Breaking: Japan 7.3 Earthquake

Site Icon -SmallIt’s 2011 all over again. Big shake in New Zealand followed by big quake in Japan.

A tsunami warning has been issued after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan.

The quake hit early on Tuesday, local time, 67 km northeast of Iwaki and at a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said, “Hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300km of the earthquake epicentre”.

More to come…

6.9             magnitude earthquake off eastern Japan near Fukushima prefecture has prompted a tsunami warning of possible 3m (10ft) waves.

The quake struck on Tuesday morning at about 06:00 local time (21:00 GMT, Monday), the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The depth of the quake was estimated to be around 11km (7 miles).

In 2011, a large tsunami caused by a quake destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Broadcaster NHK said Tokyo Electric Power was checking the plant for damage.

The Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, 18 November 2016Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The tsunami warning was issued for an area including the site of the Fukushima nuclear plant

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties but tremors were felt in Tokyo and residents were urged to evacuate some coastal areas.

Ships could be seen moving away from the coast of Fukushima prefecture.

So far, a wave of 60cm (2ft) has arrived in Onahama Port in Fukushima, NHK reported, but the warning of possible larger waves remains in force.

Map showing location of Fukushima

The US Geological Survey initially put the magnitude at 7.3 but later downgraded this to 6.9.

Japan lies in a particularly seismically active region and accounts for around 20% of quakes worldwide of magnitude 6.0 or more.

At least 50 people died in two quakes in the southern Kumamoto prefecture in April.

More than 18,000 were killed or reported missing following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Martin Harris

I have a lovely partner and 3 very active youngsters. We live in the earthquake ravaged Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch, New Zealand. I began commenting/posting on Uncensored back in early 2012 looking for discussion and answers on the cause and agendas relating to our quakes. I have always maintained an interest in ancient mysteries, UFOs, hidden agendas, geoengineering and secret societies and keep a close eye on current world events. Since 2013 I have been an active member of community, being granted admin status and publishing many blogs and discussion threads. At this time I'm now helping out with admin and moderation duties here at Uncensored where my online "life" began.

7 thoughts on “Breaking: Japan 7.3 Earthquake

  1. So Kerry visits Antarctica. They have a quake just after he departs. He flies out of NZ just as the Kaikoura quake hits. Then as per 2011, they have a big shake in Japan.
    Anyone taking notice?

    1. You’re welcome John.
      The ground has been shaking a little here in Christchurch today also, so we’re all a little on edge.
      Good to receive feedback, we do our best to keep up with the important stuff,

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