Mag6.4 earthquake strikes Niigata, Japan. Power lost to 9000 homes.

Mag6.4 earthquake strikes Niigata, Japan. Power lost to 9000 homes.

An earthquake struck Japan’s northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday, cutting power to 9,000 homes. It measured 6.4 on the Richter scale (energy released), and 6.7 on the Shindo scale (ground movement). A small tsunami warning was issued, and has since been lifted. The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant was not affected, but more checks are required before power can be restored.

Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 7 months

This was a big quake, but thankfully very little damage. We have big seawalls to protect against tsunamis, and segmented buildings with flexible cores to protect against quake damage. The worst is the loss of power for the elderly. Niigata prefecture has an older population.

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mem#859×>37[× 7 months

oh geezus

Edward Williams
Edward Williams 7 months

Man, Japan can't seem to catch a break with earthquakes and tsunamis. Stay safe, folks.

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