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Tokyo 5.5 earthquake: Japan's ninth quake for December

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A Tokyo 5.5 earthquake shook eastern Japan early Saturday morning. Fortunately there were no threats of tsunamis or nuclear damage. This is the country's ninth earthquake this month, Web Pro News reported Dec. 14.

The 5.5 magnitude quake was strong enough for many to be alarmed, but it didn't result in any catastrophes as far as what reports are publishing. It certainly didn't cause the type of danger that the 9 magnitude quake did on March 11, 2011-- leaving 30,000 dead or reported missing after a giant tsunami wiped so much of the region out and shattered a nuclear plant.

In another report by the Christian Science Monitor, Japan has the most advanced earthquake early-warning system. They have over 1,000 seismographs placed around the country. The 2011 had an 80-second advanced warning that the seismic force was coming. It still wasn't enough time by any means for people to escape it, but it was picked up by radar.

The Tokyo 5.5 earthquake did relatively nothing, according to reports. There are concerns that nuclear plant damage could really impact ocean waters, rivers, and sea life due to radioactive chemicals. Hopefully the quakes will subside and give Japan time to recover from other natural disasters they've had to cope with.



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