Japan Stood Third in the Destructive Earthquake with 6.1 Magnitude

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Japan is understandably on the edges over undersea earthquakes. And also Japan is located in the ring of fire, a geographical activity. An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has been detected off the coast of Japan.

The earthquake is bracing tsunami:

The earthquake struck about 175 miles south-east of Kamaishi and around 200 miles east of Fukushima, the U.S Geological Survey said.

This is one of a destructive earthquake. It stood in the third place following next to Mexico that measured the magnitude of 7.1. While another earthquake 6.1 magnitudes of New Zealand.

Death reports:

41 people reported feeling the effects of the earthquake in Japan. A tsunami sparked by an earthquake in the Pacific hit the nuclear plant in Fukushima in 2011 causing a major disaster. The emergency generators required to cool the reactors at the plant disabled the water. The generators will automatically shut down after they had cool down.

A handful of reactors have come back online due to public opposition and as legal cases work their way through their courts.

Death of the earthquake struck at 2.37am local time and was measured at 10km. Details are to emerge. No tsunami warnings are currently placed.

The nearby town was ordered to evacuate amidst the fallout, and more than 5000 aftershocks hit over by next year.

2011 earthquake:

A similar earthquake back in 2011 killed 15894 people and injured more than 10 when a tsunami, landslides, and fires broke out as a result. So experts are predicting that today’s earthquake should pass without any harm in any future.


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