"Novosti": Japan witnessed about 30 earthquakes within two hours "Novosti": Japan witnessed about 30 earthquakes within two hours

"Novosti": Japan witnessed about 30 earthquakes within two hours

"Novosti": Japan witnessed about 30 earthquakes within two hours

29 earthquakes were recorded on the western coast of Japan in the area of ​​Ishikawa and Niigata Prefectures within just two hours on Monday, according to a Novosti analysis of Japan Meteorological Agency statistics.

According to "Novosti", as of 16.06 and over a period of just over two hours, 29 earthquakes were recorded in the aforementioned area. The strongest earthquake had a magnitude of 7.6 and its epicenter occurred "very close to the surface."

The strength of the main part of the tremors ranged between 4.5 and 5.7 degrees. The strength of the tremors was recorded at 3 to 7 points on the seven-point scale adopted in Japan, and most of the tremors had a strength between 3 and 4 degrees, and there were six earthquakes with a magnitude of 5, and one with a magnitude of 2.

A tsunami warning was issued along the entire western coast of Japan from the northern island of Hokkaido to Kyushu in the south, while a "severe tsunami" warning was issued in the Ishikawa Prefecture area.

The Japan Meteorological Agency reported that waves up to 1.2 meters high actually hit the port of Wajima in Ishikawa Prefecture at 16:21 local time, after the US Geological Survey and other agencies recorded a strong earthquake measuring 7.5 degrees approximately 10 minutes earlier on the day. that.

The earthquakes led to a power outage to about 33,500 homes in the area surrounding the epicenter, and the most prominent areas affected by the earthquake were Toyama, Ishikawa, and Niigata prefectures located on the side of the Sea of ​​Japan on the island of Honshu in Japan.

Nuclear safety

The Japanese government confirmed that no malfunctions have been reported so far in nuclear plants after a series of strong earthquakes shook the center of the country.

Government spokesman Yoshimasa Hayashi said, "It has been confirmed that there are no malfunctions at the Shika Nuclear Power Plant (in Ishikawa) and other plants so far."

The Japanese government and the Atomic Energy Commission have established a headquarters for accident prevention at nuclear power plants and are collecting information about the status of the Shika Nuclear Power Plant. Currently, the first and second reactors have been closed, and the headquarters is working to enhance monitoring at radiation level checkpoints.

After a strong earthquake a tsunami hits the coast of Japan

Japan declared a tsunami threat in the country after a strong earthquake, and people were asked to leave the coastal area immediately.
Meteorologists in Japan predicted a tsunami of up to 3 meters high along the entire coast of the Sea of ​​Japan.

Evacuations orders in Western Japan as massive 7.6 earthquake hits

Tsunami warning has been issued

Tsunami waves began to arrive, and meteorologists reported that they were seen on the western coast of Japan, with a height of up to 5 meters.

So far, no injuries or damage have been reported, but the tsunami threat warning extended to the entire western coast of the country.

The first moments of the earthquake that struck the country, before warnings of the danger of the arrival of tsunami waves, spread across social media.


Magnitude 7.3 quake strikes northern Japan, causing power outages in Tokyo and prompting tsunami advisory for Miyagi and Fukushima.
The effects of the earthquake were evident in the damage to some stores, as items fell to the ground and the shelves of some stores were destroyed due to the intensity of the earthquake. 

Homes were also not spared from the earthquake, which appeared to be devastating compared to the earthquakes that Japan is accustomed to occurring on an almost daily basis, and videos appeared documenting the collapse of the ceilings and walls of many homes in the area affected by the earthquake.

A short while ago, a new earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 struck in Japan's Ishikawa Prefecture, after the previous earthquake that caused a tsunami on the west coast of the country, amid official calls for the evacuation of residents from there.

It is noteworthy that on Monday afternoon, a series of strong earthquakes struck western Japan. The first tremors with a magnitude of 5.7 were recorded at 16:06 local time (10.06 Moscow time). The second is stronger with a magnitude of 7.6 degrees at 16:10 local time (10.10 Moscow time). Another 8 minutes later, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake occurred.

Some houses had collapsed during the earthquake in Ishikawa region of Japan.
Government: There is no defect in the nuclear plants after the earthquake

In addition, the Japanese government confirmed that no defect has been reported so far in nuclear plants after a series of strong earthquakes that shook central Japan on Monday.

Government spokesman Yoshimasa Hayashi said: “It has been confirmed that there are no malfunctions at the Shika Nuclear Power Plant (in Ishikawa) and other plants so far.”

Burundi's president calls for stoning gay people

Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye has called for gay people to be stoned in public, suggesting that citizens can help carry out the punishment.
“If you want to bring a curse on the country, accept homosexuality,” Ndayishimiye said in a question-and-answer session with journalists and the public held in eastern Burundi.

He added: "I think these people, if we find them in Burundi, it is better that we take them to the stadium and stone them. This cannot be a sin."

He also criticized Western countries for threatening small countries with financial sanctions if they refuse to adopt pro-LGBT values. “Let them keep their help, let them keep it,” he said, describing homosexuality as “imported from the West.”

At the same time, he said that Burundians living outside the country who have “chosen the devil,” i.e. become homosexuals, should not “come back.”

Homosexuality has been illegal in Burundi since 2009, and is punishable by up to two years in prison for consensual same-sex sexual activity, although there is no law imposing the death penalty.

Burundi charged 24 people with "homosexual practices" in March, following a declared crackdown on same-sex relations, with Ndayishimiye calling on residents to treat gays in their midst as "outcasts."

It is noteworthy that Uganda passed a law in May that imposes the death penalty for certain categories of homosexual crimes and long prison sentences for others.

The United States responded to this law by imposing a range of sanctions, including travel restrictions and removing Uganda from the free trade agreement duty-free.

 The World Bank also suspended all future loans in protest.
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