A strong earthquake of magnitude 5.4 hit Japan’s Noto region in Ishikawa Prefecture on Sunday.
The quake hit shortly after 3 pm (local time). The quake registered a lower 6 on Japan’s seismic intensity scale of zero to 7 at Suzu City.—as per NHK world.
Japan’s Meteorological Agency said that the quake was at a depth of about 10 kilometres. The Kasuga Shrine in Suzu reported that its torii stone gate was broken from the bottom, and stone lanterns and stairs were partially collapsed, reported NHK World.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said, “I have instructed the members of the task force to immediately assess the extent of the damage, provide accurate information to the public, and make all-out efforts to take emergency measures against disasters. No major damage has been reported so far. There have not been any reports of damage at the Shika nuclear power plant and nearby nuclear power plants. We will continue to take all possible measures with the utmost caution.”