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a powerful underwater earthquake recorded near the northeast coast of the country


The earthquake occurred on Saturday, but with no immediate reported casualties or property damage, and a tsunami warning was lifted.

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In the immediate future, no casualties or material damage are to be deplored. A powerful underwater earthquake occurred on Saturday March 20 near the northeast coast of Japan. The 6.9 magnitude earthquake occurred at 6:09 p.m. (10:09 a.m. in Paris) at a depth of about 60 kilometers under the Pacific Ocean and in front of the Miyagi Department.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) initially issued a tsunami warning, but the waves caused by the quake only reached about one meter. This alert was therefore lifted after a little over an hour, thus putting an end to the evacuation measures which concerned thousands of homes.

Electricity providers and the Japanese Nuclear Safety Authority (NRA) said no damage was seen at nuclear power plants in the area. Rail traffic in the area has nevertheless been suspended, including for high-speed Shinkansen trains.



Source site www.francetvinfo.fr

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