7.3 earthquake off the coast of Fukushima, tsunami warning

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 was recorded in the Tohoku region, north east of Japan, at 23:36 local time (15:36 in Italy). The quake had its epicenter in the sea off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of 60 kilometers, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), which launched a tsunami warning and classified the intensity of the shock at 6 on the Japanese measurement scale. maximum of 7 levels.

There are currently no reports of casualties. But only in the city of Tokyo about 700,000 homes are without electricity. The national electricity agency (Tepco) reports that checks are underway at the Fukushima nuclear power plant hit by a tsunami 11 years ago.

The earthquake that struck Japan was recorded at a depth of 60 kilometers off the country’s northeastern coast. Tsunami waves of around one meter are expected.

Source: Ansa

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