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Powerful earthquake hits Fukushima, nuclear disaster city

New scare as quake hits nuclear disaster city By JONATHAN BUCKSA powerful earthquake has struck the Japanese nuclear disaster zone of Fukushima. 
Daily Mail 25th Nov 2018

Measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, the quake, which hit the Japanese city at about 11.30pm local time on Friday is not believed to have caused major damage.

One Twitter user said it could be felt as far away as the country’s capital 150 miles to the south-west: ‘It was an earthquake? I felt that too! I’m staying in Tokyo and I just felt my whole Airbnb shake!’

Another said he felt a ‘long rattling in Yokohama’ – which is even further away from the Fukushima region. Despite the earthquake, no tsunami warning had been issued last night.

More than 100,000 people were displaced from the city in 2011 after a 15-metre tsunami sparked by a major earthquake led to a massive explosion in a nuclear plant.

About 18,000 people were killed by the tsunami while the explosion was said to have been the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

November 25, 2018 - Posted by | Japan, safety

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