Seismic intensity of less than 5 in Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture

Seismic intensity of less than 5 in Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture September 4, 09:33

There was an earthquake around 9:10 a.m. on the 4th.
Don’t worry about the tsunami caused by this earthquake.
The epicenter is located in Hokuhoku, Fukui Prefecture, and the depth of the epicenter is estimated to be 10 kilometers, and the magnitude of the earthquake is estimated to be 5.0.
The seismic intensity of each municipality is as follows.
Seismic intensity of less than 5
Sakai, Fukui Prefecture

Seismic intensity 4
Fukui City, Awara City, Fukui Prefecture

Seismic intensity 3
Kaga City in Ishikawa Prefecture, Sabae City in Fukui Prefecture, Echizen City in Fukui Prefecture, Eiheiji Town in Fukui Prefecture, Echizen Town in Fukui Prefecture

Seismic intensity 2 and 1 were observed in a wide range of areas in Hokuriku,, Tokai, China, and Nagano Prefecture.

In response to the earthquake, the government set up an information liaison office at the crisis management center in the Prime Minister’s Office at 9:12 a.m. to collect information and be on alert.

According to Kansai Electric Power Co., Ltd.
Takahama Nuclear Power Plant Unit 4 in Takahama Town, Fukui Prefecture,
Located in Ooi Town, Fukui Prefecture
The Oi Nuclear Power Plant No. 4 is not affected by the earthquake, but continues to be operating.

There is also no impact on the Mihama Nuclear Power Plant in Mihama Town, Fukui Prefecture, which has stopped operation.

It is that there is no change in the value of the monitoring post which measures the radiation dose in the vicinity of the nuclear power plant.

According to the Chunying Expressway, information on damage to highways caused by this earthquake has not entered as of 9:25 a.m., and there are no traffic closures.

“A violent shaking like pushing up”

An official in Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture, who observed tremors with a seismic intensity of less than 5, said of the situation in the city hall at the time of the earthquake: “Suddenly, a violent tremor that pushed up from below occurred, and the shaking continued for about 30 seconds. There was no scattering of documents or things.”

Sakai City is currently checking the damage in the city.