In a world focuses on one subject it is hard to find other important and sometimes frightening news happening around the world, for instance, you would be probably surprised if I was to inform you a powerful mag 6.4 - 25km SE of Ofunato, Japan (reduced by USGS to a 6.3) occurred last night off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, the same area as the 2011 Fukushima disaster which killed 22,000 people, hopefully, it's a one-off but the 2011 disaster started with mag 6., foreshocks. A mag 4.5 aftershock followed last nights major quake.
An accident waiting to happen
There have been 10 major quakes off the coast of Fukushima since the disaster of March 2011, the biggest being a magnitude 7.1 in April 2011.
Yesterday a powerful magnitude 6.9, (reduced by USGS to a 6.6) rocked the North Pacific just Southeast of Japan. (Why does USGS reduce nearly all major quakes and never update them?)
Last nights magnitude 6.4 was the 5th major quake of April 2011, however, they have all been recorded in the last 7 days. The total number of major quakes for the year so far is 36.
Major Quakes 2020
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