BREAKING: 7.3 quake, tsunami alert off Fukushima, Japan

BREAKING: 7.3 quake, tsunami alert off Fukushima, Japan
(Image: Screen grab of Australian news video via Daily Mail)

[Ed. – It doesn’t sound like this one is as bad.  The tsunami surge prediction is about 9 feet — significant, but not nearly as devastating as the 27-foot tidal waves of the 2011 tsunami.]

An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck early on Tuesday, local time, off the Japanese coast, some 67 km northeast of Iwaki, Fukushima, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The USGS reported the quake with a depth of 10 km struck about 6am and tsunami waves began to hit Japan’s Pacific coast in numerous areas  including Fukushima Prefecture about 7am. …

By 8am, 1.4m tsunami waves were observed in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, north of Fukushima. …

According to reports from NHK World, a cooling system at Fukushima nuclear plant’s third reactor stopped operating following the quake. …

By about 8.30am Japan time the cooling system was operational again, reports said.

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