Skip to Content

Tsunami warning issued after earthquake of 7.0 preliminary magnitude hits Japan


A tsunami warning has been issued following an earthquake off the east coast of Japan, the US National Tsunami Warning Center reported on Saturday.

According to the National Tsunami Warning Center, the tsunami warning is for Hachinohe, Japan and Niigata, Japan.

Latest information from USGS show the earthquake has been revised to a 7.0 preliminary magnitude with a depth of 54 kilometers (34 miles). CNN teams in Tokyo felt the earthquake.

It was recorded off the coast of Ishinomaki, a city located just 65 miles (104 km) from Fukushima, the site of a devastating 9.0 magnitude quake 10 years ago that caused the country’s worst nuclear disaster on record. A powerful earthquake that hit Japan last month was an aftershock of the 2011 event, according to the national Meteorological Agency.

Article Topic Follows: National & World

Jump to comments ↓

CNN Newsource


KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content