6.7 magnitudes earthquake rattles Japan; Meteorological agency issues Tsunami advisories

Yamagata, June 19: A strong earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitudes on the Ritcher Scale has on Tuesday night jolted Japan’s northern region, according to Japan Meteorological Agency.

The tremor has struck off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture at around 10:22 pm (local time) as seismologists reported, according to the state-run broadcasted NHK World.

According to ANI news reports, Japan Meteorological Agency has also lifted tsunami warnings in the midst of one of the strong earthquake.

15 people in Miyagi, Yamagata, and Niigata were founded injured caused by the earthquake, while around 1,000 people were reportedly evacuated from their homes and the region.

As day broke on Wednesday’s morning in the affected region, the casualties and damages caused by the quake were cleared.

Moreover, the earthquake has caused a severe landslide in the Yamagata’s town of Nishikawa, while a road caved in the mountains, according to the state broadcaster.

As per the reports of the utility company officials, the earthquake had caused a severe electricity blackout in the region which left thousands of people without electricity.


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