Here We Go Again- 7.1 Quake Hit Japan

Major earthquake strikes off the northern coast of Japan

By the CNN Wire Staff
July 9, 2011 9:53 p.m. EDT
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: No immediate abnormalities were reported at nearby nuclear plants, Kyodo says
  • NEW: Tremors are felt as far away as Tokyo
  • The earthquake struck Sunday morning
  • Tsunami advisories are issued for several coastal regions

(CNN) — A major earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan Sunday, prompting tsunami advisories for several coastal regions, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake struck at 10:57 a.m. at the epicenter, about 130 miles east of Sendai.

The earthquake was more than 20 miles deep and had a magnitude of 7.0, the USGS said.

The JMA measured the magnitude of the quake at 7.1.

Tsunami advisories were issued for the coastal regions of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, the JMA said.

The areas were among the hardest hit by this year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

No immediate abnormalities were reported at nearby nuclear facilities, according to the semiofficial Kyodo news agency. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, the agency said.

Tremors from the quake were felt as far away as Tokyo.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/07/09/japan.earthquake/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn

~LTG

7 responses to “Here We Go Again- 7.1 Quake Hit Japan

  1. OMG.
    May God have mercy on suffering Japan.

  2. Sheesh, just how much more can they take?

    -Dave

  3. Aw, great. :(

  4. earthquake experts need to study japan to forecast future earthquakes stress points ext. to try to find areas likely for earthquakes

  5. lowtechgrannie

  6. isn’t it strange the amount of quakes hitting the world but what is stranger still is the amount of them which go unreported. The Haldron cauldron in Switzerland? Anyone for a cuckoo clock and a nice bit of chocolate? be afraid, be very afraid…

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