Friday, April 15, 2011

Japan Earthquake, April 16, 2011: Powerful quake shakes buildings in Tokyo

Central Japan has been hit by a strong earthquake which registered a Richter Scale reading of magnitude 5.8 on Saturday morning, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Shaking buildings in Tokyo, the temblor's epicenter was recorded off 81 km (50 miles) North of the capital. It struck the area at 11:19 am (0219 GMT), USGS reported.

According to reports, the quake did not disrupt the emergency crews who are working to cool crippled reactors around the clock at a nuclear plant hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami last month.

There were also no immediate reports of any damage or casualties from the latest strong quake.

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