Fans fear for safety of Beauden Barrett after rugby star posts worrying message on social media
Fans were left concerned for the safety of New Zealand rugby star Beauden Barrett today after a worrying message appeared on the Twitter feed of the All Blacks player.
Many rugby fans in the Northern Hemisphere were caught up in the excitement of England vs Italy when the tweet appeared on the 29-year-old’s timeline.
Messages of support have flooded in for the superstar rugby player in the last hour.
The message was posted on the Twitter page of Beauden Barrett at 14.17 (GMT) and gained hundreds of likes within seconds.
It came just minutes after this Earthquake in Japan, where the star currently plays for Japanese side Suntory Sungoliath.
BREAKING: Magnitude 7.1 quake measuring upper 6 on Japanese scale hits Miyagi, Fukushima prefectures in northeastern Japan. There is no possibility of tsunami. https://t.co/nRQmURsr0j
— The Japan Times (@japantimes) February 13, 2021
The quake had been felt all over Japan, it was also clearly felt by Beauden Barrett who currently resides in Tokyo for the Sungoliaths.
He took to Twitter to post about the 7.1 Magnitude quake minutes after it happened.
here is what he had to say
That was a big earthquake Japan 😳
— Beauden Barrett (@beaudenbarrett) February 13, 2021
Hundreds of concerned fans immediately responded to the worrying message from the 29-year-old – wishing him well and hoping that he was safe after the quake.
It’s believed that the earthquake struck at around 23.07 local time, waking up much of the country. Here is a graphic of where the epicentre of the event was.
➡ #Terremoto 🔴7.0⚡ OFICIAL USGS
🏯#Fukushima 90 Kms NorEste de #Namie
⏱23:07 Pm🌌 Noche #Japon 🇯🇵 #Japan
al NorEste de #Tokio Tokyo
13 de Febrero#FelizSabado #Temblor #Urgente#Earthquake #Sismo Sismo Japon #DiaMundialDeLaRadio pic.twitter.com/xCXUYbGkms
— Temblor ⚡ 🔴 Alerta Sismica ❁ (@elluchin1) February 13, 2021
Here is footage from Tokyo at the moment that the earthquake hit
— はやけん@6R (@ja911a_ninja250) February 13, 2021
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck northern Japan at 11:08 p.m. on Saturday, local time. Fukushima, Miyagi, etc.
The quake registered a maximum intensity of six-plus on the Japanese scale of zero to seven.
I could feel a great tremor during the earthquake in Tokyo.
— Yuko Aizawa (@Aizawa_Yuko) February 13, 2021
We will keep you updated on this story as it happens.
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