6.9-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes off the Coast of Japan: USGS

Japan. Photo courtesy of © Maximilien Lebaudy


A 6.9-magnitude earthquake has been reported in Fukushima, Japan, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Tremors from the earthquake could be felt as far away as Tokyo, about 150 miles south of the epicenter. Hazardous tsunamis are possible for parts of Japan’s east coast within 300 kilometers (about 186 miles) of the earthquake’s epicenter, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii…

Read Full Article, ABC News (11-21-2016)

Japan: Tsunami warning in effect, CNN (11-21-2016)
A tsunami warning is in effect for Japan’s Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Honshu at 5:59 a.m. Tuesday (3:59 p.m. Monday ET). Japanese authorities urged residents of those northeast coastal areas to leave immediately for higher ground and to not return until warnings had been lifted.