Earthquake Northeast Japan
July 30, 2011 by staff
Earthquake Northeast Japan, The U.S. Geological Survey reported another strong earthquake rocked northeastern Japan, in the same region hit by massive earthquake and tsunami of March. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning is in effect.
The U.S.G.S. says that the earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 occurred at 3:53 am Sunday in the Pacific Ocean, about 11 miles (18 kilometers) east-southeast of Iwaki in the island of Honshu. Its depth was 27 miles (43.5 kilometers).
U.S.G.S. said its epicenter was located 114 miles (184 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo. About 23,000 people died or were missing across wide swaths of the northeastern coast of Japan after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Another 80,000 have been forced to flee their homes due to the threat of radiation from Dai-ichi Fukushima nuclear power plant.
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