Friday, December 07, 2012

Tsunami Warning Issued and Lifted After 7.3 Temblor Rocks Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate Japan

Quake of M7.3 jolts Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate areas; tsunami warning issued --Tsunami warning issued

by CLG

A tsunami warning has been issued after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's eastern coast. The epicentre of the quake was about 245km (150 miles) south-east of Kamiashi at a depth of about 36km, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake was felt in the capital Tokyo and a one-metre tsunami is reported to have reached the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture. Miyagi was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

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