Wednesday, June 22, 2011

6.7-magnitude Earthquake Rattles Japan on Thursday (June 23) Morning (Video Report)

6.7-magnitude Earthquake Rattles Japan on Thursday (June 23) Morning
HONSHU, Japan (June 23) - An earthquake of 6.7 magnitude shook northeast Japan on Thursday morning, the same area where the shattering 9.0 quake hit earlier this year, which also triggered a deadly tsunami that resulted into one of the worst nuclear disaster in the history.  

The earthquake hit at 6:50am offshore from Honshu island about 325 miles northeast of Tokyo. There were no abrupt reports of injuries or damage in recent earthquake, which was 19.9 miles deep.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for Iwate Prefecture immediately after the earthquake, but cancelled it just one hour later. The U.S. Pacific Tsunami warning centre said that it did not expect a Pacific-wide tsunami that would be destructive.

TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) fighting to control radiation leaks at its Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant due to damage in the March 11 disaster, said there was no impact from the earthquake on its efforts to bring the reactors under control.

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