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M5.3 quake hits off Fukushima, jolts Kanto; no tsunami alert issued

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 struck in the sea off Fukushima Prefecture at 10:51 a.m. Thursday, but no tsunami alert was issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The agency said the epicenter was 40 kilometers deep.

The quake registered a 4 in Fukushima Prefecture, 3 in Miyagi, Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures, and a 2 in Tokyo and other parts of the Kanto region. Buildings shook briefly in Tokyo.

There was no immediate reports of injuries or damage to buildings.

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Jeez, how much longer can Fukushima continue to stand up to these things?

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I felt it here in Yokohama... Are they REALLY thinking of starting up nuclear plants in this earthquake prone country ? (Don't start again about it being the "tsunami" and not the earthquake - what "triggers" a tsunami if not an earthquake ?)

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And of course nothing happend at the nuclear plant and for sure they won't tell you the truth . At least check out this recent update on the Fukushima reactors : http://www.fairewinds.org/avoiding-worst/

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check out this recent update on the Fukushima reactors

Fairewinds is run by a man whose livelihood depends on spreading fear about nuclear power. Possibly the least trustworth source.

nandakandamanda

Jeez, how much longer can Fukushima continue to stand up to these things?

Forever, basically. A Shindo 4 won't cause any sort of damage to structures.

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Kind of hard to read these articles when I keep getting pop ups generated here to post what I am reading in JapanToday on FaceBook. Why are these happening?

Earthquake related perhaps.

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Kind of hard to read these articles when I keep getting pop ups generated here to post what I am reading in JapanToday on FaceBook. Why are these happening?

Keep your mouse away from the links (little boxes) to the left of the article and you won't see them.

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Yeah, lets start those nuclear reactors......NOT!!!!

They say the brain hardens as we get older. Those old politicians need to abandon their quest.

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Didn't feel a thing in Kashiwa. Do hope the nukes start up soon.

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Pandabelle wrote: 'Fairewinds is run by a man whose livelihood depends on spreading fear about nuclear power'

Interesting ad hominem. So using your line of logic.

Those vested interests overseen by the IAEA in the nuclear industries including the military needs to be questioned also.

Because vested interests make a living out of nuclear energy and spreading fear alsoFear of not having enough energy, fear of national security.

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