The northeast of Japan has been hit by another strong earthquake.
The tremor on Saturday evening (local time) with a magnitude of 7.2 triggered a warning of a tsunami, as reported by the Japanese TV station NHK. A tidal wave one meter high could reach the coast.
“It is dangerous to be in the sea or near the coast. Those in the sea should get out of the sea immediately and leave the coast, ”the warning said.
A first wave has apparently already reached the coast, it was said. The operating group is still checking whether the nuclear ruins in the neighboring Fukushima prefecture have been damaged, it said.
The quake could also be felt in Tokyo. The power went out in at least 200 Japanese households. There was initially no information about further damage or victims.
Only recently the same region was hit by a strong earthquake. However, it went relatively smoothly.
Same coast as the Fukushima disaster
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.
In Fukushima, the torch relay for the Olympic Games in Tokyo planned for the summer is due to begin next week.