A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 shook Shizuoka Prefecture and its vicinity, including Tokyo, on Tuesday night (Japan time), at the time, as Japan struggles with the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in the northeast of the country.
At 22:31 zaregistrirovanyo earthquake measuring more than 6 points in the eastern part of Shizuoka in central Japan, and more than 5 points — in the eastern part of the neighboring Yamanashi Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Tsunami warnings have been reported and no serious damage to the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture — did not happen. Was hurt and the airport of Shizuoka, said the Chubu Electric Power Co. and the local police.
Tokyo Electric Power confirmed that the plant continues to work after the earthquake.
However, the movement of high-speed trains between Shinagawa and Hamamatsu Tokaido was temporarily suspended, and some stations — closed.
At City Hall in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, hit the ceiling on the first and second floors, but fortunately no one was injured. Meanwhile deenergized 22,000 households Prefecture Fujinomiya.
Arising out of the earthquake a fire at a hotel in Fujinomiya was soon extinguished, as reported local firefighters.
34-year-old man in Gotemba, Shizuoka, and 63-year-old woman in Hadano, Kanagawa Prefecture, were injured.
According to the Meteorological Agency, the center of the earthquake was located in the eastern part of Shizuoka at a depth of 14 kilometers. According to preliminary estimates of the Agency, the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.0 points, but later revised the magnitude and at last count, it was 6.4 points.