The seismological events near Japan are far from reaching an equilibrium; a 7.4 or 7.5 earthquake on the Richter scale struck apan’s Miyagi Prefecture and its vicinity in northeastern Japan at 23:32 p.m. (1432 GMT) local Time Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

The area is not so far away from the major 9.0, which hints at related seismic activity, but more thorough research is conducted in order to find out more about this; the tsunami alert that was originally issued was retreated, and nuclear power plants are under no additional threat.

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At the crippled and troubled Fukushima power plant, radiation levels remain high, but there hasn’t been an additional elevation caused by this recent earthquake. It’s still uncertain if this kind of earthquakes will continue to appear in the near future, but it’s definitely something worth considering.

Despite the fact that it hasn’t caused significant damage, blackouts have been reported throughout the whole region, and people are agitated and wondering when the situation will calm down. It’s still unclear if this was an isolated event or part of the “legacy” left by the big temblor, but as the days pass questions are going to be answered. All in all, it’s great to see that there wasn’t any serious damage done, and people are handling this extremely well.