Tsunami warning in effect as large earthquake hits off coast of Japan

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 26, 2010 1:16 pm

At 12:30 PM Pacific Time, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rumbled across Japan’s Ryukyu Islands, near Okinawa. Japan’s Meteorological Agency has issued a tsunami advisory, and beaches on the Okinawa Islands have been evacuated. The Amami and Tokara Islands have also been warned.

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