After the earthquake, a series of aftershocks were recorded in the area, among which one of magnitude 6.2 stands out. At the same time, following the alert, thousands of residents on the west coast had to evacuate their homes.
Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits western Japan in the early hours of Monday, January 1, which led to a tsunami alert in the Asian country. For his part, the Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOA) ruled out the possibility of a tsunami hitting the Chilean coast
According to what was reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS, for its acronym in English), the earthquake had its epicenter 42 kilometers northeast of Anamizu a city located in Ishikawa Prefecture.
The earthquake was recorded at 4:10 p.m. on Japanese territory, so it surprised many residents in the midst of daily activity.
After the earthquake, a series of aftershocks were recorded in the region among which one of the magnitude 6.2 . At the same time, following the alert, thousands of residents on the west coast had to evacuate their homes.
As reported by NHK , The earthquake caused waves of around one meter on parts of the Sea of Japan coast. and a larger wave was expected. In fact, beforehand, Waves up to 3 meters high were forecast for different localities and prefectures.
The Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida He appealed to residents, saying they should remain vigilant “for possible new earthquakes” and urged those living in areas where tsunamis were expected to evacuate “as soon as possible.”
The archives left by the earthquake in Japan: