Japan Earthquake: 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits northern Japan, 1 metre tsunami anticipated; NHK | World Information

TOKYO: An earthquake struck northeastern Japan on Saturday, hitting areas devastated by the 2011 catastrophe and producing a tsunami of 1 metre, public broadcaster NHK stated.
The quake hit the coast of Miyagi Prefecture at 6:26 p.m. (0926 GMT) and had a magnitude of seven.2 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles), the Japan Meteorological Company stated.
Tohoku Electrical Energy Co has halted the Onagawa nuclear plant and is checking for any irregularities, NHK stated.
Tokyo Electrical Energy stated it’s checking the situation of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi energy station that was wrecked by the large March 2011 quake, which precipitated nuclear meltdowns and mass evacuations.
NHK confirmed footage from inside its Sendai bureau exhibiting a plaque suspended from the ceiling shaking for about 30 seconds following the tremor. It didn’t report any objects falling from cabinets or any fast injury.
The quake might be felt in Tokyo about 400 km south of the epicentre.
NHK warned the general public in opposition to coming wherever close to the shore.

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