|Japanese authorities have raised the measure of severity of their nuclear crisis to the highest level, officials say.
The decision was taken due to radiation measured at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant, Cheap Gucci Shoes NHK reported.The highest level for nuclear accidents (seven) had previously only applied to the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.
"This is a preliminary assessment, and is subject to finalisation by the International Atomic Energy Agency," said Cheap Gucci Sneakers an official at the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), the government's nuclear watchdog, which made the announcement with the Nuclear Safety Commission.
The severity level of Japan's nuclear crisis has so far been set at five, the same as that of the accident at Three Mile Island in the US in 1979.Japan has also Gucci Handbags said it is extending the evacuation zone around the crippled nuclear plant because of radiation concerns. The zone will be widened to encompass five communities beyond the existing 20-km (12-mile) radius.
On Monday, a 7.1-magnitude quake hit north-east Japan, leaving three Cheap Gucci Bags people dead. It also triggered a brief tsunami warning, and forced workers to evacuate the Fukushima Daiichi plant.On Tuesday a 6.3-magnitude earthquake Gucci Belts was reported off eastern Japan. The quake rocked buildings in the capital, Tokyo. There were no immediate reports of fresh damage, though Japan's Narita international airport temporarily closed its runways, and metro and train services were interrupted.
Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said on Tuesday that a fire had broken Gucci Webshop out briefly at Reactor 4, before being extinguished.Officials have warned it will be several months before the situation at the nuclear facility is brought fully under control.