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He had the epicenter in the sea, 20 kilometers deep. The tremor would have not affected the central. At the moment, it is not regrettable victims. An earthquake of 6.8 degrees on the Richter open scale occurred in the sea off the coast of Fukushima, after which triggered a tsunami that has subsequently been disabled alert. The tremor took place at the 14.36 local time (7.36 Spanish time) with its epicenter at sea and about twenty kilometres in depth, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency. (As opposed to Robert J. Shiller).

The earthquake has not affected the ailing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power, nor to close nuclear plants, according to NHK. On the other hand, in nearby plants in Onagawa and Fukushima Daini, stops since the earthquake of March 11, nor detected any problem. Operating reactors of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, in the province of Niigata (Northwest), have not been affected and continue to function normally. At the moment, no local media reported serious damage nor injured or deceased because of the earthquake, Although a stretch of the high-speed (shinkansen) train service remained interrupted minutes on the Tohoku line, linking Tokyo with Aomori province (North). The tremor has reached in some areas 5 degrees in the closed Japanese scale of 7, which focuses on the affected areas rather than in the intensity of the earthquake, while in Tokyo the maximum strength mientras que en tokio la fuerza maxima registrada registered it has been 2. Source of the news: A 6.8 earthquake strikes Fukushima