Old Japanese clock begins working again after earthquake

A 100-year-old Japanese clock that stopped working after the 2011 earthquake has started ticking again – after another quake struck this year.

The clock, stored in a Buddhist temple, was submerged by the tsunami on Japan’s north-eastern coast that followed the devastating earthquake, which killed more than 18,000 people in March 2011.

Its owner, Bunshun Sakano, then tried to fix the clock, without success.

But when a smaller quake hit 10 years later, he says it began working again.

A clock manufacturer says that it could be possible that the pendulum, which had stopped, started moving again with the shaking of the earthquake, or that dust that had built up inside came loose.