7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Japan
TOKYO: A magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook the coastal region of Miyagi, Japan, prompting a tsunami alert.
The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
Japan’s Meteorological Agency has issued a tsunami alert following a magnitude 7.2 earthquake. Residents of Miyagi Fracture have been instructed to leave the area. The epicenter was reported at 60 km depth in the Miyagi Sea.
Emergency has been declared in the hospitals while rescue and municipal officials have been called. Residents are being evacuated. The quake was also felt in Tokyo.
It should be noted that on March 11, 2011, the fourth largest earthquake in the world had a magnitude of 9.1 in Japan, which resulted in a tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people.