Tuesday, February 27, 2024

7.4 magnitude earthquake near Fukushima triggers tsunami warning

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Update: Japan lifted the tsunami warning some four hours after the powerful quake. The largest recorded wave was 1.4 metres (4.6 feet).

Earlier:

A tsunami warning is in effect for Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4-magnitude struck off Honshu.

The quake occurred on Tuesday morning at 5:59 a.m. local time according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. The depth was initially estimated to be 10km, later revised to 25km.

In 2011, a large tsunami triggered by an earthquake destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

No tsunami warning has been issued for BC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eER-kApPOLM

Tepco (Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings) reported that the cooling system at the Fukushima nuclear power plant No. 2 reactor #3, had stopped working in the storage pond. The cooling system was restarted approximately 90 minutes later, following an inspection.

NHK World has a live video feed of the latest on the situation: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/live/

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