Tsunami warning for Japan after powerful earthquake

A tsunami warning was issued by Japanese officials Wednesday following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake that hit off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, where a 2011 quake caused a disaster at a nuclear power plant.

According to the details, a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake has shaken off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan, triggering a tsunami advisory. The quake was felt in several parts of the country, including Fukushima and the depth of the quake was 60 km under the sea. As a result, many cities in Japan were shaken.

In a tweet, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), an electricity provider, said “At around 11:36 p.m. on March 16, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred with its epicenter off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture. We are currently confirming the impact of this earthquake on our facilities.”

A tsunami alert has been issued in the coastal city of Fukushima following a powerful earthquake. According to reports, there were no immediate reports of injuries or severe damage.

The region is part of northern Japan that was devastated by a deadly 9.0 quake and tsunami 11 years ago that also caused nuclear plant meltdowns.

Wednesday’s quake came only days after the area marked the 11th anniversary of the disaster in March 2011.

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