Tsunami warning after Japan earthquake

The Japanese authorities were warned of a potential tsunami after an earthquake was reported off the Japanese coast, raising fears over Fukushima.

Tsunami warning after Japan earthquake

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a "yellow" warning early on Saturday morning that a small tsunami would reach the Japanese coast at Fukushima, site of a wrecked nuclear power plant, at 1740 GMT.

There were no immediate reports of damage on land from the quake, classified as magnitude 6.8 by Japanese authorities, which struck some 230 miles off Japan's eastern coast.

A yellow warning is issued when a tsunami is not expected to exceed a height of 1 metre (3 feet), far smaller than the wave that hit the plant in 2011.

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