A tsunami warning has been issued after a magnitude 6. The quake struck around 30 miles southwest of the city of Sakata at Footage showed surveillance cameras on buildings in Niigata and Yamagata prefectures shake as the earthquake struck on Tuesday night. The hardest hit by the quake could not be contacted by telephone, according to public broadcaster NHK, which reported an evacuation order had been issued for Niigata city residents near the coast, telling them to move to higher ground. One elderly man was injured after falling over during the tremor, and blackouts were reported in some areas including on major roads, NHK said. All seven reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata were off line and no abnormalities were reported.
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It measured 6. Up to 6, people lost their lives; about 4, of them were from Kobe. Most of the largest earthquakes in Japan are caused by subduction of the Philippine Sea Plate or Pacific Plate , with mechanisms that involve either energy released within the subducting plate or the accumulation and sudden release of stress in the overlying plate. Earthquakes of these types are especially frequent in the coastal regions of northeastern Japan. The Great Hanshin earthquake belonged to a third type, called an "inland shallow earthquake". The Great Hanshin earthquake began north of the island of Awaji, which lies just south of Kobe. It spread toward the southwest along the Nojima Fault on Awaji and toward the northeast along the Suma and Suwayama faults, which run through the center of Kobe.
The Great Kanto Earthquake in Japan, 1923
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This is a list of deadly earthquakes in Japan with either a magnitude greater than or equal to 7. As indicated below, magnitude is measured on the Richter magnitude scale M L or the moment magnitude scale M w , or the surface wave magnitude scale M s for very old earthquakes. The present list is not exhaustive, and reliable and precise magnitude data is scarce for earthquakes that occurred before the development of modern measuring instruments. Although there is mention of an earthquake in Yamato in what is now Nara Prefecture on August 23, , the first to be reliably documented took place in Nara prefecture on May 28, during the reign of Empress Suiko , destroying buildings throughout Yamato province. In Japan, the shindo scale is commonly used to measure earthquakes by seismic intensity instead of magnitude.