An earthquake has struck in Japan’s north eastern waters, just off of Fukushima. The quake hit at around 3:22 p.m. Eastern time, reports The Weather Channel.
Here’s what we know so far:
1. The Tsunami May Hit the City of Namie
2. A Small Tsuanmi Is Expected
Small #tsunami is expected to arrive on the east coast of Japan anytime in the next half hour. Main danger is to small boats, etc.
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) July 11, 2014
A tsunami of around 3 feet is expected to hit, an advisory has been issued for the coastal areas around Fukushima.
3. It’s Been 3 Years Since the Last Major Tsunami in the Region
In 2011, a tsunami devastated the region, killing over 15,000 people.
4. This Comes Just After Typhoon Neoguri
Yesterday, a tropical storm was reported in the area around Fukushima as an after affected of Typhoon Neoguri.
5. The Tsunami Will Not Hit the U.S.
The tsunami is not expected to reach North American coastlines, Hawaii is also exempted from the warning, according to The Weather Channel.