July 10, 2011
Japan’s north-east has been rocked by another strong earthquake.
The region, which was devastated by a quake and tsunami on 11 March this year, was hit by a tremor just before 10.00am local time on Sunday morning.
It measured 7.1 on the Richter scale, and triggered a small tsunami in the Iwate prefecture, measuring 10cm.
Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant were evacuated as a precaution after a tsunami alert was issued, and residents in the area were warned to head for higher ground.
However, there are no reports of damage or injury, and the alert has been lifted.
This article was posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 5:26 am