Tsunami warning after the 7.2 earthquake near Fukushima

The tsunami warning was sounded on Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Japan after a major underwater earthquake. 7.2 off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture in the northeast of the country. This earthquake is likely to cause waves of around one meter, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The situation is of particular concern to the authorities and the population, since Miyagi prefecture is next to Fukushima. She, like the rest of the country, has just celebrated the sad anniversary of the deadly 2011 tsunami and the resulting nuclear disaster.

The earthquake, which was also felt in Tokyo, occurred at 6:09 p.m. local time (10:09 a.m. KST) at a depth of 60 kilometers under the Pacific Ocean, according to the JMA.

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