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World News January 2, 2024

13 dead, tsunami warnings lifted after M7.6 quake rocks west Japan

According to Kyodo News, a powerful earthquake in central Japan resulted in at least 13 casualties. The magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck Ishikawa Prefecture on Monday afternoon, prompting tsunami warnings that have now been lifted. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that around 1,000 self-defense force troops are engaged in search and rescue operations in the affected areas. Helicopter inspections revealed widespread damage, including fires. Additionally, the Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa Prefecture reported a blast and power loss, but the reactors can operate using backup systems. South Korea reported small tsunamis, but there were no injuries or property losses.

Source – CGTN

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