Tsunami Warning Issued For Japan Following Earthquake

The earthquake struck just before 6 a.m. local time Tuesday.
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Tsunami Warning Issued For Japan Following Earthquake

A tsunami warning has been issued for part of Japan following a strong earthquake.

The 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Japan around 6 a.m. local time Tuesday. 

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The Japan Meteorological Agency observed a tsunami wave about 13.6 miles off the coast of a city in the southeastern part of the Fukushima region. 

Fukushima may sound familiar to you. In 2011, an earthquake and subsequent tsunami contributed to a nuclear accident at a power plant in the northeastern part of the region. 

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