Japan earthquake: Tsunami warning issued after massive 7.2mag strikes off coast – Wor…

0


A tsunmai warning has been issued after a 7.2 earthquake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Japan public broadcaster NHK has warned residents a tsunmai of one metre was expected for Miyagi Prefecture.

The earthquake hit 57km north-east of Sendai-shi 20 minutes ago, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre has reported.

It struck at 6.09pm.

The warning stated: “It is dangerous in the sea or near the coast. Those who are in the sea should immediately get out of the sea and leave the coast.



Households have been hit with power outages

“The tide will continue to be fast, so please do not enter the sea or approach the coast until the warning is cleared.”

Yoshihide Suga, the country’s Prime Minister, called for a crisis meeting at his residence in Tokyo in response to the quake.

Strong shaking was been reported in nearby Namie, Fukushima and Sendai, with several in those areas also reporting power cuts.

According to Tohoku Electric Power Network Co., about 200 households in Miyagi Prefecture were hit by power outages

We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

Please check back regularly for updates on this developing story here at Mirror.co.uk.

For the latest news and breaking news visit Mirror.co.uk/news.

Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.

Follow us on Twitter for breaking news here @MirrorBreaking and @DailyMirror, the official Daily Mirror & Mirror Online Twitter account.

We’re also on Facebook /dailymirror – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day from the Mirror and the Sunday Mirror.





Source link

Comments

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More