A small tsunami hit the cost of Japan on Friday after an earthquake hit off the coast of Fukushima at about 1:10 p.m. eastern time. The tsunami was about a foot in height. As anticipated, there are no initial reports of damage.
Tokyo Electric Power Company ordered the evacuation of workers near its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. after the quake. The Japanese weather agency issued a "yellow" tsunami advisory in response to the one-meter high waves it produced, according to Reuters. That is the lowest of three tsunami warning levels.
The epicenter of the earthquake is about 475 kilometers East-Northeast of Tokyo, and its magnitude was initially between 7.3 and 7.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, respectively. Japanese authorities have since revised that magnitude to 6.8.