Posted November 10, 2018 12:17:54 In the world of science, no earthquake has been quite as powerful as the one that shook Japan last November.
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit in the mountains northeast of the capital, Tokyo, and caused widespread damage.
The quake sent shivers through Tokyo and rattled buildings, causing panic and fears of earthquakes of that magnitude.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said it recorded seven earthquakes measuring magnitude of 6.0 or greater that occurred in the first half of the day of the quake.
Some of the strongest quakes hit in areas around the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
The tsunami that followed the earthquake had caused a series of landslides that damaged the city’s seawalls and destroyed thousands of buildings.
At the time, the government declared a state of emergency for the whole of Tokyo.
As of Tuesday, the country had received a total of about 1.7 million people affected by the tsunami.