A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan on Tuesday, but thankfully there were no immediate reports of significant damage.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said a seven-point-four magnitude earthquake took place just before 6 a.m., prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning.
The agency issued warnings for a wide area of Japan's east coast, including the Miyagi, Iwate and Chiba prefectures and called on residents to evacuate.
Initially, a three-meter tsunami had been expected. At 8 a.m. tusnami waves as high as one-point-four meters were witnessed at Sendai Port in Miyagi Prefecture.
The Tokyo Electric Company said nuclear plants in Fukushima and the adjacent areas were not damaged and that their operations remain suspended.
Fukushima is where a nuclear power plant was destroyed by a huge tsunami after a nine-point-one magnitude quake hit just off the eastern coast.
Source: KBS World Radio