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Tsunami Expected After Earthquake Near Fukushima

Residents advised to flee the coast
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2016 3:26 PM CST
Tsunami Expected After 7.3 Earthquake Near Fukushima
On April 17, 2014, Kazuhiro Onuki, right, and his wife, Michiko, walk along the coast damaged by the 2011 tsunami against a backdrop of Fukushima Dai-ni Nuclear Power Plant, in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

(Newser) – A tsunami warning has been issued after a 7.3 earthquake hit off of Fukushima, Japan, Monday, the AP reports. Per Reuters, residents have been advised to flee the Fukushima coast and a tsunami was expected "within minutes." The story is developing. (Read more earthquake stories.)

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