Kamaishi, Japan: 6,000 Households Under Evacuation Order After Quake

October 25, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

6,000 households in Kamaishi in the Iwate Prefecture in Japan have been urged to evacuate after a 7.1 magnitude hit off the coast early Saturday morning.

NHK reported that people were urged to evacuate amid a tsunami advisory.

A tsunami advisory was initially issued for the Fukushima prefecture by the Japan Meteorological Agency, and was later expanded to the Iwate, Miyagi, and Ibaraki prefectures, and the Kujukuri and Sotobo Area, Chiba prefecture.

However, only small waves, around one feet high, hit several areas. The agency has since canceled all tsunami advisories.

The quake hit 10 kilometers deep (6.2 miles). The quake hit off the east coast of Honshu.

The quake hit 202 miles east/southeast of Ishinomaki; 203 miles east of Namie; and 295 miles east/northeast of Tokyo, according to the U.S. Geological Service.


7.1 Earthquake Hits Near Fukushima Off Honshu Coast, Tsunami Advisory Canceled

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