Strong Quake Hits Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture, No Major Damage
The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
The quake struck at 3:08 p.m. The depth of which was noted to be 10 km. It measured less than 6 in parts of the Noto Peninsula on a 7-point magnitude scale in Japan, which, according to the agency, was strong enough to close doors, knock down furniture and remove wall tiles.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters in Tokyo that initial reports said no major damage had been caused by the quake. He said that he had directed the government to collect information, share it with the public and take emergency measures.
Hirokazu Matsono, a senior government spokesman, said he had received a report that nuclear facilities were operating normally. The Shika nuclear power plant, managed by Hokoriko Electric Power Company, is about 45 kilometers southwest of the epicenter.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said the quake did not cause any power outages in the area covered by Hokoriko Electric, Kansai Electric Power Company, Tohoku Electric Power Company, and Electric Power Development Company. He added that there were no reports of damage to oil refineries.
The National Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) reported, citing operator East Japan Railway Company, that high-speed trains connecting Tokyo to Kanazawa in the Hokoriko area were running normally after the quake.