The earthquake was so strong that power was lost and trains ground to a halt in some places.
On 12 December, there was a powerful 5.5 magnitude earthquake in Japan. For this reason, high-speed trains were temporarily halted and there was no electricity supply for some time.
It is reported that the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Pacific Ocean to the east of Aomori prefecture, and the focus was at a depth of 50 km. The strong tremors were felt most strongly in northeastern and northern Japan, including Aomori, Hokkaido and Iwate prefectures. According to forecasters, there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake. Moreover, no casualties or fatalities have been reported so far. However, the East Japan Railways said it had to temporarily suspend its trains because of the loss of power.
Tohoku Electric Power also said that its Higashidori nuclear complex in Aomori and the Onagawa nuclear power plant in Miyagi Prefecture, which borders Iwate, did not experience any abnormalities at the time of the quake. The national government said it had already begun active work on a crisis centre for rapid data collection and analysis to assess potential damage from the massive earthquake