A magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Fukushima in Japan
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the eastern seaboard at 11.08 pm local time on Saturday in Japan and no tsunami warning has been issued yet.
According to the American Geological Survey, the intensity of the earthquake was 7.1 on the Richter scale and its center was 70 kilometers from the famous city. The Fukushima Nuclear Plant is located in the famous city itself.
According to the Geological Survey, after this powerful earthquake in Nami, there have been two more earthquake tremors in the city. While the intensity of one has been measured 4.9, the other one was earthquake of 5.3.
Earthquake tremors were felt from the capital Tokyo to the southwestern parts of the country. This is the area where the devastation caused by the tsunami and earthquake in March 2011.
In 2011, a severe earthquake in Fukushima caused a tsunami and killed more than 18,000 people.
After the earthquake in Japan, its videos have also started going viral on social media.
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Footage of a NHK TV news station in Sendai city, Miyagi prefecture. #震度6強 #地震発生 pic.twitter.com/7RYBPUYytv#japan#earthquake — ดร.สิขเรศ ศิรากานต์ (@sikares) February 13, 2021