ALERT: 7.1 magnitude quake strikes east of Japan

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Expect Continued aftershocks – Earthquake Information (Information on seismic intensity at each site) http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/

3:14 ET:  As per   Warning /Advisories  Issued at 04:05 JST 26 Oct 2013  Tsunami Advisories have been cancelled

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said that there was no damage done to the beleaguered Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima Prefecture in Japan after an earthquake struck off the coast on Saturday morning. Reports said that an evacuation order was put in place.

There was “no fresh damage reported from #Fukushima-1 NPP following strong earthquake off coast,” reads a translated TEPCO tweet from Voice of America.

It added there was “no spike in radiation detected at #Fukushima-1 NPP monitoring post after strong offshore #quake.”

Tsunami Information
(Tsunami Observations)

Issued at 03:23 JST 26 Oct 2013

Tsunami Observations
As of 03:21 JST

Ishinomaki-shi Ayukawa
  Initial Tsunami Arrival Time 03:01 JST 26 Oct Fall
  Current Maximum Tsunami Observation 03:07 JST 26 Oct 0.3 m

Tsunamis may become the maximum a few or more hours after the initial waves.
In some coastal regions, tsunamis higher than recorded ones may have arrived.
Tsunamis may be higher than those recorded at observation sites.

Major Tsunami Warnings, Tsunami Warnings and/or Advisories are currently in effect for the following coastal regions of Japan:

<Tsunami Advisory>
  IWATE PREF.
  MIYAGI PREF.
  FUKUSHIMA PREF.
  IBARAKI PREF.
  KUJUKURI AND SOTOBO AREA, CHIBA PREF.

Although there may be slight sea-level changes in some coastal regions, no tsunami damage is expected.

Earthquake Information
Occurred at  02:10 JST 26 Oct 2013
Region name  FUKUSHIMA-KEN OKI
Latitude 37.2N
Longitude 144.6E
Depth  about 10 km
Magnitude  7.1

A long, moderately strong earthquake was reported in Tokyo.

Japanese Authorities are expecting a 3 foot tsunami by 1:40 p.m. ET after earthquake off coast of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan although, no widespread, devastating tsunami such as in 2011 is expected.

The people in coastal regions near Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture coastline advised to move to higher ground as a precaution.

Tepco orders evacuation of workers from near sea wall at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after earthquake.

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Tsunami Warnings / Tsunami Advisories

Issued at 02:50 JST 26 Oct 2013

******************Headline******************
Updated Tsunami Advisories.
  PACIFIC COAST OF TOHOKU
  IBARAKI PREF.
  KUJUKURI AND SOTOBO AREA, CHIBA PREF.

*******************Text********************
Tsunami Advisories have been issued for the following coastal regions of Japan:
<Tsunami Advisory>
  *IWATE PREF.
  *MIYAGI PREF.
  *IBARAKI PREF.
  *KUJUKURI AND SOTOBO AREA, CHIBA PREF.

Tsunamis are expected to arrive imminently in the following coastal regions of Japan (coastal regions shown above with * marks):
  IWATE PREF.
  MIYAGI PREF.
  IBARAKI PREF.
  KUJUKURI AND SOTOBO AREA, CHIBA PREF.

*******Tsunami Warnings/Advisories now in effect********
Major Tsunami Warnings, Tsunami Warnings and/or Advisories are currently in effect for the following coastal regions of Japan:

<Tsunami Advisory>
  IWATE PREF.
  MIYAGI PREF.
  FUKUSHIMA PREF.
  IBARAKI PREF.
  KUJUKURI AND SOTOBO AREA, CHIBA PREF.

***********About Tsunami Forecast************
<Tunami Advisory>
Marine threat is in place.
Get out of the water and leave the coast immediately.
As the strong current will continue, do not get in the sea or approach coasts until the advisory is cleared.

<Tsunami Forecast (Slight Sea Level Change)>
Though there may be slight sea-level change in coastal regions, no tsunami damage is expected.

******* Earthquake Information ********
Occurred at  02:10 JST 26 Oct 2013
Region name  FUKUSHIMA-KEN OKI
Latitude 37.2N
Longitude 144.6E
Depth  about 10 km
Magnitude  7.1

 

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