Watch CBS News

Tsunami Advisory Issued For Japan After Quake Strikes Off Cosat

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake off the east coast of Japan has prompted a tsunami advisory for the same area hit by a devastating tsunami in 2011, NHK Worldwide reports.

Japan's Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory for Iwate Prefecture following the offshore earthquake. The agency reports a tsunami up to one meter high could reach coastal Iwate Prefecture, says NHK.

The quake occurred off northeastern Japan at around 3 p.m. pacific time at a depth of 10 kilometers.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.