July 4, 2022

7.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Fukushima prefecture

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida later said that “no abnormalities” had been found in any of the country’s nuclear facilities. The bullet train derailed near Fukushima as a result of the quake, but no injuries were reported, he told a news conference.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. Electricity has been restored throughout Tokyo, according to Tokyo Electric Power.

The Japan Meteorological Agency on Thursday urged the public to watch out for more seismic activity over the next few days. The agency’s official, Masaki Nagamura, urged people in the affected areas to stay away from the coast and not go into the sea until the tsunami alert is lifted. He urged the people to be vigilant regarding the risk of landslides.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

At 12.29am local time (12.29pm ET Wednesday) on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported an 8-inch tsunami off the coast of Miyagi prefecture, forcing people in the affected areas to stay away from the coast. The tsunami alert is still in place.

People walking down the street during a power outage in Tokyo.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; More than 22,000 people were killed or missing in the disaster. Deaths were caused by early earthquakes and tsunami and post-disaster health conditions.

The 2011 Japan earthquake was 9.1 on the Richter scale, some 63 times stronger and released about 500 times the magnitude of Wednesday’s quake.