Water Floods Fukushima Train Station After Powerful Earthquake

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.

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.

NHK reported minor damage and injuries in Fukushima prefecture, but said more than 800,000 people had been left without power.

This footage, taken from inside Fukushima city’s main train station, shows water leaking through overhead light fixtures and flooding the floor below.

The earthquake raised fears for the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Ōkuma, where major damage caused during the 2011 quake caused reactor meltdowns. However, the plant’s operator, TEPCO, said “no abnormalities” were found. Credit: Hiroki Suzuki via Storyful