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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Again 7.4 magnitude quake shakes Japan

Latest Breaking News!!!

TOKYO: A powerful earthquake measuring 7.4 magnitude on the Richter scale hit northeastern Japan late Thursday.

Television report from Japan said a tsunami alert has been issued for the affected areas.

The quake, which hit at 11:32 pm Japan time (10.35 Malaysian time) is reported to have struck 66 kilometres east of Sendai.

Sendai is the city that faced the worst brunt of the tsunami following a 9 magnitude earthquake about a month ago.

According to the report, emergency workers at the stricken Japan nuclear plant in Fukushima have been ordered to evacuate.

The Star April 7, 2011 MYT 11:05:07 PM

Updated news from CNN
(CNN) -- A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck Japan on Thursday, triggering a tsunami warning for one prefecture.

The quake's epicenter was off the coast of Miyagi, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Public broadcaster NHK reported a tsunami warning for Miyagi prefecture, saying people in that area should evacuate away from the shore to a safe place.

NHK also reported a tsunami advisory for Iwate prefecture, saying a tsunami is expected to arrive in coastal regions there as well.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said based on all available data, "a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is not a tsunami threat to Hawaii."

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 41 miles (66 kilomemeters) from Sendai -- one of the areas worst hit by last month's 9.0-magnitude quake -- and 73 miles (118 kilometers) from Fukushima, where a crisis has been under way at a nuclear plant since last month's tsunami.

The quake was centered 207 miles (333 kilometers) from Tokyo, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was 15.9 miles (25.6 kilometers) deep, the agency reported.
By the CNN Wire Staff
April 7, 2011 -- Updated 1512 GMT (2312 HKT)

How come earth quake shakes Japan again. So pity to Japan.. the same place at northeastern of Japan... haiz... Hope not much injured this time... Hopefully it wont trigger another tsunami.



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