A new strong earthquake has added to many of adjustment recorded in recent days. At around 22.30 hours local time (14.30 in Italy), the seismographs recorded an event of magnitude 6.4 and less than 9 of the earthquake last Friday but higher in intensity than that hit L'Aquila in 2009, which was of 5.9. The quake was strong enough to be felt in Tokyo, where several buildings were shaken. The epicenter was in the prefecture of Shizuoka. According to experts' forecasts, cited by public television and other networks, there should not be in this case a tsunami risk.
Security Area - Meanwhile, the level of radiation near the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, heavily damaged by the earthquake four days ago, is "increased considerably" and that is why the population within a radius of 30 km from ' system must remain in their homes: the Japanese premier announced, Kan Naoto, assuring that the government is preparing all necessary plans for the care of the population. The approximately 200 thousand residents within 20 km from the plant were evacuated while for the next band was immediately imposed a curfew true for precautionary reasons, but also for residents in this area is not ruled out the option removal. Then some government officials have spoken of a radiation level down from the time when the radioactivity has peaked, but the news coming from Japan from this point of view are contradictory. The focus remains high and abroad is looking with concern at what is happening: the French nuclear safety authority says that the level of risk is part 6 of the reference scale international Ines comes to a maximum of 7 ( that, to be understood, recorded at the time of the Chernobyl accident). The evaluation ISPRA, the Italian institute that also deals with nuclear safety, currency rather than 5 that level. The Japanese authorities instead had always talked of a level 4.
"Impossible to work" - concerns the central node in Fukushima, where there have been new outbreaks. After the reactors 1 and 3, affected by blasts on Friday and Saturday, the number 2 and number 4 - where, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA, has also developed a fire that has facilitated the escape of radiation - have explosions recorded between Monday and Tuesday. Although the number four reactor was stopped for maintenance work last Friday when the area was hit by the earthquake, according to the chief Japanese government spokesman, Yukio Edan, "the spent nuclear fuel is too hot, generating hydrogen and triggered the explosion '. The engineers have tried to do everything possible to contain the damage, but according to what the Japanese agency Kyodo, radiation in the control room of the plant in Fukushima are too high because "experts TEPCO will be able to work.