At least 20 people were injured after an earthquake in northeastern Japan, reports the media, citing the agency Kyodo.
Earlier it became known that a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 occurred in the country, the epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean and near the Fukushima Prefecture.
It was reported that the tremors were recorded even in Tokyo, their power in the center of the Japanese capital was about 4 points on a seven-point Japanese scale. In buildings the furniture was falling down, the emergency system of switching off gas worked.
The strongest tremors were felt in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures. Atomic power plants in this area recorded no emergencies or radiation leaks.
According to the information of the country’s government, nearly one million households in the region of Kanto, where Tokyo is located, except for the capital city, and in the Tohoku region, were left without electricity.
After the earthquake, there were reports of a tsunami threat, but the Meteorological Agency later said there was no such danger. Nevertheless, there are reports of landslides in various areas.
The Government of Japan has created emergency headquarters in connection with the incident. No information about the damage has been received yet.