Tsunami advisory lifted in Japan after 7.1 magnitude earthquake off coast

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An earthquake off Japan's eastern coast prompted a low-level tsunami advisory from the country's meteorological authority that was later lifted. No damage was reported.

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Source: en.wikipedia.org
Source: en.wikipedia.org

Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

An earthquake 200 miles off the coast of Ishinomaki, Japan, triggered low-level safety advisories. The quake registered a magnitude of 7.1, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.3.

Japanese authorities issued an alert for the area along the coast in Iwate, Fuksuhima, Ibaraki and Chiba prefectures. Tremors from the earthquake were felt in the capital of Tokyo. Source: www.jma.go.jp

Japanese authorities issued an alert for the area along the coast in Iwate, Fuksuhima, Ibaraki and Chiba prefectures. Tremors from the earthquake were felt in the capital of Tokyo.

Several hours after the earthquake, a small tsunami measuring about one foot reached the coastline. No damage was reported and authorities lifted a tsunami alert for the region. The Fukushima nuclear plant, crippled after Japan's 2011 earthquake, also experienced no issues. Workers had been told to evacuate.

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