Motorcyclist Captures Moment Power Goes Out on Street as Earthquake Hits Japan

A motorcyclist captured the moment the power went out around Chofu City as a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck the northeastern coast of Japan late on March 16.

According to the US Geological Survey, the 7.3-magnitude earthquake was preceded about two minutes before by a smaller 6.4-magnitude earthquake, also off the coast.

Japan’s meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for Miyagi and Fukushima on Wednesday evening.

This video was published by Sho Yamaguchi, who said that his brother filmed it while driving home on his motorcycle.

Approximately 12,950 households remain without power in Chofu City, according to local media. Credit: Sho Yamaguchi via Storyful

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