On Friday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale occurred in Ishikawa, Japan. The afternoon high-intensity earthquake struck Ishikawa Prefecture at a depth of 10 km.
However, Reuters reported that no tsunami alert was issued following the earthquake, citing information from public broadcaster NHK. The authorities eliminated any hazard from nuclear power plants in addition to the tsunami risk. Neither the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in the adjoining prefecture of Niigata nor the Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa Prefecture reported any anomalies.
Despite the absence of a tsunami threat, local media cited the Meteorological Agency as saying that there is a chance of sea level changes of less than 20 cm.
The Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture's northernmost region was where the earthquake occurred. The Peninsula, which is situated about 300 kilometres northwest of Tokyo, was struck by the earthquake. Although there were no immediate reports of injuries, train lines were temporarily suspended. There is a possibility that the earthquake-affected region will shake the country again.