Saturday, February 13, 2021

Major Earthquake in Namie Japan, Located in Fukushima Prefecture

Major earthquake, 7.1 mag has occurred near Namie in Japan

Wikipedia describes Namie:

Namie (浪江町, Namie-machi) is a town located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. As of 29 February 2020 the town has a population of 1238 in 794 households, although the official registered population was 17,114 in 6853 households. The total area of the town is 223.14 square kilometres (86.15 sq mi).[1] The town was evacuated as a result of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster—being directly downwind from the power plant—and was within the exclusion zone set up in response to the disaster. Following ongoing clean-up efforts, Namie's business district and town hall have reopened, but access to more heavily contaminated western parts of the town remains restricted.[2]

Namie is located relatively close to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear plant, which is really steamy today, as illustrated in this screenshot taken this morning