Japan Earthquake Halts Work at Toyota


Toyota Motor temporarily stopped production at 11 of its factories after the 7.4-magnitude earthquake in northeast Japan. Toyota offered its condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the violent earthquake the previous night in Japan.

The Japanese giant stopped more than 15 production lines across the country, including Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima in the northeast, after the earthquake.

No Activity For 3 Days

It has been reported that the halting activity, which will affect the production of Toyota and its subsidiaries at the level of 80 percent, will last for 3 days.

Charly Triballeau/AFP

After the 7.4 magnitude earthquake that occurred at 23:36 local time on Wednesday, 3 people lost their lives and more than 200 people were injured.

7.3 Magnitude Earthquake in Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency reported that the epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred at 23:36 local time off the coast of Fukushima, was 60 kilometers below the ground. It was stated that another earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 occurred in the region a few minutes before this earthquake, and aftershocks continued.

The earthquake caused material damage in the region. It has been reported that deep cracks occurred in the highways due to the earthquake in the region, and the shelves in the stores were overturned. It was reported that the walls of the Aoba Fortress in the city of Sendai were destroyed.

A high-speed train derailed north of Fukushima, the Japanese railway company said in a statement. It was reported that 75 passengers and three personnel were stuck on the train for about four hours, but no injuries or deaths were reported.

Kyodo/via Reuters

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning in the Fukushima and Miyagi regions of the earthquake, but the size of the waves was measured as 30 centimeters in the city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi region. The tsunami warning was then withdrawn.

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