UTC time: Monday, February 16, 2015 23:06 PM
Your time: Tuesday, February 17 2015 8:06 AM
Magnitude Type: Mi
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 8 people


An earthquake measuring at 6.9 magnitude has struck off Honshu island in northern Japan, the US Geological Survey said. A tsunami warning has been issued for Iwate Prefecture.

The quake was recorded at around 8 am local time at a depth of approximately 10 kilometers. The epicenter was located off the Sanriku Coast, extending from southern Aomori prefecture, through Iwate prefecture and northern Miyagi prefecture.

Japan Meteorological Survey has issued a tsunami advisory for the Iwate Prefecture, warning that the waves may reach 1m in height.



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