Japan Earthquake 7.0 New Years Day 2012

Japan Earthquake 7.0 New Years Day 2012
1 January 2012 : A strong earthquake jolted eastern Japan on the first day of the new year. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the quake, which was close to magnitude 7.0 and deep in the earth, was centred off the southeastern Izu islands

It occurred in the middle of the afternoon and was felt in and around Tokyo as well as further north in Fukushima, which was devastated by a quake and tsunami last March.

The victims of that disaster were remembered on New Year’s Eve at a shrine that was inundated by the tsunami in the town of Minamisanriku.

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