Earthquake hits Japan, Fukushima plant stable

Earthquake hits Japan, Fukushima plant stable

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Asia Bizz: Another threatening earthquake struck eastern Japan on February 14, 2012, but there were no tsunami warnings or any damage reports. Moreover, no damage as reported at the vulnerable Fukushima nuclear plant.

According to the US Geological survey, the earthquake measured 6.0 magnitude on the Richter scale with an epicentre of 10 kilometers deep. The quake was centered 166 kilometers east northeast of Tokyo.

The correspondents said that the buildings had swayed and the earthquake was located by Japan’s meteorological agency off the coast of Ibaraki prefecture, south to the stricken plant.

There were a few minor changes in the tidal waves but was not expected to cause any damage. In Tokyo, the office buildings were seen swaying for a minute when the quake struck at 3:21 pm. There wasn’t any sign of panic in the city associated to the tremors. Since the earthquake on March 11, 2011 the region has been hit by a number of powerful shocks.