A terrible earthquake of magnitude 7.6 has struck Japan. The country’s government issued a tsunami warning and advised the public to evacuate. Reuters reported this information in a report.
Japan’s state media reported to NHK that the earthquake struck on Monday. The earthquake is expected to trigger a 1 meter high tsunami along the coast of the Sea of Japan. Immediately after the earthquake, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for the coastal areas of Ishikawa, Niigata and Toyama.
Meanwhile, the United States Geological Survey agency USGS said that the magnitude of the earthquake that hit Ishikawa Prefecture in the Nato region of Japan was 7.4.
Meteorologists fear that tsunami waves could reach 5 meters or about 16 feet, according to local media Japan Times. Local residents of Tokyo also reported that the earthquake was felt from Tokyo, the capital of Japan.
Earlier, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck in October last year. The Japanese government still issued a tsunami warning.