Earthquake sparks Japan tsunami warning
Tokyo: A 7.4 magnitude earthquake off north-eastern Japan near Fukushima prefecture has prompted a tsunami warning of possible 3m (10ft) waves. The quake struck on Tuesday morning at about 9pm Mondday night, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The depth of the quake was estimated to be around 25km.
In 2011, a large tsunami caused by a quake destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant. A tsunami warning was also issued for Miyagi prefecture, where a 1.4m wave was observed at Sendai port. The US Geological Survey initially put the magnitude at 7.3 but later downgraded this to 6.9, lower than the number given by the Japanese authorities. Tokyo Electric Power has been checking the Fukushima plant for damage from the latest quake. Damage from the quake remains unclear, but there are some reports of minor injuries. Tremors were felt in Tokyo and residents were urged to evacuate some coastal areas. BBC
The path of the earthquake that hit Fukushima in Japan.