Powerful Earthquake in Japan


A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck western Japan on Monday afternoon, resulting in the collapse of buildings, widespread fires, and the issuance of tsunami alerts reaching as far as eastern Russia. The seismic event occurred at 4:10 p.m. local time, with a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) in the Noto Peninsula of Ishikawa prefecture, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Following the earthquake, the Japan Meteorological Agency promptly issued tsunami warnings for coastal regions in western Japan. The first waves were observed hitting the coast just over 10 minutes after the seismic activity. In response, residents in the affected coastal areas were instructed to evacuate to ensure their safety.

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