A huge earthquake struck the shore of Fukushima in north Japan on Wednesday.
After the earthquake struck 36 miles under the sea, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued warnings of a 3ft sea surge in sections of Miyagi and Fukushima.
It is located in northern Japan, which was struck by a devastating 9.0 earthquake and tsunami 11 years ago. After the earthquake occurred, buildings in Tokyo were forcefully shaken, and more than two million residences in the vicinity were left in the dark.
The quake struck at 11:36 p.m., according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. According to NHK national television, the tsunami may have already hit several locations.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida stated that the government was examining the earthquake’s effects.
“Please take immediate action to save your life,” Kishida wrote on Twitter.
Workers at the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), which manages the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, whose cooling systems collapsed following the 2011 accident, said they were inspecting the facility for any potential damage.
To acquire further information, Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force deployed fighter planes from the Hyakuri base, immediately south of Fukushima.
The majority of East Japan Railway train services have been halted for safety reasons. There have been no reports of casualties thus yet.