No Tsunami Warning issued for Pacific Coast

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An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck off Japan’s east coast today at 10:10 am pacific time (Saturday 3:10 am local time), near the Fukushima nuclear site, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a yellow-colored tsunami warning Saturday morning, meaning a small tsunami could reach the coast at Fukushima, site of Japan’s 2011 nuclear power plant disaster.

There is no tsunami danger for the U.S. west coast, British Columbia, or Alaska according to the National Tsunami Warning Center, which bases their evaluation on earthquake information and historic tsunami records.

Bulletin details:
http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/events/PAAQ/2013/10/25/mv8id4/1/WEAK53/WEAK53.txt

More info from USGS:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000kn4n#summary

This entry was posted on Friday, October 25th, 2013 and is filed under Local News, State News.