TOKYO (AP) — A moderate earthquake has been felt in Tokyo.
But the minor shaking caused no apparent damage and no tsunami.
The magnitude 5.5 quake hit at 9:01 p.m. Friday. The epicenter was about 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of Tokyo in southern Ibaraki prefecture. It was about 60 kilometers (37 miles) underground.
A magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami on March 11 devastated Japan’s northeast coast. Nearly 23,000 people are dead or missing in the disaster that also crippled a nuclear power plant.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday’s quake was felt at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant but caused no further damage to it.
‘It is disingenuous to accuse everyone who calls for restructuring as trying to break up the county. History tells us that that kind of cheap blackmail will not work as long as the underlying reasons for the agitations persist.’
‘The biggest challenge seems to be that we seem to be allowing moderate voices on this issue to be drowned out by the reckless utterances of a few rabble rousers on all sides who may be tools in the hands of those who do not wish this country well. These are some of the people who arrogate to themselves the toga of spokespersons of our diverse groups.’
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