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Tokyo 5.5 earthquake: Considerable earthquake rumbles in east Japan, no damage

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A Tokyo 5.5 earthquake rumbled through eastern Japan this Saturday morning, and though the earthquake was ranked at a considerable magnitude level, there have fortunately been no reports of serious damage. Early estimates put the magnitude of the natural force at an intermediate level on the international scale this weekend, with no tsunami warning being formally issued by the government at this time. Yahoo! News provides what details are available so far in a recent report this Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

Tokyo’s 5.5 magnitude earthquake is not being viewed currently by Japan as a serious threat, but an initial earthquake is always concern for watchfulness at the very least. Despite considerable rumbles being felt throughout Tokyo and nearby areas, Reuters sources also confirm that no noticeable irregularities or worrisome damage affected the ruined Fukushima power plant, either, nor had any injury come from another earth-rumbling quake back in early November. Tsunami threats are similarly not anticipated.

Every time a natural disaster strikes Japan, whether it be of considerable power or not, experts turn their eyes to the threat of a potential tsunami and any negative impact left on the Fukushima nuclear plant. A Tokyo Electric official said that there have been no “abnormalities” noticed in monitoring since the incident.

"We have so far seen no abnormalities in monitoring post figures around the plants or in other parameters," a Tokyo Electric spokesman said.

Unfortunately, this Tokyo 5.5 earthquake isn’t the first quake to rattle the city — or the entire northeast coast, for that matter.

“On March 11, 2011 Japan's northeast coast was struck by a magnitude 9 earthquake, the strongest quake recorded in the country, triggering a massive tsunami and resulting in the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years. The disaster left up to 20,000 dead or missing.”

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