Tsunami Warning Canceled for Iwate, Ibaraki, Chiba, and Fukushima Prefectures in Japan

October 25, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A tsunami warning was issued for Iwate, Ibaraki, Chiba, and Fukushima Prefectures in Japan after a quake hit off the coast on Saturday morning. It was later canceled

UPDATE: Reuters reported that a small tsunami around 1 foot high hit the coast. No damage was reported.

UPDATE 2: NHK reported that 6,000 households were ordered to evacuated in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.

The 7.3-magnitude quake struck at around 2:11 a.m. local time, said the U.S. Geological Survey.

A tsunami warning was issued for the four prefectures along the Pacific coast, said the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) told its workers to evacuate the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, reported NKH.

Locals along the coasts of the four prefectures are urged to seek higher ground.