Injured in the Great East Japan Earthquake 13, no tsunami warning


Tokyo — Early Saturday morning, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Southwest Japan, injuring 13 people, officials and local media said.

After an earthquake at a depth of 45 km (30 miles) at 1:08 am (1608 GMT on Friday) off Kyushu, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the southernmost tip of Japan’s four major islands. No tsunami warning was issued. ) Said.

Earthquakes that measured 5+ with a seismic intensity of up to 7 in Oita and Miyazaki prefectures caused tremors.

The Yomiuri Shimbun quoted the local government and reported that 13 people were injured in the neighborhood, two of whom were seriously injured.

According to the public broadcaster NHK, multiple reports of damage to buildings, water pipes and roads have been confirmed.

According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, no abnormalities have been reported at the Ikata Nuclear Power Station operated by Shikoku Electric Power Company or the Sendai Nuclear Power Station operated by Kyushu Electric Power Company.

“In the past, 10% to 20% of strong earthquakes were followed by earthquakes of the same level, so be aware of another earthquake with an intensity scale of up to 5+ in areas that have experienced large tremors for about a week. “The Meteorological Agency said in a statement.

Reuters

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