A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Japan this afternoon, near 6 a.m. local time in that country. The quake was centered 23 miles east of Namie, Japan, according to the United States Geological Survey. Multiple aftershocks have already been felt in the area.
A Tsunami Warning has been issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency for a potential tsunami wave as high as 9 to 10 feet. A 1 to 3 foot wave has already been observed, which was shown on a live broadcast from NHK World News.
— NWS PTWC (@NWS_PTWC) November 21, 2016
Live footage is being provided from Fukushima, Japan by fukkoulivecamera.
7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan. Tsunami warning issued for waves of 10 feet. This live footage from Fukushima Japan by fukkoulivecamera. Latest updates & news: bit.ly/LiveWeather
Posted by WeatherNation on Monday, November 21, 2016
— ＮＨＫ生活・防災 (@nhk_seikatsu) November 21, 2016
No tsunamis are expected for the west coast of North America, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, AK.
Tsunami Info Stmt: M7.3 near the east coast of Honshu, J 1300PST Nov 21: Tsunami NOT expected; CA,OR,WA,BC,and AK
— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) November 21, 2016
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