Japan is an earthquake prone region. As a result, this country is repeatedly affected by earthquakes. A strong earthquake was also felt there on Saturday. The epicentre was reported below the Miyagi Prefecture coast in north-eastern Japan.
The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale, the news agency said. Although the U.S. Geological Survey claims, its level is 7 on the Richter scale.
According to news agency sources, Saturday at 6:09 pm Japan time the quake affected the Pacific Ocean region of Miyagi prefecture. According to local media reports, no damage was initially reported in Miyagi, but an investigation is under way into whether the area’s nuclear power plant was damaged by the quake.
There is a risk of a tsunami about 1 meter high (Tsunami waves of up to 1 meter). Arrangements have been made to evacuate the nearby town of Watari quickly. The people of the area are being evacuated safely.
About a month later, an earthquake shook Japan. On February 14, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake shook Fukushima prefecture. A strong earthquake struck Japan on March 2011 and its level is 7 on the Richter scale. The tsunami started in that incident.
Great East Japan Earthquake turns 10 years old. This Saturday’s quake struck again, ten years after the catastrophic quake. Saturday’s quake brought back that panic.