12 Aug '11, 4am

Again?! #prayforjapan Strong 5.9 quake jolts Japan's Fukushima disaster zone (via ST iPhone App)

Again?! #prayforjapan Strong 5.9 quake jolts Japan's Fukushima disaster zone (via ST iPhone App)

An aerial view of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is seen in Fukushima Prefecture in this photo taken by Air Photo Service on March 24, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO (AFP) - A 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook north-east Japan on Friday, jolting the area devastated by a quake and tsunami in March, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami warning. The quake hit at 3.22am (1822 GMT on Thursday, 2.22am Singapore time) at a depth of 38km, with its epicentre 18km from Iwaki city in Fukushima prefecture, the United States Geological Survey said. Fukushima has been the site of the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years since the March tsunami damaged an atomic plant there, which leaked radiation into the air, soil and sea, and forced thousands to leave their homes. Tokyo Electric Power Company, operator of the crippled plant, said it h...

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