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A spokesman for the U.S. military bases in Japan said all service members were accounted for and there were no reports of damage to installations or ships.
Source: http://articles.cnn.com/2011-03-11/worl ... s=PM:WORLD
Misawa Air Base endures earthquake
3/11/2011 - MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) -- Misawa Air Base was shaken by the major earthquake that struck Japan Mar 11.
Base officials reported minor structural damage to buildings and a loss of commercial power. Currently there is no estimate on when power will be restored. No injuries were reported.
According to officials, base houses and towers are built to rigorous earthquake standards. All housing towers on the base have been inspected by civil engineers and sustained no damage during the afternoon earthquake.
Misawa Air Base's steam generation plants are functioning however, their steam distribution capability has been hampered in some areas so many residents will be without heat for the near future.
Officials are in the process of setting up community areas on base for residents to come for showers and warmth.
"Living here in Japan, the base is prepared for natural disasters of this kind" said Col Michael Rothstein, 35th Fighter Wing commander. "Our main effort is to ensure the safety of the base populace and return the base to normal operations as soon as possible."
More information will follow as it becomes available.
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