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Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Fukushima in Japan, triggering tsunami warning


DEVELOPING: Amagnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima in Japan early Tuesday, setting off a tsunami caution with waves of approximately 10 feet anticipated.

The Japan Meteorological Agency stated the magnitude 7.3 quake struck around 6 a.m at a depth of 6 miles. The United States Geological Survey determined the magnitude at 6.9 . The earthquake shook structures in Tokyo, 240 kilometers southwest of the center.

A tsunami of a minimum of 3 feet was observed in the city of Soma Port in the city of Soma almost an hour late, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported.

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AP (Vehicles make a line as they leave following a tsunami caution in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture early Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.)

Firefighting authorities in the city of Iwaki informed NHK a fire broke out at a petrochemical complex in the district of Nishikimachi, however they have actually extinguished it.

A community authorities in the city informed NHK up until now, there have actually been no reports of damage from the quake in Iwaki, or modifications to the water level inning accordance with their observation by electronic cameras.

The operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant stated there were no irregularities observed at the plant, though a swelling of the tide of as much as 1 meter has actually been identified offshore.

Plant operator TEPCO stated a pump that provides cooling water to an invested fuel swimming pool at the neighboring Fukushima Dai-ni plant stopped momentarily, however that it was working once again. The Tokyo-based energy is examining the cause.

East Japan Railway Company has actually revealed that Shinkansen bullet train services have actually been suspended on the Tohoku, Joetsu and Hokuriku lines as outcome of the earthquake.

Fukushima prefecture is north of Tokyo and the home of the nuclear reactor that was ruined by a substantial tsunami following an overseas earthquake in 2011.

Japanese public broadcaster NHK is advising individuals to leave the coast right away, advising them of the destructive 2011 quake that eliminated about 18,000 individuals.

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The Associated Press added to this report.

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