The Japan Meteorological Agency said everyone should evacuate to higher ground as soon as possible. People from Ishikawa, Niigata and Toyama areas should move.
Be cautious for a week
Earthquake: No leaks, nuclear plants safe, says Japan
The meteorological department has informed that there will be heavy earthquakes in the country for the next week. Be very careful for the next two or three days. Earthquake risk is high. The Meteorological Department says that people should be very careful as there is a possibility of disasters like fires and landslides.
At the same time, Russia has issued a tsunami warning to the people of the country. Evacuation of local residents has started in Sakhalin region.
A nuclear plant
The quake was centered about 300 km from Tokyo, but minor tremors were also felt in the capital, according to reports. For this reason, Tokyo is also cautious. The Japan Nuclear Regulatory Authority is evaluating the status of the Kashiwasaki Kariva nuclear plant. There is a nuclear power plant in Ishikawa, the epicenter of the earthquake. Officials say there is no problem with the plant at present.