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Japan Earthquake 7.3 strikes North East Coast

Post  Panda on Fri 7 Dec - 9:06

Japan Earthquake Sparks Tsunami Alert

Buildings in Tokyo shake as a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake off the country's northeast coast triggers a tsunami alert.

8:55am UK, Friday 07 December 2012

Buildings shook in the capital Tokyo following the quake

  • A tsunami alert has been issued after an earthquake off the coast of northeastern Japan shook buildings as far away as Tokyo.

    The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, the US Geological Survey said, adding that there was no risk of a widespread tsunami.

    An alert for a one-metre high tsunami was issued for the coast of Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan, which was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.

    That quake triggered fuel-rod meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant, causing radiation leakage, contamination of food and water and mass evacuations in the world's worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986.

    Tokyo Electric Power Co, the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, reported no irregularities at its nuclear plants after the latest quake.


    You have to feel sorry for the Japanese , let's hope it doesn't trigger a tsunami
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