This just in: 6.8 earthquake, minor tsunami hit Fukushima region


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The Bangkok Post just reported:

A minor tsunami hit large swathes of northeastern Japan early Saturday, including in a city near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, after a strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the country’s Pacific coast.

There were no immediate reports of damage following the quake and tsunami, however, with authorities lifting all advisories roughly two hours later.

Much of the coastline covered by the advisories Saturday is still recovering from the 2011 quake and tsunami disaster that killed more than 18,000 people and triggered a meltdown at Fukushima.

A minor tsunami of 20 centimetres (7.8 inches) was observed in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, and Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Saturday.

Waves of 10 centimetres were also monitored in the city of Soma, roughly 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the agency said. The city suffered severe damage in the 2011 disaster.

There have been reports of injuries:

At least three people were injured by the quake in Fukushima, according to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, including a 68-year-old woman who suffered a broken leg.

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