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Powerful earthquake jolts southern Tohoku

  • March 17, 2022
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All broadcasters provided updates on the damage caused by the major quake that hit the southern Tohoku region late last night, with NHK saying two people had been killed and at least 92 others had been injured as of 7 a.m. Property damage was reported primarily in Miyagi and Fukushima, and 47,000 households in the two prefectures were without electricity. The power outages in the Kanto region that were widespread right after the quake have been resolved. Train service in the Kanto region began this morning without any significant disruptions, but service in the Tohoku region remains largely suspended. A 17-car bullet train on the Tohoku Shinkansen line was derailed in southern Miyagi last night, but nobody was injured in the incident. The Tohoku and Joban Expressways that connect Kanto to Tohoku are still partially closed. According to the Nuclear Regulation Authority, cooling operations at the four reactors at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant were not disrupted. No abnormalities were reported at other atomic power stations in Tohoku.

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