Japan Tsunami Alert: 7.3 Earthquake Slams Fukushima, Rocking Tokyo Buildings

Japan Tsunami Alert: 7.3 Earthquake Slams Fukushima, Rocking Tokyo Buildings
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It’s been revealed that there’s a tsunami warning that has been just issued after a massive earthquake hit Fukushima, Japan. According to the latest reports coming from Bloomberg, Unilad and more publications the earthquake has been recorded as having a magnitude of 7.3, and its tremors are reported as having been felt all the way in the country’s capital of Tokyo.

Meteorologists have stated that it struck in the ocean.

Miyagi and Fukushima’s prefectures have since received a tsunami warning.

Official reports continue and note that the quake shook large parts of eastern Japan, including Tokyo, where buildings shook violently.

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Japan was just commemorating the natural disasters that took place back in 2011.

According to Britannica.com, “Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011, also called Great Sendai Earthquake or Great Tōhoku Earthquake, severe natural disaster that occurred in northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011.”

The official notes continue and claim:

“The event began with a powerful earthquake off the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan’s main island, which caused widespread damage on land and initiated a series of large tsunami waves that devastated many coastal areas of the country, most notably in the Tōhoku region (northeastern Honshu). The tsunami also instigated a major nuclear accident at a power station along the coast.”

According to the same official data, the magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck at 2:46 PM.

“(The early estimate of magnitude 8.9 was later revised upward.) The epicentre was located some 80 miles (130 km) east of the city of Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, and the focus occurred at a depth of 18.6 miles (about 30 km) below the floor of the western Pacific Ocean.”

Stay tuned for more news about the disaster that took place today. The story is still developing. 


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Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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