Earthquake triggers tsunami warning

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Published: Tuesday 17th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Japan has issued a tsunami advisory after a magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck off its north-eastern coast.

The quake struck shortly after 8am local time at a depth of about six miles.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued an advisory for a possible 3ft 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.

Published: Tuesday 17th February 2015 by The News Editor

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