7.3 Earthquake Off Japan Coast; Fukushima Workers Evacuated

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NBC reports that a 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck Japan, striking the island of Honshu which is 231 miles east of the Fukushima region. The Japan Meteorological Agency reported a one-foot tsunami and warned a small tsunami could reach the coast at Fukushima.

TEPCO reports that there has been no damage or radiation leak as a result of the earthquake, but their claims could not be verified.



The U.S. Geological Survey is reported a 7.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast off Japan early Friday afternoon.

According to the Weather Channel, Japanese authorities issued a tsunami advisory for Fukushima Prefecture: 

USA Today reports:

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The USGS ‘tectonic summary’ of Friday’s quake: