Late last night (16th) off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, where the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred 11 years ago, a magnitude 7.4 earthquake occurred.

The earthquake was so powerful that the tanks for storing contaminated water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant site moved.

There were train derailments, power outages, and casualties, too, but I'll look at the report of Correspondent Yoo Seong-jae first and then connect to Tokyo.


The entire room shakes violently as if someone is shaking it.

Furniture that swayed violently from side to side collapses forward, and even trying to grab the objects on the table is not enough.

[Why is the (vibration) so strong?]

In the shopping district, the exterior wall coverings of the buildings fall onto the road, creating a dangerous situation.


It 's dangerous!]

Last night around 11:36 a.m., a magnitude 7.4 earthquake occurred off the coast of Fukushima in northeastern Japan.

The depth of the epicenter is 57 km below the sea level, and shaking of the largest seismic intensity 6 River was observed in Fukushima and Miyagi Prefecture, which are close to the epicenter.

The intensity of 6 is so great that it is difficult to move unless you crawl.

A seismic intensity 4 was also observed in the capital, Tokyo, 300 kilometers from the epicenter, and the building shook for over two minutes.

A tsunami advisory was issued for Fukushima and Miyagi Prefecture immediately after the earthquake, but was lifted around 5 am.

It was also confirmed late this morning that the five contaminated water storage tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were displaced from their original positions.

TEPCO said there were no leaks from the tank.

Immediately after the earthquake, an abnormality was found in the tank connected to the tank that cools the spent nuclear fuel of the Unit 2 nuclear power plant, and the cooling operation was temporarily stopped.

There were also casualties.

NHK broadcast reported that three people were killed and more than 200 injured in an earthquake-related accident, including a man in his 60s living in Fukushima Prefecture who fell to his death at home.

In Miyagi Prefecture, the Tohoku Shinkansen train derailed and all service was suspended for the day.



Correspondent Yoo Seong-jae, you said you felt a strong shaking in Tokyo, how much was it?


Yes, it happened at 11:36 pm, so it was late for most people to go to bed or organize their day.

The vibration continued for about 2 minutes, shaking left and right enough to feel it with my body. 

[Udo/NTV 'News Zero' Anchor: I'm currently filming Tokyo Tower, but you can see that the rooftop camera shakes quite a bit.]

At the time of the earthquake, a private NTV broadcast was broadcasting a live news program.

When the screen suddenly stopped, the anchor repeated the earthquake news and urgently asked to protect yourself from falling and falling objects.


And there are forecasts that aftershocks will continue, right?


At 0:28 this morning, starting with a magnitude 3.9 earthquake, there have been more than 20 earthquakes so far in Fukushima and off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture.

In particular, small earthquakes that continued until dawn off the coast of Fukushima are presumed to be aftershocks of last night's earthquake.

In addition, large and small earthquakes occurred in various parts of the Japanese archipelago today.

At around 2 PM, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 occurred off the coast of Ishigaki Island in Okinawa Prefecture, the southernmost part of Japan. 

The Japan Meteorological Agency warned that an earthquake with a magnitude of magnitude 6 similar to that of this earthquake could occur in the northeastern region within the next week, but Japan is very nervous.

(Video coverage: Han Cheol-min, Moon Hyun-jin, Video editing: Park Jin-hoon)