Thursday, April 7, 2011

New strong 7.4 earthquake rocks Japan, tsunami alert issued

A tsunami warning issued for north-eastern Japan has now been lifted after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 struck off the east coast of Honshu at 11.32 pm April 7, 2011 triggering the alert. Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant damaged in last month's quake and tsunami were evacuated.The BBC's Roland Buerk described how the quake felt in Hanamaki in north-east Japan. Japanese television showed live pictures of Sendai as the quake hit. The earthquake - at a depth of 49km (32 miles) - struck off Japan's north-east coast, close to the epicentre of the 11 March quake.
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