Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude on the Richter scale was detected in Central Japan. The quake struck at 1.38pm today.
The Japan Met Agency informed that Mie Prefecture is the epicentre of the quake. The various footage of the incident is spreading on social media.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter Scale hit 84 km South Southeast of Toba, Japan today at 13:38:26 UTC: USGS pic.twitter.com/tYyNbBhGkI
— ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2022
M6.1 earthquake at 1709 Japan time. It was an unusual tremor. I could feel something rumbling for a while before the jolt. Japan Met Agency said the epicenter was 350 km deep in the Pacific off Mie Prefecture. The strongest tremor was felt in parts of Fukushima and Ibaraki. pic.twitter.com/HRQ0h2UuHk
— michiyo ishida (@MichiyoCNA) November 14, 2022
— くちなし雀 (@suZume1179) November 14, 2022
There were no reports of damages or injuries. No Tsunami warning was issued. The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is safe, informed the Japanese officials. Meanwhile, the strongest tremor was felt in parts of Fukushima and Ibaraki.
The earthquake severely affected Japan’s rail traffic. Bullet train services and metro rail services have been temporarily suspended.