Japan Earthquake Today
April 7, 2011 by staff
Japan Earthquake Today, Japan has continued aftershocks from the .0 magnitude earthquake occurred on 11 March, but today there was a considerable 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan, who led the Japanese government officials to issue a tsunami warning has already happened.
The earthquake occurred on April 07, at 11:32:41 PM local time in Japan at the location of the epicenter. The USGS reported the exact location of the earthquake was 38,253 ° N, 141.640 ° E and was 30.4 miles deep. The nearest town was miles east of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan.
Several people in Tokyo, miles away from the location of today’s earthquake, the USGS reported the quake I’ve felt anywhere from moderate to very strong.
The tsunami warning was announced for Japan, but was canceled shortly after.
An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck the coast of Miyagi Prefecture in Japan – the region most affected by the great earthquake of 11 March and tsunami – at 11:32 pm local time on Thursday. Evacuation orders were issued by hundreds of homes along the northeast coast.
Tsunami warning was issued immediately, but they stood for about an hour later. The earthquake is the strongest of hundreds of aftershocks that have shaken Japan since the 9.0 magnitude quake on March 11. This earthquake caused a tsunami that destroyed thousands of homes, displaced half a million people, severely compressed and iconic fishery there.
The center of the quake was 40 kilometers under the seabed, some 60 kilometers east of the city of Sendai, about miles from Fukushima, according to Japan Meteorological Agency.
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said the quake caused no damage to the nuclear power plant and Daiichi that all workers have been temporarily evacuated from the premises. No one was injured.
Two out of three external power lines to the nuclear power Onagawa, miles northeast of Fukushima and near the epicenter of Thursday’s earthquake have been damaged, causing loss of power. The plant, operated by Tohoku Electric Power, has been closed since the earthquake of 11 March and has been relying on external power to cool the reactors. Japan Atomic Energy Agency said the two were without power lines were not being used for cooling tonight when the earthquake struck.
Oshika Peninsula, where the Onagawa plant was also the closest part of the main island of Honshu in Japan for the March 11 earthquake, which changed the whole peninsula to the southeast 27 feet and sank seven feet. On 11 March by the tsunami reached a height of 42.5 feet, just below the base of the nuclear plant.
The Meteorological Agency said no increased radiation levels were detected around the plant.
Power outages have occurred in the northeast region and some roads have been closed.
Bullet lines Tohoku, Joetsu and Nagoya train stopped, but was able to restart soon after. The lines closest to the earthquake had not resumed operations since 11 March.
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