Tokyo, JAPAN – Almost one month after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan triggering a 23 foot high tsunami leaving over 12000 dead, even more still missing and tens of thousands homeless, yet another tsunami warning has been issued. This warning is in the exact same region, as a 7.1 earthquake struck off shore under the Pacific Ocean just after 11:30PM local time.
Local TV has issued warnings to people to stay away from previously damaged areas and get to higher ground. News station displayed heavy swaying of buildings all over norther Japan and even as far south as Tokyo. Electric grids failed in the capital of the Miyagi Prefecture, Sindai and many other northern town and cities. According to local media reports the shaking lasted about a minute, though that is a long shaking period, earthquakes have been known to last as long a four minutes.
The first earthquake which struck back in March caused damage to several nuclear power plants along the coast in the Fukushima Prefecture of Northeast Japan. However, there has been no reported damage to any of formerly damaged power plants. According to “VOA News” the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power, stated, “There were no new immediate problems found at the Fukushima Daiichi power station.”