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Bad earthquake pic.twitter.com/zqM1VwAMQm
— This ta (@arutokoronomono) March 20, 2021
— Fumi 03 Onagawa Town, Miyagi Prefecture (@ chibifamily32) March 20, 2021
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.
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