Friday, March 25, 2011

Today Japan Earthquake Again : 6.4-Magnitude Hits East Coast Of Honshu

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted the waters off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, at 5:44 p.m. Beijing Time Tuesday, according to the China Earthquake Network Center.The epicenter, with a depth of 20 km, was monitored at 39.9 degrees north latitude and 143.5 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement.

Friday, March 25, 2011 at 11:36:24 UTC
Friday, March 25, 2011 at 08:36:24 PM at epicenter

Depth: 39.2 km (24.4 miles)

107 km (66 miles) ENE of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
124 km (77 miles) SSE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
150 km (93 miles) ENE of Yamagata, Honshu, Japan
392 km (243 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan

Tuesday’s quake in Shizuoka came at a time when Japan is making all efforts to handle the devastation, particularly its impact on country’s nuclear reactors in Fukushima nuclear plant, caused by the catastrophic magnitude-9.0 quake and ensuing tsunami in the country’s northeast region last Friday.

More than 10,000 people are feared to have been killed in last week’s quake and tsunami.According to official figures, Friday’s quake and ensuing tsunami have left 6,400 people dead or missing, and the numbers are expected to rise well above 15,000 people.

The National Police Agency Tuesday said that 2,722 people were confirmed dead in 12 prefectures in Japan, while 3,742 remained missing.

A large number of citizens have left the city. Tokyo residents had been told Tuesday that the danger posed by radiation leaking from the Dai-ichi nuclear plant in the Fukushima prefecture some 240 kilometres northeast of the city was minimal.There have been dozens of earthquake aftershocks off the east coast of Honshu today but this was registered as the only quake with an epicenter on land.

A residence of Tokyo told t the local media sources that “People are getting angry when they go to stores now and can’t see very basic things like bread or rice and that’s in Tokyo”.

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