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A 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami warning has been issued.  Evacuate the areas most at risk – Corriere.it

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami warning has been issued. Evacuate the areas most at risk – Corriere.it

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake was felt in Japan at 4.10pm (8.10am in Italy). The earthquake was located about 40 kilometers northeast of Anamizu, on a peninsula in the Sea of ​​Japan off the coast of Korea. The hypocenter was centered at a depth of about 10 kilometers. Published by the Japan Meteorological AgencyTsunami warning, waves of up to 5 meters are expected on the west coast of Honshu. A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck two minutes before the main shock, followed by two stronger aftershocks of 6.2 and 5.2. No casualties have been reported at this time, but the first videos appearing on social media reveal collapsed houses and long cracks in the streets. The quake was also clearly felt in Tokyo, 500 km from the epicenter. Waves of 1.20 meters reached the port of Wajima on the Noto Peninsula north of Ishikawa Prefecture at 8:21 a.m. (Italian time). All highways in the area were closed to traffic.

There is no problem with nuclear power plants

The terrible earthquake occurred on the opposite side of the island of Honshu 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011 It killed more than 19 thousand people and caused a tsunami that was the origin of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. A Tokyo government spokesman said no critical problems had been detected at Japanese nuclear power plants at this time, but it continued to monitor the situation carefully and warned people to expect stronger tremors. Evacuation was ordered for areas most at risk from tsunami waves, and people were urged to reach safer places after the tsunami warning. There are Fire and Landslide Hazards Many after the main, due to aftershocks. More than 36,000 homes in Ishikawa and Toyama prefectures are without electricity.

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Alarm also in South Korea and Russia

Also Meteorological Centre South Korea has issued a tsunami warning Between 10.29 and 11.17 (Italian time) due to the arrival of paradoxical waves up to 30 centimeters high. There too Russia Tsunami warnings have been issued for Vladivostok, Nakotka and Sakhalin Island.