An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 hit the Fukushima area

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A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck northeastern Japan, the country’s National Meteorological Office reported Feb.19.

It is noted that the epicenter of the tremors was to the east of Fukushima Prefecture. Its hearth lay at a depth of 50 km.

Information about casualties and destruction has not been reported.

On February 13, a powerful earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean northeast of the Japanese prefecture of Fukushima, its magnitude was 7.3. The tremors were felt in ten prefectures in northern, northeastern and central Japan, including Fukushima, Miyagi and the metropolitan area.

According to Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the total number of victims of the earthquake was 153 people, of whom 12 were seriously injured. There are no fatalities.

During the earthquake, a small volume of water splashed from pools for storing spent nuclear fuel at various units of the Fukushima-1 and Fukushima-2 NPPs.