Japan has been rocked by a strong 7.3 magnitude earthquake near Fukushima Plant on Tuesday morning. The meteorological agency has prompted a tsunami warning already. A series of tsunami waves have already hit the east coast and the people living in the low lying areas Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures has been asked to move to safe places.

 

The tsunami waves can reach upto 3m (10 feet) along the country’s north-east Pacific coast. However, the highest so far since morning was 1.4m (4.6 feet). The highest wave was seen hitting the Sendai port just a while after 8am.

 

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, there have been no signs of deaths or severe injuries after the quake struck at a depth of 30 kms. Tremors were felt in Tokyo as well and people living along the coastal line were told to evacuate for safety measures.

 

Similar tsunami warnings were launched for places like Iwate and Ibaraki prefectures as well.