5.2-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Fukushima, Japan‎

Another strong earthquake rocked the earthquake-prone Fukushima Perfecture in Japan where the radiation-leaking Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant is located.

The 5.2-magnitude quake struck after 2 a.m. local time Wednesday (1700 GMT Tuesday). Its epicenter was on the coast near the town of Iwaki, 115 miles (186 km) north of Tokyo, according to AP report.
The United State Geological Survey (USGS) traced the earthquake at the depth of 16 km (9.9 miles) at 37.036°N, 140.980°E, in the region of eastern Honshu, Japan.
The earthquake struck at about 8 km (4 miles) E of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan and 86 km (115 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan, according to USGS.
There were no reports of fatalities and damages to properties so far.
Last March, Fukushima was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake which triggered a monster tsunami that flattened parts of northeastern Japan causing massive destruction on the facilities of the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant which resulted in radiation leakage due to overheating nuclear plant reactors.
Source: Digital Journal | Leo Reyes

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