Tsunami Warning After 7.0 Earthquake Hits Japan

Tsunamis of up to 3 feet could hit
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 13, 2015 4:08 PM CST
In this Oct. 4, 2004 photo, the volcanic island of Kuchinoerabu-jima, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) off the coast of Japan's southern Kyushu island, is shown.   (AP Photo/Minami-Nippon Shimbun via Kyodo News)

(Newser) – A tsunami advisory was issued for parts of southern Japan on Saturday after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck off the coast of the island of Kyushu. The Japan Meteorological Agency said tsunamis of up to 3 feet could hit the coast of Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu and small islands to the south. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake struck Saturday at 5:51am about 99 miles southwest of Makurazaki, Japan.

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