Josh Marks

7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Coast of Japan

by , 10/25/13
filed under: News

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A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 1:10 p.m. EDT, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Japan Meteorological Agency announced a tsunami watch for the Fukushima Prefecture, the site of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster initiated by a tsunami after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake. The tsunami watch was cancelled later in the afternoon after the first waves hit Soma, Kamaishi, and Ishinomaki-shi Ayukama and none topped three feet.

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