Strong Earthquake in Japan 6.9 mag. warning issued for tsunami. Strong Earthquake in Japan 6.9 mag. warning issued for tsunami. Strong Earthquake has been measured or struck northerneastern Japan, Honshu Island on tuesday, according to U.S. Geological Survey. Earthquake was measured with high magnitude of 6.9, along with small waves reported and they issued a tsunami warning. According to Japanese Broadcaster Nhk said small waves of between 10cm and 20cm (4-8inches) reached the coast. The agency said a tsunami of up to one meter (3.3 feet) was forecast to hit the coast of Iwate at around 8:30 am (2330 GMT Monday).
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|Region||NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN|
|Date time||2015-02-16 23:06:27.4 UTC|
|Location||39.87 N ; 142.94 E|
|Distances|| 252 km NE of Sendai-shi, Japan / pop: 1,037,562 / local time: 08:06:27.4 2015-02-17
154 km E of Morioka-shi, Japan / pop: 295,172 / local time: 08:06:27.4 2015-02-17
89 km E of Miyako, Japan / pop: 51,721 / local time: 08:06:27.4 2015-02-17(Source: www.emsc-csem.org)
Tsunami Warning: Due To Earthquake Hit In Japan
“We are using the emergency broadcast to advise people to keep away from the sea … the quake was pretty strong and lasted a long time so I thought there would be a tsunami warning,” Kozo Hirano, an Otsuchi Town official in Iwate, told NHK. (source-www.rt.com/news).
Large areas of the coastline covered by the advisory were damaged by the 2011 quake and tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people and triggered a nuclear accident in Fukushima (www.zeenews.india.com)
The city of Ofunato in Iwate issued an evacuation advisory to more than 1,350 households. Japan is hit by around a fifth of the world’s powerful quakes every year and sits at the conjunction of several tectonic plates. There was no damage to any of nuclear reactors in the region as they have been off-line since 2011, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said.(Source:www.ndtv.com)
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