Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013

M 7.3 Japan earthquake creates Tsunami

Update 2013/10/26; 01:35 UTC
-Tsunamis of up to 40 centimetres were reported at four areas along the coast.
-Workers at the Fukushima power station were told to leave waterfront areas for higher ground.
-An evacuation order was also issued in some municipalities in Iwate Prefecture and Miyagi Prefectures. But no damage or injuries have been reported. 

Update 18:05 UTC
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has extended the reach of the Tsunami waves along almost the full North Eastern Honshu shoreline. The agency has issued a "yellow" advisory for Fukushima and the prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi, Ibaraki and parts of Chiba.


M 7.3 massive earthquake hits Off the east coast of Honshu, Japan  today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 325 km ESE of Ishinomaki. It was 6.2 miles deep.

Tsunami advisory has been issued for Fukushima prefecture by Japan Meteorological Agency. Tsunamis are predicted in Iwaki-Shi Onahama and Soma region. But the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not posted warnings for the rest of the Pacific.

Tremors were even felt in South Korea and North Korea.

Japan_earthquake_Tsunami_epicenter_map17:10 UTC (local time 2013-10-26 03:10 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
325 km (202mi) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan
326 km (203mi) E of Namie, Japan
331 km (206mi) SE of Ofunato, Japan
333 km (207mi) ESE of Yamoto, Japan
475 km (295mi) ENE of Tokyo, Japan

Original post: Natural Disasters List October 25 , 2013

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