Toyota has suspended production of several plants after the earthquake that hit Japan
Toyota, the world's largest automaker, has suspended production at three plants in the 8.9 degree magnitude earthquake that struck Japan today, transmit Bloomberg.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.9 degrees occurred at 14:46 local time off the coast of northeastern Japan, causing tsunami waves, floods and fires. Tsunami waves reached heights of ten meters in some places, Mediafax.
On a Honda factory, a wall collapse kills a person, local police said.
Toyota Boshoku, a supplier of Toyota and Denso, Japan's largest auto parts manufacturer, reported damage to some of the plant. Nuclear plants have closed, and a refinery near Tokyo Cosmo Oil is in flames.
The 8.9-magnitude earthquake that lasted over two minutes, according to the American Institute of Geophysics USGS, occurred at 24.4 km depth, at 14.46 (07.46 GMT) and about 100 kilometers off Miyagi prefecture.
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