at least 50 aftershocks since the 8.9 magnitude earthquake which struck off the east coast of Japan at 2:46 pm Friday.

Seismologists predicted several aftershocks in the 7+ magnitude range, but another giant earthquake could be poised to hit. On December 23, 1854, the great 8.4 magnitude Ansei-Tōkai earthquake struck. The very next day another 8.4 magnitude earthquake, dubbed the Ansei-Nankai earthquake, rattled the country.

Great Earthquake Hits Japan – One of Largest Ever in World

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(Best Syndication News) One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded hit Japan Friday afternoon. Phone lines are jammed and the infrastructure is overloaded. Trains have been halted.

Initial reports calculated the magnitude to be much smaller, only 7.9, but later seismologists said the quake measured 8.9. This makes the March 11, 2011 earthquake, which struck Tōhoku region of Japan, the seventh largest in world history.

The largest quake, measuring 9.5 in magnitude, hit Valdivia, Chile May 22, 1960. Both Chile and Japan are close to subduction zone trenches. These areas are prone to the largest earthquakes. The Pacific Ring of Fire has several subduction zones.

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