Strong quake hits Japan’s northeast coast; no tsunami alert

Tokyo: A strong earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan late Saturday, shaking Fukushima, Miyagi and other locations, however there was no danger of a tsunami, authorities stated.

Tokyo Electric Power Co stated there were no abnormalities at the Fukushima Dai- ichi nuclear plant, which experienced crises following a huge quake and tsunami ten years back.

There were no instant reports of abnormalities from other nuclear plants in the location, such as Onagawa or Fukushima Dai- ni, federal government representative Katsunobu Kato informed press reporters.

The Japan Meteorological Agency stated the quake had a magnitude of 7.3, raising it from an initial magnitude of 7.1.

Tokyo Electric Power Co stated that some 860,000 houses lacked power as an outcome of the quake, however electrical energy was slowly being brought back, according to Kato.

Kato stated there was no threat of a tsunami from the quake. He stated that some trains in northeastern Japan had actually stopped running, which other damage was still being inspected.

Video from public broadcaster NHK TELEVISION revealed some pieces of a structure wall had actually broken off and been up to the ground, and pieces of glass were spread at a shop. Items fell off racks due to the fact that of the shaking, NHK stated.

NHK aerial video revealed a part of a highway obstructed by a landslide in Soma, a city in Fukushima prefecture.

The level of damage from the landslide was not right away clear, Kato stated.

He stated there were a number of reports of small injuries from the quake, such as a male getting struck by a falling item.

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The Japan Meteorological Agency stated the quake was focused about 60 kilometers (37 miles below the ocean.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga headed into his workplace right away after reports of the quake, and a crisis center was established there.

The shaking was felt in Tokyo, to the southwest.

The exact same northeastern location was knocked by a quake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophe in March 2011.

Experts alerted of aftershocks over the next a number of days, consisting of perhaps bigger quakes.

Strong quake hits Japan's northeast coast; no tsunami alert