Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New 6,0 earthquake southwest of Tokyo shakes confidence

Tokyo was rocked by a massive tremor on Tuesday, compounding the fears of residents already gripped by concerns that nuclear radiation from a damaged power plant could reach the city.

According to the Japan Meteorological Society, the quake struck the Shizuoka-ken Tobu region southwest of Tokyo at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time. It rumbled from a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres, with a magnitude of 6.0.

See also: Map of alle earthquakes eastern honshu Japan http://1.usa.gov/hVEL6Z and long, long list of all earthquakes http://1.usa.gov/gu1bGk

Source: CTV News

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