Earthquake in Japan: Japan shaken by strong earthquake, 6.6 magnitude on Richter scale, no tsunami warning
Earthquake in Japan: Japan was rocked by the tremors of the earthquake on Saturday. The country's Meteorological Agency said on Saturday that strong tremors of Earthquake have been felt in northern Japan. Its intensity on the Richter scale has been 6.6. The agency has warned that there is a possibility that landslides may occur in the hilly areas in the north-east of the country. However, Tsunami has not been warned by the Meteorological Agency, even after the sharp earthquake.
The earthquake struck near the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, north of the capital Tokyo (Tokyo). The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is not far away from here, due to which the danger has increased slightly. However, Tokyo Electric Power is investigating at the plant. According to Japanese media NHK report, the Onagawa Nuclear Plant is located near the epicenter of the earthquake, where another operator is also investigating.
10 years ago earthquake caused devastation in Japan
Significantly, 10 years ago in Japan, a magnitude 9 earthquake on the Richter scale caused tremendous devastation. Just now Japan was recovering from the tremors that a tsunami occurred. This double disaster resulted in the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Due to this, one lakh people had to be displaced. It is considered the second worst nuclear disaster in history. It has been 10 years since the Fukushima disaster, but due to the damage caused by the nuclear disaster, Fukushima is still trying to recover.
People still do not want to return due to radiation
The Japanese government has spent billions of dollars to bring people back to the province's 'ghost town' and create jobs here. But even after this, people are avoiding coming here due to fear of radiation. However, some people have returned to Fukushima once again with the re-building of the supermarket and transport infrastructure and the closure of the hydrogen energy plant. Fukushima, which has suffered earthquake, tsunami and then nuclear disaster, still has some areas where people are not allowed to go. For this reason, the process of recovering from the disaster of Fukushima is quite sluggish.