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A powerful, 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck Japan's main island, Honshu, meteorologists say.
The epicentre was in Akita prefecture, 82km (52 miles) north of the city of Sendai, the US Geological Survey reports.
The tremor rattled buildings in the capital, Tokyo, 390km (240 miles) to the south.
There have so far been no immediate reports of any damage or casualties, and no tsunami warning has been issued.
Originally posted by dgtempe
Oh my gosh! Things are happening waaaaay too fast now!!!
I just read a prediction about Japan being the next to have a massive eq.
Originally posted by Quantum_Squirrel
reply to post by Sacreligion
Natural disasters are occurring at an alarming rate at the moment, floods volcano's, earthquakes , almost every day at the moment
It sure makes a fella think about many stories i have read here at ATS.
Anyway lets hope casualities are minimum but if their anything like china i doubt it.
Tokyo Electric said it had found that nearly 15 liters of wastewater containing radioactive substances had spilled out of a pool inside the premises of the Fukushima No. 2 plant it operates but that the spill should not pose any danger to human health or the environment.