The first tsunami wave hit central Japan after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a 1.2-meter tsunami hit the town of Wajima in Ishikawa Prefecture. A more dangerous tsunami could hit the coast of Japan within 300 meters (190 miles) of the epicenter.
Japan’s state media NHK reported that a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the Noto region of the Sea of Japan around 4:00 p.m. local time on Monday. However, the US Geological Survey agency USGS reported that the magnitude of the earthquake that hit Ishikawa Prefecture in the Nato region of Japan was 7.4.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the current of water can reach a height of 5 meters due to the impact of the tsunami. Because of this, people have been advised to move to higher ground or the top of nearby buildings as quickly as possible.
An NHK presenter told the audience, ‘We understand that your home, your belongings are all precious to you, but your life is more important than anything else. So run away as fast as you can.’
Meanwhile, the Japan Metrological Agency (JMA) said that a magnitude 5.7 earthquake began on Monday at 4:06 p.m. local time in the Noto region of the Sea of Japan, next to the main island of Honshu. This was followed by a magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 4:10 PM, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 4:18 PM, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 4:23 PM, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 4:29 PM and a magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 4:29 PM. .
Earlier, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit Japan in October last year. The Japanese government still issued a tsunami warning.