Japan hit by tsunami waves after earthquake

Tuesday’s earthquake triggered tsunamis, 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) in height, but nothing high enough to cause major damage.

A powerful earthquake struck Japan on Tuesday, injuring at least 14 people and generated moderate tsunami waves.

The local Fire and Disaster Management Agency said at least three women, including two in their 80s, were seriously injured.

Fires broke out in non-residential buildings, but no one was hurt by them.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima region and was an aftershock of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that generated a deadly tsunami in the same area in 2011.

The agency also cautioned that another large quake could hit in the next few days.

Tuesday’s quake triggered tsunamis, 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) in height, at Sendai Bay, but nothing high enough to cause major damage.

Initially fearing more power tsunamis, the government ordered the local residents to flee to higher ground, but they later returned to their homes after the warnings were called off.

Tuesday’s tremor was the most powerful in northeast Japan region since the 2011 quake which killed about 18,000 people and wiped out entire neighborhoods.

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, which experienced a meltdown and leaked radiation over many kilometers after the 2011 tsunami, reported no abnormalities.

Read  Massive earthquake kills over 2,000 in Morocco, thousands more injured

By: World Israel News Staff
AP contributed to this report