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Japan, located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, is one of the most sensitive zones of earthquakes.
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Japan at 7:37 pm Saturday. Its tremors were felt throughout the country, but the biggest impact was in Fukushima province. There is a large nuclear plant in Fukushima. According to local media, nothing unusual has been seen in the plant so far. Expert team has reached to inspect the plant. Japan’s Meteorological Agency has said that there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.
The epicenter of the earthquake was about 60 km from the ground, about 306 km from the capital Tokyo. The same place also experienced a big earthquake 10 years ago. Then the tsunami waves that had ravaged the Fukushima nuclear plant. It was considered a major event in terms of damage to the environment.
After the earthquake in 2011 there were 16 thousand deaths due to tsunami
A 9-magnitude catastrophic earthquake in Japan in March 2011 caused a massive tsunami. Then 10 meters high waves in the sea caused havoc in many cities. About 16 thousand people died in it. It is considered to be the biggest loss ever caused by earthquake in Japan.
Japan is located on Ring of Fire
Japan has the most sensitive area of earthquake. It comes in the Pacific Ring of Fire. Ring of Fire is an area where continental plates along with oceanic tectonic plates are also present. When these plates collide, an earthquake occurs. Tsunamis are caused by these effects and volcanoes also burst. 90% of the world’s earthquakes fall in this ring of fire.
The effect of Ring of Fire can be seen from New Zealand to Japan, Alaska and North and South America. 15 countries are in the ring of this ring of fire. This area is spread over 40 thousand kilometers. 75% of all active volcanoes in the world are in this area.