Japan Just Hit By An Earthquake Measuring 6.2 On The Richter Scale

Japan Just Hit By An Earthquake Measuring 6.2 On The Richter Scale

Map of japan earthquake
Epicenter of the Japan Earthquake.

Tokyo: According to a report by the United States Geological Survey the coast of Japanese island of Honshu was hit with an earthquake which measured 6.2 on the Richter scale.

The earthquake occurred almost 65 kilometers east-northeast of the city of Sendai at approximately 9:43 GMT.

The Tokyo Electric Power is checking to see if the earthquake has had any effect on the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The Japan Meteorological Agency has not issued any Tsunami warnings yet, it was also confirmed by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center that there were no signs of a powerful pacific-wide Tsunami.

Japan is located in an earthquake prone zone, in April the Kumamoto prefecture in southern Japan was hit by two earthquakes causing widespread damage and at least 50 deaths, almost 1,700 aftershocks were followed after the main earthquakes.

In March 2011, a devastating undersea earthquake created a huge tsunami, almost 18,000 people died or went missing as a result, apart from the casualties and damage to property it also destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The government of Japan carried out a practice evacuation drill with 23,000 participants in Ehime prefecture at the Ikata Nuclear Power Plant, these types of drill have been carried out since the 2011 Tsunami in order to prepare for a future massive earthquake.

 

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