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BREAKING NEWS: 6.8 Earthquake Fukushima Hits Japan, No Major Damages Reported; Tsunami Advisories Lifted After 2 Hours

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Updated: Jul 13, 2014 01:21 PM EDT

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6.8 earthquake hits Fukushima, Japan.
An earthquake of magnitude of 6.8 hits Fukushima, Japan.(Photo : YouTube)


6.8 earthquake Fukushima has just hit the off Japan's coast. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter located at approximately 129 kilometers from Namie City. The depth of the 6.8 earthquake Fukushima was recorded to be at10 kilometers, based on the findings of the JMA or the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The 6.8 earthquake Fukushima compelled the Japanese authorities to issue tsunami advisories for the entire Fukushima prefecture, as well as the prefectures of Iwate and Miyagi, which are located just nearby. However, the tsunami warnings were then lifted a couple of hours later.

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The strong 6.8 earthquake Fukushima triggered a relatively small tsunami, which was recorded to be up to 20 centimeters at Ishinomaki in the Miyagi prefecture. Other areas in the northeastern part of Japan were also hit by this mini tsunami. There were no reports of any major damages.

TEPCO has also reported that the 6.8 earthquake Fukushima did not disrupt the Fukushima-1 nuclear plant, nor did it have any damages on the said nuclear plant.

Still, NHK, a local news network in Japan, has reported that three people had some minor injuries because of the earthquake. The officials of Japan has already stated that there are around 700 people who are residing in the coastal prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi, and Iwate, and they have all followed the instructions to evacuate. Once the tsunami advisories were lifted, they all returned to their corresponding homes.

Namie City is actually located in the southern part of the Hamadori coastal region, which is still part of Japan's Fukushima prefecture. The epicenter of the 6.8 earthquake Fukushima was also found 131 kilometers from Iwaki City. The Japanese Government also issued a marine threat, since there were strong currents to be expected. JMA told their residents who were located near that area to "get out of the water and leave the coast immediately."



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