9/29/2011 An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 5.4 jolted Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern
NHK World Article: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/29_37.html
An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 5.4 jolted Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Thursday.
The Meteorological Agency says the tremor occurred shortly after 7 PM, centered off Fukushima Prefecture.
The agency says there was no tsunami.
The quake registered a maximum intensity of 5-plus on the Japanese scale of zero to 7.
Tokyo Electric Power Company says the quake has not interfered with its attempts to stabilize three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, crippled since the nuclear crisis began in March.
The utility adds that no changes have been observed in data on radiation levels measured at monitoring posts near the crippled plant.
Thursday, September 29, 2011 20:07 +0900 (JST)
This quake was downgraded by the USGS and had an aftershock.
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The quake was downgraded to M5.1 by the USGS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000624z.php#details
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