— NHKニュース (@nhk_news) February 14, 2021
Ebisu circuit, effectively-known for its revered region within the Japanese drifting scene, has been hit hard by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. A landslip used to be precipitated by the quake at Drift Land, one of many flexibility’s smaller tracks, which used to be left with badly damaged tarmac.
A mountainous quantity of earth slid over the Nishi (west) circuit, in part burying structures and autos sooner than coming to leisure on the Kuru Kuru Land skid pan.
The shock came about actual a couple of weeks some distance from the 10th anniversary of the devastating 9.0 magnitude Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that hit the situation badly. This indispensable extra soft quake, which measured at 4.0 on the Richter scale in Tokyo, didn’t outcome in any deaths. No one used to be harmed within the Ebisu whisk, even though there had been over 100 injuries within the wider Fukushima prefecture.
On Sunday, Ebisu Circuit president Nobushige Kumakubo informed NHK (translated) that the earthquake “didn’t location off indispensable injury,” whereas admitting workers didn’t know the “chubby extent” on account of the note’s bag admission to avenue being blocked by earth.
The actual news is Ebisu is made up of seven different tracks and two skid pans, which procedure it’ll also peaceable peaceable be doable to operate most areas of the flexibility whereas restore works are ongoing. Nishi is without doubt one of many greater tracks on the positioning, so it’s a disgrace to glimpse it out of action. It also can peaceable on the opposite hand peaceable be doable to originate its rapid configuration, which appears to be like to occupy escaped injury.
— りゅうやん チームオレンジ︎︎︎︎︎︎応援団 (@s15rb26driftnmb) February 13, 2021
We also keep in mind that whereas some autos at Ebisu had been damaged, most had been carrier autos. In the meantime, all animals on the ajoining Tōhoku Safari Park had been unharmed.