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Fukushima plant evacuated after major quake hits northeastern Japan — Largest aftershock since massive tsunami

Published: July 9th, 2011 at 10:20 pm ET
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Major quake strikes northeastern Japan, MSNBC, July 9, 2011:

A major earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off northeastern Japan on Sunday, triggering a small tsunami and causing the temporary evacuation of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.

The U.S. Geological Service said the quake was 7.0 magnitude, the largest aftershock since the devastating March 11 earthquake, which measured at 9.0. [...]

Tsunami advisories issued after quake, NHK, July 10, 2011:

[...] The agency issued tsunami advisories for coastal regions of Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima prefectures at 10AM. [...]

The agency observed the first wave off Miyagi Prefecture at 10:28 AM. It estimates 50 centimeter tsunami will hit coastal areas.

Tokyo Electric Power Company says it has found no problems with its Fukushima Daiichi and Daini nuclear plants as a result of the quake. It says it ordered its workers to move away from the coast.

 

Published: July 9th, 2011 at 10:20 pm ET
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