Eva Knott 7:03 p.m., May 17
Japan Hit by Second Quake
Early reports today (April 7) indicate Japan has been hit by another earthquake, although it is not as severe as the monumental one. Today's measures 7.4 on the Richter scale; the tsunami is generating waves 2 meters tall, compared with 10 meters in the March 11 quake. This morning's quake hit 61 miles from Sendai area, which was devastated March 11. There is no word yet on possible further damage to nuclear plants. The U.S. stock market has dropped in reaction, although details are only dribbling in.