Japan Earthquake Today April 21
April 21, 2011 by staff
No tsunami warning was issued, and officials reported no immediate damage or injuries, but shook buildings in Tokyo, officials said.
The quake – which struck the hill rice cultivation in the prefecture of Chiba at 10:37 pm local time (8:37 GMT) – was also felt in Miyagi, Japan, Fukushima, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa and Yamanashi prefectures, Kyodo News.
The quake released the energy 26.7 miles underground, the USGS said.
Tens of thousands of people evacuated from the area on March 11 earthquakes of magnitude 9 megathrust submarines, although some have returned to collect belongings.
The previous earthquake, known as the Great Earthquake of East Japan, sent waves of a very destructive tsunami of up to 124 feet, which in some cases traveled 6 miles inland.
Earthquake and tsunami that left over 28,000 dead or missing and injured 5,000, along with a nuclear plant disaster and more than ,000 buildings damaged or destroyed and serious damage to roads and railways.
The plant nuclear catastrophe include explosions and leaks of radioactive gas in three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which has suffered partial collapses, fires and overheating in the spent fuel rods in another reactor, releasing radioactive material the atmosphere.
Radioactive water ,000 times the permitted limit leaked into the Pacific Ocean, from the plant in Fukushima, Tokyo Electric Power Co., said earlier on Thursday.
The estimated plant operator in early April flight lasted for six days through April 6 and amounted to 520 tons, Kyodo said.
In a related development, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said that Japan could impose a no-entry zone in a radius of 12.4 miles of the crippled nuclear plant, which prohibits the evacuee’s return to their homes without government permission.
The restriction is in effect since the earliest days of the disaster, but it has often been ignored, CNN reported.
Many of the ,000 residents who have homes in the evacuation zone have grown in recent weeks to regain control over their belongings and businesses.
Yukio cabinet secretary told reporters Edan entry into the area now would be highly regulated.
People who return will have to temporarily wear protective suits and walking in the restricted area in a designated bus.
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