A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, early Tuesday morning local time, prompting fears of a dangerous tsunami.
Japanese officials issued a tsunami warning for Fukushima prefecture for waves of up to three meters (10 feet). Residents along Japan’s eastern coast were urged to move inland and seek higher ground.
The first tsunami waves, measuring 60 centimeters high, reached Fukushima’s Onahama port at 6:49 a.m. local time, Japanese media reported.
Sirens blared early Tuesday as newscasters warned residents to evacuate immediately. Read more…