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Powerful Earthquake: Two Killed in Japan Earthquake

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A strong earthquake in northeastern Japan has killed at least two people and injured 160, officials say, but with relatively minor damage.

Initially, 2 million homes lost power and a bullet train derailed, but none of its passengers were injured.

The Japan Meteorological Agency lifted the tsunami warning on Thursday morning.

The focal point was accounted for underneath the Pacific Ocean floor, be that as it may; no torrent alert was given. The focal point was accounted for beneath the Pacific Ocean floor, be that as it may; no wave alert was issued.

In some areas, the quake was so strong that people could not stand, and buildings shook the capital, Tokyo.

Japanese officials said that the quake struck at 23:36 (14:36 GMT) at a depth of 57 km (35.4 miles) on Wednesday.

He warned of possible aftershocks in Fukushima, Miyagi, and Yamagata prefectures.

Immediately after the incident, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued an advisory for one-meter (3.3-foot) tsunami waves for parts of the northeast coast but returned it after reaching one-third of that height on Thursday morning. Was taken

Many people were injured when objects fell or fell in northeastern Japan, and in Soma, Fukushima prefecture, local media reported that one person died in the 1960s. A second death was reported in Miyagi Prefecture.

Some media reports said four people were killed in the quake, but government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno said the death toll was being confirmed.

The local electricity provider said more than 2.2 million homes in 14 prefectures, including the Tokyo area, had been temporarily cut off, but power had been restored by mid-morning.

The quake north of Fukushima saved the lives of those aboard the bullet train – fortunately, it was not moving fast and no one was hurt.

The passengers and crew were trapped inside the plane for four hours before they managed to escape.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida had earlier told reporters that the government was still trying to assess the extent of the damage, and officials said emergency services were flooded with calls.

Buildings in Tokyo shook for more than two minutes. The epicenter was reported north of Fukushima.

In Ashinomoki, Miyagi Prefecture, a city official told AFP he had been awakened by “extremely violent commotion.”

“I heard the earth shake. Instead of feeling scared, I immediately remembered the Great East Japan earthquake,” he said, referring to the 2011 catastrophe.

Thursday’s quake was about 60 kilometers off the coast of Fukushima, not far from the epicenter of the strongest earthquake in Japan’s history, which killed 18,000 people 11 years ago. Was

The 2011 earthquake triggered a tsunami and destroyed the Fukushima nuclear plant, causing major damage after radiation was released from the plant.

Nuclear officials said nothing unusual was found after Wednesday night’s quake at the sight of the devastated Fukushima.

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The Tokyo Electric Power Company has not reported any major problems or abnormalities at the affected Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

According to the company, water pumps at the Fukushima Dai Ni nuclear power plant were used to temporarily shut down used fuel storage ponds. But radiation levels have not changed.

 

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