| 21 May 2024, Tuesday |

7.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Japan, tsunami warning issued

The Japan Meteorological Agency stated that a huge 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Japan’s Fukushima, shaking buildings in Tokyo and triggering a tsunami advisory, NHK reported on Wednesday.
AFP cited the Japanese Nuclear Energy Corporation thatThere are no indications that the Fukushima nuclear plant was damaged by the earthquake
Fukushima is home to a large nuclear power plant where a 2011 earthquake caused a severe disaster.
According to reports, the earthquake also hit the Myagi and Fukushima prefectures.

The Agency said the quake struck 60 kilometres (36 miles) below the sea, AP news agency reported.
Part of Tokyo suffered a power outage due to the earthquake. According to news agency AFP, which quoted Tokyo power agency, around 2 million homes have lost power.

There are no reports of casualties and damage yet.

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