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Massive 7.3 earthquake hits Japan near site of Fukushima nuclear disaster

Massive 7.3 earthquake hits Japan near site of Fukushima nuclear disaster, Fortune. BY KANA NISHIZAWA AND BLOOMBERG, March 17, 2022 . A magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck northern Japan near Fukushima prefecture late on Wednesday, causing injuries, derailing a bullet train and disrupting power.

The quake, which also shook buildings in parts of Tokyo, struck around 11:36 pm local time, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Kyodo News said “many” were injured in Fukushima, citing the local fire department, although the full scale of damages and injuries was still unclear. …..

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said around 2 million buildings in its service area lost electricity, although power was restored to most a few hours later. Around 9,300 buildings, including more about 1,100 in Tokyo, remained without power as of 2:30 a.m. local time, it said.

Nuclear regulators said a fire alarm went off at Fukushima’s Dai-ichi nuclear plant, and that water pumps used to cool spent fuel pool at the Dai-ni plant were halted, although there was no imminent danger. ……….

March 17, 2022 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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