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Strong earthquake hits Japan

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In , a 7.3 magnitude struck the Tohoku region late on Saturday evening, February 13, which affected Fukushima Prefecture. As a result, at least 50 people were injured and several power plants were out of order.

Reported by the Japantimes edition.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the epicenter of the earthquake was located off the coast of Fukushima, about 220 kilometers north of Tokyo, where it was felt about 4 points. Its hearth was at a depth of about 55 kilometers. No tsunami warnings have been reported.

At least 950,000 homes were left without electricity in Tokyo and its suburbs.

A source in the Japanese government said that the situation with the power outage is expected to be corrected within 24 hours, but in the Tohoku region, it will take more time.

A spokesman for the Meteorological Agency said that additional tremors of up to 6 points could occur throughout the week. According to the official, today’s earthquake maybe the aftermath of the “Great Earthquake” in eastern Japan, which occurred in the same region on March 11, 2011.

“Since (the 2011 earthquake) was huge with a magnitude of 9, it is not surprising that another happened 10 years later,” said Kenji Satake, professor at the Institute for Earthquake Research at Tokyo University.

Let us remind you that on Saturday, February 13, an earthquake also occurred in Armenia. There, the magnitude of the aftershocks was 4.9, the epicenter was 12 km from Yerevan.



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