Worst quake since 3/11 in Tokyo — Felt throughout moe than half of Japan’s prefectures — Expert: “People should take precautions for next several days” — AP: ‘Unusual’ quakes hit Alaska

Monday, May 5, 2014
By Paul Martin

May 5th, 2014

AP, May 4, 2014: Tokyo earthquake rattled by strongest quake since 2011 […] It was the strongest earthquake since the 9.0 quake in March 2011. […] The quake was felt across a wide area of Japan, with the strongest shaking registered in central Tokyo, the agency reported. […] There were no reports of damage or other abnormalities from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant […] Reuters reported a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean […] a second earthquake of magnitude 6.1 about 10 minutes later, further south. […] On Saturday, a series of small earthquakes and aftershocks has rattled northern Alaska. […] the earthquakes are unusual, because the region isn’t a seismically active part of Alaska.

Yomiuri Shimbun, May 5, 2014: The quake, which struck at about 5:18 a.m., measured lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. […] The earthquake created the strongest seismic intensity level measured in central Tokyo since the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. […] Yohei Hasegawa, a Japan Meteorological Agency official in charge of monitoring earthquakes and tsunami, said at a news conference: “The earthquake is believed to have occurred inside the Pacific plate and it doesn’t seem to be related to an earthquake that could occur directly beneath Tokyo, which would have a different mechanism. It is unlikely to be followed by active aftershocks, but people should take precautions for the next several days.”

Standart News, May 5, 2014: jolts were felt in 26 out of 47 prefectures of Japan.

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