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Earthquake and Brief Tsunami Warning Off East Coast Japan | NOW

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck off the north coast of Japan on Saturday. According to the Japanese meteorological service, the quake occurred at a depth of 60 kilometers below the sea floor. Residents of the Miyagi region were warned of a tsunami about three feet high. After an hour, that warning was withdrawn.

As far as is known, the earthquake caused limited damage. A shop assistant from the city of Ishinomaki told the public broadcaster that many bottles had fallen on the floor, elsewhere the power went out in about two hundred households. There are no reports of injuries or collapses.

The quake was felt hundreds of miles from the epicenter. As a precaution, train traffic was stopped and various nuclear power plants in the region were inspected. So far, no reports of damage have been made there either.

On February 13, 2021, a magnitude 7.3 seaquake also occurred in Japan. At the time, 120 people were injured.

It was exactly ten years ago on March 11 that an exceptionally powerful 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered a massive tsunami that hit the east coast of Japan. The Fukushima nuclear power plant collapsed due to natural disasters.

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Source site www.nu.nl

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