Earthquake 2021 February 13

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source : NHK news

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck northeastern Japan at around 11:07 p.m. on Feb. 13, Saturday.
A tsunami warning was not issued.
Since then, a series of jolts have been felt off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture. The Meteorological Agency is calling on people to remain on alert for more quakes this week.
The official added the jolt is believed to be an aftershock from the massive earthquake that hit northeastern Japan in 2011.
The intensity of the quake registered a 6-plus on the Japanese scale of zero to seven in Miyagi Prefecture's Zao Town. It also registered a 6-plus in Fukushima Prefecture's Soma City and two other towns in that prefecture.
The quake was a 6-minus in more than 20 municipalities in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures.

- - - - - Quake damage in Tohoku region
A landslide has occurred at a major expressway in Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan.
Police in Miyagi Prefecture say the quake lifted up about 10 meters of another section of the expressway.
The East Nippon Expressway company says many highways in the Tohoku region are partially closed.
The East Japan Railway company says service on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line will be suspended Sunday morning between Nasushiobara and Morioka stations. The company says service will be restored as soon as it confirms the line is safe.
It also says it hopes to restore service on the Yamagata Shinkansen Line early Sunday afternoon.
The number of injured people in the affected areas has topped 100.
The Nuclear Regulation Authority says no major abnormalities have been reported at nuclear power plants on the Pacific coast so far.
About 850,000 households in the Tohoku and Kanto regions were without electricity at one time. But power supplies are gradually being restored.
Officials say some districts in Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures are without water, owing to ruptured pipes.
Shelters have opened in parts of Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures. Some people have already begun to evacuate.

TEPCO: No abnormalities at Fukushima Daiichi

The East Japan Railway company says service on part of the Tohoku Shinkansen Line will remain suspended through Monday due to the recent earthquake.

- reference source : yahoo.co.jp/weather -
with a long list of aftershocks !



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