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7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Japan – tsunami warning lifted

Another earthquake struck northeastern Japan. 200 households are without electricity. The nuclear ruin in Fukushima was investigated immediately they remained unscathed.

The northeast of Japan has been hit by another strong earthquake. The quake on Saturday evening (local time) had a magnitude of 7.2, as reported by the Japanese TV station NHK. It happened at a depth of 60 kilometers and was also felt in the Tokyo area, said the Japanese meteorological authority JMA. The earthquake cut the power supply in at least 200 households.

200 households without electricity

The country’s authorities initially issued a tsunami warning for Miyagi Prefecture, but lifted it again on Saturday lunchtime. There were no reports of damage or casualties.

No damage was recorded in the Fukushima nuclear ruins or in other nuclear power plants in the region. As the Japanese media reported on Saturday evening (local time), citing the operating groups, this was checked immediately.

Only recently the same region was hit by a strong earthquake. However, it went relatively smoothly. Ten years ago, a strong seaquake off the same coast triggered a huge tsunami that killed almost 20,000 people. A disaster occurred at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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