Fri, 19 Jul 2019

Yamagata [Japan], Jun 19 (ANI): The Japan Meteorological Agency lifted tsunami advisories after a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck the country's northern region late Tuesday night.

The tremor hit off Yamagata Prefecture's coast at 10:22 pm as per seismologists, according to state broadcaster NHK World.

While about 1,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes, 15 people in Niigata, Yamagata, and Miyagi prefectures were wounded because of the quake.

The damage caused by the tremor became clear as day broke across the region on Wednesday morning.

Tombstones have fallen in cemeteries, while several houses in Yamagata's Tsuruoka City are missing roof tiles.

Moreover, the earthquake caused a landslide in Yamagata's Nishikawa Town while a road in the mountains has caved in, the state broadcaster added.

The jolt had left thousands of homes without electricity in the Niigata and Yamagata prefectures, according to utility company officials. (ANI)

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