Saturday, July 30, 2011

M6.4 Earthquake Right Off the Coast of Iwaki City, Fukushima

Iwaki City is about 43 kilometers south of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. According to the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, there has been no report of any damage at Fukushima I and Fukushima II.

The M6.4 earthquake hit at 3:54AM Japan Standard Time on July 31. It was felt throughout Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, and Chubu (eastern half of Japan). Naraha-machi, where Fukushima II Nuke Plant is located, had the seismic intensity of 5+.

The earthquake was followed by several aftershocks in the same area and Hokkaido.

For more, go to the Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake site:


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