Japan struck by 7.4 magnitude earthquake

Japan struck by 7.4 magnitude earthquake

A tsunami warning was issued for a large portion of western Japan on Monday due to a major earthquake that struck central Japan on Monday, rating a 7.4 on the Japanese scale, the strongest on the scale.
The initial magnitude of one of the earthquake’s initial strikes, Ishikawa and neighboring prefectures, was 7.4, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The Noto Peninsula’s Wajima Port in Ishikawa, where a rare big tsunami warning had been issued, saw waves of over 1.2 meters around 4:21 p.m., prompting people to flee coastal districts of Ishikawa, Niigata, Toyama, and Yamagata prefectures, according to NHK.

From Hokkaido to Nagasaki, the whole Sea of Japan coast was under warning for tsunamis up to three meters in height.

Following the original earthquake, which was estimated to have had a magnitude of 7.4, waves as high as five meters were anticipated to strike the Noto Peninsula, punctuating those warnings. As of 5 p.m., there had been seven recorded earthquakes in the Noto area, and 11 had been reported over all of Japan.

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has warned that there is a possibility of dangerous tsunami waves within 300 km (about 186 miles) of the earthquake’s epicenter along Japan’s coast. Meanwhile, the Japan Meteorological Agency has stated that the waves could reach heights of up to five meters.

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