Earthquake[ edit ] A seismogram recorded in MassachusettsUSA A visual depiction of the type of faulting that caused the main tremor, low-angle thrusting on a west-dipping fault plane The 9. One of the first major foreshocks was a 7. The aftershocks will thus taper off in time, but could continue for years.
Television images showed buildings swaying and burst pipes spewing water after the 5.
However, there was no large-scale destruction and no tsunami warning issued after the earthquake, although commuters were stranded and tens of thousands were left without power. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in Tokyo that the government is working hard to rescue people, and that he had ordered relevant ministers to take measures to ensure the safety of schools in the future.
He was heading to his routine activity to keep watch over children commuting to school. Two more people in their 80s in Osaka Prefecture died after they were crushed by furniture at their homes, according to local authorities. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said more than people were injured.
On March 11,a devastating magnitude 9. Locals described the moment the quake jolted the highly urbanised area at 8: It was a strong vertical jolt.
I plan to take water to them now. Television images showed passengers getting off trains onto the tracks between stations.
Despite having a relatively low magnitude, the quake caused quite a shake, registering a lower six on the Japanese experiential scale of up to seven, meaning it is hard to stay standing. I thought it was a nightmare because I was so confused.
A Post reporter in Kobe, about 30km from Osaka, said he felt his hotel room shake for a few seconds. Soon after the quake, a message was broadcast throughout his hotel warning travellers not to use the lifts. Hotel staff were calm and told the reporter it was safe to stay in his room.
The Nuclear Regulation Authority said it had detected no problems at its local atomic power plants, but some companies, including Honda, said they had suspended operations at local plants.
Kansai Electric said on its website that aroundhomes in the Osaka region were briefly without power. We think you'd also like Thank youYou are on the list.
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