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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook the region of Siba in Tokyo this Thursday and was felt strongly in the capital. . Seventeen people were injured in the operation and trains and subways were forced to stop. Authorities said there was no significant damage or danger from the tsunami.

The quake shook the buildings and shook the poles violently. Cabinet Secretary Hirokasu Matsuno said there were no abnormalities at the nuclear power plants in the area.

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The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the quake struck at 10:41 pm local time (Thursday 13:41 GMT) at a depth of 80 km and centered in Siba, part of Japan’s Pacific coast.

Shake, which was felt throughout much of the East Japan, Shook some buildings and activated alarms on residents’ phones to give them time to go to safety.

NHK Public Television showed the sign hanging on the ceiling of its offices. Power lines shake in Tokyo’s Tsukinami district.

Damage to a shop after the earthquake in Tokyo. (EFE / EPA / JIJI PRESS).

The Tokyo Electric Company said about 250 homes in the capital were affected by the power outage.

NHK reports that high-speed trains, both in and out of Shinkansen and Tokyo, have been suspended for some time.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. Of the country.

Shake does not trigger automatic alarm Tsunami According to the national media, at this time it does not appear to have caused significant material damage or casualties.

Many local railway lines and expressways were stopped by the automated safety system, and the operating company JR East checks the tracks in case of any damage.

There were restrictions on nuclear power plants, and no conflicts were mentioned.

“Please take action to save your life and get the latest information” Spread the word about the quake, Japanese Prime Minister-elect Fumio Kishida tweeted on Monday.

A road sign says "The entrance was closed due to the earthquake" October 7, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.  (EFE / EPA / JIJI PRESS).
On October 7, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, a road sign read “Entrance closed due to earthquake”. (EFE / EPA / JIJI PRESS).

Japan It is called the Pacific Ring of Fire, one of the most active seismic zones in the world, and records earthquakes with associated frequency, so infrastructure and buildings are designed to withstand earthquakes.

Strict Japanese construction standards allow buildings to withstand strong shaking.

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook the northwest coast last week Japan, Did not cause any damage.

Japan continues to be plagued by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami (more than 18,500 deaths) that caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Source: EFE / AFP and AP

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