A magnitude 6.9 quake struck Japan today. Specifically, the quake occurred off the coast of north eastern Japan near Fukushima.
Immediately after the quake, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning to alert residents living near the area. But the same warning was lifted hours after.
Official reports noted that quake had a depth of about 10 kilometers and struck past eight in the morning. The epicenter was identified at 210 kilometers east of the Miyako town. No injuries or casualties were reported.
Earlier, an evacuation advisory was issued by the city of Ofunato in Iwate. More than 1,350 households were advised to evacuate and stay away from the sear right away due to the strong quake which lasted for quite some time. [Read more…]