On Wednesday night, a massive earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale occurred off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan, prompting a tsunami advisory and knocking out electricity to almost 2 million residences in the Tokyo area.
There was a 9.0 Magnitude at a Depth of 60 Kilometres the Earthquake Struck.
There was a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that killed thousands of people and caused nuclear plant meltdowns in this area of northern Japan 11 years ago. Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Where cooling systems collapsed following the 2011 tragedy, are reportedly inspecting the facility for damage, as reported by the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings. At 11:36 p.m., at a depth of 60 kilometres (36 miles), the earthquake struck.
Warnings Of Tsunami Waves Of Up To 1 Metre Were Issued For Coastal Areas.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Warnings of tsunami waves of up to 1 metre (3 feet) were issued for coastal areas of the prefectures of Miyagi and Fukushima. According to NHK, the national broadcaster, the tsunami may have already hit certain locations.
TEPCO Said That More Than 2 Million Customers In The Tokyo Area Had Lost Power.
Fighter jets from the Hyakuri base in Ibaraki prefecture were sent south of Fukushima to gather intelligence and assess damage, according to the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force. After the earthquake, TEPCO said that more than 2 million customers in the Tokyo area had lost power.
Buildings in Tokyo and other cities in eastern Japan swayed dramatically as the earth trembled. When the original quake hit, it caused power producing equipment to go down.
Electricity Restored By 2:52 a.m. On Thursday.
Leaving almost 2.1 million people in the dark by Wednesday night, as reported by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holding, the largest electricity supplier in the country. It stated that all homes had electricity restored by 2:52 a.m. on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the organisation in charge of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor reported that everything was back to normal at the facility. The quakes were felt in Miyagi and Tokyo in addition to Fukushima.
Issued A Tsunami Warning.
Videos of the crash were online almost immediately. Japan Safe Travel, a government agency, issued a tsunami warning at 11:39 p.m. on March 16. Miyagi and Fukushima prefecture coastlines might see a tsunami as high as 1 metre.
It was one of the longest earthquakes I’ve ever experienced,” composer Shinya Mizoguchi wrote. I pray for the safety of everyone in Japan.
Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are reportedly inspecting the facility for damage, as reported by the plant’s operator, Tepco. The station’s fire alarms went off, and two of the building’s water pumps were turned off.