Japan Hit By Earthquake, No Tsunami Scare

Tokyo: An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 Ritcher scale hit northern Japan late Tuesday night. The Japan Metrological Agency, however, lifted tsunami advisories, reported ANI.

According to State Broadcaster NHK World, the earthquake hit off Yamagata Prefecture’s Coast at 10:22 pm as per seismologists.

Around 1000 people were compelled to evacuate their homes while 15 people in Niigata, Yamagata and Miyagi prefectures were wounded as a result of the natural disaster.

Roof tiles went missing in several houses in the city of Tsuruoka, Yamagata. Tombstones have also fallen in cemeteries. All the damage was clearly seen when daylight fell across the city on Wednesday morning.

The State Broadcaster also added that the earthquake caused a landslide in Yamagata’s Nishikawa town of Japan while a road in the mountains has caved in.

According to Utility company officials, the quake has left thousands of homes without electricity in the Niigata and Yamagata prefectures.

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