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Japan Earthquake LIVE Updates: ‘Tsunamis are still being recorded’, Japan urges resident ‘no to go home’

Japan earthquake tsunami LIVE news updates: Around 21 above 4.0 magnitude earthquakes rocked central Japan on Monday. The authorities have issued tsunami warnings along the coastal regions of Ishikawa, Niigata and Toyama. Catch LIVE updates here 

Janapan Earthquake: Warning message on a screen from a live feed on NHK World asking people to evacuate from the area after a series of major earthquakes hit central Japan. A powerful 7.5 earthquake hit central Japan on January 1, the USGS said, prompting tsunami warnings and authorities to urge people in the area to move to higher ground (AFP)Premium
Janapan Earthquake: Warning message on a screen from a live feed on NHK World asking people to evacuate from the area after a series of major earthquakes hit central Japan. A powerful 7.5 earthquake hit central Japan on January 1, the USGS said, prompting tsunami warnings and authorities to urge people in the area to move to higher ground (AFP)

Japan earthquake tsunami LIVE news updates: In a major tragedy on the day of New Year, Japan was hit by 21 above 4.0 magnitude on Monday. The earthquakes, which were as intense as 7.6 magnitude triggered infrastructure collapse in the country with people running to save their lives. The Met department has also issued tsunami warnings along the coastal regions of Ishikawa, Niigata and Toyama and we are here with minute-to-minute updates of Japan Earthquake LIVE. 

Moreover, some regions in North Korea and Russia are also bracing up for the impact of tsunami. As per Russia's TASS news agency, the government has ordered evacuations in the western coast of Sakhalin Island. 

Catch Japan Earthquake LIVE updates here

01 Jan 2024, 08:45:37 PM IST

Japan Earthquake: One dead from building collapse

One man has died following a building collapse in Ishikawa prefecture, Reuters reported, citing Japan’s NTV.

01 Jan 2024, 07:38:28 PM IST

Japan lowers its tsunami warning but still tells people not to go home after a series of earthquakes

Japan dropped its highest-level tsunami alert, issued following a series of major earthquakes on Monday, but told residents of coastal areas not to return to their homes as deadly waves could still come.

The quakes, the largest of which had a magnitude of 7.6, started a fire and collapsed buildings on the west coast of Japan's main island, Honshu. It was unclear how many people might have been killed or hurt.

The Japan Meteorological Agency reported more than a dozen quakes in the Japan Sea off the coast of Ishikawa and nearby prefectures shortly after 4 p.m.

At least six homes were damaged by the quakes, with people trapped inside, government spokesman Yoshimasa Hayashi said. A fire broke out in Wajima city, Ishikawa Prefecture, and electricity was out for more than 30,000 households, he said.

01 Jan 2024, 06:23:47 PM IST

Japan earthquake: Quake triggers tsunami waves, residents flww coastal areas

Tsunami waves over a metre high hit Japan on Monday after a huge earthquake that damaged homes, set off a major fire, closed highways and prompted authorities to urge people to run to higher ground.

The 7.5-magnitude quake struck the Noto region in Ishikawa prefecture on the Sea of Japan side of the main central island of Honshu at around 4:10 pm (0710 GMT), the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Japan's weather agency put the magnitude at 7.6 and said that it was one of more than 50 quakes of 3.2 magnitude or more to rock the region on the New Year's Day holiday -- when families get together and visit shrines -- over several hours.

Television channels interrupted normal services with special programming including of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida urging people in danger areas to "evacuate as soon as possible" to higher ground.

01 Jan 2024, 06:04:50 PM IST

Japan earthquake: Indian embassy in Japan sets up emergency control room

The Indian Embassy in Japan on Monday set up an emergency control room for Indians wanting any assistance in the wake of the tsunami alerts issued by the authorities after a series of strong earthquakes jolted the country's western coastline.

According to the statement, the numbers given by the Indian embassy are 81-80-3930-1715 (Mr Yakub Topno), 81-70-1492-0049 (Mr Ajay Sethi), 81-80-3214-4734 (Mr DN Barnwal), 81-80- 6229-5382 (Mr S Bhattacharya), 81-80-3214-4722 ( Mr Vivek Rathore).

01 Jan 2024, 06:02:11 PM IST

Japan earthquake: Over 32,000 homes in Ishikawa face power outages

After the powerful earthquake and aftershocks on Monday, more than 32,500 homes in Japan's Ishikawa prefecture are without power, CNN reported citing Hokuriku Electric Power.

Tsunami warnings have been issued along the coastal areas of western Japan. Furthermore, people have been urged to evacuate after an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck the region.

Speaking to CNN, Suzu city officials in Japan's Ishikawa prefecture have said that buildings have been damaged after the quake and there are reports of injuries.

01 Jan 2024, 05:51:13 PM IST

Japan earthquake: North and South Korea brace for tsunami after Japan quake

A tsunami measuring under one metre (3.3 ft) reached South Korea's east coast in the wake of a massive earthquake that hit Japan on Monday, South Korea's meteorological agency said, which added there may be more and larger waves in the next hours.

The first tsunami to reach South Korea's coast was 67 cm (2.2 ft) but it may increase in size after the initial waves and may continue for more than 24 hours, the meteorological agency said

Separately, North Korea issued tsunami warnings for its coast of possible waves of more than 2 metres, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing the North's state radio.

01 Jan 2024, 05:39:54 PM IST

Japan earthquake: 10 feet Tsuanmi waves approaching Japan

A further tsunami as large as 3 meters could still hit, according to public broadcaster NHK. The tsunami warning stretched from Japan’s main northern island of Hokkaido to the main southwestern island of Kyushu. South Korea also recorded small tsunami in some areas, the Korea Times reported.

Japan Meteorological Agency warned that residents should be on the alert for potentially large aftershocks over the next week.

01 Jan 2024, 05:37:13 PM IST

VIDEO | Japan earthquake: Seven people were injured across several towns in Ishikawa 

Seven people were injured across several towns in Ishikawa prefecture, according to broadcaster TBS. Video footage on broadcaster ANN showed collapsed houses in Wajima, about 300 kilometers (190 miles) northwest of Tokyo and posts on social media showed shops filled with broken bottles and other items that had fallen from shelves.

01 Jan 2024, 05:33:26 PM IST

Japan began New Year 2024 with 1 earthquake, 50 aftershocks, Tsunami waves

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 hit off the Noto Peninsula on Japan’s northwest coast, followed by more than 50 aftershocks, destroying homes and roads and triggering a widespread tsunami warning.

Six cases of buildings collapsing with people trapped inside have been reported following Monday’s tremors, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi told a press conference. The government has deployed the Self-Defense Forces to the area, while emergency services have been flooded with calls, he added.

A major fire broke out in the city of Wajima, appearing to spread across several buildings, video on broadcaster NTV showed. The city was hit by a tsunami of at least 1.2 meters (4 feet), the largest reported by NHK.

01 Jan 2024, 05:24:11 PM IST

Japan Earthquake: Wajima fire dept receives 30 reports of building collapsing

According to NHK report, Japan's Wajima city fire department has received at least 30 reports of buildings collapsing as a  series of over 21 earthquakes hit the Japanese archipelago within a span of 90 minutes

01 Jan 2024, 05:20:47 PM IST

Japan Earthquake: Tsunami threat 'largely passed says US

The tsunami threat from a powerful earthquake that struck central Japan on Monday has "largely passed", a US agency said, after waves over a metre high had earlier hit some areas.

"The tsunami threat has now largely passed," the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said

01 Jan 2024, 05:11:22 PM IST

Japan Earthquake: Noto region tsunami warning downgraded

Japan downgraded ‘major tsunami warning’ of Noto region to ‘tsubnami warning’. 

01 Jan 2024, 05:04:59 PM IST

Japan Earthquake: North Korea issues tsunami warnings

North Korea issued tsunami warnings for its east coast after a massive quake hit north central Japan on Monday, saying waves of up to 2.08 meters (6.8 ft) can reach its shore, Yonhap news reported citing the North's state radio.

01 Jan 2024, 04:59:30 PM IST

Japan Earthquake: South Korea's east coast braces for tsunami

The first tsunami reached South Korea's east coast at 0921 GMT at a height of 45 cm (1.5 ft) in the wake of a massive earthquake that hit Japan on Monday, South Korea's meteorological agency said.

The tsunami can grow after the initial waves and may continue for more than 24 hours, the agency said in an advisory.

South Korea's Gangwon province warned residents to take precautions and evacuate to higher ground, according to the Ministry of Interior and Safety.

South Korea's meteorological agency earlier said sea levels in some parts of the Gangwon province on the east coast may rise after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 hit north central Japan and it issued an advisory for caution.

It said tsunami waves of up to 0.3 metres could reach South Korea's eastern shore between 0929 GMT and 1017 GMT.

-Reuters

01 Jan 2024, 04:57:49 PM IST

Japan Earthquake: ‘Prepare for more disasters’

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida also warned residents to prepare for more disasters. "Residents need to stay on alert for further possible quakes and I urge people in areas where tsunamis are expected to evacuate as soon as possible," Kishida said.

01 Jan 2024, 04:51:57 PM IST

Japan Earthquake: Tsunami warnings revive 2011 horror

The 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan had killed nearly 20,000 people and devastated towns and nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima, which also houses a nuclear plant.

Another quake, known as the Great Hanshin Earthquake, hit western Japan in 1995, killing more than 6,000 people, mainly in the city of Kobe.

Monday's quake struck during the Jan. 1 public holiday when millions of Japanese traditionally visit temples to mark the new year.

01 Jan 2024, 04:48:25 PM IST

Japan Earthquake: Transport hit in Japanese archipelago

High speed rail services to Ishikawa have been suspended while telecom operators Softbank and KDDI reported phone and internet service disruptions in Ishikawa and Niigata, according to their websites.

Japanese airline ANA turned back planes headed to airports in Toyama and Ishikawa, while Japan Airlines cancelled most of its services to Niigata and Ishikawa regions and authorities said one of Ishikawa's airports was closed.

01 Jan 2024, 04:39:50 PM IST

Tsunami visuals along the west coast of Japan

01 Jan 2024, 04:29:14 PM IST

Tsunami warnings for South Korea's east coast 

Japan earthquake tsunami LIVE news updates: The initial tidal surge, following a significant earthquake in Japan on Monday, arrived on South Korea's eastern shore at 0921 GMT, registering a height of 45 cm (1.5 ft), as reported by the South Korean meteorological agency. According to the agency's advisory, there is the potential for the tsunami to intensify beyond the initial waves and persist for a duration exceeding 24 hours.

01 Jan 2024, 04:21:41 PM IST

Indian Embassy sets up control room 

Japan earthquake tsunami LIVE news updates: In a statement shared on X, the Indian Embassy in Japan stated, "Embassy has set up an emergency control room for anyone to contact in connection with the Earthquake and Tsunami on January 1, 2024. The following Emergency numbers and email IDs may be contacted for any assistance."

01 Jan 2024, 04:11:49 PM IST

Destrcution in the aftermatch of Japan earthquake 

Japan earthquake tsunami LIVE news updates: The earthquake that occurred on Monday took place on the public holiday of January 1, a time when millions of Japanese typically engage in the tradition of visiting temples to celebrate the new year. In Kanazawa, a well-liked tourist spot in Ishikawa, visual evidence depicted the aftermath of a collapsed torii gate scattered at the shrine's entrance, causing concerned worshippers to observe the scene.

01 Jan 2024, 04:04:09 PM IST

Scary visuals from Japan Tsunami 

Japan earthquake tsunami LIVE news updates: As tsunami hit Japan after multilple earthquakes, scary visuals are emerging from the country with water threatning to enter residential areas. 

01 Jan 2024, 03:57:02 PM IST

Japan nuclear authorities says no irregularities

Japan earthquake tsunami LIVE news updates: The Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan has reported that there are no detected irregularities at nuclear power facilities situated along the Sea of Japan. This includes the five operational reactors at Kansai Electric Power's Ohi and Takahama plants in Fukui Prefecture. 

The Shika plant in Ishikawa, located closest to the earthquake's epicenter, had already ceased operations for routine inspections before the seismic event. The authority confirmed that the quake had no adverse effects on the two reactors at the Shika plant.

01 Jan 2024, 03:47:22 PM IST

What Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said

Japan earthquake tsunami LIVE news updates: Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday that the government is assessing the situation and citizens should remain on alert. "Residents need to stay on alert for further possible quakes and I urge people in areas where tsunamis are expected to evacuate as soon as possible," Kishida said.

01 Jan 2024, 03:37:58 PM IST

Japan issues 5 tsunami warnings after 21 earthquakes 

Japan earthquake tsunami LIVE news updates: As 21 intense earthquakes jolt Japan, the Met department has issued 5 tsunami warnings along of the coastal regions of Ishikawa, Niigata and Toyama. The government has warned the citizens to remain alert and prepare for more tremors. 

01 Jan 2024, 03:27:36 PM IST

Japan issues another earthquake warning for Ishikawa and Toyama 

Japan earthquake tsunami LIVE news updates: The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued another earthquake warning for the coastal region of Ishikawa and Toyama. The regions are already reeling under the impact of Tsunami and another earthquake can intensify the damage in the coastel areas. The Japanese administration has asked people to rush towards the higher grounds

01 Jan 2024, 03:14:55 PM IST

Japan earthquake tsunami LIVE news updates: Tsunami alerts for North Korea, Russia; Kremlin says evacuations being carried out

Japan earthquake tsunami LIVE news updates: The 7.6 magnitude earthquake that hit central Japan on Monday has triggered Tsunami warnings in Japan, North Korea, and Russia. The Kremlin confirmed the reports of Tsunami warnings in Russia's Far East region and said the evacuations are being carried out to relocate the people to safer areas. The Japan Meteorological Agency informed that 21 earthquakes rocked the country and all were above the magnitude of 4.0 Read More

01 Jan 2024, 03:04:58 PM IST

Buildings collapsed, roads cracked open, 'amusement swimming pool wave' in river | Visuals 

Japan earthquake tsunami LIVE news updates: "Scary visuals" from Japan flooded social media soon after an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 hit the central part of the country on Monday. A tsunami warning was issued following the tremors, urging residents to evacuate and prepare for possible aftershocks.

According to reports, a tsunami around 1 metre high struck parts of the west coast along the Sea of Japan, with a larger wave expected. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued tsunami warnings for the coastal prefectures of Ishikawa, Niigata and Toyama, Reuters reported. "5m waves expected in Ishikawa," a person posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. Read More

01 Jan 2024, 02:56:03 PM IST

Evacuations in Russia's far east 

Japan earthquake tsunami LIVE news updates: Russia's emergency minister informed that certain areas along the western coast of Sakhalin Island, which is in close proximity to Japan on Russia's Pacific coastline, are facing a potential tsunami threat. As a precautionary measure, the local residents are currently undergoing evacuation procedures, the local news agency TASS reported on Monday.

01 Jan 2024, 02:53:27 PM IST

Residents urged to flee to higher grounds 

Japan earthquake tsunami LIVE news updates: "All residents must evacuate immediately to higher ground," Japanese national broadcaster NHK said after over 21 earthquakes hit Japan on Monday. The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued tsunami warnings along the coastal regions. 

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