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This afternoon.

Tsunami alert in Japan as earthquake strikes off coast of Fukushima (The Guardian)

This afternoon.

New Zealand.

Tsunami Warning Issued After Strong Earthquake Causes Severe Shaking in New Zealand (The Weather Channel)

This afternoon.

Izmir Province, Turkey.

A strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday and was felt in both Greece and Turkey, where some buildings collapsed in the coastal province of Izmir, authorities said.

People flooded onto the streets in the tourist city of Izmir, witnesses said, after the quake struck the region with a magnitude of up to 7.0.

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter that six buildings had collapsed in two districts of Izmir province.

Strong earthquake strikes Aegean Sea, shaking Turkey, Greece (Reuters)

A second earthquake of magnitude 2.4 was also recorded in Donegal on April 7, around the Killybegs area.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Brendan O’Donoghue  explained that Donegal is situated along the boundary of an ancient collision between two ancient continents.

He said the “cracks would still be in the Earth’s crust” and these events are the releases of small amounts of energy….

Or ‘they’ are dynamiting ‘things’ underground.

We may never know.

Minor earthquake recorded in Co Donegal (RTÉ)

Kathmandu skies

Slightly Bemused writes:

I have a colleague flying to Nepal as part of the international aid response to the earthquake. His plane is currently circling south of Kathmandu as the congestion delays flights – he will land 3 hours late, by the look of things. I just took a quick screen grab off flightradar24.com I thought you might find interesting.
Kathmandu airport is struggling to cope with the sheer volume of flights in and out. Slightly larger than Knock airport [Co Mayo], it has not the parking areas nor the cargo facilities that it needs. So even as the needs are high, the ability to actually respond is limited by size. It’s a bit like an ambulance trying to get to an accident through a car choked street. Anyway, if anyone wants to know how they can assist, I suggest the excellent Dóchas website HowYouCanHelp.ie which lists which Irish agencies that are responding.

Earlier: Over Nepal