Earthquake in Japan: video of the element appeared on the network

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The magnitude of the tremors was 7.2 on the Richter scale

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck Japan’s Miyagi prefecture on Saturday, March 20. About this, with reference to the publication The Japan Times, the portal PI reports.

The earthquake happened near the coast, so the height of the expected tsunami could be 1 meter. In a number of areas, due to the disaster, there was a power outage.

The authorities of the city of Watari decided to evacuate almost 7 thousand residents so as not to expose them to the danger of being hit by a wave.

Everyone who stayed on the coast was advised to climb the hill.

Earlier, the information and analytical portal PI reported that a series of earthquakes occurred near the Greek island of Lesvos in the Aegean Sea.