Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Earthquake of 6.5 degrees again shakes northeastern Japan

.- An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale with its epicenter off the coast of Miyagi province, shook the northeastern Japanese new and caused it to issue a tsunami alert. According to Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake occurred at 07:24 local time (22:24 GMT Sunday) and the epicenter was located at shallow depth below the seabed off the coast of Miyagi province, most affected by the earthquake of 9 degrees of March 11.

In the coastal town of Ishinomaki (Miyagi) the tremor had a magnitude of 5 on the Japanese scale of 7 degrees, while most of the coast of Miyagi province felt a level 4. The tsunami alert was issued in Miyagi province by the possibility that small waves arrived a couple of feet to shore.

The earthquake turned to shake the whole northeast coast affected Japan since the 11th March and was also felt in Tokyo, but so far no damage has been reported. Since the great earthquake and subsequent tsunami on 11, which destroyed vast areas of the northeast coast of Japan, there have been some 700 aftershocks, and almost every day there has been a tremor of 6 degrees on the Richter scale

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