A major earthquake hits Japan

earthquake JapanOn the night of 13 February 2021, a major underwater earthquake with a 7.3 magnitude struck northeast Japan. The tremor was felt as far as Tokyo.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the earthquake took place at a depth of 60 kilometers in the Pacific Ocean off the area of Fukushima, which was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami which occurred on 11 March 2011.

114 people were injured in the Fukushima region and around Tokyo, six among them seriously. More than 600 000 homes were deprived of electricity after the earthquake.

So far, no tsunami warnings have been issued and no major damage has been reported.

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