7.3 magnitude earthquake shakes eastern country Tsunami alert issued for 2 million homes

7.3 magnitude earthquake shakes eastern country Tsunami alert issued for 2 million homes

As a reminder, at the time of the Fukushima disaster in 2011, there was a magnitude 9.1 earthquake. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

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Two lakh households do not have electricity. A magnitude 7.3 earthquake shook the eastern part of Honshu Island (Japan) on Wednesday evening, March 16, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). Tsunami alert issued for northeast coast The epicenter was reported at 11:36 pm local time (3:36 pm Paris time), 50 km south of the city. Minamisoma, in the The Fukushima Department, according to the JMA, is at a depth of 60 km.

United States Geological Survey Find the epicenter of the earthquake on the blue dot on the map below. It is very close to the 2011 earthquake that caused the deadly tsunami and the Fukushima disaster.

East Japan earthquake, March 16, 2022. (Screen capture / United States Geological Survey)

As a reminder, at the time of the Fukushima disaster in 2011, there was a magnitude 9.1 earthquake. Its source is located in the same area east of Honshu, Japan, on March 16, 2022. It is not yet known if there were any casualties in the quake.

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