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The earthquake off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, caused 950,000 households to have power outages. Thermal power generation was stopped for a while.

The earthquake off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, caused 950,000 households to have power outages. Thermal power generation was stopped for a while.

Kyodo News Agency reported on February 15 that an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 occurred in the eastern waters of Fukushima, Japan, on the evening of the 13th, and a total of about 950,000 households in the Tokyo Electric Power and Tohoku Electric Power District were out of power.

According to Japan’s wholesale power exchange and others, 16 thermal generating units were suspended with the earthquake.

After accepting the power allocation from Hokkaido and West Japan, the shortage of supply in the jurisdiction was avoided. The power outage was basically eliminated as of the morning of the 14th.

According to the transmission and distribution companies of Tohoku Power, on the night of the 13th, in the jurisdiction of Toku, there were at least 860,000 power outages in eight prefectures: Ibaraki, Toki, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Yamanashi and Shizuoka.

In the Tohoku Power District, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and Niigata prefectures once had a total of 92,000 power outages, and received up to 3.5 million kilowatts of electricity from Hokkaido Electric Power.

According to Japan Wholesale Power Exchange and others, the suspended thermal power stations also include equipment with an output power of 1 million kilowatts.

Some power stations have been restored to their original state.

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