BREAKING: 6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan

March 17, 2023 9:15 pm23 commentsViews: 179

A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Japanese island of Honshu. The Fukushima nuclear plant is close to the epicenter but was not affected.


Tokyo Electric Power Company checked Fukushima nuclear plant for the impact of the quake but couldn’t find any irregularities.

TEPC is the operator of Fukushima plant.

According to TEPCO, the quake hit at around 9:43 GMT on Friday and the Japanese Meteorological Agency measured it to 5.8-magnitude.

The quake occurred about 65 km east-northeast of Sendai city.

JMA didn’t issue any tsunami warning.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, “a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected.”

In the day about 23,000 people had taken part in an annual emergency exercise drill at the Ikata Nuclear Plant in Ehime Prefecture based on a scenario of quake hitting the region.

A powerful tsunami quake had hit Japan in March 2011.

Japan is one the most earthquake-prone countries in the world. It sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire.”


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