Friday, October 25, 2013

7.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Japan, Small Tsunami Expected At Fukushima

No Tsunami is expected here in California from this mornings 7.3 earthquake off the coast of Japan. The area around the crippled Fukushima power plant that melted down after it was hit by a tsunami from a previous quake is expecting a possible 1 meter tsunami. Workers at the destroyed nuke plant have been evacuated to a safe building at the site according to reports.

This came down my twitter feed just minutes ago.
Small tsunami of about 1 ft. observed in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, at 2:07 p.m. ET -

UPDATE: Magnitude downgraded to 7.1.
Twitter update:
NHK: Tsunami measuring 55cm (1.8ft) detected at Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant in Miyagi. Plant says it's able to withstand 17m (55ft) tsunami.

1 comment:

  1. You watch the video of that quake and it's scary because the shaking just doesn't seem to stop. Goes on and on. I hope we're not as prone to such huge quakes here because we don't have those huge deep trenches where the plates go under each other. We only three plates doing that here..omg..


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