Earthquake Japan

July 10, 2011 by staff 

Earthquake JapanEarthquake Japan, Small tsunami waves reached the Pacific coast of northern Japan on Sunday after a major earthquake hit the region heavily damaged by the earthquake and tsunami of March, the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The port cities of Soma and Ofunato seen 10 centimeters (four inches) of the tsunami waves caused by the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the main island of Honshu at 9:57 am (0057 GMT), the agency said.

The tsunami and the earthquake that was strong enough to influence the skyscrapers of Tokyo, about 400 kilometers from the epicenter, have reported no damage.

The Japanese agency and the U.S. Geological Survey originally estimated its magnitude at 7.1, reaching the same general area as the earthquake of 9.0 magnitudes on March 11, which caused a huge tsunami.

While Japan improved 7.3 earthquakes, the U.S. agency that revised down to 7.0, centered 212 kilometers (131 miles) east of the city of Sendai, Miyagi prefecture at a depth of 34.9 kilometers.

The Japanese agency lifted the tsunami warning at 11:45 am.

“Changes in sea level can occur for a few hours. Please use caution engaging in activities near the sea, such as swimming and surf fishing,” said an official from the Japanese agency a press conference time.

Television footage of Ofunato Soma and showed no visible sign of the tsunami, the water, apparently calm and flat.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said the latest quake did not cause new problems in the Fukushima Daiichi paralyzed (number one) and the nearby nuclear power daini Fukushima (number two) of the plant.

“We have received reports that there has been a significant impact on the Fukushima Daiichi and daini Fukushima nuclear plants,” a TEPCO spokesman told a news conference.

Cooling Fukushima Daiichi reactors continuously paralyzed, although the company told the teams near the water to seek higher ground during the tsunami advisory.

The Japanese meteorological agency had planned a small tsunami of 50 centimeters (20 inches) throughout the affected region.

Communities along the Pacific coast issued warnings and notices to local residents to seek higher ground or to leave areas near water.

“For a second I thought maybe a large one coming,” a middle-aged man on the coast of Kesennuma, Miyagi, told national broadcaster NHK.

On March 11 and devastating tsunami left some 22,000 dead or missing and caused a crisis on the ground atomic Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear.

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