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Monday, 1st August 2011
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Earthquake hits north-eastern Japan

An earthquake with a reported magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale has hit the north-east of Japan, in a similar area to the devastating natural disaster that occurred on earlier this year.

Although an earthquake of this power and scale is large enough to cause severe damage to buildings, there was no reported destruction or injuries, but properties shook in the capital.

The earthquake was first recorded at 3.54am on Sunday morning (July 31st) around 27 miles under the ocean just off of the coast of Honshu, which is the largest island that makes up Japan.

According to various news providers, the epicentre of the earthquake was about 114 miles to the north-east of Tokyo.

The Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency has announced that the nearby Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, so badly hit during the March 11th earthquake and tsunami, has not sustained any additional damage.

Written by Susan Ballion

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