Saturday, March 12, 2011

Kapil Sibal meets with Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia

Union Minister for Human Resource Development,Shri Kapil Sibal met with Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia,Thursday evening.

During the talks, discussions were held on a wide range of subjects. On vocational education, Shri Sibal explained to the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia that the HRD Ministry is in the process of preparing a National Vocational Educational Qualification Framework. He said that the NVEQF will have nine levels of certification, with the flexibility to move into the general education system. The Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister expressed interest in the NVEQF.Shri Sibal during the talks brought up the subject of the need of a road map of equivalence between degrees of the two countries.

Devasted North Japan Friday quake 8.9 on scale

Friday, March 11, 2011 -7.9 M - Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 7.9 MNEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU,thereafter JAPAN quakes of nearly nineteen quakes of the Magnitude of 7.9 M to 6M are reported:

Date-Time 11 Mar 2011 05:46:23 UTC 11 Mar 2011 14:46:23 near epicenter 11 Mar 2011 09:46:23 0546 GMT and standard time in your timezone Location 38.322N 142.369E Depth 24 km Distances and 130 km (81 miles) E (86 degrees) of Sendai, Honshu, Japan 179 km (111 miles) ENE (68 degrees) of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan 188 km (117 miles) SE (145 degrees) of Morioka, Honshu,Japan 376 km (234 miles) NE (37 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 13.5 km; Vertical 0.0 km

US Geological Survey reports Japan quake at 8.9 on the Richter scale hit at 2.46 p.m. (0546 GMT) Friday 11 march 2011 at a depth of 24.4 km.

The tsunami waves, about 10 metres high, triggered to devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake,struck northeastern Japan Friday: City fell to the epicenter is the coastal city of Honshu, 130 km (80 miles) from the quake center and Japan's capital city Tokyo is situated 373 km (231 miles) away taking its toll by dragging away person,buildings houses, vehicles, boats ships on land crops as sea water rushed inland for Kilometer and in this process hundreds of people feared killed,many thousands go missing: At various places fires triggered reported in many places.
Tsunami waves reached Hawaii and grazed the US West Coast,Obama said Friday at a White House press conference that the US government was closely monitoring the impact,

6.4 Mb - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.4 Mb Date-Time * 11 Mar 2011 06:07:21 UTC * 11 Mar 2011 15:07:21 near epicenter
* 11 Mar 2011 10:07:21 standard time in your timezone Location 36.401N 141.862E
Depth 35 km Distances * 113 km (70 miles) SE (131 degrees) of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
* 124 km (77 miles) E (88 degrees) of Mito, Honshu, Japan * 193 km (120 miles) SE (140 degrees) of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan * 207 km (128 miles) ENE (66 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan

6.8 Mb - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.8 Mb Date-Time * 11 Mar 2011 06:15:45 UTC * 11 Mar 2011 15:15:45 near epicenter* 11 Mar 2011 10:15:45 standard time in your timezone Location 36.126N 140.233E Depth 30 km Distances * 35 km (22 miles) SW (220 degrees) of Mito, Honshu, Japan * 67 km (42 miles) NE (40 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan * 109 km (68 miles) ESE (106 degrees) of Maebashi, Honshu, Japan

7.1 Mb - OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 7.1 Mb Date-Time * 11 Mar 2011 06:25:51 UTC * 11 Mar 2011 16:25:51 near epicenter
* 11 Mar 2011 10:25:51 standard time in your timezone Location 38.074N 144.558E
Depth 26 km Distances * 322 km (200 miles) E (92 degrees) of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
* 341 km (212 miles) ENE (70 degrees) of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan * 348 km (216 miles) ESE (121 degrees) of Morioka, Honshu, Japan * 504 km (314 miles) ENE (57 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan as per reports of earthquake.

6.3 Mb - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Magnitude 6.3 Mb
Date-Time * 11 Mar 2011 06:57:14 UTC * 11 Mar 2011 15:57:14 near epicenter
* 11 Mar 2011 10:57:14 standard time in your timezone Location 35.758N 140.992E Depth 30 km Distances * 82 km (51 miles) SE (146 degrees) of Mito, Honshu, Japan
* 113 km (70 miles) E (84 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan
* 146 km (91 miles) S (177 degrees) of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan

6.3 Mb - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU,JAPAN Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.3 Mb Date-Time * 11 Mar 2011 07:14:59 UTC * 11 Mar 2011 16:14:59 near epicenter
* 11 Mar 2011 11:14:59 standard time in your timezone Location 36.648N 141.810E
Depth 25 km Distances * 93 km (58 miles) ESE (120 degrees) of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
* 123 km (76 miles) ENE (75 degrees) of Mito, Honshu, Japan * 169 km (105 miles) SE (135 degrees) of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan * 215 km (133 miles) ENE (59 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan
usgs.gov/earthquakes

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