No Indonesian Falls Victim to Japan's Powerful Earthquake: Indonesian Embassy

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  • Officers inspect a gate that was collapsed due to the shock of an earthquake in Koori, Fukushima, Japan, February 14, 2021. The earthquake resulted in hundreds of people being injured and hundreds of thousands of homes out of electricity. Kyodo / via REUTERS

    Officers inspect a gate that was collapsed due to the shock of an earthquake in Koori, Fukushima, Japan, February 14, 2021. The earthquake resulted in hundreds of people being injured and hundreds of thousands of homes out of electricity. Kyodo / via REUTERS

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta  - No Indonesian fell victim to a powerful earthquake centered beneath the sea off Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, on Saturday, the Indonesian Embassy in Japan said on Sunday.

    "The Indonesian Embassy has contacted (the Indonesian) community (in Japan). So far, we have yet to receive a report of Indonesian citizen falling victim (to the earthquake) ," the embassy said in a written statement.

    A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's northeastern region late Saturday. The quake had the same location as a powerful quake on March 11, 2011 which triggered a tsunami and led to irregularities at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

    "The Japanese government has checked the Fukushima nuclear reactor and there was no report of irregularities," the embassy said.

    Reuters quoting Japanese national station NHK on Sunday morning repooirted at least 104 people were injured in the quake. But no fatalities were reported.

    Data from the Japanese immigration show 66,084 Indonesians stayed in Japan as of June 2020.

    An estimated 1,500 Indonesians stay in the areas which bore the brunt of the earthquake, comprising 540 in Fukushima and 984 in Miyagi.

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