Powerful Earthquake Strikes Japan Off Fukushima, Tsunami Warning Issued

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A powerful earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of M7.3 on the Richter scale, since reduced to M6.9 has struck Japan, 156 miles from Tokyo. The epicenter of the earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said, the same Fukushima that was site of the 2011 natural disaster and tsunami that resulted in the worst nuclear power plant disaster since Chernobyl.

Worst of all, a warning for a possible 3 meter Tsunami in Fukushima has been issued according to media reports.

JAPAN ISSUES WARNING FOR POSSIBLE 3M TSUNAMI IN FUKUSHIMA

The Tsunami is expected to hit Fukushima within minutes.

According to Japan broadcaster NHK, TEPCO has advised that it is checking for abnormalities at nuclear plant in Fukushima; the plant has stopped.

We will update as more news comes in…..

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Maddy Taylor

Journalist and fact checker at The Pluto Daily. University of Miami Ohio alumni class of '09!