February 23rd – On the evening of February 13, a strong earthquake occurred off the coast of Fukushima, Japan. Chiba City also observed a magnitude 4 earthquake in Japan.
On the night of the earthquake, the sky in the coastal area of the former city of Chiba Prefecture showed blood red, and the city’s petrochemical plants were dense.
The city fire department connected about 10 calls and reported, “Is the sky bloody red, is it OK?”
According to Japan’s Asahi Shimbun on the 23rd, during the 2011 East Japan earthquake, the liquefied petroleum gas storage tank of an oil factory in Ichihara City exploded and caught fire.
After the earthquake, the sky presented the same scene as in those years. Japanese netizens continued to post pictures of the scene on Twitter, with the caption: “Chiba’s sky is bloody red. Is it on fire? “Explosion, it’s terrible.”
However, the former city fire department recently responded that there was no fire or explosion in fact.
The propaganda department of a company operating an oil and chemical plant in the city said that the sky turned red because of the harmless treatment of excess natural gas and the flame generated when burning it was burned.
In the event of an earthquake or power outage, the relevant equipment should be temporarily turned off, which will gush out more excess gas than usual and emit a huge flame.
“The huge flames that appeared in the sky after the earthquake were evidence of the proper functioning of the safety devices,” said the head of the facility.