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Japan stricken by another severe quake

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Strong earthquake aftershock has shaken the northern Japan, causing two casualties and power outages in large territories, reports AP.

The latest quake’s magnitude reached 7.1 points. It is the strongest tremor after the severe 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan on March 11.

Many people have been living without water and electricity for nearly a month, and the resent quake has increased the number of Japanese living without electricity. On Friday morning, 2.6 million Japanese households were left without power supply, which is 40% of population residing at Japan’s northern territory.

Souta Nozu, the representative of Japan’s northern territory electricity supplier Tohoku Electric Power, says overall six power plants were shut down due to the earthquake. Although three of them managed to resume work within few hours. Nozu indicates that several power lines have been damaged, and it is not yet clear when they will be repaired.

Some nuclear power plants temporary switched to diesel generators; however, resuming their normal operation mode in the afternoon.


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