Japan earthquake off Fukushima an aftershock of 2011 disaster, say scientists

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Saturday’s 7.3-magnitude quake, which cut power to nearly a million households, linked to temblor that led to 18,000 deaths 10 years ago

A strong earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan, injuring more than 100 people, was an aftershock of the devastating 2011 quake that sparked the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, the nation’s meteorological agency has said.

Saturday night’s earthquake had a 7.3 magnitude and struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of 60km (36 miles). It triggered widespread power outages, but there appeared to be no major damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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