More tremors shake Ja­pan

Townsville Bulletin - - News - Aussies help Ja­panese re­cov­ery ef­fort - Page 15 townsville­bul­letin. com. au

AN earth­quake mea­sur­ing 6.6 was de­tected off the coast of Ja­pan yes­ter­day, ac­cord­ing to the US Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey ( USGS).

T h e U S G S s a i d t h e epi­cen­ter of the tremor was 3 1 2 km f r o m Fukushima, with a depth of 26.5km.

Ja­pan is strug­gling in the wake of a March 11 9.0 earth­quake and t su­nami t hat crip­pled a key nu­clear plant in Fukushima Pre­fec­ture and left more than 21,000 dead or miss­ing and hun­dreds of thou­sands dis­placed.

There were no im­me­di­ate re­ports of dam­age or in­juries from yes­ter­day’s quake.

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