After the recent 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Honshu, Japan earlier this morning, a tsunami fell on Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures at 11 a.m.
The shake was recorded first at 7.3 but later fell down to a 6.9 magnitude.
Experts from the United States Geological Survey reported that the earthquake hit the same spot as the disastrous one five years ago that took the lives of 20,000 people at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. It was the strogest in the history of Japan.
While not as strong as the 2011 earthquake, it still left tremors all over the capital. Tokyo residents said they felt it for at least 30 seconds, even though it is 100 miles south from Fukushima.
It covered 37 kilometers (23 miles) east-southeast of Namie at a depth of 11.4 kilometers (7 miles). There were also eight aftershocks of at least magnitude 5.4 recorded within the five hours after the initial quake.
According to the Japanese Meteorological Agency, there is a potential tsunami after eyeing waves of 1 to 3 meters (3 to 10 feet) off the coast.
On videos posted on social media, Onama, close to Fukushima, was blaring with sounds of sirens in response to the tsunami warning.
Photos of the port featured the waves that could be a "backwash" that happens before a tsunami hits shore.
The first tsunami occured at Iwaki-shi in Fukishima Prefecture at 6:29 a.m. local time. The second and largest happened in a 1.4-meter tsunami, in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, at 8:03 a.m. according to Japanese broadcaster NHK.
As of now, Tsunami alerts have been lifted for the following coastal regions of Japan: Iwate prefecture, Miyagi prefecture, Fukushima prefecture, Ibaraki prefecture.
Residents were advised to go on full alert at all times.
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