The tsunami has knocked again after 10 years in Japan. A shock of 7.2 magnitudes (Magnitude) earthquake was felt on Saturday in Miyagi province adjacent to the coast. After this, about one meter (3.2 ft) high waves rose in the sea.
Miyagi also has a nuclear (nuclear) power plant in Japan. However, local people have claimed the plant to be safe after the earthquake. The epicenter of the quake is reported to be 60 kilometers deep near the northeast coast. The local administration has asked people to move to higher places. Nearly 200 houses built nearby have power failures.
The Eastern Japan Railway Company has stopped service of a bullet train on a route after the earthquake. He said that the Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train line has been suspended for the time being after the earthquake. Earlier, there was a tsunami in Japan on 11 March 2011, which caused a lot of devastation.
The earthquake has damaged many areas of Miyagi. Last month, there was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake on the eastern seaboard of Japan. Tsunami warnings were not issued at that time.
Fight halted due to earthquake
One user has shared the video and wrote that due to the earthquake, the ongoing fighting in Japan had to be stopped.
On March 5, an earthquake of 8.1 magnitudes struck New Zealand
Earlier on March 5, an earthquake of 8.1 magnitudes struck New Zealand’s north-east coast. After this, a tsunami alert was issued in this area. The earthquake struck the island of Kermadec near northern Iceland. The warning issued said that people living near the coastal areas should immediately move to the high altitude plains.
What is Tsunami?
When there is a strong movement within the sea, very high waves start to rise from it. These waves move with tremendous impulse. These high waves are called tsunamis. Actually, a tsunami is a Japanese word which is made up of Su and Nami, Su means beach and Nami means waves.