A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck northeastern Japan on Wednesday, March 16.
This is the second powerful earthquake that struck Japan today.
The magnitude of the first earthquake was estimated to be 5.6 by several sources.
Another earthquake occurred off the northeast coast of the main Japanese island of Honshu; an aftershock with a magnitude of 7.3 was recorded after the tremors.
The US Geological Survey estimated the magnitude to be 4.1 at the same time. Both earthquakes had their epicenters 66 and 175 kilometers east of the village of Namie in Fukushima Prefecture, respectively.
The depths of focus are 33 and 28 kilometers, respectively. A tsunami warning was issued along the country’s northeast coast in the aftermath of the first earthquake. Data on a potential similar threat in the aftermath of the second earthquake has yet to be received.
Watch video of earthquake in Japan today below.