A powerful earthquake has been recorded in north-east Japan and is reported to have cut power to two million homes and has struck just 40 miles east of Fukushima. The tremor was recorded at magnitude 7.3 and in some areas is said to have reached 6-plus on Japan's shaking intensity scale, making it too forceful for people to stand, according to the BBC—The massive quake also followed a mag 6.4 fore shock. People living in the Fukushima, Miyagi and Yamagata prefectures have been told to expect aftershocks. The quake took place at 23:36 (14:36 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. An advisory for tsunami waves of one metre (3.3ft) has also been issued for parts of the north-east coast. The massive quake comes exactly 11 years and 5 days since the Great earthquake of Honshu killed an estimated 25,000 people died.
A TICKING TIME BOMB! It's another near miss! Incredibly, the third in just over a year! On the 10th anniversary of the 2011 Fukushima disaster a second major quake, a mag 6.8 rocked the stricken nuclear plant just three months after a mag 7.0 rocked the same area in February 2021—Why would any body, let alone a government allow a nuclear power plant directly above a major seismic fault line? More here
Todays major quake (mag or higher) is not insignificant, yes it is a large powerful however, it's the 35th major quake so far this year which is considerably high, although last year at this stage, 03/16/21, 45 had been recorded which was even higher—2020 at this time had recorded 24, 2019-also 24, 2018-25 and 2017-just 16. The highest ever number of major quakes, mag 6 or higher in the first 46 days of the year was 2011, the year of the Fukushima disaster, 87 major quakes had been recorded—incredibly, 54 of them, fore-shocks and after-shocks has occurred off the east coast of Japan.