The Marathas were shaken while a tsunami warning was issued for a portion of the northern coast. There is no immediate notice of any damage or injury to anyone in the earthquake. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake measured 7.0 and its depth was 54 kilometers.
The tremors began just before 6:10 pm. The epicenter was centered near the coast of Miyagi Prefecture in the northeastern part of the country, which suffered extensive damage during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning of up to one meter for Miyagi Prefecture immediately after the earthquake but withdrew it approximately 90 minutes later.
Japan’s official NHK television said that the tsunami may have already reached parts of the Miyagi coast. Officials there said that there was no immediate notice of loss. NHK said that due to the earthquake, the power supply was temporarily halted in some areas and bullet train services were suspended.
The Nuclear Regulatory Authority said that no abnormalities were found in nuclear power plants in the area, including the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Akira Wekimoto, a crisis management officer in the city of Tome in Miyagi Prefecture, said she was in her apartment when the earthquake struck and felt a long tremor in her room.
Shotaro Suzuki, a hotel worker in the coastal city of Ophunato, said the power was temporarily cut off and the lift service stopped for a while but the power supply is now restored and there are no other problems. Suzuki told NHK, “Our guests looked worried, but all of them have now returned to their rooms.”