TOKYO- Powerful Earthquake of Magnitude 7.1 Rattles Japan Today.
A Strong Earthquake Struck Japan on Saturday. According to Geologists the magnitude is between 7.0 to 7.1. These values are often corrected later.
The Earthquake of Magnitude 7.1 Occurred at 11:07 p.m. local time (3:07 p.m. German time) on the east coast near Fukushima. There were initially no reports of damage or victims. There are around 18 earthquakes of this magnitude worldwide each year.
— EMSC (@LastQuake) February 13, 2021
This regularly causes severe damage to buildings. In Japan, however, people are better prepared for earthquakes of this magnitude than elsewhere. The devastating quake that led to the core meltdown in the Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2011 had a magnitude of 9.1 and was therefore many times more violent.
Someone post a video on Twitter which shows how horrifying this quake was ! In the video the nasty effect of quake was seen clearly. Now this video is spreading on Social Media. Many People blaming its fake video but Authorities claimed that its real.
— ダリル・ワートン-リグビー Darryl Wharton-Rigby (@whartonrigby) February 13, 2021
The Large quake shook a broad area across eastern japan late night. People reacted on Social media for this nasty earthquake. Video posted on Twitter Shows the intensity of this quake. Due to Mercy of the god Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant which was hit by a tsunami almost ten years ago leading to three meltdowns has not been damaged by this quake.
— Global News Network (@GlobalNews77) February 13, 2021
The epicenter of the quake was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 60 km , the agency said.The Good news is that a tsunami warning had not been issued.
Japanese public broadcaster NHK TV said the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant is still being checked for any problems, and there that there were no immediate reports of irregularities from other nuclear plants in the area.
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has occurred in Japan. Sending all of my prayers to everyone in the area. Please keep safe. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/LIX5Z51BdO
— Maxi💎✨⁰¹¹¹ (@HarutoMyRuto) February 13, 2021
According to report people near coastal areas are being encouraged to reach higher ground as a safety precaution.
Coincidently the quake comes close to the 10 year anniversary of the 2011 Fukushima Earthquake which jolted the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
The 2011 earthquake lasted for six minutes and reached a magnitude of 9.0–9.1. The quake triggered a tsunami that reached heights of up to 40.5 meters.
The quake, considered the largest in the history of Japan and the fourth largest in the world, resulted in 15,899 deaths and 6157 additional injuries.