Major Earthquake Struck off the Northeastern Coast of Japan

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A major earthquake at a magnitude of 7.0 struck off the Northeastern coast of Japan
Sunday, July 10. The epicenter was measured around 130 miles east of Sendai and
located at a depth of 20 miles.
Tsunami advisories were subsequently issued for several coastal regions such as Iwate
and Fukushima but later canceled. Small tsunamis were still observed measuring
around 10 to 20centimeters, and the officials in Ofunato, a city of Iwate advised
evacuation for the residents. Meanwhile, no immediate abnormalities were reported at
nearby nuclear plants according to officials in Kyoto.