Posted July 11, 2020 09:06:00 The latest update on the devastating magnitude-8.0 earthquake in Japan, the epicenter of which was in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, on Friday, has shown that many towns in the state of New Hampshire, the home of nuclear reactors, are under water.
According to the latest estimates from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the quake hit at 11:07 a.m.
EDT, with a magnitude of 7.2.
As of Saturday, the USGS had recorded at least 8,934 dead and injured in the quake.
A similar quake hit Fukushima, Japan’s third largest city, in 2011.
The Fukushima disaster has been an unprecedented earthquake event, with the last one occurring in March 2011.
A magnitude-9.0 quake occurred off the coast of California on March 9, 2017.
It killed at least 2,100 people and injured more than 17,000.
The earthquake that hit the Fukushima plant, located in northern Japan, has killed at at least 16,600 people, injured 1,400, according to the US Geological Survey.