June 29, 2013

Another Eartquake in Japan, Tsunami Warning

“On Sunday, July 10, 2011, Reuters reports that Japan experienced another aftershock from the deadly March 11th earthquake. The earthquake occurred six miles off of the country’s northeast coast. In response, the Japanese Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami alert for a half-meter tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the earthquake’s magnitude at 7.0.


Another Eartquake in Japan, Tsunami Warning

Although there were no initial reports of injuries or damage in the region, Tokyo Electric Power evacuated all of its workers at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant to higher ground.

Relatedly, the Mainichi Daily News reported that a water purification system at the damaged nuclear plant has operated successfully for a week. The system is necessary to cool the plant’s reactors and to remove radioactive water. However, because the system was installed only two months, some officials are worried that it may be vulnerable to damage from aftershocks.”

For more information, click here:

Reuters Article About The Earthquake

Mainichi Daily News Article on the Fukushima Nuclear Plant Repairs

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