Monday, April 11, 2011

Another 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Japan

Japan was struck with another 7.1 magnitude earthquake today, 100 miles north of Tokyo,  knocking out power, shaking buildings and forcing Tokyo’s International airport to close both of its runways

On Thursday evening people living along more than 300 miles of coastline north of Tokyo were warned of a tidal wave up to 6ft high and told to move to higher ground

To date, police have confirmed that 12,596 people died as a result of the earthquake and tsunami last month. A further 14,747 are listed as missing presumed dead.  Full story here.

Meanwhile, the International Business Times is reporting that Japan’s Meteorological Agency has warned the country's 20 volcanoes has become alive due to the massive March 11 earthquake, and a study said earthquake over 9.0-magnitude might hit Japan

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