Northeastern Japan experienced a powerful earthquake Monday (April 11, 2011). A preliminary estimate marked the quake at a magnitude of 7.1, which was later lowered to 6.6.
CNN reported that the quake set off a series of fires and landslides in the region. A tsunami warning was issed but later recalled by Japan’s Meteorological Agency.
Monday’s quake was about 100 miles northeast of Tokoyo. The damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was about 30 miles away. Plant works were asked to evacuate at first, but later returned to continue their job cleaning the plant.
220,000 households and businesses in Fukushima were without power after Monday’s quake, which came a month after a deadly magnitude-9 quake and a tsunami that devistated the region.
There was also an earthquake on April 7th.
- Magnitude of quake is lowered from 7.1 to 6.6
- Quake generates landslide in northeastern Japan
- A tsunami warning is issued for several prefectures
- Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi plant asked to evacuate