Japan issues tsunami alert after magnitude 6.8 earthquake off coast

Author: Adam Button | Category: News

Earthquake off the northwest coast

The epicenter of the earthquake is 33 km WSW of Tsuruoka.
Earthquake off the northwest coast

That's not a particularly large earthquake (especially by Japanese standards) but tsunamis are often about the depth of the quake and other factors.

Update: The tsunami alert has been lifted.
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