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Earthquake Off Japanese Coast Triggers Tsunami Advisories

11 Jul 2014, 3:36 pm

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According the United States Geological Survey a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan early Saturday morning, local time. The quake was centered about 80 miles east-southeast Namie, Japan. Namie is only 13 miles from the Fukishima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which suffered catastrophic meltdowns in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued tsunami advisories for Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures. The JMA also issued strongly-worded warnings to people living along the coast, “Get out of the water and leave the coast immediately.”

According to a JMA shake map moderate shaking was felt in central Japan, but there have been no reports of damage just yet.

No tsunami advisories or warnings have been issued for any part of the United States, this is likely to only cause regional effects.

Meteorologist Alan Raymond

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