Earthquake Rattles Matsudo City in Japan's Northeast

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s northeast coast on February 13, close to Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures, but could be felt as far south as Tokyo, according to Japanese reports.

Footage from a resident of Matsudo, a city in Chiba prefecture, close to Tokyo, shows a monitor and a desk rattling during the quake.

Japan’s meteorological agency said the quake was considered to be an aftershock from a magnitude-9.0 earthquake – the most powerful ever recorded in Japan – that struck almost 10 years earlier, and killed at least 15,000 people.

The earthquake raised fears for the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Ōkuma, where major damage occurred to reactors during the 2011 quake. However, the plant’s operator, TEPCO, assessed said “no abnormalities” were found. Credit: @fschiko_ via Storyful