Japan Earthquake July 10
July 10, 2011 by staff
Japan Earthquake July 10, Powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquakes shook the eastern coast of Japan at 9:57 am (0057 GMT) local time on Sunday, forcing authorities to issue a tsunami warning for the northeast coast.
The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers under the seabed and the epicenter was located about 200 miles off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The quake was clearly felt in Tokyo and other eastern cities and service high-speed train was temporarily interrupted in northeastern Japan, local media reported.
There are no immediate reports of injuries and property damage.
A tsunami warning was issued for the prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. A small tsunami of 50 inches was expected along the affected region, the Meteorological Agency said.
There were no abnormalities were reported by Tokyo Electric Power Co. Fukushima Daiichi in power plants and nuclear daini after the quake, Kyodo news agency said.
The quake struck four in the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in the hinterland of the northern prefecture of Iwate, through the Miyagi Prefecture and parts of Fukushima prefecture, Kyodo said.
The movement is 3 on the Japanese scale in other parts of the prefectures, as well as parts of Aomori, Akita and Yamagata prefectures.
An earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the northeast coast of Japan on March 11, leaving nearly 23,000 dead or missing and crippling of a nuclear facility in Fukushima.
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