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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Fiji Islands with a focal depth of 10 kilometers

Japan Media warns for another strong earthquake in the near future

by YCPress

February 16th According to a report by Kyodo News Agency on February 15th, the earthquake survey committee of the Japanese government (chairman is Nao Hirata, an honorary professor at the University of Tokyo) held an interim meeting on the 14th to summarize his views on the earthquake with a top 6 earthquake (Japanese standard) measured in Fukushima Prefecture and other places on the night of the 13th.

The focal point is said to be a 40-kilometer-long fault extending north-south.

The focal fault slopes to the east, which is analyzed as an inverse fault that is vertically misaligned. Hirata commented that this was the aftershock of the 2011 East Japan earthquake.

The investigation committee said that in about a week, it is necessary to pay attention to earthquakes with a maximum magnitude of about 6.

“It is also possible that there will be strong shaking at the boundary and interior of the plate, causing a high tsunami,” Hirata said about future long-term seismic activity.

According to Kyodo News Agency Tokyo on February 14, according to Kyodo News Agency statistics, as of the 14th, strong earthquakes recorded in Fukushima, Miyagi and other places had injured 155 people in nine counties.

In addition, there are continuous reports of damaged houses. At least 240 people in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures once needed shelter.

According to the report, more than 900,000 households in the northeast and Kanto region have power outages at most. At present, the power outages have been solved, but some parts of Fukushima and Miyagi still have water outages.

The Self-Defense Forces, which was requested by Fukushima Prefecture to dispatch disaster relief, have begun to deliver water to Shinji Town, which was the most earthquake-intensibly and almost completely cut off water.

Katsunobu Kato said at a press conference that the Pfizer vaccine, which arrived in Japan on the 12th, was not affected by the power outage caused by the earthquake and was still properly kept at the necessary low temperature.

In addition, according to Japan’s Asahi Shimbun on February 14, Yasuyu Nishimura, who is responsible for the response to the COVID-19 epidemic, called on the public to adhere to the epidemic prevention requirements, wash their hands frequently, wear masks and do not gather when he participated in the recording of the program of the Japan Broadcasting Association program on the morning of the 14th.

Nishimura stressed that in order to protect everything, he hoped that the people would still do a good job of personal protection during the asylum period.