A powerful M6.9 earthquake – preliminary M7.3 – has struck Japan just off the coast of Fukushima on November 21, 2016.
The M6.9 earthquake was followed by a M5.4 quake. A warning for a possible 3 meter Tsunami in Fukushima has been issued.
The earthquake was felt in Tokyo and is only situated at a depth of about 10 km. This is approximately the same location than the desastrous Fukushima earthquake and following tsunami that lashed the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
— Breaking News & WX (@BreakingStudio) November 21, 2016
A warning for a possible 3 meter Tsunami in Fukushima has been issued. The Tsunami is expected to hit Fukushima within minutes. Evacuations are underway.
— Gadi Schwartz (@GadiNBC) November 21, 2016
According to Japan broadcaster NHK, TEPCO has been advised to check for abnormalities at nuclear plant in Fukushima; the plant has been stopped.
Here some tweets about this maybe catastrophic geological events:
Just been a 7.3 quake off the coast of Japan pic.twitter.com/hFiUH3ZY4F
— Charles Dawson (@chazz1959) November 21, 2016
7.3 Quake hits Fukushima in Japan. Tsunami warning has been issued pic.twitter.com/DylK2VWscX
— Global’s Newsroom (@globalsnewsroom) November 21, 2016
Let’s hope this powerfull quake will not end in another Fukushima.