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Strong quake hits off coast of Fukushima, shakes Tokyo - Asahi Shimbun
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 hit off the coast of eastern Japan on Feb. 13, shaking buildings and triggering widespread blackouts, but there appeared to be no major damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

The epicenter of the earthquake was off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture at a depth of 60 km, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. It hit at 11:08 p.m. local time and shook buildings in the capital Tokyo and elsewhere.

No tsunami warning had been issued, the meteorological agency said.

Some 950,000 households were initially without power, government spokesman Katsunobu Kato told a briefing carried on public broadcaster NHK. The blackouts appeared to be concentrated in northeast Japan, including Fukushima and neighboring prefectures.

There were no irregularities at the Fukushima No. 1 and No.2 nuclear power plants or at the Kahiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, owner Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

by Bernard on Sat Feb 13th, 2021 at 05:10:51 PM EST
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