M 7.3 earthquake near Fukushima, tsunami advisory issued

7.3 Earthquake Fukushima Tsunami

M 7.3 earthquake near Fukushima, tsunami advisory issued

Reports indicate a magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck off Fukushima, Japan, as a tsunami advisory has been issued, according to NHK World-Japan.

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Reuters’ William Mallard said the earthquake was felt around the country. He posted a map that shows some areas in the country recorded magnitude +6. 

6+ on the #Japan #earthquake intensity scale is some shaking. We rocked back and forth a good while on first floor in Yokohama. #地震 pic.twitter.com/J3k7nrF401

— William Mallard (@BillyMallard) March 16, 2022

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Here’s a video of what appears to be someone’s home office shaking in Tokyo. 

Strong M7.3 earthquake rocking Fukushima, this is my desk in Tokyo now – you can hear the whole apartment building shaking. Scary. pic.twitter.com/UiiM7yzmkN

— John Daub (ONLY in JAPAN) (@ONLYinJAPANtv) March 16, 2022


Last week: 2.8-magnitude Earthquake “Rattled” Bay Area, Near El Cerrito

A 2.8-magnitude earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area on Friday, March 11, geologists said.

The 3-mile-deep earthquake shook near El Cerrito, about 15 miles northeast of San Francisco, at about 9:45 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Nearly 1,000 people reported feeling the earthquake. Light shaking could be felt in San Francisco, Berkeley and Vallejo, according to USGS.

Magnitude measures the energy released at the source of the earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey says. It replaces the old Richter scale.

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Quakes between 2.5 and 5.4 magnitude are often felt but rarely cause much damage, according to Michigan Tech. Quakes below 2.5 magnitude are seldom felt by most people.

A 2.8-magnitude earthquake is smaller than most California residents may be used to, but some people said it still shook their homes.

“It was small but it rattled glasses and jolted the couch because we are close enough to the epicenter,” one person said on Twitter. “Been a while since we had a reminder. Time to get back to long deferred construction of earthquake supply stash.” continue reading.

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