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6.8 Off Honshu Japan

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posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 08:00 PM

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.8
11 Jul 2014 19:22:00 UTC
12 Jul 2014 04:22:00 near epicenter
11 Jul 2014 11:22:00 standard time in your timezone
Location 37.069N 142.364E
Depth 13 km
129 km (79 mi) ESE of Namie, Japan
131 km (81 mi) E of Iwaki, Japan
147 km (91 mi) ENE of Kitaibaraki, Japan
151 km (93 mi) ENE of Takahagi, Japan
284 km (176 mi) ENE of Tokyo, Japan
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 3.9 km
Parameters Nph = 114; Dmin = 376.1 km; Rmss = 1.31 seconds; Gp = 29°
Version = 1
Event ID us b000rs50
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey

The quake triggerred a small tsunami

TOKYO – A strong earthquake hit Japan's northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The earthquake early Saturday triggered a small tsunami and injured at least one person. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the 6.8-magnitude quake struck 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the sea surface off the coast of Fukushima. The 4:22 a.m. (1922 GMT Friday) quake shook buildings in Tokyo, about 250 kilometers (120 miles) northwest of the epicenter. ADVERTISEMENT A 20-centimeter (8-inch) tsunami reached the coast of Ishinomaki Ayukawa and Ofunato, about 50 minutes after the quake. Smaller waves were observed at several other locations along the coast. Changes to the shoreline were not visible on television footages of NHK public broadcaster. In Fukushima, a 68-year-old woman fell down the stairs and broke her leg, according to the prefectural police. No damage was reported.



The tsunzmi advisory has been cancelled. There was a small tsunami
edit on 11-7-2014 by violet because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 08:02 PM
Not good for the broken nuclear plant
Well, they said it's ok

Fukushima Dai-ichi and two other nuclear power plants, along with other nuclear facilities along the coast, found no abnormalities, and their reactors and fuel storage pools are being cooled safely, according to the Nuclear Regulation Authority. Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, has instructed plant workers on night duty along the coast to retreat to higher grounds.

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