/ 15 February 2021

Japan tremor on delay

Hand up if you’re routinely late? Sure, you know it’s not great behaviour, but showing up a decade behind time? Now, that’s just rude, and in Japan’s case terrifying… An aftershock of the devastating 2011 quake struck on Saturday night. The weekend’s quake triggered power outages for more than 950,000 households, and more than 100 people were injured. Thankfully, no deaths or major structural damage was reported, and no tsunami warning was issued. The 2011 quake was a whopping 9.0 magnitude, and experts say it’s not surprising to have a big aftershock 10 years later. That was Japan’s strongest recorded earthquake that led to a tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people and caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s meltdown. The 10th anniversary of the triple disaster is on 11 March.

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