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Tsunami advisory issued in Japan after 6.9 earthquake

Feb 17, 2015 09:09 IST

Japan Meteorological AgencyThe Japan Meteorological Agency on 17 February 2015 issued a tsunami advisory for a possible 1-meter (3-foot) tsunami along the coast of Iwate prefecture.

The tsunami advisory was issued following a 6.9-magniture earthquake that struck the northern part of the country.

The meteorological agency said that the quake struck in the Pacific some 210 kilometres (130 miles) east of Miyako, Iwate at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles).

Earlier in 2011, large areas of the coastline were damaged by the quake and tsunami that killed more than 18000 people and triggered a nuclear accident in Fukushima.

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