طوكيو – ميديا نيوز – أصدر مركز رصد الزلازل الأوروبي المتوسطي بيانا تحذيريا من حدوث تسونامي، بعد وقوع زلزال قوي في أرخبيل اليابان.
نقلت وكالة “رويترز” عن مركز رصد الزلازل الأوروبي المتوسطي أن زلزالا بلغت قوته 6.8 درجة وقع بالقرب من الساحل الغربي لهونشو باليابان.
وقالت إن الزلزال وقع على عمق 30 كيلومترا.
أصدرت وكالة الأرصاد الجوية اليابانية نصائح حول تسونامي لبعض المناطق الساحلية في اليابان.
Huge earthquake sparks tsunami warning after 6.8 magnitude sea tremor
A warning of a tsunami reaching as high as 3.3 feet has been issued in Japan after a powerful earthquake jolted the north-west of the country. Huge tremors were felt on the west coast of Honshu on Tuesday and an alarm was immediately been put into effect by officials. The earthquake was measured at 6.8 magnitude, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency. It was located off the western coast of Yamagata, around 30 miles south-west of the city of Sakata. The body said the quake’s epicentre was fairly shallow, about six miles below the sea’s surface.
However, shallow earthquakes usually cause more damage to the Earth’s surface. Japan is one of the most earthquake and tsunami-prone areas in the world. On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 offshore quake hit the north-east coast, causing a tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives and triggered a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima power plant. The agency predicted a tsunami as high as one metre (3.3 feet) along the coast of the north-western prefectures of Yamagata, Niigata and Ishikawa. All seven reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata were off line and no abnormalities were reported.