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Japan earthquake: 2 killed, 126 injured; tsunami alert issued

By Rajan Nath -- March 17, 2022 10:38 am -- Updated:March 17, 2022 10:38 am

Tokyo, March 17: An earthquake of over 7.4 magnitudes hit the coast of Fukushima, in northern Japan on Wednesday night and triggered the Tsunami alert. As per the Japan Meteorological Agency, the magnitude of the quake upgraded to 7.4 from the initial 7.3, while the depth from 60 kilometers (36 miles) below the sea to 56 kilometers (35 miles).

As per the report, two people died while 126 are injured in the strong earthquake that jolted Japan. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake also caused a one-metre tsunami in the region.

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Japan earthquake: 2 killed, 126 injured; tsunami alert issued

The footage showed broken walls of a department store building falling and the ground shaking while most parts of the city witnessed an electricity outage. Roads were cracked while water was pouring out from pipes underground.

More than 2.2 million homes were without electricity, including the Tokyo region. However, the power was restored at most places by the morning. East Japan Railway Co. stated that most of its train services were suspended for safety checks.

Japan earthquake: 2 killed, 126 injured; tsunami alert issued

Previous reports said that the number of injured people stood at 92.

Japan is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes.

Japan earthquake: 2 killed, 126 injured; tsunami alert issued

The 2011 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the following tsunami killed over 15,000 people and caused the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.

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-PTC News

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