Posted: November 21, 2016 Filed under: Asia, Breaking News, Japan, Mediasphere | Tags: Associated Press, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, Japan Meteorological Agency, Kurayoshi, NHK, Tokyo, Tottori, United States Geological Survey
TOKYO (AP) — An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck Tuesday off the coast of Fukushima prefecture in Japan. A tsunami warning for waves of up to three meters (10 feet) was issued.
The Japan Meteorological Agency says the quake struck around 6 a.m at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). It warned people along the coast to move to higher ground.
The U.S. Geological Survey measured the magnitude at 6.9. The earthquake shook buildings in Tokyo, 240 kilometers (150 miles) southwest of the epicenter.
Fukushima prefecture is home to the nuclear power plant that was destroyed by a huge tsunami following an offshore earthquake in 2011…(more)