Dec 7, 2012 / 157 notes

M7.3 Strong Earthquake Strikes Northeastern Coast of Japan

Tsunami Warning Issued and the first small tsunami waves hit afterward. 

TOKYO — A strong earthquake struck Friday off the coast of northeastern Japan in the same region that was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. Authorities issued a warning of a possible tsunami. The warning said the tsunami could be as high as 2 meters (2.19 yards).

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 and struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 5:18 p.m. (0818 GMT). The epicenter was 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) beneath the seabed.

Read in full on huffingtonpost.com

Source: The Huffington Post

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