Japan was hit by a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday night that rattled the capital of Tokyo, while a tsunami warning has been issued for parts of the northeastern coast of the country.
The earthquake in Japan was centered off the coast of the Fukushima region at the depth of 60 kilometers below the sea and shortly after it hit, a tsunami advisory was issued for parts of the coast.
There were no immediate reports of any causalities or damage, however, the Tokyo Power Company (Tepco) said that about 2 million homes were left without electricity, including 700,000 in Tokyo.
The power company said that it was looking for any damage at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which had gone into meltdown in 2011 after a 9.0 magnitude shook the region followed by a tsunami off the eastern coast damaging the plant’s cooling systems.
Japan is regularly hit by earthquakes and the country has strict regulations in place for buildings to ensure they can withstand strong tremors.
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