updated 4:00 PM EDT, Fri July 11, 2014
The plume of radiation that was released and was still being release into the Pacific Ocean from 2011, with that disaster still not resolved the question is how much more damage and radiation will spill out into the Pacific?
- NEW: The quake struck offshore some 80 miles east of Namie
- NEW: It was centered 8 miles deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey
A tsunami warning was issued for coastal areas in the region of Tohoku
(CNN) — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck offshore not far from Fukushima, Japan — the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami — the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.
The same agency issued a tsunami warning for the Pacific coast in the region of Tohoku.
Tsunami advisories were issued for coastal regions in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures following the offshore earthquake.
"Marine threat is in place," the meteorological agency warned for those in imperiled areas. "Get out of the water and leave the coast immediately."
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered off Honshu island some 129 kilometers (79 miles) east-southeast of Namie and 284 kilometers east-northeast of Tokyo. It was 13 kilometers, or 8 miles, deep.
There were no immediate reports of damage. MORE HERE…