7.4 Earthquake Hits Japan, Tsunami Warning Issued Again
Another aftershock measuring a magnitude of 7.4 has been recorded of the coast of Japan. Another Tsunami Warning has been issued.
Announcers on Japan’s public broadcaster NHK told coastal residents to run to higher ground and away from the shore.
The Japan meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for a wave of up to 6 feet (two meters) after the magnitude-7.4 aftershock.
Fortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any more damage to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.
Officials at the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant said there’s no immediate sign of new problems caused by the aftershock. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it evacuated two workers there and seven at a sister plant to the south that was not badly damaged.
Imagine how frustrating it must be trying to put your life back together only to have it rattled again not even a month later. Although this is considered to be an aftershock, 7.4 is still a pretty strong earthquake. This is definitely another reminder of the help Japan needs from us. You can donate through the American Red Cross.