Two powerful earthquakes occurred in the sea along the coast of northern Japan.
The earthquake measured 7.3 and 6.4 on the Richter scale outside Fukushima.
A tsunami warning has now been issued.
A tsunami warning was issued in the north Japan After two strong earthquakes.
At 23.30 p.m. Wednesday, two strong earthquakes occurred in the sea outside the Fukushima region within two minutes.
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake measured 7.3 and 6.4 degrees on the Richter scale, and occurred at a depth of about 60 kilometers.
It is said that buildings shook and the quake was at such a level that people had difficulty standing in certain areas, Reuters reports.
TEPCO says two million homes are now without electricity, Tokyo Electric Power Company. TEPCO also owns the Fukishima Nuclear Power Plant, which was hit by a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 2011.
It is still unknown whether or how the nuclear power plant was affected by today’s earthquake.
“We are now working to investigate the impact on our devices,” TEPCO wrote on Twitter.
The quake was felt in Miyagi, Fukushima, Iwate and Tohoku regions, according to the Japan Meteorological Institute. Local authorities are now warning of the aftershocks of the earthquake.
It is not yet known if anyone was injured in the quake.
The text has been updated.