A tsunami warning was issued after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Wednesday.
The earthquake struck in northern Japan, just off the coast of the region of Fukushima. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake hit 60 kilometers (36 miles) below the sea.
Fukushima is the same area that was hit with a powerful 9.0 magnitude earthquake that brought about a deadly tsunami and subsequent nuclear reactor meltdown in 2011.
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Tsunami warning issued after earthquake hits Japan
Due to the intensity of the quake on Wednesday, a tsunami warning was issued in parts of northern Japan. Officials warned that waves could reach up to one meter, which is around three feet.
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Workers in the nuclear plant that faced disaster in 2011 are currently assessing the plant for any damage. Currently, there are no reports of causalities or damage in Japan.
While it struck off the coast of Fukushima, people across Japan, including in the capital city of Tokyo, felt a jolt from the powerful quake.
Videos on social media show buildings shaking and goods falling from the shelves in stores due to the strong earthquake.
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