Japan welcomed the New Year with a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake.
A 7.6-magnitude earthquake and dozens of aftershocks hit Honshu on Monday.
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According to reports, at least one person was confirmed dead and other people were buried alive after the buildings collapsed.
At least three tsunami warnings have been issued in the area.
The Associated Press reported:
Japan dropped its highest level of tsunami warning, which it issued in the wake of a series of major earthquakes, on Monday, but asked coastal residents not to return to their homes for fear of devastating waves.
The earthquakes, the largest of which reached a magnitude of 7.6, sparked fires and collapsed buildings on the west coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. It was not clear how many people were killed or injured.
The Japan Meteorological Agency reported more than a dozen earthquakes in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Ishikawa and nearby prefectures shortly after 4 p.m.
Government spokesman Yoshimasa Hayashi said that at least six houses were damaged by the earthquakes, and that people were trapped inside. He added that a fire broke out in the city of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, and electricity was cut off for more than 30,000 families.
A video posted on X showed the pier “breathing” after the devastating earthquake in Japan.
It was really scary.
There is no damage from the tsunami so far.
It is safe.
On my way to the night shift
The ground began to shake violently in front of me.
It broke and I was so scared.
There are not many places you can evacuate,
I have to go to work…
After a while, I got to work.
I was in a hurry to film the video, but I captured it pic.twitter.com/ueidzjPWX9
– Hippokoomi❄️ (@mmmin726) January 1, 2024
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