Monday, April 11, 2011

Tsunami warning lifted after quake in Japan again

Japan's Meteorological Agency lifted the tsunami warning issued for parts of the northeast coast of Japan after 7.1-magnitude earthquake occurred today in the province of Fukushima, NHK reported. The quake occurred at 17.16 local time (16.08 GMT) and was centered six miles deep and Fukushima reached grade 6 on the Japanese scale of 7, which is more focused in scope than the intensity of the tremor.

After the quake, the meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning in the province of Ibaraki by waves of up to two meters, while the provinces of Miyagi, Fukushima and Chiba were warned of waves of up to one meter. The tsunami warning was lifted less than an hour later by the Japan Meteorological Agency, NHK said.

The 7.1-magnitude earthquake was followed by a 6 on the Richter scale replica of a minute later and another 5.6 degrees to 17.26 local time (26.08 GMT), each with its epicenter in the province of Fukushima.

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