Earthquake of 5.9 Magnitude Strikes Ishikawa, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency reported early Monday morning that an earthquake with an initial magnitude of 5.9 shook Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.


The agency added that no tsunami warning was issued after the earthquake, which struck the Noto Peninsula region in the prefecture.

According to the Japan Times, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers and shook the cities of Wajima and Suzu near the tip of the Noto Peninsula.

The recent earthquake comes just over six months after a strong earthquake shook the same region, causing extensive damage, according to the newspaper.

Activists and social media accounts shared a video posted by the Japan Meteorological Agency, showing the moment of the earthquake and the violent tremors that hit the region.

Tokyo Electric Power Company confirmed that no malfunctions were observed at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, located in Kashiwazaki City and Kariwa Village in Niigata Prefecture, which recorded a seismic intensity of 4 degrees.

The earthquake triggered emergency warnings on smartphones in areas as far as the Kanto region, and residents felt strong tremors widely, including in Niigata, Fukushima, and Toyama prefectures.

A recent study found that the damage caused by the New Year’s Day earthquake led to the closure of more than 100 companies in four municipalities in Ishikawa Prefecture.

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