7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Shook Japan; Tsunami alerts issued in 5 states!


Japan Earthquake & Tsunami | The damage is being assessed due to the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Japan on New Year’s Day (January 1).  Many people are feared buried under the debris. Tsunami warning was issued after the strong earthquake. The Japan Meteorological Department continued to evacuate people from coastal areas. Tsunami waves hit Wajima city, but their height was 1 meter 2 feet. In such a situation, at present there has been no news of any major loss from Japan. Tsunami warnings have been changed to advisories, but people have been appealed to remain cautious.

  • A magnitude 7.6 Earthquake hit at 4:10 PM on 1st January 2024.
  • On Monday, a series of 21 earthquakes measuring 4.0 magnitude or higher struck central Japan in less than 90 minutes. 
  • A warning was issued that Tsunami waves as high as 5 meters or 16.5 feet could hit the ground. 
  • People in five districts residing near the coastal area were urged to flee to higher ground. 
  • Waves higher than 1 meter have already hit the coast of Wajima City in Ishikawa Prefecture. 
  • All high-speed trains have been stopped in Ishikawa Prefecture after back-to-back quakes reported in western Japan. 
  • The refuge of Almighty God Kabir Saheb Ji can save us from natural calamities and disasters. 

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck near the Noto Peninsula of Ishikawa Prefecture on the west coast of central Japan at 4:10 pm local time on Monday (January 1), causing the collapse of many houses and roads and a tsunami in coastal areas.  A warning was issued right after that. However, now ‘Major Tsunami Warning’ has been downgraded to ‘Tsunami Warning‘. Residents are still asked to evacuate their homes as the tsunami is still being recorded.

Thousands of people living near the Sea of Japan have been asked to move to higher ground. People are in trouble and are very scared due to the situation created due to the earthquake. Dozens of small earthquakes have struck central Japan since about 4 p.m. local time, and more are expected to follow. The epicenter of the earthquake was 30 kilometers east-northeast of Wajima in the Noto region of Ishikawa at 37.5 degrees north latitude and 137.2 degrees east longitude. There is a danger of major earthquakes in this area. According to the weather agency, its depth was very less.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck at 4:06 p.m. local time in the Noto area on the Sea of Japan side of Japan’s main island of Honshu. After this, an earthquake of 7.6 magnitude at 4.10 pm, an earthquake of 6.1 magnitude at 4.18 pm, an earthquake of 4.5 magnitude at 4.23 pm, an earthquake of 4.6 magnitude at 4.29 pm and an earthquake of 4.8 magnitude at 4.32 pm. The US Geological Survey reported that another earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck soon after.

A devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 9 in March 2011 caused a massive tsunami in Japan.  The tsunami waves that arose then destroyed the Fukushima Nuclear Plant. This was considered a major incident in terms of damage to the environment. Then 10 meter high waves in the sea caused devastation in many cities. About 18 thousand people died in this disastrous calamity.

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  • Japan has strict construction regulations in place to ensure that buildings can withstand strong earthquakes, and it holds emergency drills on a regular basis to prepare for a major jolt.
  • The memory of a massive undersea 9.0 magnitude earthquake still haunts Japan, that struck northeastern Japan in March 2011 and caused a tsunami that left about 18,000 people dead or missing. 
  • Japan is an island nation that is situated on the Circum-Pacific Belt, also known as the “Ring of Fire” in the Pacific. In a nutshell, it’s a route that runs alongside the Pacific Ocean and is dotted with active volcanoes and regular earthquakes.
  • Because of this special characteristic, Japan is responsible for 20% of all earthquakes with a magnitude of six or higher worldwide. In actuality, there is an earthquake in the nation once every five minutes. Occasionally, this also leads to enormous tsunamis.
  • In September of last year, Japan commemorated the 100th anniversary of the actual Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, which claimed over a million lives. Around 3,000,000 paper-and-wood houses in Japan were destroyed in the fire, which severely damaged the nation’s social and economic infrastructure at a time when it was trying to modernize. 

Natural calamities are considered to be an ‘Act of God’. Tsunamis, earthquakes, volcano eruptions, floods and other calamities are considered to be out of human control. Some researchers and scientists suggest that modern human civilization has started disturbing the Nature’s Cycle, which is resulting in natural calamities like untimely rain, glacier melting and others.

If we approach this issue spiritually, then it is clear that it is an act of a demigod whose name is Kaal. Who is the master of 21 universes. Who is cursed to eat 1 lakh humans every day. Which is why he keeps on sending natural calamities upon us. He is also known as “Satan”. Who has captured us all in his prison. Where we all are forced to live according to his constitution. Kaal is too strong and powerful for us to free ourselves from his clutches. We need a stronger refuge to save ourselves. 

The Supreme God is the most powerful being i.e. Almighty God Kabir Saheb Ji is the creator of everything and everyone that exists. If we take the refuge of Supreme God Kabir Saheb Ji, we can be saved from all sorts of natural calamities and disasters which Kaal (Satan) keeps sending one after the other. Almighty God Kabir Saheb Ji is the creator of all the souls. The evidence can be found in all the holy scriptures of all the religions including Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism and others. All the religions point towards the One Supreme God who is the creator of everything and everyone. His name is “Kavirdev” (Kabir Saheb Ji).

Presently, Only Jagatguru Tatvdarshi Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj ji is enlightened with the true spiritual knowledge of worshiping Almighty God Kabir Saheb Ji. Only He is authorized to give initiation to those who want to worship the Supreme God. He is showing true worship of the True God based on holy scriptures of all the religions which are Holy Bible, Holy Quran, Holy Gita, Holy Vedas, Holy Shri Guru Granth Sahib and others. For more information download “Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj App” from Google Play Store right away. 

Q: What happened in Japan on January 1st, 2024?

Ans: A powerful earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale has hit it and a tsunami that impacted coastal areas 

Q: What areas were most affected?

Ans: The Hokuriku region, particularly Ishikawa, Toyama, and Niigata prefectures, bore the brunt of the earthquake and tsunami. Wajima city in Ishikawa suffered significant damage and infrastructure collapse.

Q: Are there any casualties?

Ans: Yes. The earthquake and tsunami resulted in loss of life, with injuries impacting many others. Rescue efforts are ongoing, and the full extent of casualties is still being determined.

Q: What is the current situation of the earthquake and tsunami?

Ans: Rescue teams are actively searching for survivors and providing aid to those affected. Evacuation orders remain in place for some coastal areas due to the potential for aftershocks and further tsunamis. The Japanese government and emergency services are working tirelessly to support the recovery efforts.

Q: How can I stay informed about the latest developments?

Ans: Stay updated by following reliable news sources, official government websites like the Japan Meteorological Agency, and responsible social media accounts of relevant organizations. This will ensure access to accurate and current information on the situation.

Q: Where can I find more information about the earthquake and tsunami?

A: Official updates and advisories are available on the websites of the Japan Meteorological Agency and the Japanese government. Additionally, reliable international news organizations provide ongoing coverage of the situation.

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