Tsunami warning in Fukushima after strong earthquake violently shakes buildings in Tokyo | Abroad

Tsunami warning in Fukushima after strong earthquake violently shakes buildings in Tokyo |  Abroad

The earthquake measured 7.3 on the Richter scale, according to the Associated Press. Large parts of the northern coast were attacked at about 11:36 a.m. local time. The epicenter was located off the coast of Nami, not far from Fukushima, according to the USGS.

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It is not yet known whether the damage occurred in the nuclear ruin at Fukushima. The strong and long earthquake was felt as far as Tokyo. Images of buildings shaking violently are circulating on Twitter. “We are currently collecting all available information,” Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in a statement. According to Kyodo News, he has set up an emergency center.

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According to Japanese energy company Tokyo Electro Power Company (TEPCO), two million homes are without electricity. East Japan Railways said trains were also not running in most areas due to security checks. Japanese authorities have reported a high-speed train derailment between Fukushima and Shiroshi. There were no reports of injuries.

Tepco, which operates the nuclear power plant, is investigating whether the new strong earthquake caused irregularities.

More than 10 years ago, on March 11, 2011, the Fukushima region was hit by a powerful sea earthquake that caused a devastating tsunami. There was also a disaster at a nuclear power plant.

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