This January 1, Japan reported a earthquake and alerts for probable tsunamias well as ordered evacuations after a series of powerful earthquakes that caused a fire and left several people trapped under the rubble, on the west coast of its main island.
The Japan Meteorological Agency reported more than a dozen of earthquakes off the coast of Ishikawa, and in nearby prefectures. This happened after 4:00 p.m.and one of the earthquakes was a magnitude of 7.6.
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Until now, the rescue work of people who were trapped, a count of eight fatalitiesdue to aftershocks of the earthquake.
Damage to buildings, vehicles and boats was also reported, so the competent authorities warned residents of some affected areas to stay away from their homes.
However, despite the reports from the rescue teams, a media outlet, Kyodoanticipates the possible death of 13 people.
““Saving lives is our priority and we are fighting a battle against time (…) It is crucial that people trapped in homes are rescued immediately.”declared the prime minister, Fumio Kishida.
31 REPLICAS DUE TO EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN
At least 31 aftershocks hit Japan after the 7.6 earthquake hit the west of the country, according to information provided by the United States Geological Survey (USGS, for its acronym in English).
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“The largest aftershock so far was a magnitude 6.2 one that occurred eight minutes after the initial earthquake.said Jessica Turnerseismologist USGS from the office of Golden, Colorado.
THE EMBASSY OF MEXICO OFFERED SUPPORT TO THOSE AFFECTED
The Mexico’s embassy In Japan, it offered consular help to compatriots who are in Japan.
Through social networks, the diplomatic representation published: “the importance of following the instructions of local governments in case of emergency.”
LAST TSUNAMI IN JAPAN
Citizens and users remembered the great earthquake of 2011 in Japan, due to the recent events recorded, in addition to the warning issued of a possible tsunami.
He March 11th In the aforementioned year, the largest earthquake and tsunami on record in this country occurred. It was around 2:00 in the afternoon (according to local time), in the town of Tohokuas reported by the National Center for Disaster Prevention.
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This earthquake reached magnitude of 9.1. After this, the tsunami that originated had waves of up to 40 meters, and was the cause of the great devastation on the northeast coast of said country, leaving serious damage.
They were counted 15,839 people dead, 3,647 missing and 5,950 injured. They evacuated more than 130 thousand citizens.