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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2426

Tsunami warning after huge quake rocks Japan

Tokyo, 22 November, (Asiantribune.com):

A massive 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Fukushima, Japan, at around 6:00 am local time today according to the US Geological Survey.

This has caused a tsunami warning to be issued for most of the nation’s northern Pacific coast.

The warning reports there may be waves of up to three meters (10 feet) high. Residents are being ordered to evacuate.

The earthquake struck in the same area as the devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake in 2011 -- one of the worst ever to hit Japan -- which killed more than 20,000 people and triggered a meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Tuesday's quake struck 37 kilometers (23 miles) east-southeast of Namie at a depth of 11.4 kilometers (7 miles). Four aftershocks of at least magnitude 4.8 were recorded within one hour of the initial quake.

- Asian Tribune -

Tsunami warning after huge quake rocks Japan
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