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7.4 earthquake strikes off Fukushima coast

November 22, 2016

1-m tsunami on coast of Fukushima Daiichi plant




The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says tsunami waves reached the coastline next to the plant on Tuesday morning, but have caused no problem so far.

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, triggering tsunami.

Tokyo Electric Power Company told the prefectural government that a tsunami as high as 1 meter was observed at 6:34AM.

The utility said there has been no change in radiation levels at the site. It says workers are patrolling the reactor buildings and the embankment area to monitor the situation.


Tsunami waves observed in Miyagi, Fukushima, Iwate




Tsunami waves have been observed along the coast of Miyagi, Fukushima, and Iwate prefectures in northeastern Japan, following a strong earthquake on Tuesday morning.

The Meteorological Agency says a tsunami measuring 1.4 meters reached Sendai Port in Miyagi.

The waves reached 90 centimeters at Soma Port in Fukushima, 80 centimeters at Kuji Port in Iwate, and 60 centimeters at Onahama Port in Fukushima.



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