Earthquake Hits Japan, Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Japan bounced back in the earthquake, on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at 11:31 PM. Two earthquakes occurred in succession in a matter of minutes.
The first earthquake with a strength of 6.1 Ritcher Scale centered in the area of Shizuoka prefecture in central Japan. The region is expected to most strongly felt the earthquake shocks located at a depth of 1 km on land, according to preliminary data United States Geological Survey (USGS). While the second earthquake measuring 5.8 Ritcher Scale centered in the sea, close to the center of an earthquake measuring 9 Ritcher Scale that occurred on Friday, March 11 last week.
Felt strong tremors were reported to Tokyo, a distance of 115 km to the north. Not yet unknown impact of the earthquake. However, so far there has been no significant damage reported in the Shizuoka area.
Although very strong and centered on land, the earthquake was reported not to damage public facilities. NHK reported that TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), which operates nuclear power plants to ensure a nuclear reactor in Hamaoka, Shizuoka is still working normally. so did several other plants.
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