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REPORTING · 19th August 2011
Merv Ritchie
Yesterday evening at about 10:30 pm PDT, just after 2:30 August 19 in Japan, the region just offshore of the Fukushima Nuclear facilities was heavily rattled by yet another significant tremor; this one measuring at 6.5 on the Richterscale.

There are no reports yet of any further damage.

Another news source claims it has been upgraded to a 6.8

The Sacremento Bee

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake jolted north-eastern Japan on Friday and a tsunami warning was issued, the Meteorological Agency said.

The warning was issued for the coastal areas in the prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi.

No immediate casualties or damage were reported.

The quake occurred at 2:36 pm (0536GMT) with its epicenter off Fukushima prefecture at a depth of 20 kilometers, the agency said.

No immediate new damage was found at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, public broadcaster NHK said, citing operator Tokyo Electric Power Company.

The same region was hit by a magnitude-9.0 quake and tsunami on March 11, causing damage to the plant, which has been leaking radioactive material ever since.

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