Another Tsunami heads for Japan

Following a magnitude 7.3 earthquake off the coast of Fukushima in Japan, a tsunami warning has been issued across Japan. Waves of higher than 3 metres are expected.

Japan is an island so is largely susceptible to tsunamis, however one on this scale has not been seen since the Tsunamis of 2011 which claimed nearly 16,000 lives and injured many more, also causing billions of dollars worth of damage to the technologically thriving country.

The earthquake struck at around 6am in Japan, with damage and injuries unknown. It hit 67km north east of Iwaki at a depth of 10km. Shortly after, a large scale tsunami warning was issued. The epicentre struck near the Fukushima nuclear plant which faced a meltdown following the 2011 disaster.

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