Un potente terremoto colpisce il Giappone vicino a Fukushima

Tokyo, Giappone Una grandezza 7.1 terremoto ha colpito al largo della costa orientale del Giappone, vicino a Fukushima, sabato sera tardi, ma non ci sono state segnalazioni immediate di vittime o danni.

L'epicentro del terremoto, which struck at 11.23 p.m. ora locale (9.23 a.m. E), was located 45.9 miglia (73.9 chilometri) northeast of Namie, a coastal town 60 miles from Fukushima, secondo lo United States Geological Survey.
The depth of the earthquake was about 36 miglia. No tsunami warning has been issued for Saturday’s earthquake.
Tokyo electric power company (TEPCO) was checking the Fukushima nuclear power plants for damage, Japan’s public service broadcaster NHK said.
    A marzo 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit Japan. Più di 20,000 people died or went missing in the quake and tsunami, while hundreds of thousands more lost their homes.
    The earthquake also caused the country’s worst nuclear disasterthree reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant melted down, releasing radioactive materials into the air and more than 100,000 people were evacuated from the area.

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