A video captures a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that shakes central Japan


Weather camera by coastal area and CCTV camera in Suzu city office shaking at the moment of the earthquake – Reuters

Video captured by a weather camera obtained by Japanese public broadcaster NHK showed the moment a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck central Japan on Monday.

The massive earthquake prompted a tsunami warning and warnings for residents to evacuate and prepare for possible aftershocks. Reuters reported.

Footage showed the weather camera shaking violently as soon as the powerful tremor struck at approximately 4:06 pm local time (0706 GMT).

Additionally, other videos shared online also showed strong tremors throughout Ishikawa Prefecture.

A tsunami about one meter high hit parts of the western coast along the Sea of ​​Japan, and a larger wave is expected, according to NHK.

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued tsunami warnings for the coastal prefectures of Ishikawa, Niigata and Toyama.

More than 36,000 homes were left without power in Ishikawa and Toyama prefectures, utility provider Hokuriku Electric Power said.

The earthquake, which occurred on New Year’s Day, was felt in Tokyo and throughout the Kanto area.

Additionally, South Korea’s Gangwon Province warned residents to take precautions and evacuate to higher ground after Monday’s earthquake in Japan.

Earlier, South Korea’s meteorological agency warned of possible sea level rise in some parts of Gangwon province on the east coast.

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