After the earthquake, another magnitude 5.5 earthquake shakes Japan

Western Japan suffered another 5.5-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday, after a 7.6-magnitude quake killed at least 62 people in the region on Monday.

At 10:54 a.m. local time, the earthquake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometers, with the epicenter on the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture. as well as the earthquake on Monday, said the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), which did not issue a tsunami warning.

The recent earthquake was strongly felt in the city of Wajima, one of the cities most affected by the movement two days ago, as well as in Nanao, Nakanoto, Aanamizu and Noto, all cities where deaths occurred after the strong earthquake at the beginning of the year. week.

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The JMA believes this to be a level 5 earthquake, making it difficult to walk without holding onto something stable.

The new quake came after a magnitude 7.6 quake struck off the west coast of central Japan on Monday. At least 62 people have died. These are the latest figures as rescue efforts and the search for people trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings continue.

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This earthquake, the most devastating in Japan since 2016 in Kumamoto Prefecture (killing more than 200 people), is the first level 7 earthquake recorded in the country since 2018, when an earthquake on the island of Hokkaido reached level 7.

However, this quake did not cause major damage as it occurred in a sparsely populated area of ​​the country.

Monday’s earthquake also triggered a tsunami warning for much of the archipelago’s coast for almost a day, although fortunately the observed sea level rise did not cause significant damage. (EFE)

Source: La Neta Neta