Earthquake Hits Ishikawa Prefecture: No Tsunami Risk

Earthquake Hits Ishikawa Prefecture: No Tsunami Risk
Earthquake Hits Ishikawa Prefecture: No Tsunami Risk
Earthquake Hits Ishikawa Prefecture: No Tsunami Risk
Earthquake Hits Ishikawa Prefecture: No Tsunami Risk

Earthquake Hits Ishikawa Prefecture: No Tsunami Risk

Earthquake Hits Ishikawa Prefecture: No Tsunami Risk

Earthquake Hits Ishikawa Prefecture: No Tsunami Risk

Key Highlights:

  1. Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.
  2. No tsunami threat confirmed by authorities.
  3. East Japan Railway temporarily suspends bullet train services.

The Japan Meteorological Agency confirmed a magnitude 5.9 earthquake striking Ishikawa Prefecture early Monday morning. Despite the significant tremors, authorities assured the public that there was no risk of a tsunami.

The quake, which hit around 6:31 am local time, had its epicentre estimated to be 10 kilometres deep. Wajima and Suzu cities experienced intense shaking, registering an upper 5 on Japan’s seismic scale, while Noto town felt tremors at a slightly lower intensity.

Even areas in Niigata Prefecture felt the impact, albeit less severely. In response to the earthquake, East Japan Railway temporarily suspended both Hokuriku Shinkansen and Joetsu Shinkansen bullet train services due to a power outage. However, service resumed shortly after at 6:50 am, according to NHK.

The earthquake serves as a reminder of Japan’s vulnerability to seismic activity and the importance of preparedness measures in mitigating its impact on communities.

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