A destroyed building after the Japan earthquake
A destroyed building after the Japan earthquake

A massive 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck the coastline of Fukushima in northern Japan on Wednesday night, leaving four dead and slamming more than 2 million houses in the Tokyo region into darkness.

The region is located in northern Japan which was devastated by a devastating 9.0 earthquake along with a tsunami 11 years ago which also caused nuclear plant meltdowns. The result was massive radiation , which has left some areas inaccessible.

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It was reported that the Japan Meteorological Agency later lifted the advisory for low risk tsunamis that was issued for the coasts of Fukushima and Miyagi on Thursday morning. Tsunami waves measuring 30 centimeters (11in) were seen hitting the shores of Ishinomaki which is located around 390 km (242 miles) north-east of Tokyo. The agency increased to increase the intensity of the earthquake to 7.4 from 7.3.

Japan’s premier, Fumio Kishida, said that four people were dead and that the country’s government was on alert for the possibility of more severe tremors within the next two or three days.

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There were at least 107 said to have been injured, some of them severely with 4,300 households not having water at midday. The residents of one Fukushima city formed a lengthy line at a parking lot to fill containers made of plastic with water to the use of their homes.


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