The quake registered a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale and in some areas even more than 6 on the Japanese shaking intensity scale – too strong for people to stand, according to public broadcaster NHK.

A strong earthquake shook Japan’s northeast coast on Wednesday, shaking buildings, leaving parts of Tokyo without power and triggering a tsunami warning.

The quake registered a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale and in some areas even more than 6 on the Japanese shaking intensity scale – too strong for people to stand, according to public broadcaster NHK.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the government was assessing the extent of damage after the quake.

The same region was hit by a major earthquake, followed by a tsunami in 2011 that triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Tokyo Electric Power Company said about 2 million households were without power and it was checking the condition of the reactors at the Fukushima plant, NHK said.

Authorities warned residents of Fukushima, Miyagi and Yamagata prefectures to expect after shocks.


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