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.
Researchers identify new source for earthquakes and tsunamis in the Greater Tokyo Region. Researchers have discovered geologic evidence that unusually large earthquakes and tsunamis from the Tokyo region -- located near tectonic plate boundaries that are recognized as a seismic hazard source -- may be traceable to a previously unconsidered plate boundary. Source 4o.