Japanese Coast Hit With 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake, Tsunami Warnings Issued; Also, Quake in Mexico
On April 7, 2011 At 8:44 am
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The Associated Press reported that another earthquake with a 7.4 magnitude has hit the northeastern coast of Japan.
The earthquake struck underwater about 25 miles off the coast of Miyagi prefecture. The Japanese meteorological agency has issued a warning for a tsunami of up to one meter for the region, including a coastal area already battered by last month's tsunami. Buildings as far away as Tokyo shook for about a minute.
Last month's quake, which resulted in a deadly tsunami and heavily damaged the Fukushima nuclear plant that is now leaking radiation into Japan's sea waters, had a magnitude of 9.0.
6.5 Magnitude Earthquake in Mexico.
The AP is also reporting that a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Las Choapas, which is 370 miles (600 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City, on Thursday. Buildings were reportedly swaying for several seconds as people fled onto the streets. No injuries or damages have been reported thus far.