Japan was hit with a 7.1-magnitude earthquake today in the country's northeastern coast, prompting a tsunami warning for the battered nation. Japan was hit by a lethal earthquake/tsunami four months ago and is still recovering.
Residents in coastal areas were told to evacuate. The earthquake's center was in the Pacific Ocean off of Japan's main island, Honshu, about 6 miles deep. Officials expect a tsunami of less than one meter in some areas.
Japan's northeastern coastline was shattered by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami that left 23,000 people dead or missing.
Nuclear reactors exploded at the Fukushima power plant as a result of the earthquake and tsunami and some said that Japanese plant workers were martyrs.
Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) discovered that highly radioactive water flowed through the tunnels outside of the reactors. Plutonium settled into the soil.
Officials said the Fukushima plant was unaffected by today's earthquake. Japan has seen dozens of strong aftershocks since the March 11 tragedy, which measured a 9.0 in magnitude and became the strongest in Japanese history.
Because of accumulated damage from the March earthquake and tsunami, many buildings may be structurally impaired and literally hanging by a thread.