Video Footage Emerges Of Last Night's Earthquake In Japan
Footage has emerged from Japan of the moment the 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Fukushima. One video also shows the beginnings of a tsunami cascading up a river.
A klaxon was sounded yesterday over the coastline city an hour after the quake, warning citizens to prepare for an oncoming tsunami. The Japan Meteorological Agency then issued an evacuation warning. The tsunami warnings have now been called off.
In 2011, a larger earthquake in the Fukushima Prefecture killed 16,000 people.
One of the clips, taken by a 16-year-old called Asuka, captures a meteor zipping through the sky while another shows its urban effects with footage of train station signs being shaken by the natural phenomenon.
Japan is a highly active seismic area, and earthquakes are common. In fact, Japan accounts for 20 percent of the world's 6+ magnitude earthquakes.
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