Breaking News!!: Honshu Island, Japan: Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake hits off the island of Honshu in Japan.
According to the United States Geological Survey, an magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred in Japan on the morning of Saturday, October 26th, 2013.
The earthquake was off the Fukushima Region of Japan or 231 miles east off the island of Honshu and was felt 300 miles away in Tokyo, Japan.
The Japan Meteorological Agency reported a one-foot tsunami was observed after it issued a yellow warning Saturday morning which means a small tsunami could reach the coast at Fukushima Region of Japan which is the site of Japan’s 2011 nuclear power plant disaster which occurred after a major earthquake and large tsunami hit Japan on Friday, March 11th, 2011 causing wide spread damage and killing over 15,883 people, injuring 6,149 people, and 2,652 people went missing or washed into the sea from the tsunami.
Authorities are saying that there were no immediate reports of damage from the temblor and no irregularities were reported at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant.
According to spokesman at Tokyo Electric Power Company (T.E.P.C.O.) which operates the plant, some workers had been told to evacuate to higher ground.
A yellow warning is issued when a tsunami is not expected to exceed three feet.
A yellow tsunami advisories are the lowest of three categories of alert issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency and is below a red tsunami warnings and purple major tsunami warnings.
According to the United States Tsunami Warning Center, no tsunami warning has been issued at this moment for the rest of the Pacific by this earthquake.
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