Strong quake shakes Northeastern Japan: Intensity rated at 5- on scale of 7 — Felt along entire coastline — Fukushima webcam footage (VIDEO & MAP)

Published: October 25th, 2012 at 11:33 am ET
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Follow-up to yesterday’s report: All 12 quakes to hit Japan today were near Fukushima Prefecture

Title: M 5.6 quake hits NE Japan, no injuries
Source: Kuwait News Agency
Date: Oct 25, 2011

[...] The quake registered lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in the central part of Miyagi Prefecture, according to the agency. The agency defines an intensity of lower 5 as strong enough to make hanging objects swing violently and most unstable ornaments fall. The Japanese scale measures how much places were shaken on the surface while the Richter scale measures the energy of the quake itself. [...] There were no reports about abnormalities at nuclear power plants in the region, according to the operator. [...]

View the jolt on the Fukushima webcam here

Published: October 25th, 2012 at 11:33 am ET
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