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6.1 Magnitude Quake Strikes Japan Near First Location

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (2011)EarthquakesCNN (tv network)Japan Nuclear Emergency (2011)

Authorities issued a tsunami advisory Monday morning for coastal areas of Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan after a quake struck the region at 7:24 a.m. local time. Less than 90 minutes later, CNN's Kyung Lah reported that the "tsunami has already reached the shore and the tsunami was very small."

The tsunami advisory was cancelled at 9:05 a.m.

The tsunami height had been expected to climb to 0.5 meters, or 1.6 feet, tall. Video of the coastal area in the tsunami zone aired by Japanese broadcaster NHK showed slight ripples to the water, which "could be indicative of rises" in water levels, CNN meteorologist Jacqui Jeras said.

The Monday temblor was located near the site of the 9.0-magnitude March 11 earthquake that triggered a massive tsunami, killing thousands and spawning a nuclear emergency at a severely damaged power plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

The Monday morning quake struck about 70 miles east of Sendai at a depth of 3.7 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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