Powerful Earthquake Strikes Japan Off Fukushima, Tsunami Warning Issued
A powerful earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of M7.3 on the Richter scale, since reduced to M6.9 has struck Japan, 156 miles from Tokyo. The epicenter of the earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said, the same Fukushima that was site of the 2011 natural disaster and tsunami that resulted in the worst nuclear power plant disaster since Chernobyl.
Japanese TV at this moment:
Just been a 7.3 quake off the coast of Japan pic.twitter.com/hFiUH3ZY4F
— Charles Dawson (@chazz1959) November 21, 2016
[05:59:45JST Nov22:Final Report] M7.3 at "Off Fukushima pref." under 10km (37.3,141.6). Estimated max seismic# is 6-
— quake_alert_en (@quake_alert_en) November 21, 2016
— Tom Hall ☘ (@TomHall) November 21, 2016