6.1 earthquake shakes buildings in Japan

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes Japan. Is there a danger of tsunami? The epicenter of the earthquake was in the Chiba prefecture. A 6.1-m...

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  • Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes Japan.
  • Is there a danger of tsunami?
  • The epicenter of the earthquake was in the Chiba prefecture.

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Tokyo, Japan area on Thursday, but officials said there is no danger of tsunami. The Meteorological Agency stated that the epicenter of the earthquake was in the Chiba prefecture, just east of Tokyo, at a depth of 80 kilometers (48 miles), but the USGS said it was a 5.9 quake according to the Daily Mail and the AP news agency.

The earthquake shook buildings, but at the moment there are no reports of injuries nor damage. Images of the earthquake began to circulate on social networks and have impressed Internet users, but the inhabitants were frightened for a few seconds.

POWER

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According to data from the Japanese public broadcaster NHK, the tremor registered a ‘5 plus’ tremor on the Japan earthquake intensity scale, shaking Tokyo and surrounding areas on Thursday night local time. Several bullet train lines were stopped by the earthquake, the station reported.

The power of the earthquake could cause considerable damage to buildings and power outages. The movement caused the buildings to totter, however there are no preliminary reports of considerable damage or injuries, but the review continues, but no tsunami danger.

Earthquake in Japan: CONDITIONS VERIFY

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NHK public television showed a sign hanging from the ceiling of its offices that swayed violently. Power lines shook in the Suginami district of Tokyo. High-speed trains, the Shinkansen, going in and out of Tokyo stopped momentarily, NHK said. But without danger of tsunami.

Video taken in the busy downtown districts of Shibuya and Shinjuku showed moving cars and people walking the streets as usual. New Prime Minister Fumio Kishida posted a message on Twitter urging people to “check the latest information and take action to protect their lives,” but there was no tsunami warning.

EARTHQUAKE IN PAKISTAN

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Hours before the report of the earthquake in Japan, a powerful earthquake was reported that caused the collapse of at least one coal mine and many mud houses in southwestern Pakistan in the early hours of Thursday, causing 20 deaths and more than 200 injuries, reported an official.

The death toll is expected to rise as rescue teams scour the remote mountainous area, Suhail Anwar Shaheen, deputy commissioner for the region, said as they surveyed the affected area. Filed Under: Japan Earthquake

Earthquake in Japan: SEVERAL DECEASED

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At least four of those killed lost their lives when the coal mine where they worked collapsed, Shaheen said, citing reports from miners in the area. Up to 100 homes collapsed burying residents while they slept, the official added.

The 5.9-magnitude quake had its epicenter about 15 kilometers (9 miles) north-northeast of Harnai in Balochistan province, according to the United States Geological Survey. Initially it was said to have a magnitude of 5.7. It occurred about 9 kilometers (5.5 miles) deep; shallower earthquakes tend to cause more damage.

EARLY MORNING EARTHQUAKE

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The site, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Quetta, the provincial capital, is dotted with coal mines, which is why Shaheen feared the death toll could rise. The earthquake occurred in the early morning, with many of the miners already at their jobs, he explained.

The Pakistani army was deployed to the area to airlift dozens of wounded from the mountain tops. At least nine people in critical condition were taken to the provincial hospital in Quetta. Rescue teams reached the mountains, the army said in a statement. Filed Under: Japan Earthquake

Earthquake in Japan: HOSPITAL INJURED

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Concern about the situation of dozens of miners who could be trapped was growing. The houses lay on piles of mud and straw. Residents of small mountain villages could be seen wandering in a daze through the rubble.

“Women, children, everyone was running here and there,” said one of the residents, Ghulam Khan. “We were scared and we didn’t know what to do.” Ambulances arrived early to transport the injured to Harnai airport and everything was chaos in the first minutes.

Earthquake in Japan: AFTERMARKS

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Doctors treated patients outside the center as aftershocks of magnitude 4.6 continued to shake the ground throughout the morning. Children with bloody bandages waited on stretchers outside the hospital as ambulances brought in more wounded.

“So far we have treated more than 200 victims,” ​​said Manzoor Ahmed, chief medical officer of the Harnai district hospital. The small rural center was on the edge, he added. At least 15 of the bodies were also brought there. Filed Under: Japan Earthquake

ADOBE HOUSES

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Most of the area’s population lives in sunburned adobe houses, many of which have collapsed. Rescue efforts were still underway, but Shaheen noted that reaching many of the worst hit points would take hours.

Witnesses said residents, wrapped in blankets to protect themselves from the cold, sat on the side of the road waiting for the aftershocks to fade and for help to arrive. The area is isolated and autumn night temperatures are already low. Filed Under: Japan Earthquake

RISKS

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The southwestern region of Balochistan is in an area with seismic activity, according to the provincial disaster management authority. The worst earthquake on record there, in 1935, destroyed the capital and killed more than 35,000 people.

Since then, dozens of earthquakes have shaken the region, the least populated in the country with just 12 million people. Pakistan has 220 million inhabitants, of which 60% live in the eastern province of Punjab. Filed Under: Japan Earthquake

SURVEILLANCE

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This September was one of the most earthquakes in many years around the world, which is why it was classified as the month of earthquakes, causing human and material losses in Mexico, the United States, Chile and other parts of America. South and Central, as well as in Asia.

Only this day, October 7, 2021, there are already two earthquakes, one in Japan and the other in Pakistan, however, the tsunami alert has been ruled out, but the authorities remain alert to announce any emergency that could occur in the next few hours. . Filed Under: Japan Earthquake

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