An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale hit Japan on Monday (January 1, 2024), triggering tsunami waves, which hit the northern coast of central Japan.
The metropolis of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, noticed a tsunami of greater than 1.2 meters at 4:21 p.m. on Monday, following a significant quake that hit the area, NHK reported.
Other cities like Toyama and Kashiwazaki additionally skilled tsunami waves.
Following the earthquake, Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning alongside coastal areas of western Japan.
In a televised tackle, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi urged folks residing in areas below tsunami warnings to evacuate to increased floor, CNN reported.
After the highly effective earthquake, a number of aftershocks had been additionally reported.
BBC, quoting NHK, reported that a number of homes and energy poles collapsed following the earthquake in Suzu City in Ishikawa Prefecture.
The Japanese authorities, in the meantime, mentioned no abnormalities had been reported on the nuclear plant within the space.
Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority mentioned the Shika plant in Ishikawa, the closest to the quake’s epicenter, had already halted its two reactors earlier than the tremors, for normal inspection, stories DW.
A serious earthquake and tsunami killed almost 20,000 folks in 2011.
The incident left cities devastated and triggered nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima.