At 4:22 JST, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the East Coast of Honshu approximately 94 miles away from Namie, Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
The depth of the quake is reported to be at 6.2 miles, according to the report. A Tsunami Advisory was issued for Northeastern Japan in the Fukushima-ken Oki region, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. As of 6:15 JST, all Tsunami Advisories and Warnings have been cancelled, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Tsunami Info Stmt: M6.8 off the east coast of Honshu, Ja 1222PDT Jul 11: Tsunami NOT expected; CA,OR,WA,BC,and AK #NTWC— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) July 11, 2014
"Get out of the water and leave the coast immediately," the report states. "As the strong current will continue, do not get in the sea or approach coasts until the advisory is cleared."
According to the report, no tsunami damage was expected. Increased sea-levels near a quarter or half foot were reported near Kuji-ko, Kamaishi, Ishinomaki-shi Ayukawa, Iwaki-shi Onahama, and Soma.
The Tsunami Advisory included Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture.