As of 02/14/2021 02:27 a.m.
After the nuclear disaster in Fukushima almost exactly ten years ago, there was another major earthquake in the region. At least 96 people were injured. The quake had a magnitude of 7.3.
Dozens of people were injured in the severe earthquake in northeastern Japan. As reported by the Japanese TV station NHK, at least 96 people were injured in the Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures and in the Kanto area with the capital Tokyo. But there was no danger of a tsunami.
The tremor off the coast of Fukushima and Miyagi on Saturday around 11:08 p.m. (local time) had a magnitude of 7.3. Initially, the magnitude of the earthquake was given as 7.1. According to the national meteorological authority, it was an aftershock of the severe seaquake from almost exactly ten years ago, which triggered a massive tsunami on March 11, 2011 in the same region. At that time, 18,500 people were torn to their deaths.
Apparently no further damage to the nuclear power plant
At that time there was a disaster at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant. This time there were no further irregularities in the nuclear ruins, it was said, citing the operator Tepco. The re were also no reports of damage from other currently decommissioned nuclear power plants. In almost a million households, the power supply went out temporarily as a result of the shock. The authorities warned of further aftershocks. Damage to some buildings could be seen on TV images. Goods fell off the shelves in stores.
The operation of high-speed trains has been temporarily stopped.
Japan is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world. Four tectonic plates meet in its vicinity, the Pacific, North American, Eurasian and Filipino plates. This causes tremors again and again.