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New Tsunami Warning Issued For Japan

March 11, 2011 tsunami

The Associated Press is reporting that the USGS has issued a new tsunami warning for the eastern coast of Japan, following a 6.5 magnitude earthquake today.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, but the Japan Meteorological Agency announced that a tsunami of up to 1.6 feet may wash into Miyagi Prefecture.

The tsunami alert was issued only for Japan.

The alert was prompted by a quake that the USGS measured at 7:23 a.m. Monday Japan time near the east coast of Honshu. According to the USGS, the quake was 3.7 miles deep.

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 quake off of off Japan‘s northeast coast triggered a massive tsunami that is believed to have killed over 18,000 people.

Our prayers go out to the Japanese people.

Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chief
Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chiefhttp://www.mikodreamz.com
Vice-President & Asst. Editor-in-Chief of The Heat Magazine, Arlene is a Louisiana native, Certified Paralegal, Publicist, Owner of MIKODreamz PR, co-owner of 504Diffusion, writer, producer, and jack of all trades, who is heavily involved in her community as well as serving as Media Advisor for New Orleans Union for Entertainment (NOUE), Member of the NOLA Music Awards from 2012-present & Member of the Press Club of New Orleans. Her work is published across the web. Her PR work has been highly recognized & awarded. She was/is publicist for the late great BTY YoungN, 0017th and more. She is also working on her first novel & aspires to turn it into a film & is currently writing the authorized biography of the legendary Pimp C of UGK. She can be reached via email at Arlene@theheatmag.com. Follow her on Twitter - @CategorySeven & Instagram - @hurricanearlene.
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