On Wednesday, An aggressive 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit just off the coast of Fukushima, northern Japan. The impact was so powerful it triggered a tsunami advisory in the area. As a result, more than 2 million homes suffered blackouts throughout Tokyo. 11 years ago, Japan faced a deadly earthquake that carried a magnitude of 9.0 and a tsunami. The devastating event caused nuclear plant meltdowns and mass destruction, which caused the cooling systems to fail.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center announced there was no longer a tsunami threat through the Japan Meteorological Agency. However, NHK national television expressed that the tsunami waves of 8 inches had already reached shore in one area.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings that operate the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants communicated that workers found no irregularities on site.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno notified reporters that there were no abnormalities at two other nuclear power plant locations.
According to The Japan Meteorological Agency, the disaster struck at 11:36 p.m. at 36 miles below sea level.
NHK revealed reports of fire damage to significant buildings.
The quake jolted parts of eastern Japan, including the well-known city of ] Tokyo, where buildings staggered violently. East Japan Railway Co. informed the public of its train services operations being suspended for safety checks.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida informed reporters that considering the extent of damage, the government would do its most to rescue and aid the people affected. “We are doing our utmost in rescue operations and putting people’s lives first,” he declared.
He advised citizens in the impacted areas to use extra caution for possible aftershocks for approximately a week.
“Please first take action to save your life,” Kishida commented on Twitter.