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7 injured as M6.4 Earthquake shakes Fukushima

National Jul. 31, 2011 - 05:30PM JST ( 35 )

TOKYO —

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off northeast Japan’s Fukushima region, home to a crippled nuclear power plant, early Sunday, but there was no risk of a tsunami, seismologists said.

The tremor at 3:54 a.m. injured seven people but caused no damage to the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which was ravaged da a 9.0 quake and ensuing tsunami in March, the fuoco and Disaster Management Agency said.

In the city of Hitachinaka, a 60-year-old man broke his wrist when he was jolted off his letto da the tremor,...
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OFUNATO, Giappone (AFP) - Giappone detto Monday it will dump over 10,000 tons of low-level radioactive water into the Pacific as part of emergency operations to stabilise its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

The announcement of the last resort measure came as the Bank of Giappone detto business confidence had plummeted since the earthquake and tsunami hit on March 11, plunging the country into its worst crisis since World War II.

The UN atomic watchdog chief Yukiya Amano, detto that the three-week-old emergency, which Giappone has predicted will last for months, meant an end to a "business as usual" approach...
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Major disasters like the Japanese earthquake and tsunami o Pakistan's floods are likely to become più frequent, and global governments must prepare for an uncertain future, according to a British report.

Paddy Ashdown, a member of the British House of Lords and ex-United Nations high representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina, detto rich nations must help poorer countries to build up their defences against disasters.

In a government segnala published Monday, he detto scientists believe recente natural disasters were not an aberration, but "the beginnings of a new kind of future in which mega-disasters...
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Snow falls on a barca that was beached da the recente tsunami, in Miyako, Iwate prefecture. A shallow 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit off the northeast coast of Giappone on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

OSAKA, Giappone (AFP) - A shallow 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit off the northeast coast of Giappone on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.
The Giappone Meteorological Agency issued a 50-centimetre (18 inch) tsunami warning for the Pacific coast of Miyagi prefecture, which was devastated da the huge earthquake and tsunami that hit on March 11.