Thursday, March 17, 2022, Japan A 7.3-magnitude earthquake had hit off the coast of Fukushima, Northern Japan on Wednesday night. Deaths of 4 people and over 100 was injured till time. Japanese officials issued a low risk advisory on Thursday morning.
7.3-magnitude earthquake triggered a small tsunami that almost reached the shore. These shockwaves reminded the tsunami that caused the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant 11 years ago.
Immediately after earthquake on Wednesday night, almost 2 million houses in Japan’s capital Tokyo and other part of Japan were left without power. The Japanese authorities worked whole night to restore the power of major cities in Japan and other part of Japan. It was restored on Thursday morning.
According to reports, earthquake causes many buildings wobble on big scale in eastern Japan. Train services were disturbed and stopped during earthquake, but its restarted afterwards. A bullet train partially derailed between Fukushima and Miyagi due to earthquake, but nobody injured, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said.
Japan Meteorological Agency confirmed, Earthquake was cause tsunami waves of 11 inches to the shore in Ishinomaki, about 390 kilometers (242 miles) northeast of Tokyo. The Japan Broadcasting Corporation footage of the Japan quake showed broken walls and smashed furniture, appliances, and floor apartments in Fukushima. Officials confirmed, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant witnessed no abnormalities after Wednesday’s quake.
Japan had experienced its worst catastrophe in 2011, 18,000 people were killed in an earthquake and tsunami off Fukushima. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said that the government will be on alert for more possible tremors over the next three days, according to news agency Reuters.
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