Japan Issues Tsunami Warning After 7.3 Quake

Tsunami Warning after Japanese earthquake

Japanese officials have issues a tsunami warning after an earthquake  measuring 7.3 magnitude struck off the coast of Honshu, Japan. The US Geological service says the earthquake was about 6.2 miles deep and hit at 3:10 am Saturday local time.the quake was felt 300 miles away in Tokyo, Japan.

The alert is code”yellow” meaning a small tsunami could reach Fukushima, the site of the 2011 nuclear plant disaster.

There are not immediate reports of damages from the quake and no warnings have been issued for the rest of the Pacific by the U.S. Tsunami Warning center.

CNN reports the earthquake measured 7.5, but Japanese officials say it was closer to 6.8.

By: Brandi Tasby

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