Friday, December 07, 2012

Earthquake in Japan:Magnitude-7.3



A one-metre-high tsunami has hit Japan's northeast coast, the country's meteorological agency says.
The wave was recorded in Ishinomaki, a city in Miyagi prefecture that was badly hit by the tsunami of March 2011, which killed thousands.
A magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck north-eastern Japan earlier on Friday, and the meteorological agency had issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas.
No damage or injuries were immediately reported from the 5:18 pm (7:18 AEDT) quake, which was centred off the prefecture at a depth of 10 kilometres, the agency said.


The region was struck on March 11, 2011, by a magnitude-9 quake, which caused major damage and set off a tsunami that devastated coastal communities.
About 18,600 people died or went missing in the disaster.
No abnormalities were observed on Friday at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Fukushima prefecture, which borders Miyagi, its operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Co, said.
The plant went into meltdown after it was hit by the March 2011 disaster and has been


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/powerful-quake-shakes-buildings-in-japan-20121207-2b16b.html#ixzz2EMRoydJ9

1 comments:

New Year on December 7, 2012 at 11:57 PM said...

This Nation sits on four moving tectonic plates, in the most violent areas of the Pacific ring of fire. Two(damaged units), of fifty Nuclear reactors, are located in this region, should this be worrisome concern for all of Us? I say yes,. due to the facts of the Japans location. Should two plates move in concessional shifts simultaneously, (a highly probable event of the future) This 'probability' would become a World catastrophic event that would remain uncontrollable.!! ("by the shear 'number percentage' of active reactors that presently remain online") All of these Nuclear plants could Face a potential & complete melt down of their inner cores. This would be akin to fifty Hydrogen bombs exploding @ the same time in the Pacific Ocean.

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