Japan rocked by mag 7.3 quake offshore, near site of mag 9 in 2011

Japan rocked by mag 7.3 quake offshore, near site of mag 9 in 2011
Earthquake of magnitude 7.3 off Japan near Fukushima, 13 Feb 2021. USGS map

[Ed. – The latest injury toll is up to 124 according to sources on Twitter.  Haven’t seen deaths yet, and certainly hope not to. Some news sites are quoting Japanese seismology authorities as saying this temblor is similar to a precursor of the 2011 quake that knocked out the Fukushima nuclear power plant.  Obviously Japan is on edge.]

The 7.3 magnitude quake struck shortly before midnight Saturday and cracked walls, shattered windows and set off a landslide in Fukushima, the area closest to the epicentre.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake was believed to be an aftershock from the magnitude 9.0 March 11, 2011 earthquake that set off a tsunami and the world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years. The agency warned of aftershocks for several days.

The quake shook buildings in the Japanese capital Tokyo hundreds of kilometres (miles) away.

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