Channel: World | Author : Dean | 31st,December 2013
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Ibaraki, Sigmanews.us - An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck eastern Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but there were no reports of local media about the damage.
The quake struck at 10:03 (12:03 pm) in Ibaraki prefecture, 146 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, the agency said Vibrations are in 9.9 kilometers deep, the USGS said.
Located about 80 kilometers southwest of the Fukushima nuclear plant, the quake was strong enough to gently high-rise buildings in the capital.
The Japan Meteorological Agency had previously forecast a 5.4 magnitude earthquake. This was followed eight minutes later by a very shallow 3.6 magnitude in the same region, according to the Japan office.
Tokyo Electric Power said the quake did not affect the Fukushima plant, where crews worked through the holiday season to cool reactors crippled by the tsunami in 2011. Year that an earthquake had devastated several regions in Japan, but only within a year Japan back up, and began to rehabilitate damaged facilities. (dg)