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Japan Informs IAEA about Earthquake

9/2021

The Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that a 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred at 18:09 JST / 09:09 UTC on 20 March 2021.

The NRA informed the IAEA that according to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the earthquake’s epicentre was off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, which is located in north eastern Japan.

The NRA informed the IAEA that no abnormalities were reported at the nuclear power stations located in the vicinity of the earthquake’s epicentre and NRA continues to monitor the developments following the earthquake.

The IAEA remains in contact with authorities in Japan and will provide additional public information as it becomes available.

Contact:

IAEA Press Office
ffice of Public Information and Communication
[+43] 1 2600 21273
press@iaea.org

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