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7.6 Earthquake Hits Japan, Major Tsunami Warning Issued

Earthquake Hits Japan, people ordered to evacuate to escape potential tsunami.

7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan Triggering Major Tsunami Warnings.

A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake has hit Central Japan in the last hour. The epicentre is on the coast of the Sea of Japan, with a major tsunami warning stretching the entire length of Japan’s West Coast.

Japan has issued a major tsunami warning after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the central region.

Residents in the coastal Noto area in Ishikawa prefecture were asked to “evacuate immediately to higher ground,” national broadcaster NHK said.

NHK said waves as high as 5m had reached Noto.

Authorities have also issued tsunami warnings for neighbouring Niigata and Toyama prefectures, warning that waves there could reach 3m.

Public television flashed “EVACUATE” in big letters, urging residents to flee to higher ground despite the winter weather.

People have also posted videos of the earthquake from their homes and from inside subway stations.

Source: Haber Lütfen

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