Major power outages in Japan due to earthquake, dozens of wounded

Almost ten years after a quake causing a devastating tsunami, the same East Japan region was again hit by an earthquake.

There are dozens of wounded, but the damage appears to be minor. TV footage shows that a highway is blocked by a landslide. However, millions of people were without electricity, including in the capital Tokyo. At least 950,000 households the power went out, Japanese media quoted a government spokesman.

The earthquake off the east coast had a force of 7.3, but this time did not lead to a destructive tidal wave. The 9.0 shock on March 11, 2011 caused a tsunami, causing an estimated 18,500 people to die. The water also damaged a nuclear power plant in the Fukushima region. This time, no problems would have been found there.