Japan on Saturday experienced a strong magnitude 7.2 earthquake that shook buildings in the capital for a long time. USGS said the quake was centered 6.7 miles east of Ishinomaki at a depth of 33.5 miles. That’s off the coast of Miyagi prefecturewhich was heavily damaged during the huge earthquake and tsunami of 2011.. There were no immediate reports of damage. There have been no initial reports of injuries. The strong temblor caused a temporary blackout in some areas and suspended bullet train services in the area. A tsunami advisory was issued. Based on the preliminary earthquake parameters, hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 km (186 miles) of the earthquake epicenter,” the U.S. Tsunami Warning System said in a statement.
It has now been downgraded to a “tsunami forecast” of slight changes in sea level. Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority also said in a post on its website that no anomalies had been found at three nuclear reactors in the vicinity, including both the Fukushima Daiichi and the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plants. Yoshihide Suga, the country’s Prime Minister, called for a crisis meeting at his residence in Tokyo in response to the quake. Last month, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast near the Fukushima prefecture.