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Strong earthquake of magnitude 7.3 jolts Japan, power outages in parts of Fukushima, other places

An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale was recorded in Japan, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said on Saturday.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 13, 2021 23:44 IST
Strong earthquake of magnitude 7.0 hits Japan
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Strong earthquake of magnitude 7.0 hits Japan

An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale was recorded in Japan, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said on Saturday. According to the USGS, the earthquake struck 90 km east-northeast of Namie. Initially, reports of magnitude 7.1 quake had surfaced, however, Japenese authorities later updated it to 7.3. 

The temblor occurred at around 11:08 p.m. (local time) with its epicentre at a latitude of 37.7 degrees north and a longitude of 141.8 degrees east, and at depth of 60 km, Xinhua reported.

The quake logged Upper 6 in some parts of Fukushima Prefecture on the Japanese seismic intensity scale. The tremor was also felt in the capital of Tokyo.

According to local media reports, power outages were reported in parts of Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate, and Tochigi prefectures.

After a powerful earthquake rocked Japan, several videos of the tremors surfaced on social media. Take a look at them-

 

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