Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New quake southwest of Tokyo shakes confidence

Tokyo was rocked by a massive tremor on Tuesday, compounding the fears of residents already gripped by concerns that nuclear radiation from a damaged power plant could reach the city.

According to the Japan Meteorological Society, the quake struck the Shizuoka-ken Tobu region southwest of Tokyo at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time. It rumbled from a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres, with a magnitude of 6.0.

Freelance journalist Chris Johnson had been in Tokyo, but headed for the Shizuoka region on Tuesday amidst fears radiation from a damaged nuclear plant in the country's northeast was headed for the capital.


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