BREAKING NEWS: Tsunami ‘Imminent’ After Large Earthquake Hits Off Fukushima, Japan

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BREAKING NEWS: Tsunami ‘Imminent’ After Large Earthquake Hits Off Fukushima, Japan

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BREAKING NEWS: Tsunami ‘Imminent’ After Large Earthquake Hits Off Fukushima, Japan

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-2-43-25-pmTsunami Warning issued for Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Reports say a tsunami of 90cm has been observed at Onahama Port, Iwaki, Fukushima. 

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, generating a tsunami that hit the nation’s northern Pacific coast.

The earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, was centered off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles) and struck at 5:59 a.m. (2059 GMT) the agency said.

A 60 cm (2 foot) tsunami had been observed at Fukushima’s Onahama Port and a 90 cm (3 foot) tsunami at Soma soon after, public broadcaster NHK said. The region is the same that was devastated by a tsunami following a massive earthquake in 2011.

A tsunami warning of up to 3 meters (10 feet) has been issued.

Update with the Tsunami Warning below

Credit: Japan Meteorological Agency
Credit: Japan Meteorological Agency

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Japan Meteorological Agency Tsunami Warning:

Tsunami Warnings / Tsunami Advisories

Issued at 06:02 JST, 22 Nov. 2016

******************Headline******************
Tsunami Warnings issued for the following coastal regions of Japan:
Evacuate immediately
FUKUSHIMA PREF.

*******************Text********************
Tsunami Warnings have been issued for the following coastal regions of Japan:

*FUKUSHIMA PREF.

Tsunami Advisories have been issued for the following coastal regions of Japan:

PACIFIC COAST OF AOMORI PREF.
IWATE PREF.
MIYAGI PREF.
IBARAKI PREF.
KUJUKURI AND SOTOBO AREA, CHIBA PREF.

Tsunamis are expected to arrive imminently in the following coastal regions of Japan (coastal regions above with asterisks):
FUKUSHIMA PREF.

***********Tsunami Forecast definitions************
Evacuate immediately

Tsunami Warning
Damage due to tsunami waves is expected.
Evacuate immediately from coastal regions and riverside areas to a safer place such as high ground or an evacuation building.
Tsunami waves are expected to hit repeatedly. Do not leave safe ground until the warning is lifted.

Tsunami Advisory
A marine threat is present. Get out of the water and leave coastal regions immediately.
Due to the risk of ongoing strong currents, do not enter the sea or approach coastal regions until the advisory is lifted.

Tsunami Forecast (slight sea level changes)
Slight sea-level changes may be observed in coastal regions, but no tsunami damage is expected.

******* Earthquake Information ********
Occurred at 05:59 JST, 22 Nov. 2016
Region name FUKUSHIMA-KEN OKI
Latitude 37.3N
Longitude 141.6E
Depth about 10 km
Magnitude 7.3

 

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