Japan Earthquake

Northeast Japan Jolted By 6.6 Magnitude Quake, No Tsunami Warning Issued

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Strong tremors were felt in Japan on Saturday (May 1). Japan’s Meteorological Department, the National Centre for Seismology, reported that an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck. The earthquake was felt at 6.57 am in Honshu, near japan’s east coast. However, no loss of life or property has been reported in any manner so far. The Met department has not issued any warning on tsunami. The Met department has said that there is a possibility of landslides in hilly areas in the northeast of the country.

Earlier, on April 18, 2021, tremors were felt in Miyagi province of Japan. At that time, the magnitude of the earthquake was measured at 5.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake occurred around 9 a.m. The trend was 38.3 degrees north in latitude, 141.9 degrees east in longitude, and at a depth of 50 km.

The coast off northeast Japan has been hit by multiple earthquakes in recent months, including a magnitude 7.2 quake in March and a similar-sized one in February. The magnitude 9 quake in 2011 was one of the strongest earthquakes on record.

10 years ago, an earthquake measuring 9 wreaked havoc in Japan 10 years ago, a magnitude 9 earthquake on the Richter scale caused havoc. There was a tsunami after the earthquake. Two consecutive disasters had caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Many people lost their lives and one lakh people had to be displaced.

 

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