A 7.0 earthquake has struck just north of Japan, causing weather officials to take note and very closely monitor the situation. Via CNN:
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck northwest of Japan’s Ryukyu Islands on Friday, but there was no immediate tsunami danger to the U.S. West Coast, British Columbia and Alaska, the National Tsunami Warning Center said.
The quake was about 90 miles off the western shores of Makurazaki, Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
“Based on earthquake information and historic tsunami records, the earthquake was not sufficient to generate a tsunami,” the warning center said Friday.
But according to the BBC, a small tsunami was actually triggered. Thankfully, it wasn’t large enough to cause any devastation:
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said a 30cm (1ft) tsunami was registered on the southern Nakanoshima island, part of Kagoshima prefecture.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.A tsunami warning issued for Kagoshima and Satsunan islands was later lifted. The quake happened at a depth of about 10km (six miles).
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