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An earthquake strikes northeastern Japan … and tsunami warnings raised – politics – news


An earthquake struck northeastern Japan yesterday, striking areas destroyed in the 2011 disaster, causing a tsunami of a meter high, and rocking buildings.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said that the earthquake hit the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, with a magnitude of 7.2, and its epicenter was at a depth of 60 km.

The Japanese Radio and Television Corporation said, after warning the public against approaching the beach, that all tsunami warnings were lifted after about an hour.

Tokyo Electric Power said it had found no problems at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which was destroyed by a massive earthquake in March 2011, which led to the meltdown of nuclear reactors and mass evacuations, and a spokesman said there were no problems at the company’s nearby Daini facility.

The Nuclear Power Plant Regulatory Authority said in an email that there were no problems at the Tohoku Electric Power’s Onagawa nuclear plant.

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Japan Broadcasting Corporation reported that the “Tohoku Shinkansen” bullet train service has been suspended.

The Ministry of Trade and Industry said that the earthquake cut off electricity to about 200 families in Kurihara City, Miyagi Prefecture.

“It was a really bad (earthquake), it kept shaking (the building) from side to side, it was even taller than last month’s earthquake, but at least the building here has nothing happened to it,” Shizwa Onodera told the Radio and Television Corporation. ».

“A lot of bottles were smashed on the floor,” she added.

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The Broadcasting Corporation showed footage from inside its Sendai office, showing a panel hanging from the ceiling shaking for 30 seconds after the earthquake.

About 400 kilometers south of the quake’s epicenter, the earthquake was felt in Tokyo.

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