According to the Meteorological Agency of Japan, the earthquake of 7.3 magnitudes that hit Fukushima is basically the aftershock of the 2011 earthquake.
Many experts reminded us that there may be another strong earthquake in the area within a week, calling on residents to prepare for aftershocks and pay attention to personal safety.
The Japan Meteorological Agency held an emergency press conference in the early morning of the 14th and pointed out that this strong earthquake caused large-scale damage.
Based on experience, similar strong earthquakes may occur in the next two to three days to a week, calling on residents to pay attention to safety.
Due to the frequent occurrence of seismic activity in the area where the earthquake occurred, experts believe new aftershocks are on their way as well.
On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred in the seas of northeastern Japan and triggered a huge tsunami, causing heavy casualties.
Affected by the earthquake and tsunami, a large amount of radioactive material leaked from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, which led to the most serious nuclear accident since the Chernobyl nuclear accident in the Soviet Union.
The recent earthquake or its aftershocks would not cause a tsunami and the relevant nuclear facilities will be normal.
Photos and videos posted on social media showed that wine bottles in the wine counter area of the supermarket were in a mess, items in the room were scattered, and the refrigerator door was shaken violently.
Many people said that the earthquake reminded them of the horror and anxiety of the “March 11” earthquake 10 years ago. The earthquake intensity in the Tokyo area was 4.
It is reported that 100 people have been injured in the earthquake, but none of them are in danger. At least 10 thermal power generating units in the Northeast have suspended power generation.
Tokyo Electric Power Company said that at present, Fukushima No. 1 and No. 2 nuclear power plants have found no abnormalities, and radiation monitoring data around the nuclear power plants have not changed.
The Japanese government set up an official residence countermeasure room at the Prime Minister’s Residence
Fukushima and Miyagi’s areas have also established disaster response headquarters to step up the confirmation of the disaster situation.
17 cities and towns including Fukushima City, Koriyama City, and Soma City, will initiate the relief activities, and the government will pay for the relief costs.