Earthquake News

Ishikawa Prefecture is hit by a strong 6.5 earthquake; a man dies and another earthquake is predicted.

About a strong earthquake that occurred off the shore of the Sea of Japan in Ishikawa Prefecture, further information has come to light. Authorities in the area have confirmed that the quake was the cause of the death of a man in Suzu City. The man reportedly fell off a ladder during the earthquake, according to sources.

In the upcoming week, the area may see another strong earthquake, according to a warning from the Japan Meteorological Agency. People should be on the lookout for an earthquake with an intensity of at least 6, especially in the next two to three days, according to the agency's Shimoyama Toshihiro. Since more than two years, there has been sporadic seismic activity in the area, and it is anticipated that this will continue for the time being.

At around 2:42 p.m., an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 occurred. Time zone on Friday. The focus of the earthquake, according to the Meteorological Agency, was 12 kilometers beneath the surface in the Noto region. In the city of Suzu, the earthquake was measured as an upper 6 on the Japanese seismic scale of zero to seven.

The earthquake at Noto scored a higher intensity of 5 on the Japanese seismic scale than it did in Wajima City, which recorded a lower intensity of 5. The city of Kanazawa and a few towns in the adjacent prefectures of Niigata and Toyama also experienced an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.

In Suzu City, buildings, including a temple, collapsed as a result of the earthquake; authorities are still working to clarify the specifics. Ishikawa experienced long tremors, especially in the city of Suzu, where class 3 tremors were reported. Long-lasting ground motion can make it difficult for people to stand still and can topple furniture, according to experts. People on higher floors are most affected by this type of shaking.

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