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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Japan as buildings trembled and the sky exploded

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The earthquake caused bright flashes of light


The video shows a power of 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck Japan, tragically killing one and injuring dozens more.

In a clip recorded near the epicenter in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures on Wednesday (March 16th) at 11.36pm local time, the skyscrapers are rocking loudly and a deafening rattle of vibrations is heard.

Additional footage, this time from the airport, shows how the noise builds up to a roar as the earthquake builds up and cuts off electricity.

Flashes of light erupt in the night sky when electricity from damaged lines erupts and then goes out, adding to the tense atmosphere from which residents “trembled”.

The man who died in the quake is said to have been sixty years old and a resident of the city of Soma, but his name is not mentioned in the Japanese media.

The earthquake caused bright flashes of light

Many more people were injured and 2 million homes were left without electricity in Tokyo.

The Japan Meteorological Agency reported that the quake occurred at about 23.36 local time, and its epicenter was 20.5 miles below sea level.

Initially, there was a tsunami alert but it was a false alarm and later lifted.

British YouTuber Chris Broad said it was the worst earthquake he had experienced in a decade of living in Japan and he was fully expecting the buildings to collapse.

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Japan as buildings trembled and the sky exploded
The sound of the earthquake was filmed on camera at the airport

He wrote on Twitter: “The worst earthquake in ten years. I had a real panic and I thought the whole bloody building was coming to an end.

“It started with a big one who died. Then suddenly another big one who overturned half the apartment.

“Right now, a fire alarm is going off all over Sendai. I’m still shaking in 10 minutes.

“Honestly surprised that none of the buildings collapsed. Thanks to the engineers. You won.”

Unfortunately, last week alone, Japan honored the memory of 18,500 people killed in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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