Japan lifts tsunami advisory after magnitude 6.8 earthquake

TOKYO, Japan - According to a public broadcaster NHK, a tsunami advisory for northeast Japan has been lifted two hours after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake offshore Fukushima prefecture triggered minor ts

Japan lifts tsunami advisory after magnitude 6.8 earthquake

TOKYO, Japan – According to a public broadcaster NHK, a tsunami advisory for northeast Japan has been lifted two hours after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake offshore Fukushima prefecture triggered minor tsunami in the region.

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Small tsunami of up to 20 cm were recorded at Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture and other locations in northeast Japan after the quake, although no major damage was reported.

Evacuation orders had also been issued in several coastal towns in the area, which was hit hard by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that killed 19,000 people and triggered the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

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