7.1 earthquake sends Fukushima workers to higher ground

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake off the northeastern coast of Japan triggered a tsunami warning overnight. Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald reported:

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said it had not received reports of any fresh problems at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant after the latest earthquake.

”We are still checking details, but cooling of reactors is continuing,” a TEPCO spokeswoman said.

But the company told work crews near the water to seek higher ground due to the tsunami advisory.


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By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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