Japan earthquake triggers tsunami alert, tsunami warning has been issued after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern coast of Japan.
Tokyo / NationalTurk – The epicentre of the Japan earthquake was about 245km (150 miles) south-east of Kamiashi, an old historic city on Sanriku rias coast of Iwate, Japan. Earthquake is reported to have occurred in a depth of about 36km, according to the US Geological Survey .
The Japan eartjquake was felt severely in the capital Tokyo, where buildings were reported to have swayed violently in Tokyo.
An instant tsunami warning was issued after latedt Japan earthquake for the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, which was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
The US-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports there was no threat to the wider Pacific Ocean but that a tsunami could be generated that was destructive for local coastlines.
Warnings of the tsunami height varies between 50cm and 2m of tsunami weaves.
Evacuations have been ordered from some of the earthquake-affected areas.
A presenter on state broadcaster NHK told viewers: “Remember last year’s quake and tsunami. Call on your neighbours and flee to higher ground now!”
The 9.0 magnitude Japan eartquake that struck on 11 March 2011 left more than 15,000 people dead and more than 3,200 missing.
All eyes on Fukushima nuclear plant after 7.3 earthquake in Japan !
That earthquake triggered a meltdown of fuel rods at the Fukushima nuclear plant, causing radiation leaks and mass evacuations.
The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power, told Agence France-Presse there were no reports of problems there this time.
TSUNAMİ REACHES JAPAN COAST !!! UPDATE :::UPDATE !!!:::
A one-metre-high tsunami hit Japan’s northeast coast on Friday after 7.3 earthquake struck of the Japan eatern coast, the country’s meteorological agency reports!
The tsunami wave was recorded in Ishinomaki, a city in Miyagi prefecture that was badly hit by the tsunami of March 2011, which killed thousands.