Offshore earthquake triggers tsunami advisory in Japan

Feb 16, 2015 5:56 PM by News Staff

TOKYO (AP) - Japan has issued a tsunami advisory after a magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck off its northeastern coast.

The quake struck shortly after 8 a.m. Japan time Tuesday at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6 miles).

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued an advisory for a possible 1-meter (3-foot) tsunami. Japanese broadcaster NHK warned people to stay away from the shore.

The earthquake struck in the same region hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

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