World NewsVideo Footage | 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami Alert Issued in Japan

Video Footage | 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami Alert Issued in Japan

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake has shaken off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake was felt at a depth of 60 km under the sea.

A magnitude 9.0 earthquake shook the region of Fukushima in Japan exactly 11 years ago in the same month. Its aftermath was followed by a tsunami. As a result, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was hit and Japan suffered the greatest damage. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

This has caused great fear among the people of Japan. Extreme levels of tsunami alert were issued in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

It is estimated that about 20 lakh households may have lost their electricity due to the quake. Still, the full vulnerabilities are unknown.

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