A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan on the evening of March 16, triggering an announcement of a tsunami.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake struck 60 kilometers (36 miles) from the sea.
This area is part of northern Japan that was devastated by the deadly 9.0 earthquake and tsunami 11 years ago that also caused the nuclear plant failure. Today’s earthquake comes just days after the area marked the 11th anniversary of the disaster in March 2011.
The agency issued tsunami advisories for sea level rise of up to one meter (3 feet) in areas of Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures. National broadcaster NHK said the tsunami may have reached some areas.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, which operates the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which has suffered several earthquakes after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami destroyed its cooling system, said workers Checking for possible damage.
The earthquake shook many areas of eastern Japan, including Tokyo, where buildings shook violently.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.