News – FR – Japan: earthquake off Fukushima, no tsunami warning


An underwater earthquake of magnitude 70 took place on Saturday February 13 off northeastern Japan shortly after 11 p.m. local time The shock was felt strongly and for a long time also in Tokyo, but no tsunami warning was triggered.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the earthquake occurred at a depth of 60 kilometers in the Pacific Ocean off the Fukushima area, ravaged by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 which had caused 18000 dead and missing and caused a nuclear disaster

Following this recent earthquake, there were no casualties or material damage immediately reported, apart from power cuts for several hundred thousand homes in the northeast of the country, according to local media

Tepco, operator of the severely damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, said in a tweet that it was monitoring the impact of the earthquake on its facilities Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga visited his offices, and the government was putting in place a special mechanism to monitor developments with the affected departments, according to the public broadcaster NHK

Currently, no abnormalities found at TEPCO’s Nuclear Power Stations after Magnitude 71 earthquake off the coast of Fukushima at 23:08 JST Feb 13

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News – FR – Japan: earthquake off Fukushima, no alert tsunami
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