ambiente

Strong Japan Aftershock Kills 2

SENDAI, Japan — A strong aftershock ripped through northeastern Japan, killing two people, knocking out power to vast areas Friday and piling misery on a region still buried under the rubble of last month’s devastating tsunami.The 7.1-magni…

SENDAI, Japan — A strong aftershock ripped through northeastern Japan, killing two people, knocking out power to vast areas Friday and piling misery on a region still buried under the rubble of last month’s devastating tsunami.

The 7.1-magnitude tremor late Thursday was the strongest since northeastern Japan’s jumbo 9.0-magnitude quake March 11. The latest shattered windows, kicked items from shelves and collapsed some roofs that weren’t already demolished, but generated no tsunami and largely spared the region’s nuclear plants. Some slightly radioactive water spilled at one plant, but the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi complex reported no new problems.

Read More…
More on Japan Earthquake