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NHK: Tepco says it’s checking tanks of nuclear waste for quake damage — Official expects more aftershocks in Fukushima over next week, warns of mudslides

Published: September 19th, 2013 at 9:57 pm ET
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Title: Magnitude-5.9 quake hits Fukushima
Source: NHK
Date: Sept. 19, 2013

A strong earthquake jolted Fukushima Prefecture [...]

[...] the preliminary magnitude was 5.9 and the focus was 17 kilometers underground in the eastern coastal part of Fukushima.

The quake measured 5 plus in Iwaki City on the Japanese intensity scale of 7. Two local women reported slight injuries. [...]

The [Japan meteorological] agency’s senior official said that a quake with an intensity of about 4 could occur in areas around the epicenter over the next week. He warned of falling rocks and mudslides.

He said that aftershocks from the March 2011 quake still remain active in the nation’s northeastern and eastern areas.

[...] TEPCO says it is checking tanks storing radioactive wastewater in the plant’s compound.

See also: AFP: Quake rocks Fukushima, shaking felt in Tokyo -- WSJ: Strong quake with a magnitude 5.8 struck prefecture Friday

Published: September 19th, 2013 at 9:57 pm ET
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