Japan, Earthquake, Level 4: Strong magnitude 7.5 M coastal earthquake at depth 10.00 km – Japan [Update 3]

Update 2024-01-01 (3): The Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train operator has suspended several train services between Nagano station and Kanazawa station until Tuesday afternoon (2 January, local time) following the earthquake on Monday afternoon (1 January, local time). Reportedly, several trains remained stranded along with the thousands of passengers inside halted trains.

Update 2024-01-01 (2): Following the earthquake, domestic airlines of the country All Nippon Airways and Japan Airways have taken precautionary measures by cancelling multiple flights to and from airports in the affected areas as of Monday (1 January) around 6 pm (local time). For more information, click the link below. In addition, several people died due to building collapses in the aftermath of the following powerful earthquake.During a second emergency press conference, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi reported six cases of live burials due to building collapses in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake. As of 6 p.m., numerous collapsed houses, and the extent of landslides were under verification. Lifelines were impacted, with about 33,000 households experiencing power outages in Ishikawa Prefecture and other areas. Gas and water supply damage is also being monitored. Traffic was significantly affected, with the closure of five expressway routes, seven sections, and suspension of Shinkansen services on portions of the Joetsu Shinkansen and Hokuriku Shinkansen. Noto Airport’s runway was reported closed. The region faces substantial challenges in the aftermath of the earthquake, leading to casualties, property damage, and disruptions in essential services and transportation.

Update 2024-01-01 (1): According to the sources from Monday (1 January), thousands of households are without power, after several earthquakes hit the nation, the areas including, Toyama, Ishikawa, and Niigata prefectures on the Sea of Japan side of Japan’s main island of Honshu. Material damages were also reported. Reportedly, in several regions of Japan, rail and flight operations have been interrupted.