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5.0-magnitude quake hits eastern Japan; Tokyo checks nuclear power station

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 struck eastern Japan on Sunday(Jul 17)

TOKYO: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 struck eastern Japan on Sunday(Jul 17), Japan’s Meteorological Agency and the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, rattling buildings in Tokyo.

The USGS put the epicentre of the quake 44km northwest of Tokyo at a depth of about 44km. There were no were immediate reports of damage.

Broadcaster NHK reported that the Tokai No. 2 nuclear power station, which has been shut since 2011, was checked for damage after the quake but none was found.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/tokyo-halts-nuclear-power/2963558.html

 

July 17, 2016 Posted by | Japan | , | Leave a comment