May 19, 2024

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Earthquake Hits Northern Japan – WSJ

TOKYO—An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 strike northern Japan on Saturday evening, with substantial shaking but no reports of big injury.

The Japan Meteorological Company stated there was no tsunami from the quake.

The epicenter was about 190 miles north-northeast of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Fukushima prefecture. The meteorological company stated the magnitude was 7.3, revised from an original estimate of 7.one, and the quake occurred at about eleven:08 p.m. area time (1408 GMT). The quake was felt in Tokyo.

It transpired in close proximity to the epicenter of a March eleven, 2011, temblor that prompted a tsunami as large as fifty feet, devastated coastal places of northern Japan and triggered reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. That quake remaining extra than 18,000 folks useless or missing, in accordance to the National Law enforcement Company.

A meteorological company official stated Saturday’s quake was possible an aftershock of the 1 nearly a ten years back.