at least 74 people and nearly a million homes were injured without electricity Left 7.3 magnitude earthquake The city of Fukushima, in northern Japan, was rocked yesterday, according to the National Disaster Management Agency, although NHK public television raised the number of injured to 146.
The Japanese news agency Kyodo quoted the Japanese news agency (DPA) that most of the injuries were caused by the falls.
The Japan Nuclear Regulatory Agency confirms that it has not received any reports of anomalies at the Fukushima 1 and Fukushima 2 nuclear power plants, where on March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9 earthquake accompanied by a massive tsunami killed 18,000 people, disappeared and caused severe damage to the nuclear plants. Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
The Fukushima Tokyo Electric Power Plant operator confirmed Slight flow of water from the pond that stores nuclear fuelBut she did not notice uncontrolled radioactivity.
at least 950,000 homes were without electricity After the first earthquake on Saturday, shortly after the 23rd local time.
By Sunday morning, the electrical current had been restored to nearly 100%. The main visible physical damage was A. Landslide leading to the road In section Fukushima.
Links High-speed trains have been suspended Today in northern Japan to check the state of the infrastructure.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) initially rated the strength of the earthquake at 7.1, but revised it hours later.
The epicenter has been determined 60 km in the Pacific Ocean and about 60 km off the coast of Fukushima.
Japanese authorities have urged residents to ‘Extreme caution’ Because there could be more aftershocks in the coming days and because the risk of landslides will increase with the rain forecast for Monday in the region.
Government spokesman Katsunobu Kato reported that Japanese Self-Defense Forces personnel have been dispatched to the affected areas to distribute water to 4,800 homes that were left without running water.
Kato added that more than 250 people have taken refuge in 64 evacuation centers overnight, but most have already returned home.