Tsunami warning issued after 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Japan

A tsunami warning was issued for some coastal areas after an earthquake hit central Japan, prompting residents to evacuate.

Japan Tsunami warning issued after 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Japan

According to the Japanese media, earthquake shocks were recorded in the Sea of ​​Japan, one of which was recorded with a magnitude of 7.6

Along with the tremors, one meter large waves were triggered in various coastal areas of the Sea of ​​Japan and more large waves are expected.

Thousands of homes in the quake-hit region lost power while flights and train services were affected, but no casualties have been reported yet.

The Japan Meteorological Department issued a tsunami warning for the coastal areas of Ishikawa, Niigata and Toyama.

The tsunami warning said waves as big as 3 meters could hit the affected areas.

Russia has also issued a tsunami warning for the cities of Vladivostok and Nakhodka.

According to Japanese media, authorities are assessing the damage in the affected areas, while citizens have been told to be prepared for more tremors.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in a statement that people should be prepared for the aftershocks of the earthquake and we advise those living in tsunami-prone areas to evacuate as soon as possible.

Tremors of the earthquake were also felt in the capital Tokyo, which is on the opposite side.

On the other hand, Japan's nuclear plant management agency has said that the nuclear facilities along the Sea of ​​Japan have not been damaged.

Two reactors at Hokuriku's Shika nuclear power plant near the epicenter were shut down for routine inspections before the quake and were not affected by the quake.

Remember that in 2011, around 20,000 people were killed by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, while the Fukushima nuclear plant was damaged.

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