Magnitude-7.3 earthquake hits near Fukushima, Japan. Tsunami warning issued
The earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima, Japan with a depth of about 6 miles, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. In a tsunami warning, "Damage due to tsunami waves is expected" and people are asked to evacuate, according to the agency. A 6.6 earthquake and resulting tsunami in 2011 caused a meltdown at Fukushima's nuclear plant. Ref. USAToday.
I wonder if the melt down had anything to do wit hthis latest quake? I hope the case is just the ring of fire around the pacific rim is just becoming more active and that we will see more quakes. I guess we wait and see.
Strong earthquake near Osaka in Japan kills 3, injures hundreds. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck shortly after 8 a.m. Local time north of Osaka. Dozens of domestic flights were grounded, while train and subway service in the Osaka area including the bullet train were suspended. Source 8m.