Officials: Japanese government is working to extend compensation payments by Tokyo Electric Power to businesses affected by the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima No. 1 plant by 1 year - @japantimes
Secretary of State John Kerry on 3rd anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake: 'Today, we remember the courage of the citizens of the Tohoku region and all of Japan. We remember the volunteers from nations around the world who dug deep and pitched in' - via @NBCNews
This is a list of earthquakes in Japan with either a magnitude greater than or equal to 7.0 or which caused significant damage or casualties. As indicated below, magnitude is measured on the Richter magnitude scale (ML) or the moment magnitude scale (Mw), or the surface wave magnitude scale (Ms) for very old earthquakes. The present list is not exhaustive, and reliable and precise magnitude data is scarce for earthquakes that occurred prior to the development of modern measuring instruments.