There was a magnitude 7.4 earthquake that observed shaking with a seismic intensity of 6 or higher in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures late at night on the 16th, and seismic activity continues in the surrounding area.

The government's Earthquake Research Committee said that it is necessary to be wary of earthquakes with a seismic intensity of 6 or higher for the next week or so, and when an earthquake occurred off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in February last year, the scale will be several months later. Due to the big earthquake in Fukushima, we are calling for a while to prepare for shaking and tsunami.

According to the Meteorological Agency, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 occurred off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture at around 11:36 pm on the 16th, and shaking with a seismic intensity of over 6 was observed in


Zao Town, Tome City, Miyagi Prefecture ▽


Kunimi Town, Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture. ..



In addition, we observed shaking with a seismic intensity of less than 6 in various parts of Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures such as Ishinomaki City and Fukushima City, Miyagi Prefecture, and also observed shaking with a seismic intensity of 5 to 1 over a wide range from Hokkaido to Kyushu.



Due to this earthquake, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a temporary tsunami warning on the coasts of Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, and observed tsunamis of 20 to 30 cm.



Earthquakes have continued to occur off the coast of Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures.



The government's Earthquake Research Committee held an extraordinary meeting on the night of the 17th, calling for caution against shaking with a maximum seismic intensity of 6 or higher for the next week or so in areas with strong shaking.



In addition, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred in February last year near the epicenter of this earthquake, but off the coast of Miyagi prefecture next door, there

are activities in the surrounding area, such as a


magnitude 6.9


earthquake in March and a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in May.


It means that the active situation continued.



For this reason, it is necessary to pay attention to large-scale shaking and tsunami for a while.

Buildings and block walls may be damaged or the ground may be loosened due to violent shaking.

Please be careful about sediment-related disasters and avalanches.

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