Japanese Coast Evacuated After Earthquake


A 7.4 magnitude earthquake has hit northern Japan near Fukushima, the site of the 2011 nuclear disaster, and the authorities are giving evacuation orders for the coast with tsunami warnings.

Ports are being monitored closely after minor tsunami waves have overturned boats; despite there being no reports of serious damage, there are no risks being taken in making sure people are prepared for the worst.

Bloomberg reported that ships leaving harbour as the tsunami sirens were wailing and authorities warned of waves reaching over three metres.

Kathy Krauth, a teacher on the 2011 Fukushima disaster said: “I felt like the lessons of 3-11 were really taken to heart, the feeling was, we just don’t know, but we’re going to be as cautious as we can.”

The Japan Meteorological Agency stated that it was an aftershock of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake in the same region in 2011 and warned another could be on its way, advising people to remain on alert for the new few days.

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