Thursday, 14 Nov 2019

Little tsunami occurred after 6.7 earthquake shook Japan


IllustrationIllustration - Japan's Meteorological Agency lifted a tsunami warning they issued after the 6.7 SR earthquake shook prefecture Niigata and other prefectures in Japan. It was also reported that a small 10 cm tsunami had occurred at Niigita port. Reporting from the Japan Times, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday, June 19th 2019 morning local time said the earthquake did not cause too much damage.

It is known, the M 6.7 earthquake on Tuesday, June 18th 2019 at 22.22 local time, Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for the coastal areas of Yamagata and Niigata Prefectures and the Noto area in Ishikawa Prefecture. The Meteorological Agency had predicted a tsunami with a height of 1 meter would occur.

The report also said a 10 cm high tsunami had occurred in Niigata port right after midnight. But a few moments later the Japan Meteorological Agency revoked the tsunami warning in the areas of Yamagata, Niigata and Ishikawa Prefectures on Wednesday, June 19th 2019 at 1.02 am local time.

Meanwhile, Murakami City in Niigata Prefecture, which was also affected by the M 6.7 earthquake, has established 10 evacuation centres. "It was a shock that I had never felt in my life" said a male official in Murakami City. When an earthquake occurs, he is sleeping with his child at home. "Initially there was a vertical shock that pushed me up, then I felt the jolt lasted for about a minute," he said.


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