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Terremoto masivo golpea a Japón

By Duncan Mil

January 1, 2024 - Un potente terremoto sacudió el lunes la costa centro-occidental deJapón, desencadenando evacuaciones, interrupción de energía eléctricaen miles de hogares y cancelación de vuelos y servicios ferroviarios.

On Monday afternoon, the powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake rocked western Japan’s coastal prefectures of Ishikawa, Niigata, and Toyama, triggering tsunami alerts and several strong aftershocks.

The quake struck about 42km (26 miles) northeast of Anamizu in Ishikawa prefecture. The area sits above the western-moving Eurasian and eastward-moving North American tectonic plates.

It marked the first time Japan has issued a major tsunami warning since 2011, when a 9.0-magnitude quake struck Tohoku, causing catastrophic damage from deadly tsunami waves.

“Residents need to stay on alert for further possible quakes and I urge people in areas where tsunamis are expected to evacuate as soon as possible,” Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in comments to the media shortly after the quake struck.

The quake also jolted buildings in Tokyo, some 500km (310 miles) from Ishikawa on the opposite coast.

PUBLISHED: 01/01/2024; STORY: Graphic News