Sunday, July 31, 2011

Strong earthquake shaking again Fukushima Prefecture

.- A strong earthquake of 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale struck again today northeastern Japan, according to the Meteorological Office in China. The ground movement occurred around 3:53 pm local time  off the coast of Fukushima, the region affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami of March 11.

The epicenter was 57 kilometers below sea level, off the coast of Fukushima prefecture. The earthquake reached an intensity greater than five degrees, according to the Japanese scale of seven levels in the towns of Naraha and Kawauchi, both in Fukushima, said the television channel NHK World.

Meanwhile, the Agency for Nuclear and Industrial Safety reported that she has heard of irregularities in either nuclear power plants in the prefecture. The strong earthquake and tsunami of March 11 left nearly 23,000 dead and 80,000 others forced to flee their homes due to the threat of radiation by the nuclear crisis on the central Fukushima.

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