A man shows the aftermath of an earthquake in one of the houses in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. 2/13/2021
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 was recorded on Saturday off the coast of the Japanese prefecture of Fukushima. They did not issue a warning against the tsunami after it. With reference to data from the US GeoService and the Japanese television NHK, the DPA informed about it.
According to the USGS, the tremors came from a depth of more than 50 kilometers below the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. No casualties were reported immediately by the authorities. Government spokesman Kacunobu Kato said Tokyo Electric Power Co. reports a power outage in some 860,000 households, and some trains in northwestern Japan have stopped running as a result of the earthquake. They are still assessing other damages.
In March 2011, a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 occurred 130 kilometers east of Miyagi Prefecture, causing a huge tsunami, which also led to a major accident at the Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant. Almost 16,000 people lost their lives at the time.
Another earthquake near the town of Petrinja
Two slight earthquakes with magnitudes of 3.7 and 3.3 were also recorded on Saturday morning in the area near the town of Petrinja in central Croatia, the HINA agency reported, referring to the Croatian Seismological Institute. An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.7 occurred at 4.55 h and an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.3 occurred at 5.19 h. The inhabitants of the Croatian capital Zagreb also felt the shocks.
The area around Petrinje was hit by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on December 29 last year, which claimed the lives of seven people and caused extensive damage. Another magnitude 4.9 earthquake around the city was recorded on January 6. An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 hit the surroundings of the city of Zadar, which lies in the south of the country on the Adriatic coast, on January 21.
An earthquake also struck Armenia on Saturday. The European Mediterranean Seismological Center reported that the tremors had a magnitude of 4.7 and their epicenter was located 13 kilometers south of the capital Yerevan. There, an earthquake drove residents from buildings into the streets, fearing that more quakes might ensue. No casualties or major damage are reported from the area. Local media reported that as a result of the earthquake, goods were falling off shelves in stores.
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