Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

The Japanese Meteorological Agency reported that a 6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Fukushima region in northeastern Japan today, Thursday, without issuing a tsunami warning.

The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake at 6.1 magnitude, noting that it occurred at a depth of 40.1 kilometers, where no damage or injuries were reported.

On Wednesday, after an earthquake in Taiwan, Japan issued evacuation orders for coastal areas near the southern province of Okinawa as a result of a tsunami warning.

On March 11, 2011, the northeast coast was hit by a nine-magnitude earthquake, the strongest earthquake ever to shake Japan, as well as a tsunami, which sparked the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl a quarter of a century ago.

On Wednesday, Taiwan was hit by the strongest earthquake to hit the island in more than 25 years at least, resulting in deaths and injuries, the collapse of a large number of buildings, and the issuance of warnings of new tsunamis.

One person has been killed and seven others are missing in the crash of two Japanese military helicopters

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