Earthquake Hits Japan

By Danielle Pope

Earthquake Hits Japan
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has hit Japan, triggering tsunami warnings

In breaking news, an earthquake has struck off the Japanese island of Honshu, triggering tsunami warnings for the coastline near the town of Fukushima. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded about 6am local time (8am AEDT), hitting the same area affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said in a statement on its website that tsunamis are expected to arrive imminently in the Fukushima area, with waves of up to 90cm observed already observed.

NHK Japan’s national public broadcaster is urging people in the area to evacuate and seek higher ground, “Please don’t come to the sealine and please evacuate right now.”

 

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