Tsunami Warning Issued for Fukushima After 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan (VIDEO)

A tsunami warning was issued for Fukushima after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit northern Japan Wednesday night.

ABC News reported:

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan on Wednesday evening, triggering a tsunami advisory.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake struck 60 kilometers (36 miles) below the sea.

The region is part of northern Japan that was devastated by a deadly 9.0 quake and tsunami 11 years ago that also caused nuclear plant meltdowns. Wednesday’s quake came only days after the area marked the 11th anniversary of the disaster in March 2011.

The agency issued a tsunami advisory for up to a meter (3-foot) sea surge in parts of Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures. NHK national television said the tsunami might have reached some areas already.

Live cam in Tokyo captured the earthquake:

A resident in Tokyo posted video of the earthquake shaking his desk.


Power outages and flashes in the sky:

Wednesday night’s earthquake in Japan hit a few days after the country marked 11 years since the 2011 9.0 quake that caused a deadly tsunami and Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown.

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