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A 5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Area Near the Fukushima Disaster Site

NatureWorld News, By Rain Jordan May 25, 2022  Scientists believe a significant earthquake was reported off the coast of Japan, near Fukushima, the location of a nuclear disaster precipitated by a quake a decade ago.

The 5.5-magnitude quake struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan on Sunday, but no damage or casualties were reported. A tsunami warning was not issued.

The epicenter of the quake, according to the USGS, was 82 miles southeast of Shizunai, Japan, at a depth of 19 miles. The Japanese Meteorological Agency raised the magnitude to 6.0.

After the earthquake, the JMA warned locals about the danger of landslides.

Because Japan is located in the seismically active “Pacific Rim of Fire” area, earthquakes occur often.

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit off the shore of Fukushima in March, killing one person and wounding scores of others.

The 2011 earthquake caused a tsunami, which resulted in an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant…………………..

May 26, 2022 - Posted by | Japan, safety

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