Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Raise tsunami warning in Japan after earthquake of 6.5 degrees

.- Japan's Meteorological Agency lifted the tsunami alert issued after the earthquake of 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred at offshore Miyagi province in the northeast. According to Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake occurred at 7.24 local time (22.24 GMT on Sunday) and the epicenter was located at shallow depth below the seabed off the coast of Miyagi province, hardest hit by the 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 the 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 the coast, but only an hour and a half after the alarm was pulled, according to NHK.

The earthquake again shook northeast Japan along the coast affected by the severe earthquake on March 11 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 over 700 replies and almost daily there has been a tremor of 6 degrees on the Richter scale.

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