Thursday, April 07, 2011

7.1 quake strikes of coast of Japan

A large earthquake has again struck off the coast of Japan less than a month after a massive magnitude 9 tremor triggered a destructive tsunami. The USGS initially measured today's quake at 7.4 but later downgraded it to 7.1. The epicentre of the earthquake was located only 66 km off the coast of Sendai close to the Onagawa nuclear plant [38.253N, 141.639E] at a depth of 25 km. The tremor occurred at 23:32:41 local time [14:32:41 UTC]. 

There were no immediate reports of damage although those living along the coast were advised to move to higher ground in case of a possible tsunami. Meanwhile workers at the stricken Fukushima plant have been evacuated according to the operator TEPCO.

tvnewswatch, Beijing, China

1 comment:

CrisisMaven said...

Now, with more radiation leaking and being deposited through the air by rainfall, one should know:
How to protect your garden patch or field against radioactive fall-out