Japan: A 7.3 magnitude earthquake recorded in the east of the country, a tsunami warning is issued and 2 million homes are without electricity


As a reminder, at the time of the Fukushima disaster in 2011, the earthquake was of magnitude 9.1. The epicenter of the current earthquake is located in the same area, at sea, about fifty kilometers east of the city of Minamisoma, in the department of Fukushima.

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Two million homes are without electricity. The east of the island of Honshu (Japan) was shaken on Wednesday March 16 in the evening by a violent earthquake felt as far away as Tokyo, of magnitude 7.3, according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA). It issued a tsunami warning for much of the northeast coast. The epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred at 11:36 p.m. local time (3:36 p.m. Paris time), was located at sea, about fifty kilometers from the city of Minamisoma, in the Fukushima department, 60 km deep, according to the JMA.

As a reminder, at the time of the Fukushima disaster in 2011, the earthquake was of magnitude 9.1. Its epicenter was located in the same area as that of March 16, 2022, east of Honshu, the main island of Japan. It is not yet known if the earthquake caused any casualties.



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