An earthquake with a magnitude 7.1 on the Richter scale hit Japan and the meteorological agency says has hit off the coast of northeastern Japan, shaking Miyagi, and tremors were felt in other areas including Tokyo. No causalities have been reported so far.
According to The Japan Times, there is currently no tsunami warning in effect. However, taking safety measures, people residing near coastal areas have been advised to move to higher ground.
A Japanese shares a video of the earthquake:
Never seen and felt like this kind of EARTHQUAKE before. It was horrible and most scariest Earthquake ever.
I hope everyone is safe
— Ronaldo Laishram (@ronaldolaishram) February 13, 2021
Japan is located within the Ring of Fire, an earthquake-prone zone in the Pacific Ocean with extremely high seismic activity.
It is anticipated that light aftershocks can occur over the coming days. It is advisable to plan accordingly for aftershocks and vacate multistory buildings. Avoid air and road travel, to prevent encountering aftershocks. Always check up updated information on road conditions before driving in hilly areas in the affected region due to the threat of landslides.