In Japan new earthquake, and one dead in Fukushima !
An earthquake measuring 6.2 degrees on Richter scale struck the northeastern coast of Japan, and so far no reports of any casualties or damage. In the area of ??the Hamaoka nuclear power plant, which excluded their remaining reactors.
The epicenter was at a depth of 38 kilometers, 59 miles northeast of Ivakija, a city on the Pacific Ocean, it is stated on the website of the American Geological Institute.
Authorities have issued a warning of the danger of tsunami, AFP reported.
Northeastern Japan, was destroyed on 11 March in the powerful earthquake, measuring nine degrees, which caused a tsunami in which he died or disappeared 24,525 people.
Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station, located in earthquake prone area 200 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, has been shut down all reactors indefinitely to prevent a possible nuclear accident, the company said “Cuba Pauer Electric, which operates the plant.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan was previously requested that the facility be closed, eight weeks after the earthquake and tsunami damaged Dai? Fukushima plant, northwest of Tokyo, and caused the spread of radiation.
Hamaoka had earlier closed the three reactors, and today the remaining two, built in the 1970s. Local media said the facility will be closed for two years.
Meanwhile, an older worker power Fukushima Dai? crashed today in the facility for the disposal of waste and died.
Naojuki Matsumoto, a spokesman for Tokyo Power Company (Tepca) that manages Fukushima, said the worker, the protective suit is a mask, broadcast equipment when he fell ill, but cause of death is still unknown.
According Macumotovim words, the radiation level in the body of the deceased was not so high that it could endanger his health.
The facility where the incident occurred stored water is contaminated by radiation, which has leaked from the reactor, said the Associated Press.