Japan Earthquake 7.1 Rs

Earthquake with a strength of 7.1 on the Richter scale rocked the southeast coast of Japan, Sunday, July 10, 2011, at around 09:57 local time.

Japan Meteorological Agency immediately issued a tsunami warning for the potential of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima.

Following the warning, the workers in Fukushima reported immediately evacuated. Meanwhile, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said it has not received the latest report from the Fukushima Daiichi, where nuclear reactors are leaking because of the earthquake and tsunami Mare ago. "We are still examining the details, but cooling the reactor to continue," said a spokesman for TEPCO.

Japan Earthquake on March 2011

Although not large, a small earthquake caused a tsunami in the Pacific Ocean in northern Japan. In the port city of Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, which is only visible tsunami wave height of 10 centimeters at 10:44 local time.

Meanwhile, television shows from the port in Ofunato showed no signs of a tsunami. Surface water appears calm. Until this news was revealed, there are no reports of damage from the earthquake and tsunami.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) also estimated the earthquake that shook Japan on Sunday morning a magnitude 7.1 Rs. The quake's epicenter off the coast at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Previously, on March 11, 2011, the same area hit by an earthquake 9.0 Rs. Earthquake triggered a tsunami that killed more than 21,000 people and severe damage in coastal areas. The quake was also triggered a severe nuclear crises in Fukushima Daiichi plant. (AsiaOne, AP)

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