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7.3 magnitude earthquake rocks Japan; tsunami advisory issued

UNE 7.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan has triggered two small tsunamis just days after the 11th anniversary of the 2011 nuclear disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactor.

Buildings in Tokyo shook violently and more than 2 million homes lost power in large parts of eastern Japan after the earthquake struck around 11:30 pm local time on Wednesday. UNE 5.6 magnitude aftershock of hit about an hour later shortly before 1 am Thursday.

Small tsunami waves of about 20 centimetres in Sendai and the Port of Ishinomaki and 39,000 people were warned to evacuate the Miyagi Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority reported the water pumps at two reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant’s spent pool were halted.

There was also a fire alarm triggered at a turbine in the building of another reactor, but the nuclear regulator said there were no “abnormalities” with any of the facilities.

Three of the six reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Okuma melted down in 2011 after the tsunami flooded emergency power generators.

A bullet train carrying about 100 passengers and crew derailed between Fukushima and Miyagi, but no injuries were reported by East Japan Railway Co. Rail services were suspended as investigations continued.

Plus que 2.2 million households were left without power, comprenant 700,000 à Tokyo. Power was later restored to most of them, according to the TEPCO Power Grid and Tohoku Electric Power Network Co.

While there were no initial reports of deaths, Japan’s prime minister Fumio Kishida said the extent of damage was still being assessed.

Japan warned that another earthquake of “similar intensity” could hit the country within the next week.

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One dead, au moins 92 injured as reports of casualties emerge

At least one person died and another 92 were injured in the aftermath of Japan’s earthquake, selon NHK World.

The casualties, in the city of Soma, in Fukushima, were confirmed by officials in the city, the Japanese news outlet reported.

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Tsunami warning lifted in Japan, no danger in the US

Tsunami warnings were lifted for the east of Japan after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima.

The earthquake and its 5.6 magnitude aftershock were felt across most of the country’s east coast, avec 39,000 people ordered to evacuate shoreline areas.

Small tsunami waves of between 20 à 30 centimetres were reported in Sendai and the Port of Ishinomaki.

The US tsunami warning centre, pendant ce temps, said was currently no danger for Alaska or its West Coast states of California, Washington or Oregon. Canada’s British Colombia was also said to be

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How big was the Fukushima earthquake? See how it compares to the top 10 most powerful on record

le 7.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Fukushima was within 100 miles of the 2011 disaster, but considerably less powerful than the 9.3 magnitude quake that triggered tsunamis and led to the meltdown of the Daichi power plant.

These are the top 10 most powerful earthquakes on record, selon le US Geological Survey:

How big was Fukushima earthquake? See how it compares to the top 10 most powerful on record

le 7.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast Fukushima was within 100 miles of the 2011 disaster, but considerably less powerful than the 9.3 magnitude quake that triggered tsunamis and led to the meltdown of the Daichi power plant.

These are the top 10 most powerful earthquakes on record, selon le

  • 9.5 magnitude Valdiva Earthquake off the coast of Chile in 1960
  • 9.2 magnitude Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964
  • 9.1 magnitude Indian Ocean earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in 2004
  • 9.1 magnitude Tohoku Earthquake off the east coast of Japan in 2011
  • 9.0 magnitude Kamchatka earthquake off the coast of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula in 1952
  • 8.8 magnitude Maule Earthquake off the coast of Chile n 2010
  • 8.8 magnitude Equador-Colombia Earthquake of 1906
  • 8.7 magnitude Rat Island Earthquake, near Alaska, dans 1965
  • 8.6 magnitude earthquake in Tibet, near the Eastern Xizang-India border region, dans 1959
  • 8.6 magnitude earthquake recorded off the west coast of Northern Sumatra in 2012
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Water pumps at Fukushima nuclear reactor halted

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority reported the water pumps at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant’s spent pool have been halted.

The agency said pumps went offline for spent pools at reactor number one and three.

Pumps for reactor #3 were restarted soon after the earthquake, while the agency said there was “enough time” to restart pumps for reactor #1. Fire alarms went off at the plant’s #5 turbine.

Three of the six reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Okuma melted down in 2011 after the tsunami flooded emergency power generators.

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11 des années plus tard, fate of Fukushima reactor cleanup uncertain

Eleven years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was ravaged by a meltdown following a massive earthquake and tsunami, the plant now looks like a sprawling construction site. Most of the radioactive debris blasted by the hydrogen explosions has been cleared and the torn buildings have been fixed.

During a recent visit to see firsthand the cleanup of one of the world’s worst nuclear meltdowns, helmeted men wore regular work clothes and surgical masks, instead of previously required hazmat coveralls and full-face masks, as they dug near a recently reinforced oceanside seawall.

Presque 900 tons of melted nuclear fuel remain inside the three damaged reactors, and its removal is an unprecedented challenge involving 10 times the amount of damaged fuel removed in the Three Mile Island cleanup following its 1979 partial core melt.

Read more at the Associated Press:

11 des années plus tard, fate of Fukushima reactor cleanup uncertain

Eleven years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was ravaged by a meltdown following a massive earthquake and tsunami, most of the radioactive debris blasted by hydrogen explosions has been cleared and torn buildings fixed

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ICYMI: Powerful earthquake hits Japan off Fukushima coast as tsunami warning issued

A powerful tremblement de terre has shaken Japon and triggered tsunami warnings after it struck off the coast of Fukushima.

The tremor had a magnitude of 7.3 and hit in the ocean around the northeast of the country, meteorologists said.

It rocked large parts of eastern Japanincluding Tokyo, where buildings violently shook and power was cut offas it struck around 11.30pm local time (2pm GMT) mercredi.

People called it the “longest” and “scariest” earthquake they had ever experienced as they took to social media after it happened.

Powerful earthquake hits Japan off Fukushima coast as tsunami warning issued

People in Japan describe as ‘one of longest’ and ‘scariest’ tremors they have felt

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Japan earth quake in pictures

Dramatic images are beginning to emerge from Japan following the 7.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Fukushima. See the latest below:

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RUPTURE: Japan warns of another earthquake ‘within a week’

Japan has warned that another earthquake of “similar intensity” could hit the country within the next week, selon Kyodo News.

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Bullet train reportedly derails as rail lines suspended

A bullet train has reportedly “derailed” in Japan following the 7.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Fukushima.

Japan Rail East has suspended rail lines and is investigating reports of the Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train derailment, according to Bloomberg’s Gearoid Reidy.

There were reportedly no injuries among the 96 passengers and crew.

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Regarder: Tokyo shakes as 7.3 et 5.6 magnitude earthquakes rock Japan

Two earthquakes about an hour apart left buildings shaking in Japan and an estimated two million people without power across the country.

UNE 7.3 magnitude earthquake about 11:30 pm local time on Wednesday night was followed by a milder 5.6 magnitude aftershock shortly before 1am Thursday.

Video emerging online shows the city skyline shaking, power going out and explosions or flashes in the distance.

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