The earthquake prompted fears of a possible tsunami, however the risk was quickly known as off
- Sturdy Magnitude 7+ earthquake strikes off Japan’s east coast
- Magnitude 7 earthquake in Japan signifies a violent, heavy earthquake
- The earthquake led to energy outages within the affected areas
Simply weeks earlier than the 2011 Fukushima nuclear catastrophe anniversary, highly effective 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan’s Fukushima prefecture on Saturday, violently shaking cities on the jap seaboard and prompting fears of a tsunami.
A number of seismological companies have put the magnitude of the quake, which hit east of Japan’s largest island of Honshu, at 7.0 or larger.
It was additionally registered as the best potential on the Japan Meteorological Company Seismic Depth Scale. A 7 quake in Japan signifies a violent, heavy earthquake that may shake individuals and objects round, destroy buildings, and crack the bottom.
The earthquake prompted fears of a possible tsunami, however the risk was quickly known as off.
The earthquake led to energy outages within the affected areas, and movies confirmed intense shaking inside properties, with furnishings rattling and possessions flying off surfaces. A 4.9-magnitude aftershock was recorded half an hour after the quake initially hit.
It additionally sparked fears of a repeat of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe, when a extreme earthquake generated a tsunami and the worst nuclear incident since Soviet Chernobyl in 1986. March 11 marks the tenth anniversary of the Fukushima catastrophe.
No points have been reportedly discovered on the Fukushima nuclear energy plant after Saturday’s quake, the Kyodo information company reported.