Another Earthquake Hits Japan
April 7, 2011 by staff
Another Earthquake Hits Japan, An aftershock of 7.4 magnitudes has beaten the northeast coast of Japan. Can be felt in Tokyo, where buildings shook for about a minute, but no reports of damage or injuries.
A tsunami with waves of a meter has been issued for the area, which is still recovering from the effects of last month’s earthquake and tsunami.
NPP officials say there is no immediate sign of new problems
Residents have come to Vernon in their pockets and put five thousand dollars, so far, to a fund to help Vernon’s sister city in Japan. Holy City was without electricity, water and transport links after the great earthquake and a nearby village are said to have lost hundreds of residents of the subsequent tsunami. Councillor Jack Gilroy calls the public response to the call “ stunning.” And efforts are being made. He says there will be a fundraiser in conjunction with the artistic community, to be held on 21 April.
Japan’s meteorological agency says it has lifted a tsunami warning for the northeastern coast 90 minutes after an earthquake of 7.4 magnitude struck the coast.
The quake struck around 11:30 pm on Thursday, Japan time. It has shaken the nerves almost a month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast coast.
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Broadcasters NHK public broadcaster in Japan had told residents in northeast move to higher ground from the shore.
The warning came from the same area devastated by the tsunami last month, which is believed to have killed 25,000 people and has caused a crisis in progress on a nuclear power plant.
Officials of the plant nuclear Fukushima Dai-ichi say that there was no immediate sign of the reply caused new problems.
Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami alert for a wave of up to 6 feet after the 7.4 quake reply. The warning was issued for a coastal area already devastated by the tsunami last month, which is believed to have killed 25,000 people and has caused a crisis in progress on a nuclear power plant.
Officials at the plant devastated by the tsunami Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear said there was no immediate sign of new problems caused by the quake. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it had evacuated two workers there and seven in the sister plant to the south that suffered no serious damage.
Authorities say Thursday’s reply struck 16 miles under water off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture. The earthquake last month’s tsunami was preceded by a 9.0 magnitude. Buildings as far away as Tokyo shook for a minute.
In Ichinoseki, within the east coast of Japan, buildings shook violently, knocking objects off shelves and furniture from toppling, but there was no damage to the buildings themselves. Immediately after the earthquake, all power is cut. The city was dark, but the cars went around normally and people gathered in the streets despite the evening.
Paul Caruso, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado, said Thursday’s quake occurred at approximately the same location and depth of the earthquake on 11 March. It is the strongest of the more than 1,000 aftershocks have been felt since, except for a replica of 7.9 for that day.
The USGS said the quake shook the east coast 40 miles 70 miles Sendai and Fukushima. It was about 205 miles from Tokyo.
Warning Center Pacific Tsunami Evaluation of the earthquake, said a tsunami was not expected Oceanwide. However, he noted that the strength of earthquakes could cause waves that are locally destructive.
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