People along the coast of Japan’s Fukushima prefecture are being told to evacuate their homes and find high ground after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake.
It hit just after 6 a.m. local time, at a depth of 10 km.
The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a Tsunami warning, with wave height estimated to between one and three meters.
Tsunami advisories have also been issued for several other nearby coastal areas.
Fukushima is the same area devastated by a quake and tsunami in 2011.
That 9.1 magnitude event was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded to hit the country and triggered tsunami waves that reached 40 meters.
It killed nearly 16,000 people, caused massive destruction of homes and businesses, and triggered multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear plant.
The U.S. National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Centre says B.C. and the U.S. coast are not at risk from today’s quake.
More to come…