A major earthquake has been felt near Tokyo in Japan. The intensity of the quake has been measured at 7.2 on the Richter scale. A tsunami warning has been issued for coastal areas after the earthquake. The National Center for Seismology gave this information. According to the local TV channel NHK, soon after the quake struck, the first wave of tsunamis rose about 1 meter (3.2 feet) and hit the shores.
Earthquake in Japan
According to AFP, the earthquake occurred at around 6:09 pm, according to local time. The quake struck at a depth of about 60 km in the Miyagi region. Nuclear plants are being inspected after the earthquake. Apart from this, the local railways have stopped train services, including the Shinkansen Bullet Train Service.
On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake of 9 magnitudes occurred in Japan on March 11, 2011, after which a tsunami occurred. That tsunami took many lives. According to reports, after the tsunami warning was issued, people living in the coastal areas have moved to higher places. The Abida Management Office of Miyagi has not yet reported any casualties.